This year marks the 50th anniversary of the pioneering research by Drs. Phil Gold and Samuel Freedman, who, together, discovered and defined the Carcinoembryonic Antigen, the most frequently used blood test used as a biomarker in the diagnosis and management of patients with cancer. Dr. Gold spoke to the Reporter about the past, present and future of cancer research.
On Friday, Oct. 23, McGill’s senior administration endorsed 10 new initiatives recommended by the My Workplace team, all aimed at making McGill a better and more efficient place to work.
Sebastien Boyer, a rookie from the Town of Mt. Royal, Que., celebrated his 21st birthday by scoring a last-second try and Thomas Stokes of Vancouver, B.C., made the conversion on the final play of the game to cap a magical come-from-behind victory as McGill edged the Montreal Carabins 10-9 to capture the RSEQ men’s rugby championship, on Friday the 13th.
Nov. 19 marks the 50th anniversary of the publication of the single most important scientific article in the field of pain, “Pain Mechanisms: A New Theory” co-authored by McGill’s Ronald Melzack and the late Patrick Wall. Dr. Jeffrey Mogil discusses the significance of this groundbreaking paper.
As part of Tuesday morning’s Convocation ceremony, the University of Calgary awarded an honorary degree to Brenda Milner. The trail-blazing neuroscientist was presented with an Honorary Degree, Doctor of Laws by University of Calgary Chancellor, Robert Thirsk (MD’82).
In advance of his 2015 Eakin Lecture, the Reporter spoke to Dr. Craig Moyes, Visiting Eakin Fellow.
Bolstered by a spectacular seven-goal performance from co-captain Anders Bjella of Milwaukee, Wisc., McGill trampled the Western Mustangs 15-11 at Coulter Field, Sunday, to capture the Baggataway Cup as champions of the Canadian University Field Lacrosse Association.
It was appropriate that the sun was shinning down on Rideau Hall as Justin Trudeau was sworn in as Canada’s 23rd Prime Minister. Trudeau – the third McGill alumni – to be elected to the country’s highest office, won the lengthy election campaign largely by focusing on optimism and positivism.
In advance of his Nov. 4 Osler lecture, Dr. E. Fuller Torrey sat down with the Reporter to discuss schizophrenia, modern psychiatry and patient advocacy.