Expanding the genomics universe

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Many of the principal researchers in the McGill University and Génome Québec Innovation Centre came of academic age during the 13-year-long, multi-national Human Genome Project – but it’s the developments since the mapping of the human genome that fill them with wonder.

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.

Students give back to community

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While thousands of North American students spent March Break basking in the sun in warm southern climes, 57 McGill students volunteered their time helping a variety of Montreal community organizations as part of the University’s second annual Alternative Spring Break.

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.

McGill, Greek-Canadian community come together to strengthen Modern Greek Studies

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A $1.2-million gift to McGill from leaders of Canada’s Greek community will strengthen Modern Greek research and scholarship at McGill and endow the University’s Phrixos B. Papachristidis Chair in Modern Greek and Greek-Canadian Studies in perpetuity.

World AIDS Day 2014: A fight on several fronts

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World AIDS Day is observed on December 1 every year, reminding us that the fight against the AIDS pandemic is far from over. More than 36 million people have died since it emerged in the early 1980s. Today, 35.3 million people around the world are living with the virus, including 71,000 in Canada. Every day, 6,800 people are infected. Two researchers from the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) talk about significant progress made over the past 25 years and what remains to be done to stem the pandemic.