Canada-wide movement to improve pediatric cancer treatment


In an effort to accelerate research breakthroughs and ensure a faster path to a cure for children living with resistant, recurrent or metastatic cancer, more than 30 pediatric research centres and non-profit organizations are joining forces to support the PRecision Oncology For Young peopLE (PROFYLE) program, an initiative of the Terry Fox Research Institute. This unique partnership represents $16.4 million in funding, over a quarter of which will come from Quebec.

McGill students helping local merchants learn French

In the Community

McGill students are helping local entrepreneurs learn French as part of the Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal’s Merchant-Student Language Pairing program.

Combatting gender-based violence in Ethiopia

In the Community

Two ongoing research projects led by Professors Claudia Mitchell and Lisa Starr, of the Faculty of Education’s Department of Integrated Studies in Education (DISE), are helping to understand how women in Ethiopia can empower themselves to protect their human rights, and to benefit equitably from development in the country.

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

In the Community

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.

Opening the door to new possibilities

In the Community

Raising aspirations and academic achievement for promising high school students from under-represented groups is the goal of the Explore! Careers in Health Camp that just wound up at McGill.

First MasterCard Foundation Scholars graduate

In the Community

Every student who crossed the stage to receive their degree during recent Convocation ceremonies is both ending one journey and beginning another. But for the graduating members of McGill’s first cohort of MasterCard Foundation Scholars, that journey has already covered many, many miles.

Take a walk on the artistic side

In the Community

Yesterday’s launch of La Balade Pour la Paix may have been a wet one, but it certainly didn’t dampen people’s enthusiasm for the one-kilometre long, open-air public art exhibit. Set along Sherbrooke Street, the unique outdoor exhibit features hundreds of flags from around the world, 29 monumental sculptures and 42 photographs by Indigenous, Canadian and international artists.

Empowering women with an innovative approach

In the Community

Researchers on development, particularly those focused on women in the Global South, have always struggled to find effective ways of turning their findings into practical, innovative solutions with far-reaching effects. The Growth and Economic Opportunities for Women Program is an academic research-oriented initiative that places much-needed emphasis on the before and after of the research process.

My Day@McGill breaks down barriers for at-risk students

In the Community

On April 6 and 7, children from seven elementary schools found out what it was like to be a McGill student as part of the fifth annual MyDay@McGill. The popular initiative targets at-risk youth from under-represented Quebec communities in hopes of combating Quebec’s ever-increasing high school dropout rates.

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

In the Community

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