McGill gets $91.5M in CIHR funding

McGill gets $91.5M in CIHR funding

Researchers from McGill and its hospital-affiliated research institutes have been awarded $91.5 million in grants in the latest round of funding by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR).

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In Focus

Practice doesn’t always make perfect (depending on your brain)

Practice doesn’t always make perfect (depending on your brain)

How do you get to Carnegie Hall? New research on the brain’s capacity to learn suggests there’s more to it than the adage that “practise makes perfect.” A music-training study by scientists at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital – The Neuro, at McGill University and colleagues in Germany found evidence to distinguish the parts of the brain that account for individual talent from the parts that are activated through training.

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HIV uses the immune system’s own tools to suppress it

City, province pump money into QI

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Research

MUHC conducts first islet cell transplant in Quebec

MUHC conducts first islet cell transplant in Quebec

The MUHC has conducted the first islet cell transplant in Quebec. The breakthrough was made at the Glen site of the MUHC after the complex process of isolating islet cells from a donor pancreas was achieved at the MUHC Human Islet Transplant Laboratory

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Is your catch of the day high on cocaine?

A glimmer of hope for patients with leukodystrophies

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Kudos

Dori Yeats wrestles her way to Pan Am gold

Dori Yeats wrestles her way to Pan Am gold

Dori Yeats, a 21-year-old civil engineering freshman, made the move from the artistry of competitive gymnastics to the grind of freestyle wrestling at age 14. The move has proven a good one as, on Friday, Yeats won Pan Am Games gold.

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12 McGillians named in Order of Canada list

Tremblay named to Ordre National du Québec

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Athletics

Butterfly specialist Mehain wins world championship bronze

Butterfly specialist Mehain wins world championship bronze

Sarah Mehain, a swimmer from McGill, won a bronze medal in the 50-metre butterfly (S7 category) at the International Paralympic Committee world swimming championships in Glasgow, Friday.

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McGill duo nominated for CIS athlete of the year

McNicoll and Sylla named McGill athletes of the year

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In the Community

Picture perfect day for Glen site inauguration party

Picture perfect day for Glen site inauguration party

Under the piercing blue sky of a perfect summer day, thousands and thousands of Montrealers walked three kilometres from Dawson College to the new MUHC Glen site on Saturday to join in the ribbon-cutting for the new, state-of-the-art hospital.

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E-scheduler cuts wait times for chemotherapy in half at Segal Cancer Centre

Clean ride mapper: Cycling the less polluted routes

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Budget Corner

McGill’s next budget: Cost-cutting measures maintained

McGill’s next budget: Cost-cutting measures maintained

While McGill’s cost-cutting measures will remain in place, staff salary commitments will be honoured and work will soon begin to modernize McGill’s buildings and IT infrastructure, Provost Anthony C. Masi told Senate in his annual budget presentation on April 22.

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Around Campus

Spring 2015 Convocation in pictures

Spring 2015 Convocation in pictures

Convocation is the happiest time of the year at McGill. We’ve tried to catch as many of the smiles as we could.

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Convocation 2015: Celebrate today, bring on tomorrow

Awards celebrate equity and community building at McGill

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Blog

CFI invests $1.2 million to boost McGill research excellence

CFI invests $1.2 million to boost McGill research excellence

More than $1.2 million in funding from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) was announced today for infrastructure to support 12 innovative research projects at McGill. Professor Nicole Li, from the Faculty of Medicine’s School of Communications Sciences and Disorders, is one of the McGill researchers who will benefit from this funding. Prof. Li’s team is developing computational models to treat voice afflictions.

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Getting started with the CCV and Uniweb

A hands-on walk-through of the Canadian Common CV (CCV) system and McGill’s Uniweb will be offered by the Office of Sponsored Research on Wednesday, Aug. 26, at 10 a.m. at the School of Continuing Studies.

