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SSHRC invests over $17 million to McGill research

The Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) recently unveiled the recipients of its October 2019 Insights Grant competition where they awarded $91 million in funding to more than 1,253 researchers from 60 different Canadian institutions. Among the recipients are 38 McGill-led projects, totalling $17.8 million.

Published: 9 Jul 2020

Canada Research Chairs Program announces new and renewed chairs for McGill Profs

The Canada Research Chairs Program (CRC) stands at the centre of a national strategy to make Canada one of the world's top countries in research and development. The CRCs aim to achieve research excellence in engineering and the natural sciences, health sciences, humanities, and social sciences. This season’s cohort reflects Canada’s diverse research talent and ushers on a new era of discovery.

Published: 9 Jul 2020

Sodium found to regulate the biological clock of mice

A new study from McGill University shows that increases in the concentrations of blood sodium can have an influence on the biological clock of mice, opening new research avenues for potentially treating the negative effects associated with long distance travel or shift work.

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Published: 9 Jul 2020

Deconstructing glioblastoma complexity reveals its pattern of development

Study identifies rapidly dividing cancer stem cells that can respond to new therapies

Brain cancers have long been thought of as being resistant to treatments because of the presence of multiple types of cancer cells within each tumor. A new study uncovers a cancer cell hierarchy that originates from a single cancer cell type, which can be targeted to slow cancer growth.

Published: 8 Jul 2020

Feeling insecure about your relationship? Your biology may play a role

Imagine tracking your feelings during daily interactions with your romantic partner. What would you learn? That’s what approximately 100 heterosexual couples in Montreal did each day for 3 weeks during a study run by researchers from McGill University. They were interested in whether a fairly common genetic variant in the opioid system, seen in about a quarter of the population, was associated with feelings of insecurity in romantic relationships.

Published: 6 Jul 2020

New Canadian headquarters for global biodiversity research network

The Group on Earth Observations - Biodiversity Observation Network (GEO BON), a global research network and community of practice dedicated to improved monitoring of Earth’s biodiversity, announces the relocation of its headquarters from Leipzig, Germany, to Montreal, Canada.

Published: 6 Jul 2020

New laboratory to advance research in 3D brain modelling

Launching on June 26, 2020, the Helmholtz International BigBrain Analytics Learning Laboratory (HIBALL) will work to create 3D brain models at an unprecedented cellular-level resolution.

Published: 2 Jul 2020

New species of Ichthyosaur discovered in museum collection

Hauffiopteryx altera (Latin for different from) has been identified as a new species of Ichthyosaurs by researchers from McGill University and the State Museum of Natural History Stuttgart in Germany.

Published: 2 Jul 2020

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Published: 25 Jun 2020

Environmental activists: at high risk of violence and assassination

Activists protesting against environmental injustices around the world suffer from high rates of criminalization, physical violence and murder, according to a study published this week in Global Environmental Change. Indeed, despite the fact that they primarily use nonviolent forms of protest, activists are victims of violence in 18% of environmental conflicts, and of murder in 13% of these conflicts.

Published: 25 Jun 2020

Nine McGill COVID-19 projects to receive CIHR funding

$109M fund aims to mitigate impact of the pandemic on care delivery in Canada and beyond, as well as contribute to better understanding of the disease

By Gillian Woodford

Nine McGill University-led projects are among the 139 selected for funding through the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)’s COVID-19 Rapid Research Funding Opportunity, announced on June 25, 2020. The McGill-led projects will receive over $3.5M in total funding.

Published: 25 Jun 2020

Smart phones are empowering women worldwide

By giving women access to information they otherwise wouldn’t have, mobile phones are transforming lives. Putting smart phones in women’s hands could be a powerful tool to support sustainable development goals in the developing world, according to researchers from McGill University, University of Oxford and Bocconi University.

Published: 25 Jun 2020

Skin cancer: men are genetically more prone

As COVID-19 restrictions loosen this summer, Canadians will spend more time outdoors and make the most of the sunshine. A new study from McGill University suggests why men may be more genetically prone to develop skin cancer.

Published: 22 Jun 2020

McGill and other Canadian universities unite to address climate change

Today, a group of 15 leading universities across Canada, spearheaded by McGill University and the University of Toronto, are uniting to tackle the global challenge of climate change by pledging to follow responsible investment practices. Their efforts are outlined in Investing to Address Climate Change: A Charter for Canadian Universities.

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Published: 18 Jun 2020

McGill’s Spring 2020 Virtual Convocation

Graduation is a pivotal event, whatever the circumstances may be—and while we know there’s no replacement for crossing the stage, McGill University will mark this once-in-a lifetime occasion by celebrating all of our graduates’ accomplishments.

Published: 18 Jun 2020

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