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Montreal Gazette - Commercial rooftop garden is world's first

If all goes well, urban locavores will have a year-round source of non-GMO, pesticide-and-herbicide-free produce by early 2011. Lufa Farms, a Montreal company, plans to unveil the world's first commercial-scale rooftop greenhouse atop of a two-storey office building near Marche Centrale…

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Published on : 28 Oct 2010

Montreal Gazette - Big cause on campus; Food-security movements grow as students raise awareness and work toward increasing access to organic products

Every Montreal campus you stroll through these days, from the concrete spaces of the Universite du Quebec a Montreal (UQAM) to the green expanses of Concordia's Loyola campus, boasts a productive vegetable patch.

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Published on : 27 Oct 2010

La Presse - Mines à l'étranger: Une loi pour réparer la réputation du Canada

(Op-ed de Richard Janda et Evan Fox-Decent, professeurs à la faculté de droit de l'Université McGill avec Corinne Gendron, titulaire de la chaire de responsabilité sociale et de développement durable à l'UQAM): Récemment, un groupe d'étudiants de l'Université McGill a passé un mauvais quart d'heure pendant un séjour au Panama.

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Published on : 27 Oct 2010

La Presse - Les autochtones surreprésentés

Parmi tous les enfants maltraités dont le signalement a été retenu, près d'un sur quatre est autochtone. Une proportion si élevée - et en si nette croissance - que le phénomène est présentement étudié par le Centre de recherche sur la famille et les enfants de l'Université McGill.

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Published on : 26 Oct 2010

Montreal Gazette (blogs) - Media@McGill presents social movement expert John Downing

John Downing, one of the world's leading experts on the the collision of social activism and rapidly changing media, is at McGill this month to explore the issues and controversies related to media, technology and world culture.

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Published on : 26 Oct 2010

New York Times - Naismith's rules of basketball go to auction

The original rules of basketball, typed out on two pages by Canadian-born phys-ed teacher James Naismith in 1891, are expected to sell for as much as $2 million U.S. at a December auction in New York.

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Published on : 26 Oct 2010

La Presse - Enfants maltraités: Les centres ne suffsent pas à la demande

Le nombre d'enfants canadiens maltraités par leur famille a explosé depuis 10 ans, mais une plus faible proportion d'entre eux reçoit des services de la part des centres de protection de la jeunesse… Est-ce une question d'argent?

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Published on : 26 Oct 2010

La Presse - Le cerveau lent

(Editorial): ...Au cours des trois derniers jours, plusieurs scientifiques de haut niveau se sont retrouvés à l'Université McGill dans le cadre d'un symposium sur le thème: "Affronter les pseudo-sciences/L'urgence d'agir". Or, agir en ce domaine, c'est d'abord... douter.

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Published on : 22 Oct 2010

La Presse - Du travail pour les avocats français?

Grâce à l'entente France-Québec, la première cohorte d'avocats français débarquera bientôt au Québec. Mais trouveront-ils un job? Pas si sûr...

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Published on : 21 Oct 2010

Winnipeg Free Press - Professor researching 3D surprised how many Canadians can't see

CBC's recent 3-D broadcast of a documentary about the Queen may help provide clues about how many Canadians can't actually see programming in the third dimension.

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Published on : 20 Oct 2010

National Post - Meet Dr. McSleepy, your robot anesthetist

They may sound like an odd couple, but da Vinci and McSleepy are a robotic surgical dream team.

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Published on : 20 Oct 2010

La Presse - Quatre millions pour les hôpitaux universitaires

La Fondation du Centre universitaire de santé McGill (CUSM) et la Fondation du Centre hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal (CHUM) ont annoncé aujourd'hui que la Banque Royale du Canada (RBC) a versé une contribution de quatre millions de dollars à la campagne de financement...

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Published on : 20 Oct 2010

Toronto Star - Synaptic symphony; Audience takes part in experiment on 'Beethoven and your brain'

Think of a new piece of music you heard recently. Chances are you knew right away if you liked it, hated it, or didn't care. Now try to describe what caused that instant reaction. If you're like most people, it isn't easy translating a visceral impulse into words.

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Published on : 20 Oct 2010

Montreal Gazette - Astronauts Robert Thirsk and Dave Williams to star at McGill Open House

Two of McGill's very own astronauts, Robert Thirsk and Dave Williams (Julie Payette is the third), will visit the campus this Sunday, Oct. 24 for a very special open house event. Thirsk and Williams, both graduates of McGill's medical school, will talk about their experiences in outer space and the journey that got them into the international space program at Reach for the stars!

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Published on : 20 Oct 2010

Montreal Gazette - Big Hanna lays waste to McGill trash

It's Waste Reduction Week and to mark the occasion, McGill University has just unveiled the latest addition to the campus -- an industrial waste composter named Big Hanna.

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Published on : 20 Oct 2010