MASH unit encourages collaboration between health care students

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Health care today requires a collaborative effort by a team of professionals from diverse fields to provide the best standard of patient care. Despite this reality, students training in the various health care disciplines have little interaction with their interprofessional colleagues until they commence their careers. A student-led initiative known as the McGill Association of Students in Healthcare (MASH) is looking to change that status quo.

McGill to ban sale of bottled water on campus

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To mark World Water Day 2018, McGill is banning the sale of single-use bottled water on its campuses. The bottles will be phased out of food service locations and vending machines between now and May 1, 2019.

Inspiration from above

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When Aden Feustel walks across the stage to accept his BSc in neuroscience at this year’s Spring Convocation, his brother Ari (BA’17) and his mother Indira “Indi” Feustel, née Bhatnagar (BSc’88), will be in the audience watching proudly. Unfortunately, Aden’s father, Drew, won’t be able to attend in person because he’ll be away on business over 400 kilometers away – straight up – as Commander aboard the International Space Station

Cancer probe chosen for top science discovery

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The 2017 Québec Science Discovery of the Year Award goes to the cancer-detection probe developed by Kevin Petrecca and Frédéric Leblond.

McGill students brave the elements to help the homeless

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McGill students are in the homestretch of this year’s Five Days for the Homeless fundraiser, braving the cold and snow to help Montrealer’s in need.

McGill24 raises nearly $1.9 million in 24 hours

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The McGill community has spoken: for McGill24, McGill’s third annual day of giving held on Wednesday, March 14, donors representing all spectrums of the McGill community came together to raise $1,878,453 from more than 4,500 donations, setting a new single-day fundraising record for Canadian universities.

Personalized approach brings new hope to pancreatic cancer patients

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Few early detection tests, undetectable symptoms, limited treatment options and no known biomarkers that can be used to direct therapy. These are among the clinical challenges Canadian research team Enhanced Pancreatic Cancer Profiling for Individualized Care is tackling over the next five years to improve personalized treatments for patients with pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma PDAC, a disease with just an eight percent five-year survival rate.   

Women make an impact at McGill and beyond

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On this International Women’s Day, we look at just a few of the ways women associated with McGill are making a difference – at home and abroad.

Connecting Nursing students with Indigenous communities

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The Ingram School of Nursing’s Ashukin program, enables Bachelor of Science (Nursing) BSc(N), Bachelor of Nursing (Integrated) (BNI) – and eventually, Master of Science (Applied) in Nursing – Direct-Entry – students to acquire clinical learning experiences in Indigenous communities in Quebec

McGill24 returns March 14

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The annual McGill24 fundraiser is back for a third year. On March 14, 2018, the global McGill community will share stories about the transformative power of giving—and support the initiatives that are nearest to their hearts.