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.

Student-athletes hit stride when pressure is greatest

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Recently, the Reporter spoke to some of our top student-athletes, who excel both in the classroom and on the field of play, to find out what makes them tick.

Pipe dreams do come true

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At only 35, McGill music grad Jean-Willy Kunz gets to play one of the most interesting musical instruments in Montreal – the massive Casavant Frères pipe organ that juts out from the front wall of Maison Symphonique, where Kunz is organist-in-residence with the Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal.

Alive thanks to teamwork and innovative research

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Serges Bériault’s life changed in 2012, when he was diagnosed with a bile duct cancer of the liver. The father of two children and active professional finishing an MBA never thought an army of specialists at the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) would get him through a complex and innovative research protocol that saved his life.

Funny business

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Louise Richer needs a new dress. But it’s not to wear at her upcoming MBA convocation ceremony – it’s to receive the Order of Canada.

Meet your building directors

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Under the radar, underappreciated and indispensable: Campus wouldn’t run without McGill’s building directors – and they’re mostly volunteers

Taking the Rhodes less traveled

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A few years ago, Kazumi Fraser Hoshino-Macdonald, was flunking out of high school in Vancouver’s gritty Downtown East Side. Today, Kazumi Fraser Hoshino-Macdonald is looking forward to entering Oxford University next September as McGill’s 139th Rhodes Scholar.