A group of McGill professors got together recently to talk about cold-weather research, and its effect on everything from microscopic life forms to very macroscopic Montreal potholes.
What do robots, electric snowmobiles and seasonal affective disorder have in common? They are all topics being featured at McGill's Extreme Research: Winter Edition event on February 15, which will showcase McGill's "cool" research about predicting, understanding and planning for winter weather and northern conditions.
Issa Boullata has been teaching for 56 years, 30 of them at McGill's Institute of Islamic Studies. The Arabic language and literature professor was recently honoured by the Middle East Studies Association for his mentoring of students all over the world.
Although the approaches to medical training and the delivery of medical services in Canada and the U.S. are more or less the same, the two countries have very different health care systems. Political science professor and director of the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada Antonia Maioni tells us how this came to be.
New research published in the online version of the Annals of Internal Medicine today documents an increased risk of heart attack with one of the COX-2 inhibitors used in elderly adults with no previous history of heart attack.
Laurie Gottlieb believes that middle age can be just the beginning. Her book "No Expiry Date: A Practical and Inspirational Way for Women to Take Charge of their Futures" features academic theory and interviews with over 100 women.
For patients with high-risk breast cancer treated with radical mastectomy and adjuvant chemotherapy, the addition of radiation therapy leads to better survival outcomes with few long-term toxic effects.
This year, 107 students and postdoctoral scholars have been awarded funding totalling $5.9 million from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) for research ranging from same-sex marriage to Canadian pop music to competition in the health care system.