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The faculties of medicine of Université Laval, Université de Montréal, McGill University and Université de Sherbrooke support the intent of the government to optimize resources in Quebec’s health care system to improve access to family physicians and specialists. However, yesterday the faculties voiced deep concerns to the Commission de la santé et des services sociaux about the expected negative impact on the training of future physicians and the number of family physicians in the province.

Can you judge a man by his fingers?

Research and Discovery

Maybe you should take a good look at your partner’s fingers before putting a ring on one. Men with short index fingers and long ring fingers are on average nicer towards women, and this unexpected phenomenon stems from the hormones these men have been exposed to in their mother’s womb, according to a new study by McGill researchers.

Synchro squad captures 12th national title


Stacy Lee of Vancouver, B.C., won three gold medals as McGill captured the Geraldine Dubrule trophy as national champions of the Canadian University Synchronized Swim League at Carleton University on Sunday. It marked McGill’s second consecutive CUSSL title and 12th overall since the league was formed in 2001-02.

Labrecque tallies twice as Redmen sweep Gaels in semis


If they scripted it for a Hollywood movie, nobody would believe it. But for the umpteenth time this season, defenceman Samuel Labrecque waited until the drama of high noon – and celebrated his birthday in style – by scoring twice in 17 seconds late in the game as McGill rallied for a 3-1 road victory over Queen’s at the Kingston Memorial Centre, Friday.

Association will strengthen links between McGill and retirees


Despite the fact that McGill is one of Montreal’s largest employers and boasts upward of 2,000 retirees, it doesn’t have a pan-University association that serves former employees. But that is about to change, as the McGill University Retiree Association (MURA) is getting ready to open its doors to business.

New hope in the fight against pain

Research and Discovery

An international study led by scientists at McGill reports, for the first time, that drugs that selectively target the melatonin MT2 receptor represent a novel class of analgesic drugs that could be used to treat patients with neuropathic pain.

In conversation with Dan Mathieson, Mayor of Stratford

Four Burning Questions

In advance of MISC’s The Cities We Need conference on Feb. 19-20, Dan Mathieson, Mayor of Stratford, talked to the Reporter about the importance of art and culture; the secret to longevity in politics; and the side of Stratford you didn’t know existed.

Antoine Jolicoeur Desroches: In it for the long haul


Antoine Jolicoeur Desroches is a man on the move – in the water, on his bike, running up and down Montreal’s icy streets. He’s a man in motion who is definitely heading places. Specifically, the 21-year-old Food & Nutritional Sciences student is going to Guadeloupe, where, on Feb. 21, he will compete in his first triathlon as a professional.

Revolutionary new probe extends survival times for brain cancer patients

Research and Discovery

Brain cancer patients may live longer thanks to a new cancer-detection method developed by researchers at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital and Polytechnique Montréal. The collaborative team has created a powerful new intraoperative probe for detecting cancer cells. The hand-held Raman spectroscopy probe enables surgeons, for the first time, to accurately detect virtually all invasive brain cancer cells in real time during surgery.

McGill, Montreal pull together for students in aftermath of RVC fire


When a fire broke out in the upper floor of Royal Victoria College’s West Wing on the morning of Feb. 10, it set in motion a chain of events that, in the end, ensured the safety of everyone, as the building was evacuated without incident. In the days following the fire, staff and administration have been hard at work to get students resettled with minimal disruption to their lives. The response of the McGill community and beyond is an example of how the worst situations often bring out the best in people.