Najafabadi, Trenholm named Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellows

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Hamed Najafabadi, an assistant professor in McGill’s Department of Human Genetics, and Stuart Trenholm, assistant professor at the Montreal Neurological Institute, have been selected as 2018 Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellows – a coveted distinction awarded to highly promising early-career scientists from the United States and Canada.

Desautels MBA program ranked first in Canada

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The Desautels MBA program has been named the top MBA program in Canada by the 2018 Financial Times Global MBA Rankings. Desautels was one of only three Canadian schools to make the global Top 100 list, jumping to 78th this year.

Donald Trump aces Montreal Cognitive Assessment

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The Montreal Cognitive Assessment, or MoCA, devised by a neurologist associated with McGill, was used to assess the mental acuity of the President of the United States Donald Trump. Dr Ziad Nasreddine, a neurologist and specialist in aging brains, developed the pioneering test in 1996 as a way to screen for early signs of dementia.

Six McGill researchers awarded more than $59M by CFI and Quebec

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New labs and equipment through the CFI’s Innovation Fund will help six transformative McGill research projects to collaborate, innovate and train the next generation of scientists for the jobs of tomorrow.

Centre for Intelligent Machines: Over 30 years of AI research

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Drone air vehicles, a swimming robot, an app that helps the blind see, an artificial pancreas, a wheelchair that drives itself. These are some examples of the AI and robotic research being done at CIM. McGill has a huge and deep knowledge of Artificial Intelligence and Robotics going back to the early 1980s. With 20 professors and 150 graduate students, the Centre for Intelligent Machines draws students and faculty from around the world to McGill.

McGill website highlights advocacy efforts to #SupportTheReport

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Released in April 2017, the Naylor Report outlines the urgent need for the refunding and revitalization of Canada’s research ecosystem. McGill has been raising awareness through various initiatives, highlighted in a recently launched website called Funding for Discovery Research.

MNI forms promising Open Science partnership with Takeda

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A unique industry-academia partnership will increase the rate at which promising drug compounds can be tested as potential treatments for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a disease with no known cure that affects 200,000 people worldwide.

Caroline Palmer receives 2017 NSERC CREATE program funding

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Caroline Palmer of McGill’s Department of Psychology has received a $1.65 million research grant, to be distributed over six years, from NSERC’s Collaborative Research and Training Experience (CREATE) for her research and training program, “Complex Dynamics: Accelerating discoveries in brain and behavior.”

Daniel Beer wins US$75,000 Cundill History Prize

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Earlier this evening, the international Cundill History Prize announced British historian Daniel Beer as the 2017 winner of the US$75,000 prize – the richest in non-fiction for a single work in English. The London-based historian was awarded for his ground-breaking study of Siberian penal colonies, The House of the Dead: Siberian Exile Under the Tsars.

McGill launches first-ever competition on pension asset allocation

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McGill hosted the world’s first business-school competition focused on the asset allocation of pension funds on Nov. 3 – 4. The inaugural McGill International Portfolio Challenge welcomed 25 finalist student teams from leading institutions around the world.