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A native Montrealer, Ralph Steinman, is among three Canadians being touted as possible winners of the Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine by Thomson Reuters, a company that uses research data to predict Nobel winners.
"It's college rankings time, so we at Spinner evaluated universities near and far, ordering them according to their matriculation of musicians." [...] McGill rocks in at 11th position with Arcade Fire alums Win Butler and Regine Chassagne, Leonard Cohen, Burt Bacharach, Chuck Comeau of Simple Plan.
Today's teaching is overly obsessed with leadership and making management into a science that can be dissected, professor says. The names of Canadian business schools are well known. But those who teach in those schools less so.
John Zucchi, professor and chair of the Department of History and Classical Studies at McGill University. He addressed the Dying with Dignity Special Commission with Dr. Gerald Batist, representing 54 McGill University professors who have submitted a brief opposing euthanasia and assisted suicide.
She is unlikely to be mentioned at any 50th-birthday parties this year, but she is the reason many of those celebrations will take place. Dr. Frances Oldham Kelsey is 96 now, nearly deaf and barely mobile, as modest as her faded house in this Washington suburb. And though her story is nearly forgotten, she was once America’s most admired civil servant.
The Globe and Mail - Patients in Pisa put under anesthetic from Montreal; Long-distance procedure a medical first
A team from Montreal's McGill University has pioneered a medical first by administering anesthesia via remote teleconferencing for surgery that was taking place in Pisa, Italy.
Bixi's environmental benefits have been "grossly exaggerated," with the vast majority of trips taken on the bike-sharing service actually replacing other "green modes" of transportation, McGill University researchers have found.
It's a Thursday evening, and chefs from five local restaurants (Serafim, Lola Rosa, Crudessence, Fuchsia and Santropol Roulant) have one hour to harvest vegetables and cook a meal from the garden on McGill's downtown campus.
Can epigenetics underlie the enduring effects of a mother's love? Lizzie Buchen of Nature investigates the criticisms of a landmark study and the controversial field to which it gave birth. (With a look at the pioneering work of McGill's Moshe Szyf and Michael Meaney).
Schulich School of Music - Cecilia String Quartet wins 1st prize at the 10th Banff International String Quartet Competition (BISQC)
Following their residency at the Schulich School of Music under the supervision of professor André Roy and their participation at the 1st McGill International String Quartet Academy (MISQA), the Cecilia Quartet won the prestigious competition, competing with nine of the world’s finest emerging string quartets from France, Germany, Russia, Canada and United States.
Car-surfers -mostly males aged 15 to 19 -are largely "modelling or copycatting" the kinds of high-risk behaviour that shot to prominence with the 2002 movie Jackass and a steady stream of imitative YouTube videos of often "really dangerous" stunts, a Montreal expert said yesterday.