Stay informed: University and Faculty COVID-19 news

As the situation continues to evolve, McGill University and the Faculty of Medicine will continue to provide updates to keep our community informed.
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Update – Requests to resume on-campus activities or one-time, short-duration building entry

In the context of the messages sent by the University on Sept. 29 and Sept. 21, the Faculty is exercising increased caution in its assessment of requests to resume on-campus activities or to come onto campus for other reasons. Additionally, we are reviewing all non-teaching and non-research activities that have resumed or were recently approved to resume to ensure they meet these criteria, as well as safety directives.
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In memoriam: Dr. Pierre Assalian (1945-2020)

It is with much sadness we learned of the passing of our dear colleague Dr. Pierre Assalian on Friday, September 25 after a brief and intense struggle with leukemia. He was extraordinarily devoted to his patients and ran a clinic in the South Shore where he worked, even virtually, up to weeks before he passed away. In his last self-assessment for the McGill Department of Psychiatry in 2019, he stated as his goals and objectives “to keep the same level of devotion to my clinical work”. His colleagues remember him with great fondness for the truly human person he was. Please join us in offering our deepest condolences to his family, friends, colleagues and all those whose lives he touched.
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COVID Update: Montreal moves to Red Alert – September 29, 2020

Message from Fabrice Labeau

Yesterday, the Government of Québec announced that Montréal is becoming a red alert zone from October 1 to October 28, due to the increasing number of COVID-19 cases. According to the government, the cases are being transmitted primarily through social activities and private parties. More than half of new cases in this second wave are in people under 30 years of age.
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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update – September 25, 2020

Message from Fabrice Labeau

Yesterday, Québec’s Minister of Health asked everyone living in Québec to stay home unless going to work or school. At the moment, the coronavirus is primarily being spread through private gatherings and social activities where people are not respecting physical distancing rules and are not wearing masks.
I know all of us have found the last six months stressful, and new restrictions on socializing will be tough. Remember that staff have access to the Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP) for free and confidential short-term counselling and referral services. It is always okay to reach out for help.
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Coronavirus (COVID-19) update – September 21, 2020

Message from Fabrice Labeau

As you may have read in our message on Sunday evening, the rising number of COVID-19 cases in the city has prompted the Government of Québec to move Montréal to a Level 3 or an orange zone. This message will outline what will and will not change in terms of McGill’s activities on campus as a result of this new designation. .
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Call for Nominations – 2020 Canadian Women in Global Health List

The Call for Nominations for the 2020 Canadian Women in Global Health (#CWIGH) List is now open! The 2020 CWIGH List will build off the 2018 List, highlighting and showcasing Canadian women leaders working at home or abroad, who are working to promote health and health equity for people around the globe.
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MUHC Foundation launches $200M Dream Big Campaign

The Dream Big Campaign to change the course of lives and medicine supports the priorities of the McGill University Health Centre. The MUHC Foundation’s $200 million goal is key to transforming the MUHC, one of the world’s most advanced teaching hospital networks, into a leading international hub for innovative clinical research and excellence in care.
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Studying maggots and mice results in major grants for two professors

As humans, we may fall into the assumption that we have nothing to learn from the so-called, lower animals in the vast tree of life. And what a mistake that would be, according to Professor Cecilia Flores (Department of Psychiatry) and Professor Tomoko Ohyama (Department of Biology). Indeed, these researchers have both recently earned major grants for their respective studies in mice brains and fly larvae that promise to yield tangible benefits.
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6 Questions With Rachel Catterall

#6Questions is a new interview series from the Goodman Cancer Research Centre that spotlights one student each month. This week, their special guest was Master’s student Rachel Catterall from the McCaffrey lab who was this year’s Terry Fox Team Captain. Find out about her research on Cell polarity and who her lockdown companion has been!
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Owning a dog helps individuals maintain their physical fitness during the COVID-19 pandemic

During the COVID-19 pandemic, researchers at McGill University have observed a significant increase in daily exercise among dog owners compared to non-owners. Accordingly, this month the MissionVAV.com Drop 5 Program will focus on helping adults lose the extra pounds gained during the past 6 months.
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From silent infection to rapid death: Why are some people more vulnerable to COVID-19?

Two studies published today in Science by an international consortium of researchers provide a first answer to a crucial question: why does the individual vulnerability to COVID-19 vary so much in the population?
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McGill researchers part of international team awarded NIH grant to study causes and predictors of emerging psychosis

Researchers at McGill University are part of a major international study to better understand the cause and effect of psychosis in adolescents and young adults who are at risk for this condition. The research, which is being led by the Department of Psychiatry at Yale University, will be funded by a $52 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
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MNI research associate wins prestigious BBRF Young Investigator Grant

Budhachandra Singh Khundrakpam of The Neuro of McGill University and the National Institute for Mental Health has won a prestigious award from New York-based Brain & Behavior Research Foundation.
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Ten McGillians elected into Canadian Academy of Health Sciences as new Fellows

On September 18, the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (CAHS) announced 77 new Fellows to its ranks, including 10 from McGill. One of the most prestigious honours in the Canadian health sciences community, election to the CAHS recognizes individuals for their leadership in and commitment to their field of expertise. Elections are based on a nominating and peer review process that seeks to recognize those who are marked by a record of substantial accomplishment.
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