Live 2020

Over 700 people including nursing students, their family members and friends, faculty members and distinguished guests logged on to YouTube for the sixth annual and first-ever virtual edition of the Nursing Professionalism Ceremony on October 15, 2020.
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Live 2020

In fall 2019, Dr. Patricia Silveira, Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at McGill University and interim Scientific Director at the Ludmer Centre for Neuroinformatics & Mental Health, was invited to join the National Scientific Council on the Developing Child as a core member. The Council, which translates scientific concepts on child development to the public and policymakers, is based out of the Harvard School of Medicine and has a North America-wide mandate. Dr. Silveira recently took some time to chat with us to discuss the Council and its recent paper.
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Experiences of burnout and career dissatisfaction may occur along a medical professional’s career trajectory, so two residents are carrying out a new initiative to address burnout among their medical colleagues. The “IMthere4U” Resident Mentorship and Wellness Program was launched on July 1, 2020 and required recruitment of 29 senior residents and 20 faculty mentors.
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Dr. Dolly Dastoor has contributed generously to the field of dementia and her generosity how now touched McGill, with the creation of a scholarship in her name that combines dementia research with physical and occupational therapy. The Dolly Dastoor Research Award was established this year by Dastoor and family, on the occasion of her 80th birthday, to support a graduate student enrolled in the School of Physical and Occupational Therapy.
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The future health and development of an unborn child is profoundly affected by the mental health of the mother during pregnancy. Dr. Kieran O’Donnell believes that better support for women who need help to boost their mood during pregnancy can have vital and lasting effects in bolstering the brain health of their offspring through early childhood and adolescence into adulthood.
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Today the Association québécoise de l’industrie du cannabis (AQIC) and the McGill Research Centre for Cannabis announced the launch of a cannabidiol (CBD) Research Partnership Fund to mark the second anniversary of cannabis legalization in Canada. The project will further the science around the safety and efficacy of CBD for medical application. These funds will be used to support a cutting-edge CBD research project identified by an initial Call for Research Proposals through the Centre, led by Professor Carolyn Baglole, Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine at McGill University.
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Canada had a rocky start to the COVID-19 pandemic, especially in Quebec and Ontario. But public health officials, governments, researchers, and individual citizens worked together and mobilized their efforts, knowledge, and expertise to get through the first wave of the pandemic in better shape than many other countries. What is the prognosis for Canada and the world in winning the battle against COVID-19 in the short and long term?
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In your average classroom, two out of 30 children and teens struggle with a condition you’ve never heard of—developmental language disorder. On Monday, Oct. 26, McGill’s School of Communication Sciences and Disorders is hosting a panel discussion with international experts on DLD to raise awareness about this hidden disorder.
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Live 2020

Earlier today, QYNAPSE Inc. of Paris, France, announced it had completed the acquisition of Canada’s True Positive Medical Devices Inc. (TPMD), a spin-off company from McGill University and Laval University originally launched in 2011. TPMD got its start based on technology developed by McGill’s Biomedical Engineering Professor Louis Collins and Laval Professor Simon Duchesne. The new company will be called Qynapse Canada Inc. Terms for the deal were not disclosed.
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Two researchers from The Neuro, with collaborators from the StoP-AD Centre at the Douglas Mental Health University Institute and the Quebec Artificial Intelligence Institute, will lead a research program centered on an emerging field of neuroscience thanks to a grant from the National Institutes of Health/National Institute of Aging (NIH/NIA) in the USA.
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