Principal Fortier receives honorary doctorate from University of Glasgow

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In recognition of her academic leadership and to honour the important intellectual and research ties that bind the two universities, McGill Principal and Vice-Chancellor, Professor Suzanne Fortier was awarded an Honorary Doctorate by the University of Glasgow during Commemoration Day Ceremonies today in Glasgow.

Brain research gets $6-million boost

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McGill-affiliated brain researchers have received a close to $6 million in funding, for innovative projects to accelerate diagnosis and drug discovery for diseases of the brain, including Alzheimer’s.

McGill gets $100 million in research infrastructure support

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As announced earlier today, the Canada Foundation for Innovation and Quebec government will contribute over $100M in research infrastructure support to McGill.

Mac outreach bolstered by $1 million gift

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A $1-million gift from alumnus J. William Ritchie, will provide major support for the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences in its efforts to open its Macdonald campus to more visitors and provide a unique, hands-on education into the critical role of agriculture in the food supply chain.

Elizabeth Wirth – a special friend of McGill and Music

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McGill alumna and longtime supporter of the Schulich School of Music, Elizabeth Wirth (BA’64) has donated $7.5 million to the School. It is one of the most generous gifts to culture and music in Quebec, and one of the largest gifts ever to McGill from a female donor. The gift was announced at a special event celebrating philanthropy and featuring some of the School’s talented students and young alumni.

McGill joins “Walk for Montreal” to inaugurate new MUHC Glen site

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Members of the McGill community will join Mayor Denis Coderre and thousands of other Montrealers on Saturday, June 20, 2015 to kick off the inauguration of the McGill University Health Centre’s (MUHC) new Glen site. Everyone is invited!

Eleven new professor promotions

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On Tuesday, April 28, 2015, during its fourth meeting of 2014-15, the Board of Governors approved the Statutory Selection Committee’s recommendations to promote the following 11 associate professors to the rank of full professor: Hassan Benchekroun (Economics) Bernard Brais (Neurology & Neurosurgery) Alyson Fournier (Neurology & Neurosurgery) Fabien Gélinas (Law) Juliet Johnson (Political Science) Robert [...]

Fostering a lifelong love of learning

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On April 9-10, over 100 elementary students temporarily became university students as part of the fourth annual My Day @ McGill initiative.

Concussions are a top-of-mind issue in hockey

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When Montreal Canadiens forward Max Pacioretty fell awkwardly into the boards in the first period of a 4-1 Canadiens win in Florida on April 5, Habs fans held their collective breath. Heading into the playoffs, the team could ill-afford to lose its top scorer for an extended period of time. But David Pearsall, a biomechanics expert, says building a better helmet to protect Pacioretty and his colleagues is a much more complex issue than just adding more padding.

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.