Timely treatment vastly improves outcomes for stroke patients

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Two MUHC hospitals have recently received new accreditations: the Montreal General Hospital was designated a secondary stroke centre and the Montreal Neurological Hospital, a tertiary stroke centre.

How to recognize stroke symptoms

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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.

Stroke fact sheet

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Did you know, every year, 14,000 Canadians die of strokes, making it the third-leading cause of death in the nation?

What is a stroke?

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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.

Telling it like it is: Watch Hon Docs deliver Convocation addresses

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Watch the Honorary Doctorate addresses from this year’s Convocation ceremonies. Updated daily.

Board of Governors approves appointments of two new Deans

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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)

Pension Fund 2014 performance

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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.

McGill lauds research funding in latest federal budget

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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.

Skin cells for research into Parkinson’s

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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.

March 19, 21: Puccini’s Suor Angelica and Gianni Schicchi

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Opera McGill and the McGill Chamber Orchestra present a Puccini double-bill as part of the Lisl Wirth Black Box Festival. “Gianni Schicchi” and “Suor Angelica” will be performed on March 19 and 21 at 7:30 in Pollack Hall.