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Biodiversity loss linked to economic inequality worldwide

Wed, 2007-05-16 09:00

McGill researchers show income inequality predicts number of threatened species

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Alien species: Controlling global swarming

Wed, 2007-05-16 09:00

A virus is causing mass die-offs of fish in the Great Lakes, the world's largest freshwater fishery. The virus is one of nearly 200 alien species that have invaded the region. Anthony Ricciardi, professor of environmental science at McGill, co-writes in an op-ed in the Globe & Mail that a national strategy is needed to address the issue of alien species. "We need to develop biosecurity programs to identify and eliminate the vectors that deliver alien species to our country. We must also increase our capacity to detect new threats early and determine appropriate emergency responses."

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Putting the Knowledge Economy to the test

Wed, 2007-05-16 09:00

L'un commercialise les découvertes des chercheurs de l'Université de Montréal. L'autre trouve du financement pour ceux de McGill. Tous deux sont inquiets. Fait-on suffisamment de recherche universitaire au Québec? Cette recherche contribue-t-elle réellement à l'essor économique de la province? Faut-il maintenir une cloison étanche entre les chercheurs et l'entreprise? Marc Leroux, président de la société en commandite Univalor, et Denis Thérien, vice-principal à la recherche et aux relations internationales de l'Université McGill, ont le même sentiment de fierté à l'égard de la recherche au Québec. Ils partagent aussi la même passion pour les exploits et les prouesses des chercheurs de leurs établissements respectifs. Enfin, tous deux s'inquiètent de l'état du réseau universitaire et de son financement. Toutefois, leurs conceptions du rôle de la recherche diffèrent.

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Bird's eye view: Humans can help birds wing it

Wed, 2007-05-16 09:00

David Bird, professor of wildlife biology and director of the Avian Science and Conservation Centre at Macdonald campus of McGill, writes on the resilience and adaptive behaviours of some of our birds to changes in their environments.

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More inequality means less biodiversity

Thu, 2007-05-17 04:00

McGill researchers show income inequality predicts the number of threatened species.

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Globetrotting for the greater good

Thu, 2007-05-17 04:00

A quintet of McGill students head to the four corners of the globe as part of the Students Without Borders program.

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Headliners: From dead things to Red Wings

Thu, 2007-05-17 04:00

A very athletic Headliners sees everything from sporty cadavers to McGill's unbeatable NHL playoff connection.

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P.O.V.: Honorary degrees for dummies

Thu, 2007-05-17 04:00

One of the nation's most beloved political cartoonists trades in his pen and ink for a keyboard and waxes funny on what it's like for a high school drop-out to get an honorary degree from McGill.

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Profile: Liam Durcan: Straddling the worlds of art and science

Thu, 2007-05-17 04:00

Talented neurologist by day, celebrated author by night, Liam Durcan does it all.

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McGill web gems: Lincoln North and Osler's Montreal

Thu, 2007-05-17 04:00

Abe Lincoln and Sir William Osler -- does it get any better than this?

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