Smart wheelchair gives users more autonomy

Smart wheelchair gives users more autonomy

In the 1950s, Canadian inventor George Klein built the first electric wheelchair – considered one of the greatest inventions in the history of Canadian science and engineering. Now Computer Engineering professor Joëlle Pineau is working on advancing Klein’s work with the next generation of user-friendly wheelchairs.

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News

Yannick Nézet-Séguin to get honorary doctorate

Yannick Nézet-Séguin to get honorary doctorate

McGill will present Montreal-born conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin with an honorary degree. The University’s highest honour will be presented to Maestro Nézet-Séguin on May 14, at 3 p.m., at the Maison symphonique de Montréal.

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McGill researchers receive over $7M to fight brain diseases of aging

McGill24 storms in: Nearly $1.4 million raised in 24 hours

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Extra! Extra!

McGill project wins digging into Data Challenge

McGill project wins digging into Data Challenge

Professor Morgan Sonderegger of the Department of Linguistics, is part of an international team that has recently been awarded $897,000 in funding through the Trans-Atlantic Platform Digging into Data Challenge, to develop and apply user-friendly software for large-scale speech analysis, investigating how English speech has changed over time and space, and across dialects.

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McGill duo shortlisted for annual Donner Prize

Nearly $3.8M for Mac’s Farm Management and Technology program

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Kudos

Kaspi awarded FRQNT’s 2017 Prix d’excellence

Kaspi awarded FRQNT’s 2017 Prix d’excellence

McGill’s Vicky Kaspi, renowned international astrophysicist and a leading expert on neutron stars, is one of two recipients of the 2017 Prix d’excellence of the Fonds de recherche du Québec – Nature et technologies. Gilbert Laporte from HEC Montréal is the other winner.

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Catalyst Awards celebrate sustainability leaders

Guggenheim for ant evolutionist

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Athletics

Ogundokun and Daoust named McGill athletes of the year

Ogundokun and Daoust named McGill athletes of the year

Basketball player Dele Ogundokun and hockey’s Melodie Daoust were named male and female athletes of the year, respectively, at the 40th annual McGill varsity sports awards gala on April 9.

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McGill outsmarts Harvard in Covo Cup rugby clash

Overtime heartbreak for hockey Martlets

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Around Campus

Dobson Cup 2017 winners announced

Dobson Cup 2017 winners announced

After months of dedicated preparation, countless business pitches delivered, and entrepreneurial energy abounding, the McGill Dobson Cup 2017 has come to a close, awarding a total of $106,000 in seed funding to the top startups that competed this year.

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Café Collab Showcase to highlight support of diverse student groups

Pedestrians and cyclists to share space on downtown campus

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Other News

Broadbent Institute honours two faculty members

Broadbent Institute honours two faculty members

The Broadbent Institute, Canada’s leading progressive, independent organization championing change through the promotion of democracy, equality and sustainability, has honoured faculty members Cindy Blackstock and Daniel Weinstock.

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Feds pledge $50K for student-designed net-zero energy housing

Beethoven course and concert series explores the man, music and myth

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In the Community

Jim Lund Dental Clinic to continue serving City’s vulnerable citizens

Jim Lund Dental Clinic to continue serving City’s vulnerable citizens

For people on a tight budget dental care is often one of the first things to go by the board as the fees for dental hygiene and maintenance can seem too high. This is why so many people are smiling at the news that the Jim Lund Clinic – Montreal’s first permanent, free dental care clinic – will continue serving the community following the renewal of the innovative partnership between the Faculty of Dentistry and the Welcome Hall Mission

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Celebrating McGill’s role in the community

Reaching out to instil a love of science

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Blog

Weinstein earns CCAE’s Outstanding Achievement Award

Weinstein earns CCAE’s Outstanding Achievement Award

The Canadian Council for the Advancement of Education (CCAE) has bestowed its most prestigious accolade – the Outstanding Achievement Award – on Marc Weinstein, McGill’s Vice-Principal of University Advancement.

Read More → When children see war as better than peace

When children see war as better than peace

For most people, the end of a war offers relief, hope, and an end to violence. This may not be the case for children born of wartime rape, however, who often endure continued brutality in the post-war period.

Read More → From atmospheric chemistry to Academy Award?

From atmospheric chemistry to Academy Award?

Bryan Lee, an M.Sc. student in the Ariya atmospheric and interfacial chemistry research group, has won first prize in NSERC’s Science, Action! Video contest. The contest challenges graduate students in all areas of science and Engineering to produce 60-second videos that explain interesting research in everyday language.

