Two faculty members named Trudeau Fellows


McGill researchers have garnered two of this year’s five Trudeau Fellows. Catherine Potvin of the Department of Biology, Faculty of Science and Adelle Blackett of the Faculty of Law will each receive a total of $225,000 over the next three years to support innovative projects designed to address challenges facing both Canadian and global populations

CFI invests $1.1M in CBRAIN computing platform


Big data requires bigger computers. We’re capturing such vast amounts of detailed data about the human brain that our processing technology can’t keep up. A new federal investment in a Canada-wide network of brain imaging centres will help turn a sea of detailed genetic data, high-resolution brain imaging and psychological interviews into new treatments for brain diseases and mental disorders.

A heartfelt summer internship at Harvard

Notes from the field

Second-year med student Laurianne Rita Garabed writes about her summer internship at the Boston Children’s Hospital working under the mentorship of a pediatric cardiac surgeon Dr. Pedro del Nido, Chief of Cardiac Surgery.

Seven emerging researchers given national honour


Today, the Royal Society of Canada (RSC) announced 80 new members to the College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists, seven of which are McGill scholars. Honorees hail from a broad range of faculties: Arts, Science, Engineering, Management, and Medicine.

Ferring Canada donates $2 million to University


Earlier today, Ferring Canada, a subsidiary of Ferring Pharmaceuticals, announced it is donating $2 million to McGill to be used to create fellowships in health and health leadership, and to finance environmental research in the Canadian Arctic.

McGill in global top 50 of Nature Index Rising Stars


McGill ranks first in Canada and 37th globally in the Nature Index 2016 Rising Stars supplement, which identifies institutions showing the most significant growth in high-quality scientific research publications over the past four years.



When it comes to the July festival scene, Montreal is all about jazz, comedy, fireworks…and entrepreneurship? The McGill Reporter checks in on the sixth edition of Startupfest, which attracted hundreds of entrepreneurs eager to hone their ideas and rub shoulders with startup royalty from companies such as Reddit, Shopify and Oculus.

Major Indigenous initiatives coming to McGill in the next year


It will be a busy and interesting year ahead for those involved in Indigenous issues and events. Two major developments are on the horizon, in addition to McGill’s regular activities that focus on Indigenous experiences and developing connections with Indigenous communities.

Angelique Mannella is new AVP of Innovation


McGill’s newly created Associate Vice-Principal of Innovation is a job title that does double-duty, both defining the position’s purview and describing its mandate. Having assumed the role on June 13, Angelique Mannella is tasked not only with overseeing McGill’s innovation agenda, she herself will be innovating.

$17M to shape the future of music


A partnership between McGill and Université de Montréal will create a new kind of hybrid research space, but instead of building more laboratories, the universities’ music schools are joining two spaces, half the city apart, with digital technology.