McGill project wins digging into Data Challenge

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Professor Morgan Sonderegger of the Department of Linguistics, is part of an international team that has recently been awarded $897,000 in funding through the Trans-Atlantic Platform Digging into Data Challenge, to develop and apply user-friendly software for large-scale speech analysis, investigating how English speech has changed over time and space, and across dialects.

McGill duo shortlisted for annual Donner Prize

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Two McGill professors have had their books shortlisted for the annual Donner Prize, which rewards excellence and innovation in public-policy writing by Canadians. Established by the Donner Canadian Foundation, the $50,000 prize is the largest and most prestigious prize of its kind.

Nearly $3.8M for Mac’s Farm Management and Technology program

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On March 31, the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Laurent Lessard; and Geoffrey Kelley, MNA for Jacques-Cartier, announced on behalf of the Government of Quebec $3,772,000 in funding for the Farm Management and Technology Program.

The instrumental role of musical therapy

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Music has proven to be a powerful medium throughout the history of humankind. The sounds of the guitar, drums, and piano paired with striking vocals have spearheaded revolutions. They’ve brought people together in the streets, in dimly lit concert venues, and even in the family living room. Music heals, soothes, and comforts. It’s this powerful expression through music that Lachine Hospital long-term care patient Hans Stutz knows very well.

Getting the word out: Recognizing media engagement

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In an effort to acknowledge the professors and graduate students who make an effort to share their knowledge with the community through the media, the first Principal’s Prize for Public Outreach through Media will be handed out at the upcoming Bravo celebration.

McGill researchers lend their collaboration to Québec Science’s Discovery of the Year

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McGill investigators part of a multidisciplinary team that moves the science of chemotherapy delivery forward.

McGill selects Mercer as partner for Workday implementation

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Workday will replace McGill’s Banner HR and Payroll One-time Payment System tools as the new McGill human resources and academic personnel management software. Mercer was chosen through a detailed selection process established by Procurement Services to assist McGill’s Recruitment to Retirement program team with the deployment of Workday.

Short-term housing app wins student tech idea pitch competition

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An app designed to help students source short-term accommodations scooped up first prize at the John D. Thompson Entrepreneurial Development Seminar last month.

Online course goes in depth on Quebec’s North

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A new MOOC, Northern Quebec: Issues, Spaces, and Cultures is being offered by the Institut Nordique du Quebec, which is a tripartite partnership between McGill, Université Laval, and l’Institut national de la recherche scientifique.

Put the kettle on: Reaping the benefits from a hot cup of tea

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The bone chilling February cold has settled in, and there’s no better way to fight this weather than to be drawn in by the warm embrace of a piping hot cup of tea. Experts at the McGill University Health Centre say there are any number of benefits that can be found in your favourite cuppa.