$27M in NSERC funding for long-term research

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McGill will receive over $27 million from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) for a wide range of long-term research projects, including studies on the texture of foods and biomaterials; holographic approaches to black holes; the treatment of malaria; and research into the role of sleep in the intellectual development of children.

McGill Dobson Cup awards $100,000 to promising start-ups

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After three months of mentorship and start-up plan pitches, the McGill Dobson Centre for Entrepreneurship rewarded over $100,000 in cash and other prizes to the winners of the 2015 McGill Dobson Cup Start-UP Competition. This year, a record 237 teams applied to the competition.

Kareem Ibrahim: “I want to tap into the McGill community’s potential”

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“University is a very formative time and there is so much potential for people to find their passion. But not everyone is afforded equal opportunity here. We’ve got a great Executive this year and we want to make sure every student can capitalize on the chances they are afforded,” says Kareem Ibrahim, new SSMU president. See what he has planned for the SSMU in the coming year.

Danielle Toccalino: Getting PGSS back on course

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Danielle Toccalino, a neuroscience student, the incoming Secretary-General of McGill’s Post-Graduate Students’ Society (PGSS) and a longtime student politician, is ready to take on what might be her biggest political challenge yet. The PGSS executive has suffered from internal strife over the past year – former Secretary-General Juan Camilo Pinto resigned in January – and it will be her job to keep the Society’s ship on course over the upcoming year.

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.