The Neuro joins neuroscience data sharing partnership

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Today Health Canada and Brain Canada announced a $10M grant to establish the Canadian Open Neuroscience Platform, a partnership of researchers from 15 universities that will facilitate the dissemination of neuroscience data.

Cannabis 101

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Earlier today, Anja Geitmann, Dean of the Faculty of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, announced that McGill will offer two one-day professional workshops on the industrial production and quality control of medical cannabis.

Ceremony marks beginning of McGill-Kyoto joint PhD program

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Even Montreal’s record-breaking cold spell couldn’t chill the atmosphere in the James Administration Building on Monday, Jan. 15, as delegates from McGill and Kyoto University celebrated the establishment of a ground-breaking joint Ph.D. program between the institutions.

$9M for McGill research through CRC Program

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McGill has been awarded nine new Canada Research Chairs (CRC) and five renewals, for a total investment of $9.7 million in research and development. The new and renewed chairs come from across the university and their studies range widely, from the neural basis of brain disorders to the geology of fault lines.

A gift giving guide for the grad student in your life

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Sophie Cousineau, a PhD candidate in Microbiology and Immunology, gives some timely gift suggestions for the students in your life that won’t break the bank.

McGill commits to carbon neutrality by 2040

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Released earlier today, the Vision 2020 Climate & Sustainability Action Plan (2017-2020), designed to expand and enhance the University’s commitment to sustainability, the Action Plan also outlines a number of initiatives to lower McGill’s own carbon footprint.

McGill’s third campus takes big step

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Thanks to a significant Canada Foundation for Innovation grant for a ground-breaking project in environmental research that will link the Gault Nature Reserve with other McGill research stations in different parts of the world, McGill’s “third campus” on Mont St-Hilaire will see some big changes in the coming months.

Inclusivity the watchword for McGill Innovation Week

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The fifth annual McGill Innovation Week, from Nov. 11–18, will showcase the innovations coming from McGill while connecting the University community to the broader Montreal innovation ecosystem.

Organ competition founded by McGill professor celebrates 10th birthday

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The Canadian International Organ Competition which began Friday, Oct. 6, and which wraps up Saturday, Oct. 21, with a gala at Maison Symphonique, brings 20 competitors from 14 countries to Montreal for three rounds of competition. Three organ students at McGill’s Schulich School of Music will perform in the competition founded by Professor Emeritus, John Grew.

Alumna and breast-cancer survivor Monica Ruffo takes aim at the supplements market

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While looking into supplements as part of her treatment for breast cancer, Monica Ruffo (BCom’86) soon realized something was amiss. “I couldn’t actually understand what was written on the labels,” Ruffo says. Further research uncovered a lack of legal framework surrounding the use of the word “natural” in Canada and the U.S., and that most supplements labelled so are hardly natural at all. Even worse, the companies aren’t obligated to say where their ingredients are sourced. Ruffo knew something had to be done.