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Turning skin cells into brain cells

Published: 16May2017

Microglia, critical to Alzheimer’s research, can now be produced artificially...

Meet McGill University Honorary Doctorates 2017

Published: 15May2017

Each year McGill University proudly confers honorary degrees to highly talented and engaged individuals who serve as an inspiration for the community of students, professors, researchers and staff....

Aldo shoe empire founder donates $25-million to McGill

Published: 12May2017

In receiving one of its largest donations, McGill University announced plans Friday for a new retail management school with global ambitions through a $25-million gift from the family foundation of...

How to get experts to work together effectively

Published: 11May2017

This research suggests that when managers are staffing, organizing, and managing knowledge projects, they should embrace flexible organization of expertise — based on the needs of the project phase...

Part of Earth's crust fell from the sky, new research suggests

Published: 10May2017

Scientists at Montreal's McGill University have added to the common theory about how the Earth's crust was created. Don Baker and Kassandra Sofonio looked into a theory that not all of the Earth's...

Saskatoon synchrotron shines light on drug-resistant superbugs

Published: 9May2017

According to Albert Berghuis, the best way to design new treatments to combat drug-resistant bacteria is to think small. Chair of the department of biochemistry at McGill University's College of...

The innovative university: Open, connected and purposeful

Published: 8May2017

(Op-ed by Professor Suzanne Fortier, Principal and Vice-chancellor of McGill University) “One of the indelible elements of the Silicon Valley origin story is the role Stanford University played in...

Robot helpers poised to tackle land, air, sea and living rooms

Published: 5May2017

The demonstration, by a team of McGill researchers, is paving the way for future convoys of autonomous airborne and land-based machines that could some day be deployed in remote locations to...

‘Climate-change agnosticism’ is a cop-out

Published: 4May2017

“Abrupt and expensive” is a matter of perspective, says Catherine Potvin, a professor at McGill University and the Canada Research Chair in Climate Change Mitigation and Tropical Forests. She...

Two-thirds of electricity in Canada now comes from renewable energy

Published: 3May2017

Chris Barrington-Leigh, a professor at McGill University’s School of Environment, has done an analysis of the potential for growth in renewable energy production in Canada, said 2015 was a record...

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