Scientists create a new way to categorize music

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A team of scientists from McGill, the University of Cambridge, and Stanford Graduate School of Business developed a new method of coding and categorizing music. They found that people’s preference for these musical categories is driven by personality. The researchers say the findings have important implications for industry and health professionals.

Bookstore changes name, moves to new locations

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Now to be called Bookstore/Librairie Le James, the retail facility that supplies books, study materials and McGill-branded merchandise will soon set up shop in two locations: an academic-oriented store 3544 avenue du Parc, across the street from New Residence Hall, and a lifestyle-oriented shop at 680 Sherbrooke St., adjacent to the entrance of 688 Sherbrooke, in premises that used to house a copying store.

Celebrating 40 years of Family Medicine at McGill

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When it was founded four decades ago, the Department of Family Medicine at McGill had but a handful of members. How times have changed! As the Department celebrates its 40th anniversary in 2016, it has become the largest single department in the Faculty of Medicine. It now trains more than 200 residents. More than 100,000 patients are registered across its six training sites.

Wildfires not enough to stop Fort McMurray Four

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Four high school students from Fort McMurray were supposed to come to McGill as finalists in the Canada-Wide Science Fair but the wildfire that has devastated their city has jeopardized their participation. Find out how you can help.

McGill joins Global University Leaders Forum

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Principal Suzanne Fortier, has been invited to join the Global University Leaders Forum. This forum acts as an intellectual community within the World Economic Forum to advise its leadership on matters relating to higher education and research, and also serves as a resource for the Forum’s members and constituents.

NSERC CREATE grants announced at McGill

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Earlier today, a total of $21.4 million in new grants from NSERC’s Collaborative Research and Training Experience (CREATE) was announced at a press conference held at McGill’s Bellini Building. Of the total, $1.6 million will go to McGill, to fund a six-year project led by Prof. Jake Barralet, who teaches experimental surgery in the Faculties of Medicine and Dentistry, and specializes in bioceramic applications within orthopaedics.

Experts weigh in on climate change, divestment

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Following a meeting last week with Divest McGill, Principal Suzanne Fortier has published summaries of presentations that five McGill professors made to CAMSR as it deliberated on Divest McGill’s request that the University divest from holdings in fossil-fuel companies.

New Executive Director of McGill Athletics and Recreation named

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Marc Gélinas, a former Pittsburgh Pirate pitching prospect and a McGill alum with strong sports leadership background at both federal and provincial levels, has been appointed the new Executive Director of McGill Athletics and Recreation, Deputy Provost (Student Life and Learning) Ollivier Dyens announced today.

Going the extra mile to fight TB

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March 24th marks World TB Day. Tuberculosis (TB) is curable and preventable but continues to affect more than 9 million people worldwide, and cause 1.5 million deaths every year according to the World Health Organization (WHO). For the past three years in Montreal, research leaders have been working together under the umbrella of the McGill International TB Centre to better understand, diagnose and treat TB and other mycobacterial diseases.

CAMSR reports on Divest McGill submission

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On Wednesday, March 23, McGill’s Board of Governors held a special meeting to discuss the Committee to Advise on Matters of Social Responsibility (CAMSR)’s report on a submission made by the group Divest McGill in February 2015.