Bookstore changes name, moves to new locations

Bookstore changes name, moves to new locations

Now to be called Bookstore/Librairie Le James, the retail facility that supplies books, study materials and McGill-branded merchandise will soon set up shop in two locations: an academic-oriented store 3544 avenue du Parc, across the street from New Residence Hall, and a lifestyle-oriented shop at 680 Sherbrooke St., adjacent to the entrance of 688 Sherbrooke, in premises that used to house a copying store.

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In Focus

Asthma can’t take the wind out of Yvan Martineau’s sails

Asthma can’t take the wind out of Yvan Martineau’s sails

Life is often a series of opportunities, obstacles, efforts and accomplishments. Yvan Martineau, a Quebec journalist and TV host, who is passionate about sports and travel, recently spoke to the MUHC’s Fabienne Landry about his life journey and his 20-year relationship with the people at the Montreal Chest Institute.

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L’asthme, un obstacle à la performance? Pas pour Yvan Martineau

Shedding light on the genetic causes of cerebral palsy

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Other News

Scientists create a new way to categorize music

Scientists create a new way to categorize music

A team of scientists from McGill, the University of Cambridge, and Stanford Graduate School of Business developed a new method of coding and categorizing music. They found that people’s preference for these musical categories is driven by personality. The researchers say the findings have important implications for industry and health professionals.

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Celebrating 40 years of Family Medicine at McGill

Wildfires not enough to stop Fort McMurray Four

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Athletics

FAEQ awards $30,000 in bursaries to incoming McGill student-athletes

FAEQ awards $30,000 in bursaries to incoming McGill student-athletes

Six incoming freshmen to McGill have been pegged to share $30,000 and are among the 35 recipients of recruitment bursaries totalling $165,000, announced last week by the Quebec Foundation for Athletic Excellence. The amount includes five awards of $3,000 apiece, distributed to Canadians from outside Quebec who have chosen to pursue their educational and athletic careers in a Quebec university.

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Labrecque and Daoust named McGill athletes of the year

Seniors Sylla and Ros shine in Martlets’ CIS quarter-finals win

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Around Campus

New wrinkles to age-old Convocation tradition

New wrinkles to age-old Convocation tradition

Registrar Kathleen Massey sounds remarkably chipper for someone who is responsible for planning Convocation – one of the most logistically challenging events on the University calendar. Chipper, but not naïve. “We understand that this is a major challenge,” says Massey.

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Draft Sexual Violence Policy focuses on supporting survivors

Accomplished women in academia share their experiences

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Profile

Staff profile: David Nguyen, Senior Grants and Agreements Officer

Staff profile: David Nguyen, Senior Grants and Agreements Officer

One of McGill’s strategic goals is to continue to grow its research funding from outside agencies, and David Nguyen is part of the team working tirelessly to realize this goal. As a Senior Grants and Agreements Officer, Nguyen works on matching McGill researchers with large-scale grants and partnerships, usually involving multiple stakeholders on all sides.

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Lorsque les soins palliatifs inspirent la vie

Student-athletes hit stride when pressure is greatest

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Kudos

Fortier, Ragan part of Advisory Council on Economic Growth

Fortier, Ragan part of Advisory Council on Economic Growth

Principal Suzanne Fortier showed up late for the Board of Governors meeting Monday afternoon, but she had a good excuse. She had just raced from Meech Lake to Montreal, after participating in the inaugural meeting of federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau’s Advisory Council on Economic Growth, of which she is a newly minted member.The other McGillian on the Council is Economics Professor Christopher Ragan.

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Joelle Pineau named CIFAR Fellow

Graham Bell elected Fellow of the Royal Society

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Higher Education

External partnerships: Research boon or burden?

External partnerships: Research boon or burden?

For university researchers wary of collaborating with industry and other organizations, the push toward partnerships by funding agencies and governments may feel more like a hard, sharp shove. But what do private- or public-sector collaborations really mean for already overstretched academics?

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Millennials and entrepreneurship

Educated entrepreneurs: check the stats, not the stereotype

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Blog

Tenure time

Tenure time

The tenure application process is long and rigorous – and for 43 assistant professors and seven assistant librarians, all that work just paid off.

