The Work of the Dead wins Cundill Prize in Historical Literature

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The winner of the 2016 Cundill Prize in Historical Literature at McGill was announced on Nov. 17, at a gala awards dinner held in Toronto. The Work of the Dead: A Cultural History of Mortal Remains by Thomas W. Laqueur took home the top prize of $75,000 (US).

Made-at-McGill technology drawing global attention

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Concrete blocks are commonly used in basement and foundation walls. Unfortunately, producing a key ingredient of these blocks – cement – generates lots of carbon-dioxide emissions. But what if you could make blocks in a way that soaks up CO2, instead of releasing it into the atmosphere? That’s the idea behind Carbicrete, a Montreal-based company founded in July by a team of McGill University graduates.

McGill tops Maclean’s ranking for 12th straight year

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It’s now an even dozen. For the 12th year in a row, Maclean’s magazine has ranked McGill as the top medical-doctoral university in Canada.

Joanne Liu, Bertrand Cesvet to receive honorary degrees

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Two inspirational McGill alumni – Bertrand Cesvet, of the award-winning creative agency Sid Lee, and Joanne Liu, of Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders – will receive honorary doctorate degrees at the university’s fall convocation ceremonies.

Engineering showcase highlights graduate research

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More than 40 graduate students from the Faculty of Engineering presented their research results via poster presentations at the fourth annual McGill Engineering Research Showcase (MERS) on Tuesday, Oct. 4.

Community helps launch Indigenous task force

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Members of the McGill, Montreal and Indigenous communities gathered Thursday, Sept. 22, on lower campus for the official launch of the Provost’s Task Force on Indigenous Studies and Indigenous Education.

Une équipe dirigée par un chercheur de l’INM obtient 6,1 M$ pour étudier la SP

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Douglas Arnold, un chercheur de l’INM, a obtenu une subvention de 6,1 millions de dollars pour mener une étude sur la sclérose en plaques progressive.

$6.1 million for MNI-led multiple sclerosis study

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A project led by Dr. Douglas Arnold, a researcher at the MNI, has been awarded $6.1 million to study progressive multiple sclerosis.

Moving forward with Faculty of Medicine satellite campus in Outaouais

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McGill has welcomed the Government of Quebec’s announcement Tuesday, Sept. 6, of an investment to develop a McGill Faculty of Medicine satellite medical campus in the Outaouais region.

McGill wins $84-million grant for neuroscience

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McGill has been successful in the national competition for a massive amount of research funding under the federal government’s Canada First Research Excellence Fund, which will provide the University with an $84-million grant over seven years to support an ambitious effort in neuroscience to advance understanding of the human brain and ease the burden of neurological and mental-health disorders.