McGill researchers to get $2.2M in CFI funding

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As announced yesterday by Minister of Science Kirsty Duncan, eleven McGill researchers have received grants totalling $2.2 million from the Canada Foundation for Innovation’s John R. Evans Leaders Fund.

3-Minute Thesis competition delivers (sound) bite-sized research excellence

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Recently, McGill held its seventh annual 3-Minute Thesis/ Ma thèse en 180 secondes competition in which graduate students deliver concise presentations of their research in three minutes or less. This year, 14 participants captivated the audience with their research and their polished presentation skills.

Dispatches from the Africa Mercy #3: Angels of Mercy

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In his third dispatch aboard the Africa Mercy hospital ship (currently in Douala, Cameroon), Dr. Sherif Emil writes about the ship’s nursing staff. Pulled together from around the world, many have put their careers on hold while they volunteer their services.

Dispatches from the Africa Mercy #2: Transformations

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In his second dispatch aboard the Africa Mercy hospital ship (currently in Douala, Cameroon), Dr. Sherif Emil writes about the Dress Ceremony, in which women who had been isolated and ostracized because of a medical condition called vesicovaginal fistula, symbolically don new dresses after life-altering surgery has cured them.

McGill/industry partnerships improve medical imaging analysis technology

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About 60 people gathered in the De Grandpré Communications Centre of the Montreal Neurological Institute to celebrate the end of the successful six-year run of the NSERC CREATE Program in Medical Imaging Analysis (CREATE-MIA) at McGill. Highlighting the program’s successes, the event also acknowledged the contributions of industry partners, while looking toward the future, not only in terms of the rapidly evolving technology but also into how these industry/academia collaborations can be maintained and developed. 

Dispatches from the Africa Mercy #1: If you want to go far…

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Dr. Sherif Emil is a pediatric surgeon at the Montreal Children’s Hospital and a professor of pediatric surgery at McGill. Dr. Sharif is currently in Douala, Cameroon, on his third mission to the Africa Mercy. The Africa Mercy is the world’s largest civilian hospital ship dedicated to bringing hope and healing to tens of thousands of the world’s impoverished populations.

McGill joins forces with Yokohama National University

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An international program for senior managers and leaders, McGill’s International Masters Program for Managers is delivered at top schools in five different countries worldwide – Lancaster University in England, McGill University in Canada, IIMB in India, FGV/EPABE in Brazil and, new this year, Yokohama National University (YNU) in Japan

Federal budget revitalizes funding for Canadian research

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The federal government announced a major injection of federal funds to support research in Tuesday’s 2018 budget. University leaders, researchers and students applauded the announcement, which includes nearly $1.7 billion in new money over five years for Canada’s research granting councils, along with $763 million for the Canada Foundation for Innovation.

Board of Governors approves appointments of two new Deans

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McGill’s Board of Governors approved the appointment of two new Deans at its meeting on Feb. 15. Elham Emami has been named the next Dean of the Faculty of Dentistry and Carola Weil has been selected as the new Dean of the School of Continuing Studies.

McGill joins ‘superclusters’ under Ottawa initiative

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Dozens of McGill researchers will participate in two of the five “superclusters” announced Thursday, Feb. 15, by the federal government, and funded under its $950-million Innovation Superclusters Initiative.