McGill alumna gravely injured in Times Square rampage


In 2007, Elena Avetisian was graduating from McGill in Continuing Studies, a bright future ahead of her. Today, the mother of three is fighting for her life in a New York hospital, one of the dozens of victims of a senseless automobile rampage through Times Square last Thursday that left one young woman dead. A fundraising effort has begun to help provide support the family will need in the coming days and weeks.

Silicon Valley on the St. Lawrence River?


Martha Crago, incoming VP Research and Innovation, will represent McGill on a new blue ribbon committee that has been given $ 100 million over five years to plan Quebec’s strategy in Artificial Intelligence. Crago, along with McGill Professor Doina Precup, who will act as an observer, will help to come up with the map that will consolidate Quebec as a world leader in AI.

McGill gets 15 CRCs, infrastructure funding


On Thursday, May 4, the Honorable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science, announced $126 million in funding for 142 new and renewed Canada Research Chairs at universities across Canada. Fifteen CRCs valued at $12 million went to McGill faculty.

Faculty of Engineering lauded for equity work


McGill’s Faculty of Engineering has undertaken systematic efforts to increase participation in both its student body and staff by all members of society, irrespective of gender identity, cultural or socio-economic background, race or ethnicity, religion, or any other facet of diversity.

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.