I was deeply saddened to learn of the passing of our Chancellor Emerita, Gretta Chambers. On behalf of the McGill University community, I extend my condolences to her family and pay homage to the many ways she supported McGill throughout her life. She has made an immense contribution to our university and to the society in which she lived.
Does the time of day matter when our body is infected by a parasite? According to new research from McGill University, it matters a great deal.
A Canadian effort to build one of the most innovative radio telescopes in the world will open the universe to a new dimension of scientific study. The Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science, today installed the final piece of this new radio telescope, which will act as a time machine allowing scientists to create a three-dimensional map of the universe extending deep into space and time.
In 2015, Montreal was the host of the Living Together Summit. For Montreal’s 375th anniversary, the CIRM wanted to examine the mechanisms and processes that have made it possible, in the history of the city, to maintain a relative social peace. The collective work emerging from those reflections will not provide solutions to actual conflicts; it will not give any lessons and will in no way offer a hymn to “living together”. It will render an overview of current research on the subject and present various field experiments currently underway in Montreal.
Katherine Sirois of Quebec and Iveta Demirova of British Columbia have been named McGill University’s recipients of the prestigious Schulich Leader Scholarships.
It is with great pleasure that the CIRM welcomes, for a second consecutive year, Mr. Gorka Espiau as Professor of practice of the J.W. McConnell Family Foundation Program. Strong of his experience as Director of International Affairs and Places program of the Young Foundation (London), as Special Advisor to the Executive Office of the Basque President and as co-founder of SILK, a social innovation laboratory in the Basque countries, Gorka Espiau brings to Montreal and provides to the CIRM an international perspective on the social transformations taking place in the city.
Since 2014, the Center for Interdisciplinary Research on Montreal has had the standing of a provisional center of the Faculty of Arts of McGill University. On May 25th this year, following a one-year evaluation process, the Senate of McGill University granted the CIRM the status of a permanent research center. For the CIRM, this is an important step in its development and we look forward to announcing good news regarding the future of the Center.
Muscle malfunctions may be as simple as a slight strain after exercise or as serious as heart failure and muscular dystrophy. A new technique developed at McGill now makes it possible to look much more closely at how sarcomeres, the basic building blocks within all skeletal and cardiac muscles, work together. It’s a discovery that should advance research into a wide range of muscle malfunctions.
Talk about finicky work
Imagine if doctors could determine, many years in advance, who is likely to develop dementia. Such prognostic capabilities would give patients and their families time to plan and manage treatment and care. Thanks to artificial intelligence research conducted at McGill University, this kind of predictive power could soon be available to clinicians everywhere.
By Tom Ulrich from the Broad Institute
Women who experience hypertension during pregnancy face an increased risk of heart disease and hypertension later in life, according to a new study.