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Art and science may seem diametrically opposed, but among many unexpected similarities these two disciplines share one big thing in common: the brain. Firstly, because this organ is responsible for both our creativity and logic, and secondly, because it is at the core of the Convergence initiative, which aims to build bridges between neuroscience and the visual arts.


When Science and Art Converge
Thursday February 8th, 2018

Since its launch in 2016, Convergence, Perceptions of Neuroscience has aimed to push the boundaries of science by fostering collaboration between diverse disciplines and make scientific discoveries accessible to a wider audience by collaborating with art to convey the message using emotive centres which are more powerful in the processing of information and learning.. In …

A New Studio for the Music Therapy Program
Wednesday February 7th, 2018

The choir, which is led by music therapist Dany Bouchard, is already attracting attention due to the concerts it has put on both inside and outside the hospital. On January 25, its members were able to celebrate some great news in song: the official opening of the Montreal General Hospital’s new music therapy studio. “Today, …

$ 400,000 for the Neuromodulation Unit
Monday January 22nd, 2018

Bell Let’s Talk today announced a donation of $400,000 to the Montreal General Hospital Foundation (MGHF) to acquire a new repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS) device and a neuronavigator. These devices will help McGill University Health Centre’s (MUHC) Mental Health Mission increase access to its Neuromodulation Unit for people living with mental health issues. Health …

Happy Holiday Season!
Wednesday December 20th, 2017

With Code Life, the Montreal General Hospital Foundation is reinforcing its mission to protect, heal, extend and save life through leading-edge medical research and patient care. With the holiday season around the corner, we are asking for your support in helping us fulfill our promise to provide vital support for vital care.   We would …

Celebrating 10 Years of Cardiac Electrophysiology!
Friday December 15th, 2017

During the wine and cheese event, all 88 members received a special jacket identifying them as part of the team. A small yet great event to thank the EP staff for their work and to highlight 10 years of progress! Cardiac electrophysiology focuses on diagnosis and management of cardiac arrhythmias. It is one of the …

New IBD Centre: Many Benefits for Both Patients and Staff Members
Friday November 24th, 2017

The Centre provides consultation and follow up care as well as a rapid access clinic. Via a special e-mail address, patients with significant symptoms can quickly get an appointment with a gastroenterologist, therefore avoiding visits to the emergency rooms. “We are here to improve the lives of our patients. Living with IBD is living with …

Max Pacioretty Visits the Montreal General Hospital
Thursday November 16th, 2017

Avid Habs fan will recall a hockey game back in March 2011 when Max Pacioretty suffered a severe concussion and broken vertebra during a match against the Boston Bruins. During this game, Pacioretty tried to avoid a check from Zdeno Chara, but Chara’s elbow pushed Pacioretty’s head into the stanchion. He instantly went down like …

First Edition of the Soirée en Or Gala Raises $1.9M for Lung, Esophageal & Stomach Cancers
Monday November 6th, 2017

Thoracic cancers represent a major international health issue. Lung cancer accounts for more deaths worldwide than any other cancer, and esophageal/upper stomach cancers are the fastest rising malignancies in North America. “These cancers generally have a poor prognosis, with five-year survival rates of between 15% and 20%.” explains Dr. Lorenzo Ferri, Director of the Division …

The Montreal General Hospital Foundation Unveils Its New Identity
Wednesday October 18th, 2017

CODE LiFE is our pledge to protect, heal, extend, and save life by means of leading-edge medical care and research. CODE LiFE is also designed to make a visual impression: it has a unique “look” that will help the Foundation stand out from the crowd.

Unraveling the Mysteries of the Immune System
Wednesday October 11th, 2017

The role of the immune system is to protect the body against attacks by foreign invaders. To do this, many cells share specific tasks to identify threats, send alarms and fight viruses, bacteria and other foreign or harmful elements.