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Is the C Series deal good for Quebecers?

McGill business professor Karl Moore discusses the recent deal between Bombardier and Airbus. Read more: Global News

 

 

Published: 18 Oct 2017

When these neutron stars collided, the celestial explosion was a gold mine for astronomers

"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....

Published: 17 Oct 2017

Feeling anxious about your writing? Procrastinate

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

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Published: 16 Oct 2017

Speed, risk-taking to blame in many accidents involving young drivers

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

Published: 13 Oct 2017

Ottawa narrows ‘superclusters’ hopefuls to nine industry groups

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....

Published: 11 Oct 2017

McGill to give honorary doctorates to its former principal, Indigo CEO

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

Published: 10 Oct 2017

Pardon my French: Quebec eases up on dozens of English terms, including 'grilled-cheese'

"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."...

Published: 10 Oct 2017

The Neuro’s top brain cancer fundraiser returns

A Brilliant Night has donated a total of $1.6 million since 2015

A night dedicated to the memory of those lost to brain cancer and in honour of those still fighting the disease will raise money for research that will lead to better treatments.

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Published: 10 Oct 2017

Opinion: Fight against stigma of mental illness is a joint production

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

 

Published: 6 Oct 2017

The CEO Series # 77 - Christopher Manfredi

McGill Provost Christopher Manfredi sits down with Karl Moore for CJADs CEO Series. Listen here: CJAD800

Published: 5 Oct 2017

Predicting when a sound will occur relies on the brain’s motor system

Research shows how the brain’s motor signals sharpen our ability to decipher complex sound flows

Whether it is dancing or just tapping one foot to the beat, we all experience how auditory signals like music can induce movement. Now new research suggests that motor signals in the brain actually sharpen sound perception, and this effect is increased when we move in rhythm with the sound.

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Published: 5 Oct 2017

Why are the leaves on Montreal's trees so green in October?

Unseasonably warm September could be cause of slight delay in leaves changing colour, McGill professor says. Read more: CBC News 

 

 

Published: 3 Oct 2017

The Right Chemistry: Emil Fischer was one of the world's great chemists

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

Published: 2 Oct 2017

Opinion: Anti-Semitism in Germany

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

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Published: 29 Sep 2017

Democratic Exclusions: Political Identity and the Problem of Secularism

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: 28 Sep 2017

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