Live 2017

McGill’s Board of Governors has approved the reappointment of Dr. Guy Rouleau as Director of the Montreal Neurological Institute (MNI). His second five-year term begins January 1, 2018.
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Live 2017

In an era of growing complexity in health care practice, simulation allows health professionals to develop clinical, procedural and surgical skills in a safe, technologically-enhanced environment.  Over the past 11 years, the Steinberg Centre for Simulation and Interactive Learning (SCSIL) at McGill’s Faculty of Medicine has hosted over 150,000 learner visits designed to enhance professional training and ultimately lead to better patient outcomes and satisfaction. To ensure that current and future health care professionals are well trained, have the appropriate knowledge, and are able to work as successful members of a team, the Centre relies on dedicated faculty to develop and deliver these highly successful educational activities. This fall, the Sim FacDev Collaborative—the McGill Faculty Development Office, in collaboration with SCSIL—offered two practical simulation-based workshops to support McGill faculty members with the development and integration of simulation-based educational activities into their curriculum.
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Live 2017

McGill@Expo 67, an exhibition at the McGill Library celebrating Expo 67’s 50th anniversary, showcases the University’s rich collections of photographs, souvenirs, drawings and passports from the seminal event. The exhibit closes on Dec. 21.
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Live 2017

With cannabis to be legalized across Canada on July 1, 2018, a host of issues have arisen regarding social, economic and public health concerns that legalization may impact. On Nov. 30, McGill’s Department of Psychiatry held an academic conference to address some of these issues, specifically mental health, especially in young people, as well as the potential use of cannabis as a medicine for neuropsychiatric disorders. In all, some 200 people attended the event, held at the Faculty Club.
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Live 2017

A new partnership between the Structural Genomics Consortium (SGC) and the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital (The Neuro) will use a unique open science framework to help scientists discover new targets for drug development for neurological diseases. The partnership, called NeuroSGC, will initially focus on Parkinson’s disease and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), two of the most common neurodegenerative diseases.
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Live 2017

A unique industry-academia partnership will increase the rate at which promising drug compounds can be tested as potential treatments for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a disease with no known cure that affects 200,000 people worldwide. The partnership between The Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital (MNI) and Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited (Takeda) will allow compounds developed by Takeda scientists to be tested on cell lines produced at the MNI.
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Live 2017

McGill has been awarded nine new Canada Research Chairs (CRC) and five renewals, for a total investment of $9.7 million in research and development. The new and renewed chairs come from across the university and their studies range widely, from the neural basis of brain disorders to the geology of fault lines. Every year, the federal government invests approximately $265 million through the CRC Program to help postsecondary institutions attract and retain the world’s most accomplished and promising minds.
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Live 2017

In a recent opinion piece for Infectious Disease Hub, Dr. Nitika Pant Pai, Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine, Medical Scientist at the RI-MUHC and Founder/President of the RI-MUHC start-up Sympact-X, gives a succinct review of the HIV self-testing strategy that has developed over the last five years. The question that now comes to mind is whether HIV self-testing will end the HIV epidemic.
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Live 2017

The product of a collaboration between the McGill University Faculty of Medicine’s School of Communication Sciences and Disorders, McGill Student Health Services and McGill’s Social Equity and Diversity Education (SEDE) Office, voice and communication training workshops developed for the transgender student population will be held on November 30 and December 7.
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Live 2017

The federal government is drafting the 2018 budget. As part of the process, people are being asked to answer a series of online questions regarding how to optimize government spending. Broken down into four themes (Progress for the Middle Class; the Economy of Tomorrow; Lifelong Learning; and Gender Equality), the short surveys (3 – 4 questions per theme) include topics like funding for scientific research and increased STEM training. Take 10 minutes and let your voice be heard.
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