Rachel Harding on demolishing barriers to medical breakthrough

Four Burning Questions

Medical research is time-consuming and expensive. There is a tendency to guard results and the credit that comes with it. But more and more researchers are looking at the idea of scientific protectionism with a fresh perspective, reappraising the worth of siloing discovery, and recognizing the harm it can cause.

Undergraduate medical education program off probation

News

On Monday, June 12, the Committee on Accreditation of Canadian Medical Schools (CACMS) confirmed to McGill that the MDCM program is no longer on probation, effective immediately.

McGill Sports Hall of Fame induction class for 2017 announced

Athletics

Goaltender Jason Forsyth, a native Montrealer, who backstopped McGill University to a national soccer championship in 1997, is among a half-dozen honorees selected for induction this fall to the McGill Sports Hall of Fame.

Writing through transition

News

McGill Political Science Professor, Juliet Johnson, sheds light on the writing of her CPSA prize winning book, Priests of Prosperity: How Central Bankers Transformed the Postcommunist World.

Hall of Fame athletic therapist set to retire after 35 years

Profile

To say that this month has been a bit of an emotional roller-coaster for Lynn Bookalam would be an understatement. On June 3, at a conference held in Niagara Falls, Ont., the longtime manager of the McGill Sport Medicine Clinic was inducted to Canadian Athletic Therapists Association Hall of Fame. Two weeks from now, on June 21, she will be taking early retirement from her post after 35 years on the job at McGill.

John Lindsay: Food for thought

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John Lindsay, who graduated on June 2, leaves McGill with a degree in Environmental Science (Renewable Resource Management), an Emerald Key award, and a passion for… food. But not necessarily a love for pizza and poutine – the staples of many students. Lindsay’s hunger, so to speak, is to make the world a better place through more sustainable food practices and policies.

McGill grads named to Canadian rugby squad

Athletics

Two McGill graduates – Julianne Zussman of Montreal and Brianna Miller of Pointe Claire, Que. – are among a 28-member squad named by Canada’s senior head coach Francois Ratier for an exhibition tour in New Zealand as part of the International Women’s Rugby Series.

Jatinder Mann on the search for a new national identity

Four Burning Questions

On June 8, the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada will host Jatinder Mann for a presentation of his new book, The Search for a New National Identity: The Rise of Multiculturalism in Canada and Australia, 1890s-1970s

MUHC takes augmented reality into the operating room

News

New technology using augmented reality and mixed-reality is assisting surgeons with planning and real-time positioning in patients who require ear, nose and throat surgery.

Christina Wolfson awarded grant to study aging among veterans

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On May 29, the CIHR announced $1.7 million in funding for 25 Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging (CLSA) research projects, including a $70,000 Catalyst Grant for the project, The Veterans Health Initiative, is led by Dr. Christina Wolfson of the Departments of Medicine and of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health.