Read More → Organizational changes among steps taken to address UGME accreditation issues

Organizational changes among steps taken to address UGME accreditation issues

Dean of Medicine and Vice-Principal of Health Affairs David Eidelman has announced organizational changes as part of the action plan to address accreditation issues identified in a recent review of the Faculty’s Undergraduate Medical Education (UGME) program.

Read More → Join the McGill-Centraide Organizing Committee

Join the McGill-Centraide Organizing Committee

Motivated, fun-loving and results-oriented people are needed to join the 2015 McGill-Centraide Organizing Committee.

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Information session on SSHRC Insight Grants

The Office of Sponsored Research (OSR) is organizing an information session regarding the upcoming SSHRC Insight Grants competition on Monday, August 31.

Read More → Join McGill’s Answer for Cancer team

Join McGill’s Answer for Cancer team

On Sunday, October 4, members of our community will walk and run in the 2015 Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure in Montreal. Join the team and join in the training sessions in advance of the run.

Read More → The Smart Palate cooks up winning recipe

The Smart Palate cooks up winning recipe

The Smart Palate, a cookbook that is raising funds for cancer research at McGill’s Rosalind and Morris Goodman Cancer Research Centre, has won a pair of prestigious prizes at the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards 2015, in Yantai, China.

Read More → Ambitious aging study attracts 50,000 participants

Ambitious aging study attracts 50,000 participants

The Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging (CLSA), one of the most comprehensive studies ever conducted on aging, has reached its goal of 50,000 participants.

Read More → July 7: Tour of McGill’s Edible Campus garden

July 7: Tour of McGill’s Edible Campus garden

On July 7, discover McGill’s award-winning Edible Campus garden – a fertile oasis surrounding Burnside Hall that has supplied Montrealers with limited mobility with thousands of kilograms of fresh fruits, vegetables and herbs since its inception in 2007.

Read More → Arts portico repairs under way

Arts portico repairs under way

Repairs have begun to the iconic portico at the front entrance to the Arts Building. Scaffolding was erected Thursday, June 25, for a project expected to take between 3-5 months.

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Other News

McGill teams take top honours at prestigious food competition

McGill teams take top honours at prestigious food competition

Two teams of students from McGill’s Food Sciences program captured first prizes Monday night at the prestigious International Food Technologists annual competition, held this year in Chicago.

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Coast-to-coast collaborative creation

$27M in NSERC funding for long-term research

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News

Principal Fortier gets hon doc from University of Glasgow

Principal Fortier gets hon doc from University of Glasgow

In recognition of her academic leadership and to honour the important intellectual and research ties that bind the two universities, McGill Principal and Vice-Chancellor, Professor Suzanne Fortier was awarded an Honorary Doctorate by the University of Glasgow during Commemoration Day Ceremonies today in Glasgow.

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Brain research gets $6-million boost

McGill gets $100 million in research infrastructure support

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Profile

A man (and a dog) on a mission

A man (and a dog) on a mission

Earlier today, Thibault Trancart became the first blind person to graduate from the Desautels Faculty of Management. Trancart was accompanied across the stage by professor Richard Donovan and his faithful service dog, Fiona.

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Going local, in ancient Greece

Hannah Taylor: Wrong turn sets her on the right path

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Point of View

Meaningful change takes time and effort, Medical student says

Meaningful change takes time and effort, Medical student says

First-year medical student Mary Koziol writes about what the 2-year probation period of the undergraduate medical program means to her and her fellow students.

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50 years later: Memories of JFK

50 years later: What the JFK assassination meant to different generations

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Entre Nous

Outgoing Provost reflects on his 10 years

Outgoing Provost reflects on his 10 years

Provost Anthony C. Masi’s second five-year term comes to an end June 30. He will be succeeded by outgoing Dean of Arts Christopher Manfredi. Masi has spent 36 years at McGill, as a Professor of Sociology, as Chief Information Officer and as Deputy Provost and Provost. As Provost, Prof Masi has had oversight for both the McGill’s academic mission and the University’s budget. He sat down with The Reporter for a look back and a look ahead.

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To vaccinate or not to vaccinate? That is the question

Education students grow from work with SEDE

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