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They found that the drones combined with the computer algorithm wasn't just a decent substitute for ecologists' eyes, it actually got closer to the real number of birds on the ground. It's a compelling argument for using drones in research, said David Bird, an ornithologist at McGill University in Canada who edits a scientific journal dedicated to drone studies. Population tallies are a crucial piece of ecological information. "Biologists love to count wildlife," he said.

Classified as: drones, technology
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Published on: 13 Feb 2018

"Largely unknown by Canada’s decision-makers in government, industry and even the general public, their work is unheralded by ribbon-cutting ceremonies. Their relative obscurity in Canada, then and now, appears to be the preoccupation of how budgetary decisions are made as opposed to a consideration of talent and merit" reports John Bergeron, Emeritus Robert Reford Professor and Professor of Medicine at McGill.

The Conversation

Classified as: science and technology, John Bergeron
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Published on: 12 Feb 2018

Sylvain Baillet, chercheur à l'Institut neurologique de Montréal, étudie la mémoire de travail auditive, cette mémoire qui nous permet de retenir les derniers sons entendus pendant quelques secondes - une faculté importante qui nous permet entre autres de suivre une conversation. Il a noté que la stimulation magnétique a amélioré cette forme de mémoire chez ses sujets.

Electrons libres

Classified as: Sylvain Baillet, Montreal Neurological Institute
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Published on: 12 Feb 2018

L'Université McGill a récemment acquis les archives personnelles de l'ex-maire de Montréal Jean Drapeau. Hugo Lavoie, chroniqueur urbain à Gravel le matin, a pu les consulter. Christopher Lyons, le bibliothécaire de livres rares de l’Université McGill, a découvert par hasard les archives personnelles de Jean Drapeau au Salon du livre ancien de Montréal, au kiosque d’un bouquiniste. Celui-ci exposait des photos du Stade olympique de Montréal en construction.

Classified as: jean drapeau, Hugo Lavoie, Christopher Lyons
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Published on: 12 Feb 2018

First launched in Toronto and Edmonton in 2016, Borealis AI is RBC’s AI research lab. The Montreal location will be at the corner of St-Urbain and St-Zotique Sts, where an area formerly dominated by textile factories is being turned into an AI hub. The bank has partnered with Jackie Cheung, a McGill University professor, who will serve as its academic adviser.

Montreal Gazette

Classified as: Jackie Cheung, Artificial intelligence, RBC, Banking, Marketing
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Published on: 8 Feb 2018

Jacob Levy offers a deeply thoughtful meditation on Trump’s use of language — on the power it has exerted over Republican voters and the GOP Congress, and on the folly of imagining that his words alone won’t do serious damage to American political life, as long as he is constrained from acting.

The Washington Post

Classified as: jacob levy, Trump, language, American politics
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Published on: 8 Feb 2018

Pour le professeur Salah El Mestikawy de l’université McGill à Montréal, “La plupart de ces baisses n’apparaissent qu’aux stades les plus tardifs de la maladie, à tel point que cette perte pourrait aussi bien être une conséquence de la maladie plutôt que sa cause”.

24 MATINS

Classified as: Alzheimer, neurodegenerative, Salah El Mestikawy
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Published on: 8 Feb 2018

Henry Mintzberg says we need to approach challenges in the field of health care in a radically different way.

CBC

Classified as: Henry Mintzberg, medicine
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Published on: 5 Feb 2018

Partout au monde, l’extension des villes transforme le paysage et fragmente les écosystèmes. Selon l’écologue montréalais Andrew Gonzalez, 70% des forêts de la planète sont à moins d’un kilomètre d’activité humaine, elles sont donc interrompues par des routes, ou des villes. Ce scientifique cherche à présent le meilleur moyen pour reconnecter les forêts urbaines.

Radio-Canada

Classified as: ecosystem, Andrew Gonzalez, urban
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Published on: 5 Feb 2018

Since 2000, McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, has offered a course with the simple title of “Natural Disasters.” The course, which teaches students the scientific principles underpinning hurricanes, tornadoes, avalanches, and more, has proven quite popular among the students; attendance has grown from about 50 to more than 600.

Earth and Space Science News

Classified as: natural disasters, education
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Published on: 1 Feb 2018

Delegates from Montréal’s McGill University and Kyoto University, Japan, had much to celebrate this month after the establishment of a ground-breaking joint PhD between the institutions. The program marks the first time McGill has entered into a joint PhD program with another university.

The Pie News

 

Classified as: kyoto university, Japan, PhD
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Published on: 1 Feb 2018

Les tentatives de suicide ne sont pas toutes pareilles. Ce n’est pas un phénomène homogène ou unique. "Les gens font des tentatives dans des contextes différents, avec des intentions différentes," précise d’entrée de jeu le psychiatre Gustavo Turecki, qui est aussi directeur du Groupe McGill d’études sur le suicide et directeur du Réseau québécois sur le suicide, les troubles de l’humeur et troubles associés.

La Presse Plus

Classified as: Gustavo Turecki, psychology
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Published on: 31 Jan 2018

Even for the most common processes, such as changes in population size or food chains, ecologists must take evolution into consideration, researchers say. “Everybody realized rapid evolution was occurring everywhere,” says evolutionary ecologist Andrew Hendry of McGill University.

Nature

Classified as: nature, Andrew Hendry, ecology
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Published on: 31 Jan 2018

A report from critics of Airbnb says the vacation rental website is driving up rental prices and reducing housing availability in New York City. The analysis published Monday comes from researcher [David Wachsmuth] at McGill University in Montreal.

New York Times

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Published on: 30 Jan 2018

Parmi les laits végétaux, le lait de soya est le meilleur sur le plan nutritionnel, a déterminé une équipe de chercheurs de l'Université McGill.

La Presse

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Published on: 30 Jan 2018

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