Cundill History Prize longlist spans the globe

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The Cundill History Prize has released a longlist of books – on topics ranging from Vietnam to the Islamic world and from Russia to North America – that are in contention for the international prize that rewards the best history writing in English. The richest non-fiction prize in the world for a single work in English, the Cundill Prize is worth US$75,000 to the winner.

Luminaries fete Des Morton

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It was standing room only at a speech given by Desmond Morton, Professor emeritus, and the first head of the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada (MISC) at a recent celebration of his 80th birthday at the Faculty Club.

Onward to open science

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A new partnership between The Neuro and F1000 will create a publishing platform for researchers that will speed the progress of neuroscience discovery.

McGill now sole owner of 680 Sherbrooke St.

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Following authorization by the Quebec government, earlier this month McGill purchased and became the full owner of the building at 680 Sherbrooke Street W., at the intersection of Robert-Bourassa Boulevard.

CFI invests $4.2 million to boost 23 McGill research projects

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At Laurentian University today, the Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science, announced a total investment of $52 million from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) John R. Evans Leaders Fund for 220 new infrastructure projects nationally. Among the 51 universities across the country with funded projects, McGill leads the pack with an impressive number—23 projects totaling $4.2 million—in this latest round of the funding competition.

Leacock Terrace soon to be new study and gathering space

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You may find it hard to believe right now but the large fenced-off area to the east of the Leacock Building will be a lot more welcoming in just a few months. Staff and students will be able to enjoy a much more visually attractive space, with more and better-configured seating areas, improved lighting, electrical outlets and USB ports.

Study calls for targeted screening of high-risk healthcare workers for TB

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Tuberculosis is a recognized hazard for healthcare workers, but the annual screening strategy currently in place in Canada and the United States is costly with very limited health benefits and should be reconsidered, according to a new study led by a team from the RI-MUHC. The findings suggest health agencies in North America should consider switching to a targeted strategy focusing on high-risk healthcare workers only.

Fleuve-Montagne pathway gets official opening

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A few sprinkles of rain didn’t dampen the enthusiasm of dozens of people who gathered for a pleasant ceremony to unveil one of the largest projects celebrating the City of Montreal’s 375th anniversary this year: the 3.8-kilometre Promenade Fleuve-Montagne, a pedestrian pathway linking the St. Lawrence River and Mount Royal that slices through the heart of McGill’s downtown campus.

Searching for Arctic pollinators

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Just finishing his first year as Dean of Students, Chris Buddle could probably use a little downtime, right? Well, for the award-winning researcher and professor in the Department of Natural Resource Sciences, downtime means heading to the Arctic tundra to study pollination with graduate student, Vinko Culjak Mathieu.

McGill grad Jennifer Sidey becomes Canada’s newest astronaut

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On July 1, Jennifer Sidey (BEng’11) and Joshua Kutry were named Canada’s newest astronauts. Since 1983, just 14 Canadians have made the grade, making it one of the most exclusive clubs in the country. Sidey and Kutryk raise the number of active Canadian astronauts to four.