CFI invests $4.2 million to boost 23 McGill research projects

CFI invests $4.2 million to boost 23 McGill research projects

At Laurentian University today, the Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science, announced a total investment of $52 million from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) John R. Evans Leaders Fund for 220 new infrastructure projects nationally. Among the 51 universities across the country with funded projects, McGill leads the pack with an impressive number—23 projects totaling $4.2 million—in this latest round of the funding competition.

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Obituary

Tributes pour in for “extraordinarily kind” McGill grad killed in attack

Tributes pour in for “extraordinarily kind” McGill grad killed in attack

In the wake of the deadly attack in Burkina Faso, Tammy Chen, BEd’07, is being remembered for her kindness and passion for teaching – and her deep commitment to helping others.

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Former McGillian and NHL administrator Bryan Murray dies at 74

Jack Rabinovitch, founder of the Giller Prize, dead at 87

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Extra! Extra!

Reverend John Weir Foote: The hero of the Dieppe Raid

Reverend John Weir Foote: The hero of the Dieppe Raid

August 19 marks the 75th anniversary of the Dieppe Raid, a pivotal moment in the Second World War. John Weir Foote, a former McGill student, became a legend that day, saving dozens of wounded soldiers in the face or murderous enemy fire.

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The limits of multicultural universities for Indigenous peoples

Scholars at Risk offers refuge – and a voice – to persecuted scholars

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News

Study calls for targeted screening of high-risk healthcare workers for TB

Study calls for targeted screening of high-risk healthcare workers for TB

Tuberculosis is a recognized hazard for healthcare workers, but the annual screening strategy currently in place in Canada and the United States is costly with very limited health benefits and should be reconsidered, according to a new study led by a team from the RI-MUHC. The findings suggest health agencies in North America should consider switching to a targeted strategy focusing on high-risk healthcare workers only.

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Fleuve-Montagne pathway gets official opening

McGill grad Jennifer Sidey becomes Canada’s newest astronaut

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Around Campus

Huge crowd expected on Lower Campus for solar eclipse

Huge crowd expected on Lower Campus for solar eclipse

A partial solar eclipse will be viewable from Montreal on August 21. AstroMcGill will hold an eclipse-watching party on the Lower Field of the McGill Campus. Special solar telescopes will be available to observe the sun, free eclipse glasses as well as a live stream of the total eclipse.

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Bridging the healthcare divide by maintaining the human connection

Science meets art – on a wall in Strathcona Anatomy and Dentistry

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In Focus

Desautels welcomes new cohort of Masters of Management in Finance

Desautels welcomes new cohort of Masters of Management in Finance

The Desautels Faculty of Management welcomed its second cohort of Masters of Management in Finance (MMF) students in July, which was selected from among 576 applicants. The MMF degree is a pre-experience, twelve-month specialized program in finance.

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Dobson Foundation donates $2M to support McGill entrepreneurship

The Neuro to create world’s first ALS Phase 1 clinical trial unit

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Other News

McGill grad Julie Payette named Canada’s next Governor General

McGill grad Julie Payette named Canada’s next Governor General

Former astronaut and McGill grad Julie Payette (BEng86) will be Canada’s next Governor General. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (BA94) made the announcement Thursday, July 13.

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Research in the park

Construction of the house of the future kicks off at Loyola

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Kudos

Derevensky honoured by National Council on Problem Gambling

Derevensky honoured by National Council on Problem Gambling

Jeffrey Derevensky was awarded the Lifetime Research Award by the U.S. National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG), in recognition of his exceptional achievements in the field of gambling research.

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Physiology profs appointed Mathematical Biology fellows

McGill trio named among the world’s top young scientists by WEF

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Blog

The McGill effect

The McGill effect

As part of the University’s ongoing celebration of Montreal’s 375th and Canada’s 150th anniversaries, a new display in the James Administration Building lobby highlights some of the ways McGillians have made an impact on our city and our country.

Read More → Prof. Eleanor Stubley (1960-2017)

Prof. Eleanor Stubley (1960-2017)

The McGill and Montreal music communities are mourning the loss of a beloved member. Schulich School of Music professor Eleanor Stubley has died at age 57. Professor Stubley conducted ensembles around the world, and was the longstanding musical director of Montreal’s Yellow Door Choir, which raised money and awareness for local social justice organizations.

