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Chris Barrington-Leigh study on urban sprawl in the news.

Fri, 2015-07-31 12:33

By describing a novel way to quantify urban sprawl, Dr. Barrington-Leigh’s recent study has gathered media attention as it offers a new perspective on urban development and provide further opportunities for research on the topic and the social and environmental impacts of different urban forms.

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Increased risk of respiratory illness associated with kerosene fuel use among women and children in urban Bangalore, India

Fri, 2015-07-31 12:04

Jill Baumgartner, along with a team of researchers, conducted a study in Bangalore, India, found that the use of kerosene was associated with higher rates of bronchitis, phlegm and chest illnesses compared to cleaner cooking fuels. Occup Environ MedPublished October 23, 2014

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Global Environmental Health: From Cell to Society

Fri, 2015-10-30 08:00 - 17:00
Thomson House : 3650 rue McTavish Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 1Y2

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!

Source Site: /globalhealth

CREATE grant to help study environmental change

McGill awarded an NSERC CREATE grant of $1.65 million to support training the next generation of environmental scientists in environmental monitoring, biodiversity surveying, and ecological impact assessments
Wed, 2015-05-20 11:47

Contact Information

Contact: Chris Chipello
Organization: Media Relations Office
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Office Phone: 514 398 4201
Source Site: /newsroom

Global Health Conference on Climate Change

Sat, 2015-05-02 10:00 - 16:30
McIntyre Medical Building : Room 522, R. Howard Palmer Amphitheatre, 3655 promenade Sir William Osler Montreal Quebec Canada , H3G 1Y6
Price: FREE

The McGill Global Health Committee of IFMSA-Quebec is organizing a conference that will not only explore the impacts of climate change on human health here and on a global scale but also transform this awareness into change and action.

Source Site: /globalhealth

Clean ride mapper: Cycling the less polluted routes

Wed, 2015-04-15 12:18

Cyclists in Montreal and Toronto can now choose the least polluted routes to get around their cities thanks to an online tool developed at McGill University. Sometimes a detour of less than 1 km can make for a much less polluted ride. 

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Contact: Katherine Gombay
Organization: Media Relations Office
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Office Phone: 514-398-2189
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Source Site: /newsroom

Forest fragmentation threatens biodiversity

New study shows 70% of world’s remaining forest within a kilometre of forest edge
Fri, 2015-03-20 14:23

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Contact: Chris Chipello
Organization: Media Relations Office
Email:
Office Phone: 514-398-4201

Secondary Contact Information

Contact: Andrew Gonzalez
Organization: McGill University
Source Site: /newsroom

‘Blue-green algae’ proliferating in lakes

Global study shows increase in potentially toxic algae accelerating since mid-1900s
Thu, 2015-02-26 07:54

The organisms commonly known as blue-green algae have proliferated much more rapidly than other algae in lakes across North America and Europe over the past two centuries – and in many cases the rate of increase has sharply accelerated since the mid-20th century, according to an international team of researchers led by scientists at McGill University.

Contact Information

Contact: Chris Chipello
Organization: Media Relations Office
Email:
Office Phone: 514-398-4201
Source Site: /newsroom

Eating Disorders, Gene‐Environment Interactions and the Epigenome

Tue, 2015-02-17 10:00
Raymond Building : R2-046, 21111 Lakeshore Road St Anne de Bellevue Quebec Canada , H9X 3V9

You are invited to attend a Special Colloquiium by DR. HOWARD STEIGER, Director, Eating Disorders Program, Douglas Institute Professor, Psychiatry Department, McGill University. Sponsored by the School of Dietetics and Human Nutrition.

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