The neuroscience of HIV

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On World AIDS Day, Dr. Lesley Fellows discusses Positive Brain Health Now, a major study to better understand the effects of HIV infection on brain health.

From embryos to stem cells to personalized medicine

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Dr. Janet Rossant, world-renowned expert in developmental biology, discusses the future of stem cell research.

In conversation with Margaret Atwood

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In anticipation of her sold-out Beatty Memorial Lecture on Oct. 27, legendary novelist Margaret Atwood spoke with the McGill Reporter about the bird population crisis, cats and her new comic book series.

“Together, we can stop HIV and AIDS,” says incoming Osler lecturer

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In advance of his Osler Lecture on Oct. 26, renowned HIV/AIDS expert, Dr. Julio Montaner tells the McGill Reporter that an AIDS-free world is possible by the year 2030 and discusses what ordinary Canadians can do to fight the global pandemic.

Science should be “core literacy for everyone,” says Trottier speaker

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“I think we all need to understand what makes good evidence good – how to get it and where to find it,” says Trevor Butterworth, Director of Sense About Science USA, leading up to his Trottier Symposium lecture. “This has to be a core literacy for everyone.”

Erica Johnson on the challenges of science journalism

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In advance of her Trottier Symposium lecture on Oct. 17, the CBC’s Erica Johnson spoke to the Reporter about the challenges of being a science journalist and the impact of the internet on the public’s scientific literacy.

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.

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.