This morning, the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, announced that McGill, the Jewish General Hospital and the McGill University Health Centre will receive $70.7 million for upgrades to research facilities and energy-saving renovations. The Quebec government will provide an additional $5.1 million toward the projects.
The Canada Foundation for Innovation has awarded McGill researchers over $4.5 million for state-of-the-art research equipment and facilities. The funding will enable our world-class researchers to further innovate in areas as diverse as personalized medicine in the fight against ovarian cancer, 3D printing to generate artificial organs, developing responses to environmental pollution and manufacturing better devices for clean energy generation and storage.
A recent commentary written by McGill’s Dr. Jonathan Kimmelman and colleagues, argues that some painful procedures used in clinical trials, such as serial biopsies of patients with advanced cancer seeking treatment are not well thought out, leading to unnecessary burden for patients in trials.
Beatrice Yeung is the most recent addition to McGill’s long list of Rhodes Scholars. That brings McGill’s complement to this year’s crop of Rhodes scholars to three.
Ottawa just got a little redder, McGill red that is. Last week, four members of the McGill community were appointed parliamentary secretaries and two current students were named to the Prime Minister’s Youth Council.
Louis Arseneault has been appointed the new Vice-Principal (Communications and External Relations). Arseneault is the former Vice-President – Talent Attraction, Promotion and Communications of Montréal International, a non-profit economic development agency. His five-year term begins February 1, 2017.
Last night’s Board of Governors closed session saw the approval of three Vice-Principal appointments. Yves Beauchamp, former head of ÉTS, will join McGill as the new V-P (Administration and Finance). Former Dean of Graduate Studies Martha Crago will return to McGill from Dalhousie to take on the portfolio of V-P (Research and Administration). Dr. David Eidelman will begin a second term as V-P (Health Affairs) and Dean of the Faculty of Medicine.
The McGill Reporter spoke to this year’s recipients of the Principal’s Prize for Excellence in Teaching and asked them about their early teaching gigs, their mentors and what conditions they must create in the classroom to get the most from their students.
Yesterday, the Government of Quebec bestowed its highest citation for accomplishments in cultural and scientific fields, the Prix du Québec, on two McGill researchers. Prof. John A. Hall received the Prix Léon-Gérin for human and social sciences, and Prof. Alan Evans received the Wilder-Penfield prize for biomedical research.