Articles


A Dedicated Biobank to Better Understand COVID-19
Friday April 9th, 2021

If the fight against COVID-19 has been so complex, it is largely because of the lack of information available at the outset. During the first months of the crisis, we knew very little about the evolution of the virus, its modes of transmission, its effects on the immune system and on various organs of the …

Launch of the Montreal General Hospital 200th Anniversary Celebrations
Wednesday March 31st, 2021

To mark this important anniversary, several activities will be organized throughout the year, starting with a large-scale virtual exhibition launching today, March 31st. Created by the Art and Heritage Centre of the MUHC and the Montreal General Hospital Foundation, the virtual exhibit is a journey through 200 years of hospital history, medical innovation and exceptional …

Let’s Talk About Traumatic Brain Injuries
Wednesday March 17th, 2021

You probably know someone who has suffered a concussion or a more severe form of traumatic brain injury (TBI). John Feifer is one of those people. He suffered multiple TBIs in his youth while practicing the sports that he loved. Fortunately, after a 14-hour brain surgery and months of rehabilitation, he was able to return …

The Satoko Shibata Family Heart Centre at the Montreal General Hospital
Thursday February 25th, 2021

Genetics and Cardiology Are Teaming Up to Prevent Cardiac Incidents Teams at the Montreal General Hospital (MGH) are adding the final touches to a new space that will combine sophisticated, state-of-the-art technologies to help understand the root cause of inherited cardiac diseases. It bears the maiden name of Mrs. Satoko Ingram, who, with her husband …

Giving, Rather Than Receiving
Thursday February 4th, 2021

Take Action! The Montreal General Hospital Foundation has set up the Action Code Life platform which allows you to organize an individual fundraising event – on the day of your birthday, for example. The premise is simple: you set a personal fundraising goal, then, you invite your friends and family to support the cause you …

Mental Health Tips: Conversation, Tools and Motivation
Tuesday January 26th, 2021

The past year has been particularly trying, and it seems more relevant than ever to take care of our mental health. But do we know how? Let’s start by being kind to ourselves, a notion that yogis have learned to include in their daily practice. Give yourself little breaks, don’t try to perform in every …

2021: Health, Comfort and Stability
Thursday January 14th, 2021

We would like to take a moment to wish you a happy new year. We hope that 2021 will bring you health, peace and comfort. The last year has not been an easy one, but those collective challenges allowed us to truly appreciate the strength that lies within each of us. That is why we …

Haply wins the CODE LiFE Ventilator Challenge
Tuesday December 15th, 2020

The Montreal General Hospital Foundation and the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Center (IR-MUHC), in partnership with the McGill Faculty of Engineering, are pleased to announce the winning team of the CODE LiFE Ventilator Challenge: team Haply from Montreal. The CODE LiFE Ventilator Challenge was officially launched earlier in 2020 with a two-week …

Significant advances in hyper-personalized cancer treatment, thanks to the support of our donors
Friday December 4th, 2020

The MGH Thoracic Surgery team has become a world leader in the development of hyper-personalized treatments for cancer, especially lung, esophageal and stomach cancers – the fastest growing and most lethal types of cancer. As a provincial referral centre, the team treats patients from all over Quebec. Research is at the heart of its innovative …

Help our Researchers Save Lives
Tuesday December 1st, 2020

Fall is usually our busiest season. It is also during the time when one hundred researchers, some of the brightest minds we know, meet with their benefactors at what we call the Research Awards Ceremony. This year, of course, we had to cancel the in-person gathering, the photo-ops and the celebration. Nevertheless, the Research Awards …