Read More → Power to the people

Power to the people

Without electricity not much gets done these days. That’s why McGill’s best Artificial Intelligence brains are making the electrical grid smarter and more responsive, to avoid outages and accommodate increasing input into the grid from solar and wind power.

Read More → Staying healthy during exams

Staying healthy during exams

Starting today, volunteers from Healthy McGill will be handing out exam care kits containing pens and pencils, chocolate, condoms, ear plugs, bookmarks, tea, key chains, highlighters – and a note of support from a recent McGill grad. The kits will be available in the passageway between the McLennan and Redpath Libraries, on April 12 and April 20, from noon on.

Read More → Disabled employees and their allies event

Disabled employees and their allies event

The objective of this event is to bring together McGill employees with disabilities and their allies to initiate a discussion around issues affecting employees with disabilities at McGill.

Read More → Push on for UNESCO heritage status for Mount Royal

Push on for UNESCO heritage status for Mount Royal

Les amis de la montagne, a group dedicated to protecting and enhancing Mount Royal, has launched a campaign to have the mountain recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. To support the bid, Les Amis, founded more than 30 years ago, is hoping to get more than 30,000 signatures on an online letter of support by April 26, at 11:59 p.m.

Read More → Vimy Ridge: From sacrifice, “the birth of a nation”

Vimy Ridge: From sacrifice, “the birth of a nation”

Although Canada achieved Confederation on July 1, 1867, many people believe that Canada didn’t truly become a nation until April 9, 1917, at the Battle of Vimy Ridge. On April 7, McGill Library will open a commemorative exhibition on the main floor of the McLennan-Redpath Library.

Read More → Matchmaker, matchmaker find me a Buddy

Matchmaker, matchmaker find me a Buddy

Be a mentor with the International Student Services’ Buddy Program – now featuring the largest personalized matching program for new international students of any university in Canada

Read More → We’re Not Done Yet: Major HIV conference

We’re Not Done Yet: Major HIV conference

The Annual Canadian Conference on HIV/AIDS Research will be held in Montreal from April 6 to 9. The conference, led by the Canadian Association for HIV Research, will bring together more than 900 of Canada’s top scientists, physicians and community leaders.

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Profile

Surviving residency

Surviving residency

Dr. Phil Vourtzoumis is currently completing his third year of residency in General Surgery at the McGill University Health Centre. As a senior resident, he has different day-to-day tasks that range from seeing patients in the ward and teaching medical students who are getting acquainted with the hospital dynamic, to performing surgeries in the operating room.

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Carrie Derick: Pioneering educator

Leading medical device entrepreneur joins Dept. of Surgery

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In Focus

On the genetics trail

On the genetics trail

Researchers have identified the genetic mutation responsible for one patient’s serious health problems, finally solving a medical mystery that has endured for over 30 years. Thanks to this discovery, Dr. Donald Vinh has developed a therapy that could also help a lot of people who have problems related to the immune system, whether they are genetic or due to a transplant or an illness.

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Spaghetti Nights Family Workshops: Giving parents a helping hand

Three-minute thesis competition proves less is sometimes more

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Research

BUILD grant breathes life into lung disease research

BUILD grant breathes life into lung disease research

Supported by funding from Boehringer Ingelheim (Canada) Ltd, Carolyn Baglole hopes to unravel the mystery of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, a fatal lung disease that affects some 15,000 Canadians.

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Improving memory with magnets

Encouraging results for patients with aggressive brain cancer

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Acfas

Le Congrès de l’Acfas à McGill, la grande fête du savoir, a besoin de vous!

Le Congrès de l’Acfas à McGill, la grande fête du savoir, a besoin de vous!

Les organisateurs sont à la recherche de quelque 150 bénévoles désireux de fournir leur aide.

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Acfas wants you

Register for the Acfas Congress today

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Obituary

AIDS pioneer Mark Wainberg dies in Florida

AIDS pioneer Mark Wainberg dies in Florida

McGill, the Jewish General Hospital and the global AIDS community lost one of their leading advocates and researchers Tuesday, when Dr. Mark A. Wainberg drowned while on vacation. Wainberg’s research and collaborations on AIDS and HIV, including the initial identification of the 3TC antiretroviral drug, have saved millions of lives around the world.

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In memoriam: Blema Steinberg, professor emerita

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

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