Bachand named to Superior Court of Quebec


Frédéric Bachand, Ad. E. and an Associate Professor of Law at McGill, has been appointed a judge of the Superior Court of Quebec, district of Montreal.

BrainReach North Visits Odanak Science Fair

Notes from the field

Scott Holmes, fifth year PhD student and a member of the Integrated Program in Neuroscience’s BrainReach North program writes about the inspiring students he met at this year’s Odanak Science Fair. The Fair attracted students from 16 aboriginal communities, ranging as far North as the Quataq community in Canada’s arctic and as far South as the Kanesataka community in the Southwest of Quebec.

McGill named one of city’s top employers for 9th straight year


Generous maternal and parental leave programs, on-site daycare, a bucolic workplace setting and Summer Fridays are among the reasons why, once again, McGill has been selected as one of Montreal’s Top Employers.

McGill researchers receive over $7M to fight brain diseases of aging


The Weston Brain Institute awards over $30 million nationally for high-risk, high-reward translational research projects to help speed up the development of treatments for neurodegenerative diseases of aging. The Institute will help fund the work of five McGill researchers.

McGill24 storms in: Nearly $1.4 million raised in 24 hours


Mother Nature may have played a cruel, late winter trick on Montreal and McGill, forcing the University to cancel classes for the first time since the ice storm of 1998. But that didn’t stop McGill alumni, faculty, staff, students and parents from banding together online to support McGill24, the University’s second annual day of giving, which on Wednesday, March 15, raised a record-breaking $1.39 million on the strength of nearly 3,500 gifts.

McGill to get $75M for infrastructure upgrade


This morning, the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, announced that McGill, the Jewish General Hospital and the McGill University Health Centre will receive $70.7 million for upgrades to research facilities and energy-saving renovations. The Quebec government will provide an additional $5.1 million toward the projects.

A boost for cutting-edge research


The Canada Foundation for Innovation has awarded McGill researchers over $4.5 million for state-of-the-art research equipment and facilities. The funding will enable our world-class researchers to further innovate in areas as diverse as personalized medicine in the fight against ovarian cancer, 3D printing to generate artificial organs, developing responses to environmental pollution and manufacturing better devices for clean energy generation and storage.

Higher standards needed for human clinical drug trials


A recent commentary written by McGill’s Dr. Jonathan Kimmelman and colleagues, argues that some painful procedures used in clinical trials, such as serial biopsies of patients with advanced cancer seeking treatment are not well thought out, leading to unnecessary burden for patients in trials.

Beatrice Yeung: McGill’s newest Rhodes Scholar


Beatrice Yeung is the most recent addition to McGill’s long list of Rhodes Scholars. That brings McGill’s complement to this year’s crop of Rhodes scholars to three.

McGillians named as parliamentary secretaries, members of PM’s Youth Council


Ottawa just got a little redder, McGill red that is. Last week, four members of the McGill community were appointed parliamentary secretaries and two current students were named to the Prime Minister’s Youth Council.