Surviving residency

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Dr. Phil Vourtzoumis is currently completing his third year of residency in General Surgery at the McGill University Health Centre. As a senior resident, he has different day-to-day tasks that range from seeing patients in the ward and teaching medical students who are getting acquainted with the hospital dynamic, to performing surgeries in the operating room.

Yannick Nézet-Séguin to get honorary doctorate

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McGill will present Montreal-born conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin with an honorary degree. The University’s highest honour will be presented to Maestro Nézet-Séguin on May 14, at 3 p.m., at the Maison symphonique de Montréal.

Ogundokun and Daoust named McGill athletes of the year

Athletics

Basketball player Dele Ogundokun and hockey’s Melodie Daoust were named male and female athletes of the year, respectively, at the 40th annual McGill varsity sports awards gala on April 9.

McGill outsmarts Harvard in Covo Cup rugby clash

Athletics

Daniel Benaroche of Montreal scored 12 points as the visiting McGill men’s rugby team rallied from an early seven-point deficit to outwit, outlast and outplay Harvard 45-12 in the Covo Cup challenge game, played in wintery conditions more befitting a game of Survivor, at Mignone Field, in Cambridge, Mass., on Saturday.

McGill researchers receive over $7M to fight brain diseases of aging

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The Weston Brain Institute awards over $30 million nationally for high-risk, high-reward translational research projects to help speed up the development of treatments for neurodegenerative diseases of aging. The Institute will help fund the work of five McGill researchers.

Overtime heartbreak for hockey Martlets

Athletics

Despite outshooting their opponent 41-26, the McGill Martlets were beaten 2-1 by the Alberta Pandas for the U SPORTS national championship on Sunday.

McGill24 storms in: Nearly $1.4 million raised in 24 hours

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Mother Nature may have played a cruel, late winter trick on Montreal and McGill, forcing the University to cancel classes for the first time since the ice storm of 1998. But that didn’t stop McGill alumni, faculty, staff, students and parents from banding together online to support McGill24, the University’s second annual day of giving, which on Wednesday, March 15, raised a record-breaking $1.39 million on the strength of nearly 3,500 gifts.

Martlets basketball: National champs!

Athletics

Alex Kiss-Rusk registered a reverse “double-double” as the McGill women’s basketball team captured the Bronze Baby Trophy for their first-ever national championship with a 66-55 victory over Laval, Sunday. Somewhere James Naismith is smiling.

Carrie Derick: Pioneering educator

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In 1912, when the McGill Board of Governors appointed Carrie Derick as the Professor of Comparative Morphology and Genetics, she became the first woman in Canada to be appointed as a full professor. But most people know little about the life and work of Canada’s first woman geneticist, who was also a botanist, gardener, suffragette, social reformer and founder of McGill’s Genetics Department.

Varsity teams complete rare championship trifecta

Athletics

Saturday turned out to be a banner day for McGill Athletics – as in championship banner – as no fewer than three varsity sports teams combined to complete a record-breaking hat-trick, each winning provincial championships on the same day in the Réseau du sport étudiant du Québec.