A boost for cutting-edge research

A boost for cutting-edge research

The Canada Foundation for Innovation has awarded McGill researchers over $4.5 million for state-of-the-art research equipment and facilities. The funding will enable our world-class researchers to further innovate in areas as diverse as personalized medicine in the fight against ovarian cancer, 3D printing to generate artificial organs, developing responses to environmental pollution and manufacturing better devices for clean energy generation and storage.

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Other News

Montreal is world’s #1 student city

Montreal is world’s #1 student city

McGill’s hometown overtakes Paris in the 2017 QS Best Student Cities ranking. Montreal’s big jump from last year’s seventh-place reflects the city’s recent economic progress, as well as a strong performance in a new category that surveyed 18,000 international students about their university life and learning experiences.

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McGill surpasses Centraide goal – again

Microsoft to grow Montreal AI ecosystem

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In Focus

A carbon-neutral McGill? Have your say and join the conversation

A carbon-neutral McGill? Have your say and join the conversation

After six months, 11 consultation events, and hundreds of ideas gathered online and in person, the McGill Office of Sustainability (MOOS) is inviting the McGill community to share their thoughts on possible targets for the Vision 2020 Sustainability and Climate Action Plan.

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Macdonald Campus tells its story on Founder’s Day

McGill repeats as winner of Bank of Canada’s Governor’s Challenge

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Around Campus

All-nighters for culture vultures and science buffs at McGill’s Nuit Blanche

All-nighters for culture vultures and science buffs at McGill’s Nuit Blanche

McGill will be taking part in this year’s Nuit Blanche à Montréal, with a selection of tours and activities open to the public that feature everything from monumental sculptures and foreboding dinosaurs to Egyptian mummies and after-hours chemistry demonstrations.

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The right to be yourself

McGill ready to respond to Executive Order restricting travel

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News

Higher standards needed for human clinical drug trials

Higher standards needed for human clinical drug trials

A recent commentary written by McGill’s Dr. Jonathan Kimmelman and colleagues, argues that some painful procedures used in clinical trials, such as serial biopsies of patients with advanced cancer seeking treatment are not well thought out, leading to unnecessary burden for patients in trials.

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McGillians named as parliamentary secretaries, members of PM’s Youth Council

Board approves new V-P communications

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In the Community

Conversations with Muslims: Overcoming fear of the “other”

Conversations with Muslims: Overcoming fear of the “other”

Last night close to 80 people got together at the School of Social Work to try to better understand each other in the aftermath of the horrific shooting at the Centre Cultural Islamique de Québec, a Quebec City mosque, that left six men dead and 19 injured.

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Lucy Lach named to the Board of Dans la rue

Dance and medicine come together in support of unique therapy

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Extra! Extra!

McGill selects Mercer as partner for Workday implementation

McGill selects Mercer as partner for Workday implementation

Workday will replace McGill’s Banner HR and Payroll One-time Payment System tools as the new McGill human resources and academic personnel management software. Mercer was chosen through a detailed selection process established by Procurement Services to assist McGill’s Recruitment to Retirement program team with the deployment of Workday.

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Short-term housing app wins student tech idea pitch competition

Put the kettle on: Reaping the benefits from a hot cup of tea

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Kudos

McGill mathematics prof awarded Sloan Fellowship

McGill mathematics prof awarded Sloan Fellowship

Maksym Radziwill, an Assistant Professor in McGill’s Department of Mathematics and Statistics, has been awarded the prestigious Sloan Research Fellowship. Radziwill is considered one of the emerging research leaders among a new generation of analytic number theorists.

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Nine innovative projects backed by NSERC Strategic Partnership Grants

Tomislav Friščić awarded NSERC’s Steacie Memorial Fellowship

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Blog

Young chefs take third place at annual Iron Chef Competition

Young chefs take third place at annual Iron Chef Competition

A team of McGill undergrads won “Best Main Course” and placed third overall at the annual Inter-University Iron Chef Competition at New College at the University of Toronto this past weekend. The University of Massachusetts Amherst took first and host U of T came in second.

Read More → New building signs first phase of exterior signage facelift

New building signs first phase of exterior signage facelift

New font, new materials, new design. You may have noticed that building signs on McGill’s downtown campus have a new look (with those at Macdonald Campus soon to follow). Most of the signs now include only the name of the building and its address, a modern design practice observed at leading North American universities.

