Understanding and protecting the universal child

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From June 28-30 2017 the International Society for Child Indicators brought together 350 researchers, policy-makers, practitioners, and advocates from 47 countries and all continents to share the latest research on child well being. The McGill conference was the first time ISCI held its annual conference in Canada.

Thousands gather on lower campus to take in solar eclipse

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At a time when most mass gatherings seem to degenerate into ugliness and violence, several thousand people on Lower Campus – and millions around the world – spent the afternoon basking in the glory of the sun.

The McGill effect

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As part of the University’s ongoing celebration of Montreal’s 375th and Canada’s 150th anniversaries, a new display in the James Administration Building lobby highlights some of the ways McGillians have made an impact on our city and our country.

Huge crowd expected on Lower Campus for solar eclipse

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A partial solar eclipse will be viewable from Montreal on August 21. AstroMcGill will hold an eclipse-watching party on the Lower Field of the McGill Campus. Special solar telescopes will be available to observe the sun, free eclipse glasses as well as a live stream of the total eclipse.

Bridging the healthcare divide by maintaining the human connection

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Visitors to an Intensive Care Unit are often overwhelmed with concern for their loved one, while trying to navigate the sometimes intimidating layout and rules of the ICU. McGill’s award-winning Intensive Care Unit Bridge Program (ICUBP) uses student volunteers to help increase communication between patients and families, and busy ICU staff.

Time will stand still for Roddick Gates clocks

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The iconic clocks and bells of the Roddick Gates will be turned off until October 2017, while the work is done around the Gates.

Science meets art – on a wall in Strathcona Anatomy and Dentistry

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A large avant-garde mural from 1943 called Endocrinology by Montreal artist Marian Dale Scott is being restored to its former glory. Endocrinology was commissioned by Dr. Hans Selye in 1941 and documents McGill’s ground-breaking research on the endocrine system in a style of painting called biomorphism.

Using AI and hacking to make the world a better place

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The first-ever McGill Artificial Intelligence for Social Good Hackathon was a big hit. For two days teams of students and members of the community used data sets to try to solve social problems using their tech skills in a two-coding jam session.

AI Summer Lab for women: Sisters are doing it for themselves

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Launching young women into the male dominated world of Artificial Intelligence is the purpose of the first-ever Summer AI Lab organized by McGill’s Innovation Lab, the Reasoning and Learning Lab and innovative Montreal company Maluuba.

New McGill system facilitates compliance to Canada’s Copyright Act

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As an Internet Service Provider, McGill University is required to comply with copyright infringement responsibilities as per Canada’s Copyright Act. To facilitate compliance, McGill will soon deploy a system to automate this process.