An interesting change has come to the medical practice: patients often arrive at their doctor's office with a self-diagnosis. Because of heightened advertising of pharmaceuticals, patients often mistakenly believe all they need is an MD's rubber stamp to obtain prescriptions they've been told will heal them.
A McGill researcher has calculated the location of Mars' ancient poles, based upon the location of five giant impact basins on the planet's surface. Jafar Arkani-Hamed has determined that the basins all lie along the arc of a great circle.
Hospital workers are increasingly mistreated by superiors, according to a new Canadian study. Karen Harlos, a professor in McGill University's Faculty of Management, and Larry Axelrod, a social psychologist at Neutral Zone Coaching and Consulting Services, based their research on surveys completed by 125 non-unionized hospital employees in western Canada.
The Honourable Lucienne Robillard today announced, on behalf of Health Minister Ujjal Dosanjh, that Health Canada will be allocating $11.5 million to McGill University for its Language Training and Human Resources Development Project.
Did early civilizations have cemeteries? How "dark" is dark matter? Can we protect babies' brains during birth? These are a few of the questions being asked by the 19 recent recruits to McGill University who were awarded Canada Research Chairs today.
Margaret Lock, a McGill University professor in Social Studies in Medicine, is one of five Canadian leaders being recognized today for their outstanding contributions to the social sciences and humanities by the Trudeau Foundation.
The Lloyd Carr-Harris String Quartet of McGill University has won two top honours at the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition held at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana. The quartet won the Gold Medal in the Senior String category and became the very first Canadian ensemble to win the Grand Prize at this prestigious event.
Leacock luncheons taking off across the country: Following in the funny footsteps of Stephen Leacock, Architecture professor Derek Drummond is bringing the funny across the country.
The last Senate meeting tackled academic amnesty, library staff and introduced a new set of regulations to govern the tenure process.
The Canadian branches of the international science and commerce student organization AIESEC held their national conference at McGill. On the table were discussions about networking, internships and working with the corporate world for international development.