McGill students receive Canada’s largest STEM scholarship

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Ontario high school student Abtin Ameri and Mana Moshkforoush of British Columbia have been named McGill’s recipients of the prestigious Schulich Leader Scholarships.

Des étudiants de l’Université McGill reçoivent la plus importante bourse d’études canadienne pour poursuivre une carrière en STIM

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Deux étudiants du secondaire, Abtin Ameri, de l’Ontario, et Mana Moshkforoush, de la Colombie-Britannique, ont été sélectionnés par l’Université McGill pour recevoir les prestigieuses bourses d’études Schulich Leader.

Meat-free burger brings home the bacon

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If you’ve developed a new taste sensation, the annual Institute of Food Technologists conference is the place to strut your foodstuff. Last week, two teams of McGill students took home top prizes for their creations: a vegan burger that cooks and tastes like beef, and a super-nutritious stew customized to battle calcium-deficiencies in Yemen.

Breakthrough could reduce hip replacements

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Scientists at the RI-MUHC have discovered a new genetic mutation linked to osteonecrosis of the hip, specifically the femoral head – the spherical-shaped mass at the top of the femur. This breakthrough could allow doctors to identify and treat the disease before symptoms arise and potentially avoid hip replacements.

Mark Ware named to cannabis task force

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World-renowned pain specialist and medical cannabis researcher Dr. Mark Ware, director of clinical research at the Alan Edwards Pain Management Unit, has been nominated vice-chair of an important federal task force that will provide guidance to the Canadian government as it prepares to introduce legislation to legalize marijuana in spring 2017.

Le Dr Mark Ware nommé vice-président du groupe de travail fédéral sur la légalisation du cannabis

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Le Dr Mark Ware, directeur de la recherche clinique à l’unité de gestion de la douleur Alan-Edwards, a été nommé vice-président d’un important groupe de travail fédéral pour orienter le gouvernement canadien qui, au printemps 2017, proposera une loi pour légaliser la marijuana.

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.

$4M boost for intellectual disabilities research

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Sandra Bouchard, president of the Sandra and Alain Bouchard Foundation, discusses the motivation behind the Foundation’s recent $4M-gift to the Neuro for intellectual disabilities research.

Madramootoo named to IDRC Board

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Former Dean of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at Macdonald Campus, Chandra Madramootoo, has been appointed to the Board of Governors of Canada’s International Development Research Centre.