Neuroscience Dream Team to focus on brain, vision and brain trauma research

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Two teams of neuroscientists from the Centre for Research in Neuroscience and the McGill Vision Research Centre will work together for the first time as part of the transition at the RI-MUHC. The new merged team will work at unveiling the mysteries of brain wiring to better understand neurodevelopmental disorders such as amblyopia, autism, traumatic brain injury andschizophrenia.

More cuts coming, but it could have been worse

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Provost Anthony C. Masi gave Senate an overview of McGill’s financial situation on Feb. 18, that predicts budget cuts of 2 to 3 per cent on average for academic and administrative units, respectively, and a deficit in the next fiscal year of about $14 million.

Desautels BCom students to contribute over $500,000 to facilities

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In a historic vote on Feb. 5, the Desautels Faculty Management’s Undergraduate Society (MUS) successfully passed a motion at a student referendum to levy a $40 fee per semester over the next three years towards a new Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) Student Space Improvement Fund. As a result, BCom students will have contributed over $500,000 by 2018 towards enhancement and construction of undergraduate space in the Bronfman Building.

Use your benefits wisely – it’s your money

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Learn how McGill’s Health and Dental plans are managed, and how you can help keep benefit costs affordable for everyone.

Lace ‘em up, the Iron Rink is up and running once again

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Looking for a little lunchtime diversion or a way to unwind after work? What could be a more Montreal activity than skating outdoors? The public is invited to take advantage of the Iron Rink on Lower Campus. Every day from noon to 1:30 p.m., the rink is open for recreational skating only (no hockey/broomball).

The 2014 McGill Reporter by the numbers

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In 2014, McGill Reporter stories have been viewed over 565,000 times (and still counting) with people logging in from some 216 countries, from Azerbaijan to Zambia. What 10 countries read the most Reporter stories (and we’ll give you, Canada as No.1) and which articles were most popular?

The track to tenure track: A Provost’s advice

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Provost Anthony C. Masi spoke at the recent “Learning to Teach Day” hosted by Skillsets. In his presentation, the Provost tackled the question “What aspects of teaching and learning does McGill look for in tenure files?”

Busty’s cups runneth over: Named top university band in Canada

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As announced on Oct. 27, Busty and the Bass, a nine-member electrofunk band comprised entirely of musicians from the Jazz Performance program, won CBC’s Rock Your Campus contest. The competition, a nationwide talent search looking to discover the “next big campus music act,” was open to anyone enrolled at a Canadian university that received hundreds of entries.

Consent campaign aims to heighten awareness across campus

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McGill is launching its first #ConsentMcGill Campaign next week, from Oct. 20-24 at the downtown campus and Oct. 22-24 at Macdonald campus. The event is an educational campaign to increase understanding on campus of consent, as it applies to sexual activity and people’s day-to-day lives. #ConsentMcGill will discuss the three main aspects of consent: Asking, Listening and Respecting one another.

Bell Let’s Talk donates $1 million to McGill and Université de Montréal in support of student mental health programs

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On Oct. 7, Bell Let’s Talk announced contributions totalling $1 million to support student mental health programs at McGill and Université de Montréal. The Bell Let’s Talk funding of $500,000 for each university will help expand existing mental health programs and develop additional services that will be accessible to more student