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Trump win sparks flurry of American interest in Canadian universities

Published: 21Nov2016

"We've faced elections, we've faced currency devaluations and earthquakes and wars. There's a lot of world events that can have an impact on the number of applications. But admissions requirements...

Olfactory perception influenced by background and semantic information

Published: 21Nov2016

When two people smell the same thing, they can have remarkably different reactions, depending on their cultural background. Researchers at the Neuro have found that even when two cultures share the...

In the Trump era, Canada can be a beacon for innovators

Published: 18Nov2016

Innovation is less about technology than it is about people and institutions. This is the good news for Canada in the wake of Donald Trump’s election. As the United States becomes less welcoming...

International Human Epigenome Consortium studies mark major step forward for epigenetics research

Published: 17Nov2016

One of the great mysteries in biology is how the many different cell types that make up our bodies are derived from a single cell and from one DNA sequence, or genome. We have learned a lot from...

Study yields surprising insights about people found not criminally responsible of crimes

Published: 17Nov2016

“A lot of what the general public, decision- and policy-makers know about mentally ill persons in conflict with the law is through popular media portrayals. Whether it be the news, TV shows, or...

‘Arrival’ raises profile of linguists, making them almost cool

Published: 16Nov2016

“A lot of people don’t know what linguists do, or even that we exist, apart from some idea that we just translate lots of languages.” Jessica Coon, associate professor of linguistics who consulted...

Canadians differ from Trump on view of public health care, poll shows

Published: 15Nov2016

Antonia Maioni, a political-science professor at McGill University who has written extensively about health care, said Wednesday that she and her colleagues recently conducted their own poll about...

Leonard Cohen has died, but he hasn't gone anywhere

Published: 14Nov2016

Op-Ed by Andrew Potter, director of the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada. Read more: Montreal Gazette

How to restore your faith in democracy

Published: 14Nov2016

In dark times, it’s tempting to give up on politics. The philosopher Charles Taylor explains why we shouldn’t. Read more: The New Yorker

What President Donald Trump will mean for Canada

Published: 11Nov2016

Catherine Potvin, a biology professor and climate change expert at McGill University, said her biggest worry is that Trump will reverse many of the green initiatives launched under President Barack...

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