Read More → Unsung hero of Dunkirk evacuation a former McGill student

Unsung hero of Dunkirk evacuation a former McGill student

A block buster film about the evacuation from the beach at Dunkirk doesn’t mention one of the most heroic naval officers there – a McGill engineering student from Pointe-Claire named James Campbell Clouston. Clouston played a key role in the evacuation of the beach and is credited with saving hundreds of thousands of lives. But his name is not generally known to McGillians or the world.

Read More → Leacock Terrace soon to be new study and gathering space

Leacock Terrace soon to be new study and gathering space

You may find it hard to believe right now but the large fenced-off area to the east of the Leacock Building will be a lot more welcoming in just a few months. Staff and students will be able to enjoy a much more visually attractive space, with more and better-configured seating areas, improved lighting, electrical outlets and USB ports.

Read More → International Congress on Whole Person Care

International Congress on Whole Person Care

This unique conference hosted by McGill’s Faculty of Medicine and Programs in Whole Person Care will change and reinvigorate your understanding and practice of health care, whether you are a physician, a nurse or other allied health professional, or whether you work in primary care or in a quaternary health care centre.

Read More → CIHR wants to hear from you: Your research in 150 words

CIHR wants to hear from you: Your research in 150 words

As part of the Canada 150 celebrations, CIHR would like to feature your work in a showcase of the life-changing research being conducted right here in Canada.

Read More → Ecological economics award for MSE prof

Ecological economics award for MSE prof

Peter Brown has been honored for “Economics for the Anthropocene,” a PhD program focused on environmental impacts caused by human intervention, including mass extinctions of plants and animals, pollution of the oceans and changes to the atmosphere.

Read More → Mac Paddle Shack opens for paddlers of all ages

Mac Paddle Shack opens for paddlers of all ages

The Mac Paddle Shack is operated by Mac Athletics and Recreation for the McGill community, as well as the public, and offers kayak, stand up paddle board, canoe rentals and classes in paddling and paddle board yoga classes. The classes are run out of an innovative structure made of recycled shipping containers.

Read More → Crafting a better beer

Crafting a better beer

Canada’s extensive malting and brewing industry could get a further boost from new insight into the science of malting.

Read More → Time will stand still for Roddick Gates clocks

Time will stand still for Roddick Gates clocks

The iconic clocks and bells of the Roddick Gates will be turned off until October 2017, while the work is done around the Gates.

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In the Community

McGill Symphony Orchestra to take part in Mount Royal mega-concert

McGill Symphony Orchestra to take part in Mount Royal mega-concert

On August 19, the eastern flank of Mount Royal will become an outdoor amphitheatre for “Montréal Symphonique” It’s a free performance of major artists and Montréal’s three great orchestras – the McGill Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal, and the Orchestre Métropolitain, under the direction of Simon Leclerc.

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Opening the door to new possibilities

First MasterCard Foundation Scholars graduate

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Profile

Helping grad students go the extra mile

Helping grad students go the extra mile

Faith and Kendall Wallis, both double McGill alumni who have spent their working lives at the University, give back through the creation of the History and Classical Studies Graduate Excellence Fund.

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Thomas Roddick, antisepsis and the birth of modern surgery at McGill

Hall of Fame athletic therapist set to retire after 35 years

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Research

New research offers hope for faster acting antidepressants

New research offers hope for faster acting antidepressants

For people suffering from depression, a day without treatment can seem like a lifetime. A new study explains why the most commonly prescribed antidepressants can take as long as six weeks to have an effect. The findings could one day lead to more effective and faster acting drugs.

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Brains are more plastic than we thought

How a few drops of blood led to a breakthrough in immunology

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Notes from the field

Searching for Arctic pollinators

Searching for Arctic pollinators

Just finishing his first year as Dean of Students, Chris Buddle could probably use a little downtime, right? Well, for the award-winning researcher and professor in the Department of Natural Resource Sciences, downtime means heading to the Arctic tundra to study pollination with graduate student, Vinko Culjak Mathieu.

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BrainReach North Visits Odanak Science Fair

Collective entrepreneurship for a better future

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Athletics

McGill lands international superstar to coach women’s rugby

McGill lands international superstar to coach women’s rugby

Magali Harvey, a member of the Canadian national women’s rugby team for the past eight years, has been appointed head coach of the McGill women’s program. Harvey was named player of the year in 2014 by the International Rugby Board.

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McGill Sports Hall of Fame induction class for 2017 announced

McGill grads named to Canadian rugby squad

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