Lunchtime fitness keeps employees hopping

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McGill has long had a reputation as a place to train your brain. What many people don’t know is that the University also offers ample opportunities to nurture your body as well. McGill’s Staff Fitness Program provides employees with the chance to get up from their desks and get active with a full slate of lunchtime classes.

Desautels welcomes new cohort of Masters of Management in Finance

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The Desautels Faculty of Management welcomed its second cohort of Masters of Management in Finance (MMF) students in July, which was selected from among 576 applicants. The MMF degree is a pre-experience, twelve-month specialized program in finance.

Dobson Foundation donates $2M to support McGill entrepreneurship

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The John Dobson Foundation has announced a donation of $2 million – its largest gift to McGill yet – to fund the McGill X-1 Accelerator program run by the McGill Dobson Centre for Entrepreneurship. The gift will support the X-1 program, now in its third year, as it grows to support and promote entrepreneurship across McGill.

The Neuro to create world’s first ALS Phase 1 clinical trial unit

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A generous donation by the Tenaquip Foundation will improve the quality of care available to ALS patients at The Neuro, and increase the rate at which researchers can evaluate new ALS drugs.

McGill hosts lacrosse’s 150th anniversary commemoration

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Lacrosse is celebrating 150 years and to mark the occasion, a three-day commemoration was held at McGill over the weekend, with the centrepiece attraction in the form of two field lacrosse re-enactment contests played Saturday on the lower campus field.

McGill’s role in the evolution of patient-centred care

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Patient-centred care has become something of a buzz term in medicine in the past decade. But what many in the field might not know is that a patient-centred care model was pioneered by McGill nurses back in the 1950s.

Leading-edge neuroscience network renews agreement

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The renewal of the tripartite partnership agreement between the Brain@McGill, the University of Oxford, and the University of Zurich and ETH Zurich (ZNZ) took place on May 29, amidst much excitement for what has been to date a fruitful and ambitious venture.

Brenda Milner receives McGill Medal in honour of ground-breaking career

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Cheers and standing ovations were the order of the day as Brenda Milner, one of the University’s most iconic members, was awarded the McGill University Medal for Exceptional Academic Achievement, during Tuesday morning’s Health Sciences Convocation Ceremony.

Surviving residency

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Dr. Phil Vourtzoumis is currently completing his third year of residency in General Surgery at the McGill University Health Centre. As a senior resident, he has different day-to-day tasks that range from seeing patients in the ward and teaching medical students who are getting acquainted with the hospital dynamic, to performing surgeries in the operating room.

On the genetics trail

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Researchers have identified the genetic mutation responsible for one patient’s serious health problems, finally solving a medical mystery that has endured for over 30 years. Thanks to this discovery, Dr. Donald Vinh has developed a therapy that could also help a lot of people who have problems related to the immune system, whether they are genetic or due to a transplant or an illness.