Cont. Studies gets $1.2M in support of indigenous programming

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McGill’s School of Continuing Studies will receive a multi-year grant totalling over $1.2 million from Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada to continue designing and delivering education programs for indigenous people. The AANDC accepted two proposals that are part of the School’s Online Courses for Northern Aboriginals in Canada project.

McGill gets $91.5M in CIHR funding

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Researchers from McGill and its hospital-affiliated research institutes have been awarded $91.5 million in grants in the latest round of funding by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR).

Principal Fortier gets hon doc 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.