Quebec supports feasibility study for McGill’s Royal Vic project

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The Quebec government will help support a feasibility study to examine McGill’s proposal to develop the soon-to-be-vacant Royal Victoria Hospital into modern academic and research space, a forum on major Montreal projects was told Friday.

McGill’s phishing expedition

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Educating computer users on the consequences of phishing is a challenge, especially since cybercriminals develop more sophisticated-looking emails and schemes every day. We’re all incredibly busy and bombarded with emails; even the most tech-savvy among us have fallen into their trap.Last week, IT Services phished all faculty and staff members of the McGill community. Yesterday, March 11, they did it again. Some people ask why is this necessary?

Current version of Bill 20 not supported

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The faculties of medicine of Université Laval, Université de Montréal, McGill University and Université de Sherbrooke support the intent of the government to optimize resources in Quebec’s health care system to improve access to family physicians and specialists. However, yesterday the faculties voiced deep concerns to the Commission de la santé et des services sociaux about the expected negative impact on the training of future physicians and the number of family physicians in the province.

Association will strengthen links between McGill and retirees

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Despite the fact that McGill is one of Montreal’s largest employers and boasts upward of 2,000 retirees, it doesn’t have a pan-University association that serves former employees. But that is about to change, as the McGill University Retiree Association (MURA) is getting ready to open its doors to business.

McGill, Montreal pull together for students in aftermath of RVC fire

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When a fire broke out in the upper floor of Royal Victoria College’s West Wing on the morning of Feb. 10, it set in motion a chain of events that, in the end, ensured the safety of everyone, as the building was evacuated without incident. In the days following the fire, staff and administration have been hard at work to get students resettled with minimal disruption to their lives. The response of the McGill community and beyond is an example of how the worst situations often bring out the best in people.

Two giants of medicine to receive honorary degrees

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McGill will present honorary degrees to two giants of medicine – Dr. Jonathan Meakins and Dr. James C. Hogg – next month at a scientific symposium being held jointly with the McGill University Health Centre in celebration of the opening of the Glen site.

Colleen Cook reappointed Dean of Libraries

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On Monday, February 2, 2015, McGill’s Board of Governors approved the reappointment of Colleen Cook as McGill’s Trenholme Dean of Libraries. Dean Cook’s second five-year term begins on September 1.

Nine new professor promotions

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On Monday, February 2, 2015, the Board of Governors approved the promotion of nine associate professors to the rank of full professor.

Is it possible to reset our biological clocks?

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Imagine being able to easily get over all of the discomfort and problems of jet lag or night-shift work. Science is not quite there, but recent work by researchers from McGill and the Douglas Mental Health University Institute has opened new therapeutic avenues for improving the synchronization of the body’s different biological clocks.

You can maintain a healthy weight and still eat, drink and be merry during the holidays

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The holiday season is a great time for getting together with friends and indulging in bigger and more elaborate meals. But overdoing it isn’t wise, either; there’s no sense in ending up with Santa’s waistline. That’s why Patricia Urrico, a nutritionist at the Jewish General Hospital, has some tips for enjoying the celebrations and avoiding the post-New Year’s weight-gain blues.