Leacock Terrace soon to be new study and gathering space


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


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


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

Notes from the field

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


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.

Bringing Indigenous scholarship to the forefront at McGill


The Report of the Provost’s Task Force on Indigenous Studies and Indigenous Education says the time has come to prioritize Indigenous scholarship. The Task Force recommendations are a direct response to the 2015 Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s call for action to raise the profile of the role of First Nations in the education system.

Undergraduate medical education program off probation


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.

Writing through transition


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.

MUHC takes augmented reality into the operating room


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


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.