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Mali's Ministry of Mines and the Canadian International Resources and Development Institute (CIRDI) sign a memorandum of understanding

March 6th, 2015 -

The memorandum was signed as part of the Programme de renforcement de la gouvernance du secteur extractif (program for strengthening governance of the extractive sector) implemented by Polytechnique Montréal in West Africa.

25 years after the Polytechnique tragedy... $25,000 raised to encourage the next generation of women engineers. Thank you!

February 25th, 2015 - To mark the 25th anniversary of the December 6, 1989, tragedy, Polytechnique Montréal last fall launched the Week of the White Rose, an annual fundraiser with the theme “The future blooms in our hands,” during which the institution encourages its own community and the general public to donate by buying and giving virtual white roses.

Two new research projects near $2 million for RIME UQÀT-Polytechnique

February 23rd, 2015 -

Rouyn-Noranda, February 23, 2015 – The mining industry in Canada and elsewhere in the world could benefit from new knowledge aiming to limit the industry's environmental impacts. The Research Institute on Mines and Environment (RIME) UQÀT-Polytechnique, internationally renowned for its high-level research projects and its expertise in environmental and mining- waste management, has announced that it has obtained two major Collaborative Research and Development Grants (CRD) awarded by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) totalling $1,406,000. Contributions from industrial partners will supplement that amount.

Québec Engineering Competition: excellent performance by the Polytechnique delegation

February 18th, 2015 - The 2015 competition took place at ÉTS from January 29 to February 1.

Revolutionary new probe zooms in on cancer cells improves tumour surgeries and extends survival times for brain cancer patients

February 11th, 2015 - Brain cancer patients may live longer thanks to a new cancer-detection method developed by researchers at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital – The Neuro, at McGill University and the MUHC, and Polytechnique Montréal. The collaborative team has created a powerful new intraoperative probe for detecting cancer cells. The hand-held Raman spectroscopy probe enables surgeons, for the first time, to accurately detect virtually all invasive brain cancer cells in real time during surgery. The probe is superior to existing technology and could set a new standard for successful brain cancer surgery.

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