Life in the fast lane

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Last summer, U2 Engineering student Félix Lamy won the Infiniti Engineering Academy contest last August. He’s just finishing the first half of the prize – a six-month stint as an intern on the illustrious Renault Sport Formula One Team in Enstone, England. Lamy spoke to the Reporter about what life is like in the fast lane.

Carrie Derick: Pioneering educator

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In 1912, when the McGill Board of Governors appointed Carrie Derick as the Professor of Comparative Morphology and Genetics, she became the first woman in Canada to be appointed as a full professor. But most people know little about the life and work of Canada’s first woman geneticist, who was also a botanist, gardener, suffragette, social reformer and founder of McGill’s Genetics Department.

Leading medical device entrepreneur joins Dept. of Surgery

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Prominent McGill alumnus Steve Arless, returned to his alma mater this fall as Professor of Practice in the Faculty of Medicine as part of the new, cutting-edge, Surgical Innovation Program.

Lessons from the battlefield

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Dr. Andrew Neil Beckett, a Canadian Armed Forces Major and combat surgeon brings his experience and expertise to the MUHC’s Trauma Centre.

John Bergeron: “Only young people make discoveries”

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Recently, McGill’s John Bergeron, one of Canada’s preeminent cell biologists, was invited to be a judge at the Canada-Wide Science Festival (CWSF). Bergeron jump at the chance because it closed a circle over 50 years in the making. “The CWSF started my career at McGill,” says Bergeron. “In 1961, I won the Science Fair at the University of Montreal and that paid for my first year of McGill.”

Donald Taylor: Fuelled by folk music and nuclear physics

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McGill Medal winner, Donald Taylor looks back at a long and distinguished career championing some of the world’s most disadvantaged people.

Philip Branton: More funding for basic science

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Philip Branton knows a lot about cancer. Branton, the Gilman Cheney Professor at the Department of Oncology and Biochemistry is an internationally renowned virologist with over 40 years of cancer research experience. But, if Branton has learned anything over the course of his long, distinguished career it is that “there is still so much we just don’t understand about cancer.”

Profile: Robert Platt, Chair in Pharmacoepidemiology

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A native of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Dr. Robert Platt, Professor in the departments of Pediatrics and Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health, and the inaugural Albert Boehringer (1st) Chair in Pharmacoepidemiology, has long been fascinated with numbers.

Staff profile: David Nguyen, Senior Grants and Agreements Officer

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One of McGill’s strategic goals is to continue to grow its research funding from outside agencies, and David Nguyen is part of the team working tirelessly to realize this goal. As a Senior Grants and Agreements Officer, Nguyen works on matching McGill researchers with large-scale grants and partnerships, usually involving multiple stakeholders on all sides.

Lorsque les soins palliatifs inspirent la vie

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Vêtu de son traditionnel gilet bleu, Jean-Pierre Fournier arrive chaque mardi à l’unité de soins palliatifs de l’Hôpital Royal Victoria du Centre universitaire de santé McGill (RVH-CUSM). Depuis les 13 dernières années, l’homme de 65 ans est fidèle au service de bénévolat de l’hôpital.