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

Notes from the field

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


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


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


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


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.

Najafabadi, Trenholm named Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellows


Hamed Najafabadi, an assistant professor in McGill’s Department of Human Genetics, and Stuart Trenholm, assistant professor at the Montreal Neurological Institute, have been selected as 2018 Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellows – a coveted distinction awarded to highly promising early-career scientists from the United States and Canada.

Desautels MBA program ranked first in Canada


The Desautels MBA program has been named the top MBA program in Canada by the 2018 Financial Times Global MBA Rankings. Desautels was one of only three Canadian schools to make the global Top 100 list, jumping to 78th this year.

Donald Trump aces Montreal Cognitive Assessment


The Montreal Cognitive Assessment, or MoCA, devised by a neurologist associated with McGill, was used to assess the mental acuity of the President of the United States Donald Trump. Dr Ziad Nasreddine, a neurologist and specialist in aging brains, developed the pioneering test in 1996 as a way to screen for early signs of dementia.

Six McGill researchers awarded more than $59M by CFI and Quebec


New labs and equipment through the CFI’s Innovation Fund will help six transformative McGill research projects to collaborate, innovate and train the next generation of scientists for the jobs of tomorrow.

Centre for Intelligent Machines: Over 30 years of AI research


Drone air vehicles, a swimming robot, an app that helps the blind see, an artificial pancreas, a wheelchair that drives itself. These are some examples of the AI and robotic research being done at CIM. McGill has a huge and deep knowledge of Artificial Intelligence and Robotics going back to the early 1980s. With 20 professors and 150 graduate students, the Centre for Intelligent Machines draws students and faculty from around the world to McGill.