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McGill University Benefits from Prestigious International Scholarship Competition

The world-renowned Fulbright program is an educational movement based on the principle of scholarly exchange between the United States and various countries from around the world. This year, a McGill student has been awarded a Fulbright to do research in the U.S., while the University will play host to four distinguished American scholars in the 2011-2012 academic year.

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Published on : 28 Sep 2011

Understanding the metabolism of the Arctic landscape

Thanks to a 4 year - $4 million grant from NSERC, the first Discovery Frontiers grant ever awarded, scientists from ten Canadian universities will now be able to collaborate with one another and with organizations from around the world to create a reference for the arctic land system. Geography professor Nigel Roulet will pursue his research into dissolved organic carbon in the Arctic waters.

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Published on : 23 Sep 2011

McGill Dances for Cancer Research

Check out the video made by some of McGill's top scientists, students, lab techs and dedicated volunteers at the Goodman Cancer Research Centre, who turned on the music - and danced for a great cause! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hg1yw8D3glE Every hit raises money to advance cancer research at the Goodman Cancer Research Centre.

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Published on : 22 Sep 2011

Vacuum-like device makes cellular exploration easier

New floating microscopic device will allow researchers to study a wide range of cellular processes

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Published on : 20 Sep 2011

What songbirds have to ‘say’ about human speech

CFI has announced the winners of the most recent awards given out under the Leaders of Opportunity Fund. Among those who have received an award are biology professors Sarah Woolley and Jon Sakata. They are hoping to gain some insight into the neural basis of human communication disorders by studying how songbirds, such as zebra and Bengalese finches, learn how to sing.

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Published on : 02 Sep 2011

The grass is always greener

Recent study of grasslands shows that species variety more important to ecosystem services than previously thought

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Published on : 18 Aug 2011

Spare the rod and develop the child

Study suggests non-corporal discipline aids children’s executive-functioning ability

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Published on : 26 Jul 2011

Here come the medical tools of the future

From bionanomachines to neuroengineering, new McGill programs train students to excel in scientific fields

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Published on : 25 Jul 2011

To walk or not to walk? That is the question

McGill and Concordia researchers study how weather affects pedestrian rates

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Published on : 28 Jun 2011