Our late-August heat wave has given way to cooler, more seasonal temperatures reminding us (as if we need reminding) that summer is all but over. But before we give way completely to the fall and, ugh, winter, we give you our annual summer vacation photos taken by members of the McGill community as they relaxed, recharged and rediscovered the simple joys of life.
In a new game-changing Canadian study, a research team from The Hospital for Sick Children and the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre has uncovered strong evidence for genetic causes of cerebral palsy that turns experts’ understanding of the condition on its head.
Researchers from McGill and Laval universities will receive close to $10 million over the next four years for work that is designed to both identify and find natural solutions for the reducing the growth of the salmonella strains that cause human disease.
More than 200 Quebec high schools across the province handed out McGill-sponsored science awards at graduation ceremonies earlier this year. The annual awards recognize student achievement and promise in science and mathematics. The prize is comprised of a McGill University paperweight, to be presented at the school’s annual graduation ceremony, and a $500 tuition credit, redeemable upon registration at McGill in any undergraduate program.
Sunday, in a two-pronged operation, the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) completed the largest and most complex hospital transfer in Canadian history.
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.