Judges sweet on McGill’s unique dessert

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A sorbet-like dessert developed by a team of 16 Food Science and Agricultural Chemistry students, has finished third in the prestigious Institute of Food Technologist Students’ Association, annual Food Product Development Competition sponsored by MARS.

June 9 – 19: Jazz at the JGH

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Back by popular demand, the Jewish General Hospital (JGH) hosts its 15th annual jazz festival. Running June 9 through June 19, the festival will feature 18 free outdoor concerts showcasing the musical talents of JGH staff members and local musicians who will provide the pleasant summer entertainment for the public and an emotional and spiritual lift for patients and staff.

Outstanding emerging researchers get new Principal’s Prize

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Two of McGill’s up-and-coming researchers, Brett Thombs and Jonathan Davies, will be awarded the newly established Principal’s Prize for Outstanding Emerging Researchers, a prize created in 2013 to honour McGill’s researchers in the early stages of their careers. Thombs will receive his award from Principal Fortier on May 29, during the Health Sciences convocation ceremony. Davies will be honoured at the fall convocation ceremony.

McGill researchers receive $3.3 million in Government of Canada funding

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Two McGill researchers will benefit from the latest round of funding from the Collaborative Research and Training Experience (CREATE) program of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC). They are among the recipients of over $14.8 million in funding announced today by the Honourable Ed Holder, Minister of State for Science and Technology, at an event held at McGill.

Harvesting water out of thin air

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The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that some 780 million people in the world today do not have access to clean drinking water. But what can be done – especially in poor, arid regions where people must contend with the dual challenges of poverty and drought? To paraphrase Bob Dylan, the answer may be blowing in the wind.

Search begins for a new Provost

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With Provost Anthony C. Masi’s second term coming to an end in June 2015, the search has begun for his successor. McGill’s Board of Governors this week approved the choice of Board members to serve on the committee that will advise Principal Suzanne Fortier on a suitable candidate. The Board itself will appoint the next Provost, based on the Principal’s recommendation.

Paying closer attention to attention

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McGill researchers suggest that attention problems may be over-reported in children with fetal alcohol syndrome disorder.

The Laboratory of Urban Culture in The Salon 1861

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Built in 1861, l’Église St-Joseph, in Montreal’s Little-Burgundy neighbourhood, is one of the oldest Catholic churches in Montreal with a heritage value close to that of the Oratoire St-Joseph. Starting this summer, the church will undergo a transformation into The Salon 1861, which will host the Laboratory of Urban Culture. This Quartier de l’innovation project will remain a fixture in the neighbourhood while becoming a new creative ecosystem. QI, a McGill and École de technologies supérieures initiative, has been working in partnership with Gestion Immobilière Quo Vadis to preserve and find a new purpose for the now-vacant l’Église St-Joseph.

Pierre-Paul Tellier honoured for tireless volunteer work at Head & Hands

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Recently Centraide handed out 14 Solidaires awards to honour the efforts of companies, community agencies and volunteers who, through their involvement, alleviate the effects of poverty and exclusion in Greater Montreal and improve the lives of the most vulnerable. These awards were presented at Distinctions, a recognition event held at the Montreal Science Centre in the presence of some 300 guests. The winner of the Solidaires Citizen Involvement award for 2014 was Pierre-Paul Tellier, Director of Student Health at McGill.

Making the world a better place – in just three minutes

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The third edition of 3 Minutes to Change the World, held on March 31, featured 12 graduate students from diverse disciplines describing their research and its significance to a non-specialist audience. Research subjects ranged from developing interventions in cyberbullying; reducing instances of deafness in children undergoing chemotherapy; and the creation of a new injectable spinal fluid that would increase recovery rates for patients suffering from trauma induced paralysis.