Mission accomplished: Children’s moves to Glen

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Following on the heels of the April 26 transfer of the Royal Victoria Hospital, the Montreal Children’s Hospital successfully moved 66 young patients to the Glen site yesterday in a well-orchestrated operation. The move took just under four hours.

$1.65M grant to study environmental change

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McGill professor Andrew Hendry has been awarded an NSERC CREATE grant of $1.65 million to support training the next generation of environmental scientists in environmental monitoring, biodiversity surveying, and ecological impact assessments.

World first: Launch of Quebec registry for users of medical cannabis

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The Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre and the Canadian Consortium for the Investigation of Cannabinoids have launched a registry for users of medical cannabis in Quebec that will allow physicians to better manage its use and monitor patient safety. This innovative project represents the world’s first research database on the use of cannabis for medical purposes and places the province at the forefront of research in the field of medical cannabis.

Royal Victoria Hospital transferred to Glen site

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The eagle has landed. On Sunday, April 26, the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) pulled off the largest hospital move ever carried out in Canada, as 154 inpatients (139 adults and 15 babies) were safely transferred from the Royal Victoria Hospital to the Glen site. This move, which lasted 5 hours 20 minutes, was one of the key redeployment operations for the MUHC this year. The operation went off without a hitch.

Why did the skeleton cross the road?

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The Maude Abbott Medical Museum is a unique repository for some 3,000 specimens of materials dating from the early 19th century that documents the study and practice of Medicine at McGill and its associated teaching hospitals. A few weeks ago, the collection – skeletons and all – was on the move.

Graduate student research in the spotlight

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McGill is one of 24 universities engaging in a national dialogue to imagine Canada’s future, sponsored by the Social Science Research Council of Canada. As a community, we have taken many steps to contextualize and communicate the impact of research and predict how future research will contribute to the world.

Quebec budget brings more cuts to universities: A statement from Provost Anthony C. Masi

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On March 26, Quebec’s Minister of Finance, Carlos Leitão, tabled the provincial budget. The budget is Quebec’s first balanced budget since 2008, but it represents a reduction in total allocations to universities and CEGEPS of some $100 million. Provost Anthony C. Masi comments on what this new economic reality means for McGill.

PM extends Johnston’s term as Governor General by two years

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Prime Minister Stephen Harper has extended the five-year mandate of Governor General David Johnston by two years. Johnston’s term of office will now run until 2017. Harper said the extension will allow Johnston to take part in many of the events celebrating Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation.

Cross-country learning

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Hockey legend and politician Ken Dryden thinks big. Last year, he worked with Teaching and Learning Services to help University of Calgary students join his “Future of Canada” course through videoconferencing. This year, McGill and U of C students are joined by virtual classmates from Memorial, Ryerson and the University of Saskatchewan.

HRH The Princess Royal visits McGill

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Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal, Princess Anne, visited the University today, meeting with Principal Suzanne Fortier and other academic leaders, as well as with students, including five MasterCard Foundation Scholars currently enrolled at McGill, academically talented young people from Rwanda, Uganda, Ghana and Nigeria; and students in McGill’s International Development programs.