For the love of music

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Longtime McGill supporter and alumnus Graham Sommer, M.D., C.M.’72, has pledged $1 million to the university to fund a Canada-wide competition for young composers, providing an exciting forum for the creation of new musical works. The competition will be launched in 2017 to coincide with Canada’s 150th and Montreal’s 375th anniversary celebrations.

McGill will foot bill for students’ Acfas registration

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The world’s largest international French-language interdisciplinary conference is coming to McGill’s downtown campus. From May 8-12, 2017, some 6,000 professors and graduate students from 40 countries will present their research at the 85th annual Acfas conference. To encourage grad student and postdoc participation, McGill will cover the cost of registration, including Acfas membership, for students presenting at the conference.

McGill défraie les coûts d’inscription à l’Acfas

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McGill sera l’hôte du rendez-vous scientifique international et multidisciplinaire le plus important de la francophonie. En effet, du 8 au 12 mai 2017, quelque 6 000 professeurs et étudiants aux cycles supérieurs provenant de 40 pays convergeront vers le campus du centre-ville pour présenter le fruit de leur travail à l’occasion du 85e Congrès annuel de l’Acfas. McGill compte sur votre participation! Découvrez comment soumettre vos propositions de colloques et de communications libres.

Summer snapshots

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In our fourth annual gallery of vacation pictures, we’ve compiled over 100 snapshots taken by McGill students, staff and faculty as they travelled the world or just enjoyed a little staycation.

Have fun in the sun but beat the heat

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While the long hot days of summer are wonderful, they can also bring on heat-related illnesses such as heat stroke, exhaustion and dehydration. Here are some tips on how you can beat the heat.

McGill duo inducted into the Canadian Academy of Engineering

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Suzelle Barrington, a Bioresource Engineering professor and John Gruzleski, Emeritus Professor in the Dept. of Mining, Metals and Materials Engineering are among 43 new Fellows inducted into the Canadian Academy of Engineering on June 27.

Dobson Cup runneth over

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After a year of planning, over 150 start-up submissions, 137 pitches, and $117,000 in prizes, the 2016 McGill Dobson Cup has come to a close with four enthusiastic startups claiming a first place victory in four different tracks: Social Enterprise, Health Sciences, Small & Medium Enterprise, and Innovation Driven Enterprise.

Asthma can’t take the wind out of Yvan Martineau’s sails

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Life is often a series of opportunities, obstacles, efforts and accomplishments. Yvan Martineau, a Quebec journalist and TV host, who is passionate about sports and travel, recently spoke to the MUHC’s Fabienne Landry about his life journey and his 20-year relationship with the people at the Montreal Chest Institute.

L’asthme, un obstacle à la performance? Pas pour Yvan Martineau

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Bien souvent, la vie est une succession d’opportunités, d’obstacles, d’efforts et d’accomplissements. Parlez-en à Yvan Martineau, ce journaliste et animateur télé mordu de sport et de tourisme.

Shedding light on the genetic causes of cerebral palsy

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The causes of cerebral palsy are varied – birth asphyxia, stroke, infections in the developing brain of infants or head trauma – but they are not always known. A team of researchers from the RI-MUHC and the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto have just added a piece to the puzzle by putting forward the theory of genetic cause.