MGSS News

Massimiliano Orri receives the NARSAD Young Investigator Award

September 17th, 2020

Congrats Massimiliano!… Read More


Gustavo Turecki is recipient of the CINP Sumitomo/Sunovion Brain Health Clinical Research Award

June 19th, 2020

Congrats Gustavo! … Read More


MGSS students recognized with Dr. Holly Carsley Memorial Award and the Rémi Quirion Excellence Award

May 22nd, 2020

Congrats to Malosree and Kelly!… Read More


MGSS publication takes the spotlight in Nature Communications

April 21st, 2020

Congratulations to the MGSS team and trainees for this outstanding achievement!… Read More


Q&A with Dr. Turecki: Managing Stress During the COVID-19 Crisis
Ça va bien aller!

March 31st, 2020

Some useful tips to cope with this changing reality provided by Dr. Turecki. … Read More


The MGSS hit the slopes for their annual ski day!

February 26th, 2020

Healthy body = healthy mind, as the saying goes.… Read More


Cyber-bullying victims at higher risk of having suicidal thoughts

February 7th, 2020

MGSS researcher, Marie-Claude Geoffroy shares her work on cyber-bullying.… Read More


Massimiliano Orri featured in the science and society magazine CURIUM

January 30th, 2020

Congrats Massimiliano!… Read More


January 29th 2020 was #BellLetsTalk Day

January 29th, 2020

For each view of the Bell Let’s Talk Day video, Bell donated 5¢ towards Canadian mental health initiatives. When it comes to mental health, every action counts.… Read More


Naguib Mechawar and the Douglas – Bell Canada Brain Bank featured on Canal Savoir

December 13th, 2019

A profile on Dr. Mechawar’s work on inflammation in the brain during depression and suicide.… Read More


MGSS student, Daniel Almeida named among Forbes’ 30 Under 30

December 4th, 2019

Congrats Daniel!… Read More


MGSS student, Daniel Almeida wins awards at the Science Exposed Contest (NSERC and Acfas)

December 4th, 2019

Congrats Daniel!… Read More


Gustavo Turecki awarded Margolese National Brain Disorders Prize

November 6th, 2019

Congrats Gustavo!… Read More


Congratulations to Massimiliano Orri, winner of the February 2019 Relève étoile Jacques-Genest prize

February 21st, 2019

Congratulations to Massimiliano Orri, Postdoctoral fellow, on winning the February 2019 Relève étoile Jacques-Genest prize, from the Fonds de recherche Santé – Québec. His award-winning publication is : Association of Childhood Irritability and Depressive/Anxious Mood Profiles With Adolescent Suicidal Ideation and Attempts… Read More


In conversation with Dr. Gustavo Turecki – McGill News

December 3rd, 2018

Read a recent interview with Dr. Gustavo Turecki in McGill News, to mark the 75th Anniversary of the Department of Psychiatry, celebrated November 29th: https://mcgill.ca/channels/channels/news/conversation-dr-gustavo-turecki-291506… Read More


Gustavo Turecki named Canada Research Chair in Major Depressive Disorder and Suicide (Tier 1)

December 21st, 2016

Congratulations to Gustavo Turecki, recently named Canada Research Chair in Major Depressive Disorder and Suicide (Tier 1). CRCs are granted to outstanding researchers acknowledged by their peers as world leaders in their fields. The CRC program was created to enable Canadian universities to attract and retain established and emerging world-class researchers. View the full list of new… Read More


Naguib Mechawar receives a research grant from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

November 21st, 2016

Congratulations to Naguib Mechawar, who received a $100,000 research grant from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.  This research grant aims to determine if early life adversity affects white matter development in the brain in a way that increases suicide risk.  This research could lead to the identification of potential brain targets for suicide prevention. Read the… Read More


Gustavo Turecki wins the Léo-Pariseau prize from ACFAS

October 20th, 2016

Gustavo Turecki was recently awarded the Léo-Pariseau prize for biological and health sciences by the Association francophone pour le savoir, ACFAS. This prize is awarded yearly to a researcher to highlight the excellence and impact of his work and actions in the area of biological or health sciences. The Association francophone pour le savoir –… Read More


Gustavo Turecki – new Chair of the CIHR Advisory Board on Research Excellence, Policy and Ethics

May 16th, 2016

Gustavo Turecki is one of five chairs of the CIHR new Institutes Advisory Boards recently nominated by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. The CIHR Nominating and Governance Committee followed a transparent, fair and merit-based process to duly review the profiles of 453 applicants for the 5 positions and identified the candidates who embodied the… Read More


New research by Marie-Claude Geoffroy shows victimized teens are more at risk of suicide

March 15th, 2016

A new study published in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry(JAACAP) by the team of Dr Marie-Claude Geoffroy, researcher at the CIUSSS de l’Ouest-de-l’Île-de-Montréal (Douglas mental health university institute, McGill group for suicide studies) and the Sainte-Justine hospital research centre, reports that adolescents chronically victimized during two school years at… Read More


Gustavo Turecki wins the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ACNP) Joel Elkes Research Award

February 8th, 2016

The American College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ACNP) presented the Joel Elkes Research Award to Gustavo Turecki, December 8th 2015 in Hollywood, Florida.  This award recognizes a young scientist for outstanding clinical contribution to neuropsychopharmacology. The contribution may be based on a single discovery or a cumulative body of work. Of particular interest are contributions that further… Read More


Choosing to end it all

August 28th, 2015

The latest study by Dr. Fabrice Jollant, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at McGill University, demonstrates how difficulty making effective decisions can predispose an individual to suicide, a discovery that could lead to potential solutions for prevention. The study was recently published in the Journal of Psychiatric Research.  … Read More


Gaining a better understanding of depression and suicide through the study of cerebral astrocytes

June 18th, 2015

A new study by Naguib Mechawar and his team, published in Molecular Psychiatry, sheds light on the role of a class of cells called astrocytes in depression and suicide. This research provides evidence that networks of astrocytes are altered specifically in areas of the brain associated with mood regulation. In addition, in describing the existence… Read More


Interview with Naguib Mechawar about new research that furthers our understanding of depression

April 2nd, 2015

Listen to Naguib Mechawar  on the Montreal radio station 98,5 in an in-depth interview about his research on suicide and the Douglas Bell Canada Brain Bank. The full interview is available online (in French only):   Une nouvelle approche dans le diagnostic et le traitement de la dépression   Dr. Mechawar’s research was also featured… Read More


Fabrice Jollant publishes “Le suicide: comprendre pour aider l’individu vulnérable”

March 18th, 2015

Dr. Fabrice Jollant has recently published a book for the general public titled “Le suicide, comprendre pour aider l’individu vulnérable”. The book explores our current understanding of suicide, and how this knowledge can be used to help vulnerable individuals. It is published by the renowned publishing house Odile Jacob, and has been released in March 2015… Read More