Indigenous rights activist Cindy Blackstock joins School of Social Work

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Cindy Blackstock was catapulted into the headlines earlier this year when the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal made a landmark ruling in favour of her complaint that the federal government financially discriminates against First Nations children. Blackstock has now joined McGill’s School of Social Work.

Tim Raybould on Indigenous self-government

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On Sept. 22, Raybould, Professor of Practice at the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada, will deliver a lecture at the McGill Faculty Club titled “Implementing the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples: Opportunities and Challenges.”

In conversation with Michel L. Pettigrew

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Earlier today, Ferring Pharmaceuticals announced a $2 million donation to McGill. The Reporter spoke with Michel L. Pettigrew, BCom’76, President of the Executive Board and Chief Operating Officer of Ferring about the importance of this gift.

One on one with Chris Buddle, Dean of Students

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To many, going from being a spider-hunting entomologist to Dean of Students may seem like a strange career move. But for Chris Buddle, the move fulfills his long-standing passion for student affairs.

Soigner : un langage universel

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Julie Sparkes, infirmière au CUSM s’est récemment rendue en Chine avec une équipe médicale afin de faire ce qu’elle fait de mieux : prendre soin des patients ayant subi une intervention chirurgicale. Au cours des deux semaines qu’a duré sa mission, Julie a aidé plusieurs dizaines de patients à traverser une épreuve appelée à changer leur vie. Elle partage avec nous cette expérience inspirante, qui témoigne de sa compassion et de son engagement.

The universal language of caring

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Julie Sparkes, a MUHC nurse recently traveled to China with a medical team to do what she does best: care for patients recovering from surgery. During her two-week mission, she helped dozens of patients go through life-changing operations. Sparkes shared her story of inspiration, compassion and fulfillment with us.

Stem cell transplants, a potential cure for life-threatening diseases

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A stem cell transplant is a procedure that can treat or cure a number of conditions: bone marrow diseases, inherited immune disorders, hemoglobinopathies and some types of cancer. Dr. Gizelle Popradi, hematologist and director of the Stem Cell Transplant Program of the McGill University Health Centre tells us more about this life-saving therapy and its use in the treatment of cancer patients.

Les cellules souches, de précieuses alliées

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Une greffe de cellules souches est une intervention qui peut traiter ou guérir diverses maladies : des maladies de la moelle osseuse, des hémoglobinopathies (anomalies des globules rouges) et des troubles immunitaires congénitaux, de même que certains types de cancer, tels que les leucémies, les lymphomes et les myélomes. La Dre Gizelle Popradi, hématologiste et directrice du programme de greffe de cellules souches du Centre universitaire de santé McGill (CUSM), nous en dit un peu plus sur ce traitement salvateur et sur son usage pour soigner les patients atteints d’un cancer.

John Bergeron: “Only young people make discoveries”

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Recently, McGill’s John Bergeron, one of Canada’s preeminent cell biologists, was invited to be a judge at the Canada-Wide Science Festival (CWSF). Bergeron jump at the chance because it closed a circle over 50 years in the making. “The CWSF started my career at McGill,” says Bergeron. “In 1961, I won the Science Fair at the University of Montreal and that paid for my first year of McGill.”

Donald Taylor: Fuelled by folk music and nuclear physics

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McGill Medal winner, Donald Taylor looks back at a long and distinguished career championing some of the world’s most disadvantaged people.