Psychology professor Debra Titone wants to explain how we understand and use language by studying how schizophrenics process idiomatic expressions.
Pharmaceutical company executives must want to reach for their own little yellow pills when David Healy speaks. The author of "The Anti-Depressant Era, Let Them Eat Prozac" gave a rapid-fire survey lecture at McGill on just how the boom in the prescription and consumption of antidepressants came to be.
Three McGill students are on their way to Paris for a make-up exam. The trio are finalists in the L'Oréal E-Strat online case competition.
Gretta Chambers has been named the McGill Centre for Research and Teaching on Women's person of the year. McGill's first woman chancellor, Chambers has had a long career in journalism and is active in a range of community concerns, from hospitals to education to art.
The University recently held its annual Rethink Campus sustainability conference. A forum for the university to give a report on progress to date and for the community to make suggestions as to where to go in the future, the conference addressed everything from waste management to commuting.
The Students' Society of McGill University elections are finally over after a second round of voting. Alam Alli will be the new SSMU president, after successfully appealing his disqualification during the first round of voting.
Roland Bennewitz, Aashish Clerk, Erik Cook, Pierre Magistretti and Phillip Servio are McGill's five newest Canada Research Chairs.
In addition to a 200-seat recital hall, a new home for the Music Library and specialized production and research labs, the new music building will feature a "beautiful-sounding box," a freestanding space large enough to accommodate a full orchestra and chorus.
McGill researchers will soon have access to one of the world's most powerful multi-wavelength lasers for their experiments. Physics professor Mark Sutton explained that the new Advanced Laser Light Source (ALLS) project will bring together biologists, chemists and physicists from Canada to Japan.
The rapidly growing field of biotechnology is a major employer in Quebec. McGill's new Master's degree in the field is an interdisciplinary program that will train students for careers in everything from pharmaceutics to environmental technology.