On Sunday, December 21, 2014 at 7 p.m.,the McGarrigle and Wainwright families will be performing a holiday benefit concert in support of The Kate McGarrigle Fund at the Maison Symphonique (1600 Saint-Urbain Street, Montreal). Regular tickets are sold out but VIP tickets are available at a cost of $500 each and include a front of the house ticket, and a meet-and-greet with the artists after the show. The concert’s all-star lineup will feature Rufus and Martha Wainwright, their families, and special guests Louis-Jean Cormier, Ariane Moffatt, and Amy Millan, among others.
A major milestone was achieved at the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) as the Glen Site is now complete. Construction began in the summer of 2010 and this 220,000m2 facility is now ready to be the new home of the Montreal Children’s Hospital, the Royal Victoria Hospital, the Montreal Chest Institute, the Cedars Cancer Centre, and the Research Institute of the MUHC.
The MUHC Foundation is very pleased to announce that Dr. Marine Gilabert has been awarded the 2014 Kate McGarrigle Fund Fellowship Award. A native of Marseille, France, Dr. Gilabert is a scientist-clinician who is conducting research work related to the growth of tumours based on specific molecular signatures and patient sub-sets, which will facilitate the development of personalized treatments. She will receive a $20,000 grant to pursue her work.
Montreal, October 17, 2014 - The McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) announced today that Metro will donate $300,000 to The Best Care for Life Campaign via the MUHC Foundation. In recognition of Metro's exceptional generosity, a family lounge of the MUHC’s new Glen site hospital will be named in its honour.
Thanks to the generosity of the community, the MUHC Foundation is pleased to share that The Best Care for Life Campaign has completed its $50 million dollar matching donation commitment to the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI). This achievement was made possible as a result of the collaboration between the MUHC Foundation, the Royal Victoria Hospital Foundation, the Montreal Children’s Hospital Foundation, and the Montreal Chest Institute Foundation.
An international research project, led by the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC), reports that a new oral medication is showing significant progress in restoring vision to patients with Leber congenital amaurosis (LCA). Until now, this inherited retinal disease that causes visual impairment ranging from reduced vision to complete blindness, has remained untreatable. The study is published today in the scientific journal The Lancet.
The construction of the MUHC’s Glen site continues to progress swiftly and efficiently. Slated for completion in September of 2014, patients and their families will be welcomed to the facility in the Spring of 2015. Since officially breaking ground in April 2010, the Glen has been affectionately referred to as the MUHC’s “super hospital”. The nickname, loved by some, and not-so-loved by others, has often been used as result of several MUHC constituent hospitals moving to a single site, along with the 220,000m2 of space available at the Glen. While the number of buildings and the square footage at the Glen are impressive, reporter Ron Stang from the Daily Commercial News breaks down what really makes the Glen site a “superhospital”, and it’s not because of the amount of space. Read his article by clicking here.
Dr. Ronald Fraser, Director of the Extended Care Clinic of the MUHC Personality Disorder Program and Dr. Lise Laporte, PhD, Research Director of the MUHC Personality Disorder Program have written a book entitled The Weather House, geared towards children living with a parent suffering from borderline personality disorder. The illustrated novel provides clinically-accurate and age-appropriate information for children under 12. Touching upon the most frequently asked questions by children, The Weather House also suggests ways for youth to cope with this challenging situation. Through weather pattern analogies, this book aims to help children better understand what is happening at home and to not feel responsible for their parent’s stormy moments.
Board Member and and Associate Portfolio Manager at RBC Dominion Securities John Archer explains how easy it is to set up your own charitable foundation. There was a time that, if you wanted to establish a private charitable foundation with which to manage your philanthropic goals, it only made financial sense if you were a multimillionaire. Now, thanks to the modernization of the tax laws as they apply to charitable donations, and increased gifting flexibility of so-called ‘donor advised funds’, you can give like Rockefeller and save (taxes and time) like Scrooge!
For a third consecutive year, the Research Institute of the MUHC (RI-MUHC) is one of the top 40 research hospitals in Canada. The recent rankings released by Re$earch Infosource Inc. have the RI-MUHC claiming the 2nd overall spot in the country. The results were tallied based on research intensity, which includes both grants and contracts.
As an inspirational tribute to the wonderful care that she received at the McGill University Health Centre, Kate McGarrigle has established the Kate McGarrigle Fund at the MUHC Foundation.
The MUHC Foundation would like to extend its best wishes to Jorn Weisbrodt and Rufus Wainwright for their recent union.
Montreal Cooks has been reprinted! The bestselling book, conceived by volunteer Karen Dubrofsky, with help from friends Donna Rabinovitch and Heidi Gossack‑Majnemer, is back on bookstands—get your copy today!