Movember-funded research helps chronic pain sufferers

In the Community

Whether you’re growing one, or sponsoring someone else’s ‘stache, November means moustaches. But how does the Movember Foundation use the millions of dollars that it raises each year? One of their initiatives is the Social Innovators Challenge, a $5.2-million fund that is backing solutions to problems relating to male social isolation – such as Homebase, Dentistry professor Richard Hovey’s new initiative to help men who are living with chronic pain.

Hundreds gather at Mac Campus to remember

In the Community

Yesterday, hundreds of people came to Macdonald Campus to honour Canadian veterans.

Faculty of Education launches undergrad program in First Nations community

In the Community

This fall, McGill’s Faculty of Education launched an innovative collaboration with Listuguj, a First Nations community along the Quebec-New Brunswick border. Students enrolled in the new Bachelor of Education degree program will learn in the Mi’gmaq community, in the Mi’gmaq language, from Mi’gmaq instructors – using an Indigenized, decolonialized curriculum that incorporates Mi’gmaq knowledge and learning styles.

2016 Centraide campaign kicks off

Montreal

The sunshine didn’t stop thousands of Montrealers from breaking out the umbrellas on Thursday, September 29 for the joyously noisy kickoff to the city’s annual Centraide campaign – and McGillians had the biggest, and loudest, showing in recent memory.

Continuing the fight against brain cancer

Canada

According to the Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada, every day, 27 Canadians are diagnosed with a brain tumour. It is estimated that 55,000 Canadians are surviving with a brain tumour. On Oct. 19, the Neuro is holding its second annual A Brilliant Night gala to raise money for brain cancer research.

Le Projet Connexion Montérégie, récipiendaire du prix Alice Johannsen

In the Community

Le samedi 13 août dernier, le conseil d’administration du Centre de la Nature a décidé de remettre le prix Alice Johannsen au projet Connexion Montérégie. Le conseil d’administration tient à souligner la contribution exceptionnelle de ce projet de recherche à la conservation des milieux naturels de la région.

Conservation award goes to McGill-led project

In the Community

The Monteregie Connection project, led by five McGill researchers, has won the Mont Saint-Hilaire Nature Centre’s Alice E. Johannsen Award of Excellence in recognition of its research activities, involvement of stakeholders from the area and use of various scenarios for the development of the Vallée-du-Richelieu area.

Ain’t no mountain high enough

In the Community

McGillians have always been up for a challenge and this was evident when staff members from Student Life and Learning (SLL) embraced a new adventure and participated in the 2016 Tour de la Montagne on May 23. Proceeds raised at the annual event help support the Honoré-Mercier Hospital and other community health institutions.

Young teachers learn to reach youth through art

In the Community

Student teachers with McGill’s Faculty of Education learned about engaging youth in arts-based initiatives in local community centres through Dr. Fiona J. Benson’s hands-on special topics course EDEC 300: Art In-Community: Learning from Doing Pop-Up Art with Youth.

Save one life, save the world

In the Community

A group of McGill students who have been tutoring Syrian refugees via Skype since the fall, has now embarked upon a crowdfunding campaign to sponsor new students from refugee camps.