Luminaries fete Des Morton

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It was standing room only at a speech given by Desmond Morton, Professor emeritus, and the first head of the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada (MISC) at a recent celebration of his 80th birthday at the Faculty Club.

Onward to open science

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A new partnership between The Neuro and F1000 will create a publishing platform for researchers that will speed the progress of neuroscience discovery.

McGill now sole owner of 680 Sherbrooke St.

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Following authorization by the Quebec government, earlier this month McGill purchased and became the full owner of the building at 680 Sherbrooke Street W., at the intersection of Robert-Bourassa Boulevard.

Reverend John Weir Foote: The hero of the Dieppe Raid

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August 19 marks the 75th anniversary of the Dieppe Raid, a pivotal moment in the Second World War. John Weir Foote, a former McGill student, became a legend that day, saving dozens of wounded soldiers in the face or murderous enemy fire.

CFI invests $4.2 million to boost 23 McGill research projects

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At Laurentian University today, the Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science, announced a total investment of $52 million from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) John R. Evans Leaders Fund for 220 new infrastructure projects nationally. Among the 51 universities across the country with funded projects, McGill leads the pack with an impressive number—23 projects totaling $4.2 million—in this latest round of the funding competition.

Helping grad students go the extra mile

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Faith and Kendall Wallis, both double McGill alumni who have spent their working lives at the University, give back through the creation of the History and Classical Studies Graduate Excellence Fund.

Unsung hero of Dunkirk evacuation a former McGill student

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A block buster film about the evacuation from the beach at Dunkirk doesn’t mention one of the most heroic naval officers there – a McGill engineering student from Pointe-Claire named James Campbell Clouston. Clouston played a key role in the evacuation of the beach and is credited with saving hundreds of thousands of lives. But his name is not generally known to McGillians or the world.

Leacock Terrace soon to be new study and gathering space

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You may find it hard to believe right now but the large fenced-off area to the east of the Leacock Building will be a lot more welcoming in just a few months. Staff and students will be able to enjoy a much more visually attractive space, with more and better-configured seating areas, improved lighting, electrical outlets and USB ports.

Study calls for targeted screening of high-risk healthcare workers for TB

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Tuberculosis is a recognized hazard for healthcare workers, but the annual screening strategy currently in place in Canada and the United States is costly with very limited health benefits and should be reconsidered, according to a new study led by a team from the RI-MUHC. The findings suggest health agencies in North America should consider switching to a targeted strategy focusing on high-risk healthcare workers only.

Digging into data: Toward a new understanding of the Arts

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A conversation with Professor Andrew Piper about why data science is such a valuable tool for greater understanding in the Humanities and Social Sciences.