Not all fun and games

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Dr. Jeff Wiseman, an Internal Medicine physician at the Royal Victoria Hospital of the McGill University Health Centre is currently developing a serious medical smartphone-based game called The Deteriorating Patient with the aim of helping medical students learn how to stabilize severely ill patients when on call.

Les jeux sérieux aident sérieusement l’enseignement de la médecine

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Le Dr Jeff Wiseman, interniste à l’Hôpital Royal Victoria du Centre universitaire de santé McGill est à préparer un jeu médical sérieux pour téléphone intelligent, appelé Deteriorating Patient, afin de contribuer à l’apprentissage des étudiants en médecine qui doivent apprendre à stabiliser des patients gravement malades lorsqu’ils sont sur appel.

Universities in a dangerous world


Every two years the Network assembles for its Global Congress to discuss the most pressing issues facing the higher education sector in order to develop best practices for navigating this challenging and constantly changing terrain. This year “Universities in a Dangerous World: Defending Higher Education Communities & Values” will be hosted by McGill June 8-10.

Labrecque and Daoust named McGill athletes of the year


Hockey players Samuel Labrecque of Granby, Que., and Mélodie Daoust of Valleyfield, Que., were named male and female athletes of the year, respectively, at the 39th annual McGill varsity sports awards gala, held at La Plaza in the EVO Montreal student residence on Sherbrooke Street, Wednesday evening.

A brighter future for children with brain-based disabilities


The Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) will lead an innovative pan-Canadian network named CHILD-BRIGHT that aims to improve life outcomes for children with brain-based development disabilities and their families.

Di Grappa leaves McGill for private sector position


After a 30-year career in higher education, including more than five years in his current role as McGill’s Vice-Principal (Administration and Finance), Michael Di Grappa has accepted a senior position with Canderel, a Canadian real estate company based in Montreal, Principal Suzanne Fortier announced on Tuesday, March 29.

Security and public computers


Ghilaine Roquet, McGill’s Chief Information Officer and Associate Vice-Principal (Information Technology Services), sent the following message to the McGill community on Tuesday, March 22: On Monday, March 21, 2016, Concordia University students and staff were notified that keylogger devices, used to log every key pressed on a keyboard, were found on some of their express library computers. Concordia’s security department shared information with their counterparts at McGill so that we could verify the safety of our public computers.

New Quebec budget includes $1M for Agrifood Innovation at McGill


Quebec’s recently unveiled provincial budget includes one new line-item that means a lot for McGill research. The province has allocated $1 million per year for five years for the creation of the McGill Agrifood Innovation Network (M.A.I.N.), led by the Faculty of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences and CTAQ (Conseil de la Transformation Alimentaire du Quebec) in collaboration with Saint-Hyacinthe Food Research and Development Centre (CRDA,) and other universities.

Seniors Sylla and Ros shine in Martlets’ CIS quarter-finals win


Seniors Mariam Sylla and Dianna Ros each scored in double figures as the top-seeded McGill Martlets defeated host UNB, the No.8 seed, 58-52 in a sudden-death quarter-final at the ArcelorMittal CIS Final 8 women’s basketball championship, before a packed house at the Richard J. Currie Centre, Thursday.

Student-athletes hit stride when pressure is greatest


Recently, the Reporter spoke to some of our top student-athletes, who excel both in the classroom and on the field of play, to find out what makes them tick.