At the lab of Christopher Pack of the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital, the focus is on visual perception, specifically, how neurons communicate with one another to decipher what the eyes are seeing. Focusing on the visual cortex, the “Pack Lab” uses microelectrode recordings to listen to individual neurons as they talk to their neighbours.
Au laboratoire de Christopher Pack, chercheur à l’Institut et hôpital neurologiques de Montréal, les travaux portent sur la perception visuelle, en particulier sur la façon dont les neurones communiquent les uns avec les autres pour décoder ce que les yeux voient. Les chercheurs du laboratoire s’intéressent surtout au cortex visuel et réalisent des enregistrements au moyen de microélectrodes pour écouter les échanges de neurones individuels avec leurs voisins.
Uber did not fully account for Quebec’s political and cultural reality, says Richard Shearmur, a professor at McGill’s School of Urban Planning. Shearmur believes that the company should have been more conciliatory.
“I always say that my real life only started at the Palliative Care Unit of the Royal Victoria Hospital,” says volunteer Jean-Pierre Fournier. “It is here I learned to really live life.”
During its meeting of April 21, 2016, the McGill Board of Governors approved the recommendation of the Statutory Selection Committee to promote five associate professors in the Faculty of Medicine, and five associate professors in the Faculty of Science, to the rank of full professor.
Starting in May 2016, McGill will be moving all active and retired faculty and staff mailboxes currently hosted on our central Exchange servers (@mcgill.ca) to the Microsoft Office 365 Exchange Online service. This cloud-based email service was rolled out to all students and alumni last summer, and they are very pleased with the service.
Dean of Students Andre Costopoulos is leaving McGill in June to take up duties as Vice-Provost and Dean of Students at the University of Alberta in Edmonton.
On Jan. 27, Victor Chisholm, Undergraduate Research Officer in the Faculty of Science, sang in the United Nations Holocaust Memorial Ceremony as part of the Shaar Hashomayim Synagogue Choir. But it was more than just another performance. “I entered the UN General Assembly as a chorister,” writes Chisholm. “I left as a transformed human, contemplating the ethical and moral landscape we shape.”
During its meeting of February 11, 2016, the Executive Committee of the McGill Board of Governors approved the promotion of three associate professors in the Faculty of Medicine to the rank of full professor.