McGill partners with KINOVA to foster innovation in robotics

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McGill and KINOVA, one of Canada’s fastest-growing robotics companies, have signed an agreement that aims to foster productive and collaborative research to fuel the cycle of innovation.

Pierre Gfeller takes the helm of MUHC

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On April 18, Dr. Pierre Gfeller was appointed as President and Executive Director of the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC). Dr. Gfeller will be assuming his new responsibilities on May 28.

Dr. Balfour Mount enters the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame

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Dr. Balfour Mount, Eric M. Flanders Emeritus Professor of Palliative Care, was among the six renowned medical pioneers recognized as the 2018 Canadian Medical Hall of Fame inductees during a special ceremony, hosted in partnership with the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University on Thursday, April 12.

McGill gets two Canada 150 Research Chairs

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Cosmologist Jonathan Sievers and international-relations scholar Jennifer Welsh will become Canada 150 Research Chairs at McGill. The appointments were among the 24 Chairs announced today by Minister of Science Kirsty Duncan.

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.

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.   

McGill Dobson Centre ranked among world’s top incubation programs

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UBI Global has released its World University-linked Business Incubator and Accelerator Ranking and has placed the McGill Dobson Centre for Entrepreneurship in the 8th position of the World Top Business Incubator – Managed by a University category.

McGill named one of Montreal’s top employers for tenth year in a row

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Montreal’s Top Employers named McGill one of Montreal’s best places to work for the 10th year in a row. Some reasons for this year’s designation include the amenities available to staff, such as cafés, campus cafeterias, pubs and shops, the University’s athletic facilities and the work being done by the Social Equity and Diversity Education Office.

Bard in our yard

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All the world’s a stage – including the lower field on McGill’s downtown campus, where Repercussion Theatre will stage William Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing on Tuesday, August 1. The free outdoor performance is a presentation of the Dept. of English’s Early Modern Conversions project.

$5 Million for agri-food innovation

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The Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Laurent Lessard; and Geoffrey Kelley, MNA for Jacques-Cartier and Minister responsible for Native Affairs, announced on behalf of the Government of Quebec $5 million for the Consortium de recherche précompétitive en transformation alimentaire at the Macdonald campus on Thursday, March 31. The funds will be awarded in five annual instalments of $1 million.