NSERC awards over $30M for long-term McGill research

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What do geological faults, musical communication and neuroimaging computer platforms have in common? All three are among the research subjects that benefitted from the latest round of grants announced by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council. McGill’s total NSERC funding granted in this round, which will be dispersed over the next five years, is $30,021,404.

McGill leading archaeological fieldwork in Verdun

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For eight weeks this summer, McGill will oversee renewed archaeological work on the site of the Nivard-De Saint-Dizier house, a fine example of rural architecture at the beginning of the French regime in the New World. Members of the public will be able to meet researchers and even help out with archaeological dig.

How does innovation come to life at McGill?

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While some might associate innovation with startups and get-rich-quick ideas, McGill’s working definition encompasses any academic discovery or insight that can be applied to the benefit of a broader population. Often this means partnering with industry, NGOs, social-purpose organizations, or other external parties to facilitate the delivery of a new idea to the public.

McGill wins two international prizes for sustainable procurement

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McGill has recently won two significant international awards for the five-year Sustainable Procurement Strategy it began to develop in 2013. The Green Electronics Council has honoured McGill as a 3-Star EPEAT Purchaser, while the Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council gave McGill an Outstanding Case Study award for its Sustainable Procurement Strategy.

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.