$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.

Oxhorn named Associate Provost (International)

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Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic) Christopher Manfredi announced on Wednesday, Aug. 24, the appointment of Prof. Philip Oxhorn to the position of Associate Provost (International), effective 1 September 2016.

First-year 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.

Chris Buddle named Dean of Students

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Chris Buddle, an award-winning teacher and researcher at Macdonald Campus, has been named Dean of Students.

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.