Read More → “It’s time to take our journalism back”

“It’s time to take our journalism back”

Award-winning journalist Anna Maria Tremonti told the audience at this year’s F.R. Scott Lecture that it’s a great time to be a journalist. “Alternative facts” and “fake news,” she says, will lead to a search for the real stories. That will revitalize and relaunch the news media.

Read More → Beatrice Yeung: McGill’s newest Rhodes Scholar

Beatrice Yeung: McGill’s newest Rhodes Scholar

Beatrice Yeung is the most recent addition to McGill’s long list of Rhodes Scholars. That brings McGill’s complement to this year’s crop of Rhodes scholars to three.

Read More → Musician, heal thyself

Musician, heal thyself

Running from Feb. 13 to 19, Musicians’ Health Awareness Week 2017 will focus on the physical and psychological pitfalls sometimes associated with being a musician, and the strategies one can employ to avoid them.

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AMUSE Floor Fellows / Negotiation update

On Feb. 6, representatives of the Union and McGill met in the presence of the Arbitrator appointed by the Ministry of Labour, to establish their positions and discuss next steps for negotiations on a first collective agreement.

Read More → Online course goes in depth on Quebec’s North

Online course goes in depth on Quebec’s North

A new MOOC, Northern Quebec: Issues, Spaces, and Cultures is being offered by the Institut Nordique du Quebec, which is a tripartite partnership between McGill, Université Laval, and l’Institut national de la recherche scientifique.

Read More → Law students, faculty step up for rights following shootings, travel ban

Law students, faculty step up for rights following shootings, travel ban

McGill Law students are rallying and harnessing support for people affected by U.S. President Donald Trump’s travel ban on citizens from seven Muslim-majority nations.

Read More → McGill condemns violence against Muslims

McGill condemns violence against Muslims

The attack at a mosque in Quebec City Sunday evening resulting in the killing of six people and the wounding of many others is a shocking, tragic event. McGill University, a community that celebrates diversity in all its forms, stands in solidarity with members of the Muslim community.

Read More → Making people smile wherever they go

Making people smile wherever they go

Over the course of the next two weeks, a team of McGill Dentistry professors and students will be greeted with hugs, handshakes, tears of joy – and, of course, smiles, countless smiles – as it travels to Nicaragua to provide free dental care to hundreds of impoverished people.

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Research

A prescription with legs!

A prescription with legs!

A study from the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) shows that physician-delivered step count prescriptions, combined with the use of a pedometer, can lead to a 20 per cent increase in daily steps, as well as measurable health benefits, such as lower blood sugar and lower insulin resistance, for patients with hypertension and/or type 2 diabetes.

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Targeting biological clock could slow progression of cancer

Encyclopedia highlights traditional animal foods of Indigenous Peoples

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Athletics

Synchro team hopes to keep riding wave of success at Nationals

Synchro team hopes to keep riding wave of success at Nationals

The McGill synchronized swimming team is enjoying a stretch of dominance on water rivalled only perhaps by the 19th Century British Royal Navy. This weekend, the synchro team has its sights set on winning its fourth-straight National championship.

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McGill finishes 2nd overall at RSEQ swim championships

McGill grad Gillian Florence heading to Rugby Canada Hall of Fame

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Obituary

In memoriam: Blema Steinberg, professor emerita

In memoriam: Blema Steinberg, professor emerita

McGill professor emerita Blema Steinberg has passed away following a brief illness. In addition to teaching in the Department of Political Science for more than 40 years, she was a practicing psychoanalyst and a visionary philanthropist.

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Flag at half-staff to honour Cohen, fund established in his honour

McGill Governor Emeritus Ian A. Soutar passes away

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Entre Nous

Ilya Poletaev on the genius of George Enescu

Ilya Poletaev on the genius of George Enescu

Schulich School of Music professor Ilya Poletaev has organized a four-concert celebration of the works of famed Romanian composer George Enescu.

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Davos 2017: Andrew Gonzalez on building more sustainable cities

The neuroscience of HIV

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Four Burning Questions

Ivan Oransky on publication practices and academic fraud

Ivan Oransky on publication practices and academic fraud

On Feb. 3, Dr. Ivan Oransky will be deliver a lecture on whether academic fraud is on the rise, and the growth of post-publication peer review. The event is open to all.

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Davos 2017: Elena Bennett on hope and sustainability

Davos 2017: Graham MacDonald on global food systems

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