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.

McGill se dote d’un système pour faciliter le respect de la Loi sur le droit d’auteur

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En tant que fournisseur de services Internet, l’Université McGill est tenue de se conformer aux dispositions de la Loi sur le droit d’auteur (Loi sur le droit d’auteur, L.R.C. 1985, ch. C-42).

Plastics and composites: It’s not easy being green

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On Wednesday, June 7, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., over a hundred scientists and engineers will gather for a  training/networking event for Quebec engineering students. While he overarching theme of the colloquium is sustainability, there will also be presentations on scientific patent generation and leadership in military engineering.

Bringing Indigenous perspectives to the classroom

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On a Tuesday afternoon in March, members of the McGill community gathered in the century-old Hosmer House to learn about Indigenous histories. The Kairos Blanket Exercise – given to over 200 students in the Faculty of Education alone this year – is part of the broader work being done by Allan Vicaire, Indigenous Education Advisor, to integrate Indigenous perspectives and histories into curriculums at McGill

Capsules capture a moment in time

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“A time capsule should be a snapshot of the times,” says Allan Oliver, Energy Control Technician, and the person who spearheaded the project to create a pair of time capsules for the Roddick Gates. “I hope when people open the capsules, they will look at the contents and see that we were doing OK.”