End of an era as Reporter to go online-only

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On Friday, May 29, 2015, The McGill Reporter will publish our final print edition, featuring coverage of Spring Convocation and other University events. From that point on, we’ll be online only.

McGill gets four new Canada Research Chairs

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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

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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.

McGill research centres figure prominently in new genomics network

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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.

Bill 20 will reduce number of new doctors say family medicine depts

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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.

McGill-Centraide campaign posts record-breaking final tally

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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.

McGill projects get $1M for Canadian and Commonwealth students

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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.

Research Institute puts Canada at the forefront of health care

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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.

McGill Bookstore or Bookstores? Relocation could mean big changes

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The relocation of the McGill Bookstore in 2016 from its 3420 McTavish St. location across from the Service Point to parts unknown as yet might actually result in a multiplication exercise. Many participants at a sparsely attended Town Hall meeting Monday seemed to embrace the notion that, in order to serve its clientele better, the store should consider branching out into a number of smaller outlets, or even pop-up stores, that could be more flexible in their offerings and tailor merchandise to the market close to their location.

Nearly half the systems crucial to stability of planet compromised

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New data and assessments suggest that resilience of the planet is now at risk.