Accomplished women in academia share their experiences

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In advance of the May 4, In Her Own Words event, the Reporter spoke to McGill’s Antonia Maioni, Brigitte Kieffer and Brigitte Kieffer about their careers in academia.

Une maladie parasitaire « tropicale » fait son apparition dans l’Arctique

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L’éclosion d’infections à Cryptosporidium, un parasite intestinal commun dans les zones tropicales, a été identifiée pour la première fois dans l’Arctique. La découverte a été faite au Nunavik dans le nord du Québec, par une équipe de l’Institut de recherche du Centre universitaire de santé McGill. Cette recherche fait l’objet d’un article publié récemment dans la revue PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases et pourrait potentiellement avoir des implications à plus long terme sur la santé des enfants au sein des communautés du Nunavik et du Nunavut.

Les cas d’anaphylaxie à la hausse chez les enfants

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L’anaphylaxie, réaction allergique grave qui peut se produire soudainement et être fatale, semble de plus en plus fréquente chez les enfants. C’est ce qui ressort d’une nouvelle étude dirigée par une équipe de l’Institut de recherche du Centre universitaire de santé McGill dont les conclusions reposent sur des données recueillies à l’Hôpital de Montréal pour enfants. Les résultats révèlent que le pourcentage de consultations aux services des urgences causées par l’anaphylaxie a doublé en quatre ans.

Anaphylaxis among children on the rise

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Anaphylaxis, known to be a sudden and potentially life-threatening allergic reaction, seems to be increasing among children, according to a new study led by a team at the RI-MUHC. The findings reveal that the percentage of emergency department visits due to anaphylaxis doubled over a four-year period based on data collected from the Montreal Children’s Hospital.

Honorary degree recipients announced

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Fourteen outstanding individuals will inspire and encourage McGill’s graduating class of 2016, as they receive honorary degrees during spring convocation ceremonies.

Helping make dysphagia less hard to swallow

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Our ability to swallow is something that many take for granted. From the moment we are born, any individual swallows approximately 600 times per day without giving it a second thought. You could imagine that if something were to repeatedly go wrong during those 600 swallows, trouble can add up quickly.

World Voice Day returns to McGill

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For the second year in a row, McGill will be organizing activities around World Voice Day. On Friday, April 8, free voice screenings will be offered to the public. On Saturday, April 16, there will be a World Voice Day seminar that will include presentations related to voice and aging research from a variety of perspectives.

McGill24 makes fundraising history

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McGill24 may have lasted for one day, but the impact of the community’s philanthropic support will endure for far longer. McGill’s first-ever day of giving raised $793,187, making it the most successful one-day fundraiser of its kind in Canadian university history.

Leadership lessons from the Great One

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On Feb. 24, some 3,000 industry professionals and 300 Desautels students gathered at the Bell Centre to listen to distinguished leaders share their experiences and offer advice on leadership, negotiation, teamwork and communication.

Keen on green at McGill

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If someone needed a status update on the state of sustainability efforts at McGill, even a quick walkthrough the Sustainability Projects Showcase on Feb. 9, would tell them all they need to know. People here are keen for green.