Read More → May 24: Trick or Treaty documentary

May 24: Trick or Treaty documentary

This feature documentary by acclaimed filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin profiles Indigenous leaders in their quest for justice as they seek to establish dialogue with the Canadian government.

Read More → Going beyond myCourses

Going beyond myCourses

This May 26 webinar will introduce participants to other educational technologies that can be used to support content, assessment, interaction and course management.

Read More → Mac Market vegetable transplant sale

Mac Market vegetable transplant sale

The Mac Market transplant sale offers a variety of vegetables sold in packs of six plants. Order yours today.

Read More → Write your way to success

Write your way to success

Does your dream career require strong writing skills? Polish your writing with experienced experts at the McGill Writing Centre.

Read More → Apply to the Sustainability Projects Fund

Apply to the Sustainability Projects Fund

Have an idea that could impact sustainability at McGill? Apply for the Sustainability Projects Fund (SPF), a seed fund for projects that contribute to a culture of sustainability on McGill’s campuses.

Read More → New IT Security course available in myCourses

New IT Security course available in myCourses

IT Services is offering the SANS Video Library to all staff and faculty. This self-paced program includes a set of short educational videos and newsletters concerning IT Security.

Read More → Indigenous Science Futures in the works

Indigenous Science Futures in the works

As part of the opening discussions regarding a new Indigenous educational initiative, representatives from McGill’s Faculties of Education and Medicine met last week with First Nations and Inuit educators and Indigenous partners.

Read More → Alive against all odds

Alive against all odds

Two years ago, Amélie Bourassa, 28-weeks pregnant and sick with pneumonia, was rushed to the Royal Vic Hospital. As her condition deteriorated, Bourassa was fighting for her life. Read how doctors saved her life and that of her daughter Florence Marcil.

Read More → Nominations open for Principal’s Awards

Nominations open for Principal’s Awards

Do you have an outstanding colleague who deserves special recognition? Nominate them for a Principal’s Award for Administrative and Support Staff.

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Research

Mechanism that reduces effect of cocaine on brain discovered

Mechanism that reduces effect of cocaine on brain discovered

A type of brain cell known as microglia plays a key role in reducing the effects of cocaine in the brain, according to a major study by a team from the RI-MUHC. The finding offers hope for development of a new approach to prevent drug use relapses.

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Brûler les graisses, pas les stocker

Converting cells to burn fat, not store it

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Extra! Extra!

“Uber totally misplayed its hand,” says prof

“Uber totally misplayed its hand,” says prof

Uber did not fully account for Quebec’s political and cultural reality, says Richard Shearmur, a professor at McGill’s School of Urban Planning. Shearmur believes that the company should have been more conciliatory.

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When palliative care inspires life

Ten professors promoted, one recruited

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News

Montreal becomes hub for “simnovation”

Montreal becomes hub for “simnovation”

More than 100 of the world’s most brilliant thinkers, representing a diverse cross-section of disciplines gathered at the Omni hotel in Montreal on May 5-6, 2016 to take part in the inaugural Simnovate International Summit. The Summit encouraged participants to immerse themselves in the spirit of breaking conventions and developing new directions for health care by temporarily leaving their day jobs behind and becoming “simnovaters.”

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Alzheimer’s disease: It takes two (proteins) to tango

Deux protéines « catalysent » l’Alzheimer

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In the Community

Young teachers learn to reach youth  through art

Young teachers learn to reach youth through art

Student teachers with McGill’s Faculty of Education learned about engaging youth in arts-based initiatives in local community centres through Dr. Fiona J. Benson’s hands-on special topics course EDEC 300: Art In-Community: Learning from Doing Pop-Up Art with Youth.

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Save one life, save the world

McGill students raise $17,000 for the homeless

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Entre Nous

Not all fun and games

Not all fun and games

Dr. Jeff Wiseman, an Internal Medicine physician at the Royal Victoria Hospital of the McGill University Health Centre is currently developing a serious medical smartphone-based game called The Deteriorating Patient with the aim of helping medical students learn how to stabilize severely ill patients when on call.

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Les jeux sérieux aident sérieusement l’enseignement de la médecine

Whither Canada: In conversation with ex-diplomat, Colin Robertson

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