In the Headlines

"It's just such a cool discovery with such beautiful, early data that we can start to really piece out the differences between models," said Daryl Haggard, an astrophysicist at McGill University who has been using the orbiting Chandra X-ray Observatory to study the event.

Read more: The Globe and Mail


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Published on: 17 Oct 2017

This week's tip is from Krzysztof Pelc, associate professor of political science at McGill University.

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Published on: 16 Oct 2017

The brain's prefrontal cortex, which controls decision-making and risk-taking, continues to develop into early adulthood, said Cecilia Flores, a McGill psychiatry professor who studies teenage brains. 

Read more: CBC News


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Published on: 13 Oct 2017

"McGill is lauded for its superior Ph.D. programs and medical school. Some of its alumni’s more notable accomplishments include mapping the brain’s motor cortex, inventing Plexiglas and discovering that atoms are divisible. Today’s researchers continue that groundbreaking tradition with innovations in green chemistry, food science and computer science."

Read more: Maclean's 

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Published on: 12 Oct 2017

Some critics have questioned the program, saying government shouldn't pick winners and losers, while questioning how a supercluster – which must be administered by a non-profit body – is supposed to function. "Poorly done, this will be simply another regional economic subsidy," warned Richard Gold, director of McGill University s Centre for Intellectual Property Policy.

Read more: News Caf

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Published on: 11 Oct 2017

McGill University plans to award honorary doctorates to two women at its fall convocation; Dr. Heather Munroe-Blum, former principal and Vice-Chancellor of McGill University and Heather Reisman, founder of Indigo books.

Read more: Montreal Gazette

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Published on: 10 Oct 2017

"Quebec has had to fight to preserve French despite the very strong pressures of English," said Chantal Bouchard, a sociolinguist at McGill University in Montreal, who has described anglicisms in Quebec as an obsession. "We're hypersensitive about it."

Read more: The Globe and Mail

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Published on: 10 Oct 2017

Op-ed by Robert Whitley, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

"The notion that people with mental illness can act as community educators is a radical but relatively novel idea."

Read more: Huffington Post

 

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Published on: 6 Oct 2017

McGill Provost Christopher Manfredi sits down with Karl Moore for CJADs CEO Series.

Listen here: CJAD800

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Published on: 5 Oct 2017

"Louise Pilote, professor of medicine at McGill University, is excited by the implications of including more women in clinical studies, a relatively recent change. Studying women has already yielded a wealth of information — and even a new condition. We know that women can have heart attacks without blocked arteries, but until recently, researchers didn’t know why."

Read more: Chatelaine Magazine

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Published on: 4 Oct 2017

Unseasonably warm September could be cause of slight delay in leaves changing colour, McGill professor says.

Read more: CBC News 


 

 


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Published on: 3 Oct 2017

Column by Joe Schwarcz, director of McGill University’s Office for Science & Society

"The brilliant German chemist was the first person to carry out a total synthesis of glucose, the fundamental building block of cellulose and starch. This was a monumental achievement at the time. Fischer’s success in determining the molecular structure of carbohydrates was partly due to his accidental discovery of a reagent known as phenylhydrazine that formed well-defined crystalline derivatives with carbohydrates."

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Published on: 2 Oct 2017

Op-ed by Noam Schimmel, associate fellow at the Center for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism, McGill Faculty of Law

"Even greater efforts than the already significant ones undertaken by the German government are required to combat anti-Jewish attitudes and other forms of racism, prejudice, bigotry and discrimination that undermine German democracy and its commitment to freedom, equality and justice for all citizens."

Read more: The New York Times

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Published on: 29 Sep 2017

Op-ed by Charles Taylor, Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at McGill University and one of the world's most celebrated living philosophers. 

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Published on: 28 Sep 2017

A prominent Chinese architect who studied at McGill University 27 years ago is donating $12 million to the School of Architecture, a landmark gift the university says will transform teaching and research and build stronger ties with China.

Read more: Montreal Gazette

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Published on: 27 Sep 2017

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