As announced earlier today, the Canada Foundation for Innovation and Quebec government will contribute over $100M in research infrastructure support to McGill.
On June 1 and 2, during the Arts A and Science B convocation ceremonies, Principal Suzanne Fortier will take a moment from celebrating the graduating class of 2015 to mark the achievements of another group: three of McGill’s brightest young researchers. Paul François, Joelle Pineau and Andrew Piper are this year’s recipients of the Principal’s Prize for Outstanding Emerging Researchers.
La diplômée mcgilloise Elizabeth Wirth vient faire un don exceptionnel de 7,5 millions de dollars, soit l’une des plus importantes contributions financières à la culture et à la musique au Québec, et l’un des plus importants dons offerts à McGill par une femme. L’annonce de ce don a été faite lors d’un événement spécial célébrant la philanthropie et auquel participaient certains des étudiants et jeunes diplômés les plus talentueux de l’École.
Four new Canada Research Chairs have been awarded to McGill researchers and two others have been renewed, representing a total of $6.6 million in funding over the next five to seven years for research in a range of fields related to health, medicine and engineering.
Quatre nouvelles chaires de recherche du Canada ont été octroyées à des chercheurs de McGill et deux chaires ont été renouvelées, ce qui porte à 6,6 millions de dollars les sommes qui seront versées à l’Université au cours des cinq à sept prochaines années pour la réalisation de travaux dans divers domaines touchant la santé, la médecine et l’ingénierie.
Earlier today, Genome Canada announced that it is investing $15.5 million in Canada’s new Genomics Innovation Network (GIN). The Network is comprised of ten “Nodes,” each receiving core operational funding from Genome Canada, with matching funds from various public and private sector partners. Two of the 10 Nodes – the Canadian Centre for Computational Genomics (C3G) and the McGill University and Génome Québec Innovation Centre – are McGill research centres.
The four directors of Quebec universities’ family medicine departments expect Bill 20 will negatively impact patients by reducing the number of new doctors trained and, consequently, the capacity and quality of care. The directors presented their position on March 19, to the Commission de la santé et des services sociaux during hearings held on the proposed Bill.
The final total for the McGill Centraide campaign has been tallied and the news is good. Better than ever, in fact. In the end, the generosity of the McGill community helped raise $468,000 for Centraide of Greater Montreal – marking the highest amount ever raised by McGill.
Two McGill projects have received grants valued at $500,000 each from the Canadian Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarships program. The scholarship program is designed to help develop the next generation of innovative leaders and community builders, both at home and abroad through cross-cultural exchanges, international education, discovery and inquiry, and professional experiences.
To forge the future of health care, the new facilities at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre, which opened its doors on Feb. 2, are helping to close the gaps between biomedical research, clinical medicine and population health.