It may be surprising, but Canadians who live in densely-populated areas where stores, banks, schools and other services are close by do not walk as much as they should. This cross-sectional analysis of a large sample of Canadians was unique in combining objective measures of physical activity with digital map based measures of walkable neighbourhoods.
The McGill Student Health Service is losing one of its beloved icons, as, following a more than 30-year career at the helm, Dr. Pierre-Paul Tellier is stepping down from his position as Director of Student Health on Friday, Dec. 11, Deputy Provost (Student Life and Learning) Ollivier Dyens announced today.
Recognition of stroke symptoms and calling 9-1-1 will determine how quickly someone will receive help and treatment. Getting to a hospital rapidly will more likely lead to a better recovery.
Did you know, every year, 14,000 Canadians die of strokes, making it the third-leading cause of death in the nation?
A stroke occurs when the natural blood flow to the brain is disrupted. An ischemic stroke occurs when there is an interruption in blood flow. Ischemic strokes are by far the most common stroke. There are also hemorrhagic strokes, caused by a ruptured blood vessel in the brain.
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The Board of Governors approved the appointment of two new Deans at its Tuesday meeting, continuing a process of renewal in the senior administration. Both are women and both have international academic backgrounds. Isabelle Bajeux-Besnainou, a Professor in Finance at George Washington University, will be new Dean of the Desautels Faculty of Management. Anja Geitmann, a Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at the Université de Montréal, will be the new Dean of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and Associate Vice-Principal (Macdonald Campus)
The McGill University Pension Plan’s Balanced Account achieved an impressive gross rate of return of 10.1 per cent in 2014, capping off an excellent year for growth. A high-level summary of the Balanced Account’s performance as of December 31, 2014 is available.
Including significant spending on university-level research in the latest federal budget brought Finance Minister Joe Oliver (BA61/BCL64) praise from senior McGill administrators, including Principal Suzanne Fortier.
A generous $1 million donation from Mr. J. Sebastian van Berkom, and critical partnerships with Brain Canada, Laval University, Marigold Foundation and the FRQS-Réseau Parkinson Quebec are driving an innovative, iPSC (induced pluripotent stem cell) research platform that will transform research into Parkinson’s and other neurological diseases.