“Optimal and profitable” route for light train from Dorval to downtown Montreal

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Now that the project to improve public transit service between Trudeau Airport and downtown Montreal is back on track, the borough of Saint-Laurent has put forward a proposal for a light train that would travel through its territory, specifically via Technoparc Montréal, just north of the airport. The borough asked a group of Master’s students in Urban Planning at McGill to conduct a preliminary feasibility study on setting up a light-rail system that would cross its territory.

Michelle Tisseyre remembered, celebrated

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On Friday, Jan. 16, friends, family and fans said goodbye to legendary Quebec broadcaster, Michelle Tisseyre, in an intimate memorial ceremony held at Redpath Hall. Tisseyre passed away on Dec. 21 at the age of 96. Included among the people who came to pay their respects were former Prime Minster Jean Chrétien and Montreal Mayor, Denis Coderre.

Creative MUHC health professionals win big at Hacking Health Challenge

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Design Challenge Montreal was organized by Hacking Health – a group that fosters collaboration between front-line clinicians, healthcare workers and technology experts to produce innovative and realistic solutions to healthcare problems. On Dec. 10, the group held its Hacking Health Challenge Grand Finale. Four MUHC health practitioners were among the finalists.

HPV vaccine does not appear to increase risky sexual behaviour in teen girls

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Sexual behaviour of teenage girls does not appear to have been affected by routine human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccination, according to a large study published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal).

Don’t gamble with your child’s future: stuff your Christmas stockings responsibly

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If you give a lottery product as a gift, please make sure you keep the person’s age in mind. Studies suggest that gambling remains a popular activity among youth and adolescents who receive lottery tickets as gifts tend to begin gambling earlier in life – a possible risk factor for more severe gambling problems.

McGill grad is Canada’s youngest premier

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Brian Gallant, LLM’11, the new premier of New Brunswick, has a long to-do list to attend to. At the top of the list: repairing his province’s economy and bringing civility to politics.

What is an adventure of a lifetime, Alex?

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Mariusz Galczynski, a lecturer and PhD student in the Department of Integrated Studies in Education, is slated to appear on the popular American quiz show Jeopardy! on Tuesday, Nov. 25.

McGill signs five agreements during China trip

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Joining Quebec Premier Phillippe Couillard on a mission to China at the end of October, McGill’s Vice-Dean of Life Sciences, Philippe Gros, signed four agreements with research partners there, while Occupational Health Professor Paul Héroux signed a fifth.

Focus on pensions: Q&A with John D’Agata

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Pension plans are a hot topic these days. It is estimated that almost half of all Quebecers don’t have an employer-sponsored pension plan. For those who do, pension deficits are an even hotter issue. Deficits everywhere have rapidly accelerated over the last decade or so, and they have spiralled since the 2008 financial crisis. John D’Agata, McGill’s Director Pensions & Benefits, sits down with The Reporter to answer our questions about what makes or breaks a pension deficit.

McGill marks a decade atop Maclean’s rankings

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For the 10th year in a row, Maclean’s magazine has ranked McGill as the top university in Canada among institutions offering medical-doctoral programs. McGill achieved its high standing despite having the 12th-highest operating budget, as weighted by full-time equivalent student, among the group of 15.