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Personal experience drove Payam Akhavan's crusade for human rights

Published: 14Sep2017

“This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, so you have to say something that’s worthwhile rather than just recycling the usual liberal clichés,” he said. “As for that first sentence, I chose it...

Opinion: Montreal Protocol on CFCs holds lessons for climate action

Published: 14Sep2017

Op-ed by Sébastien Jodoin, assistant professor in the Faculty of Law and Hamish van der Ven, assistant professor in the School of Environment and the Department of Political Science at McGill...

McGill researcher to head Facebook’s new Montreal AI lab

Published: 15Sep2017

Facebook is opening a new Artificial Intelligence Research Lab in Montreal — FAIR Montreal. This is the company’s first research and development investment in Canada, and only its fourth AI...

NASA's Hubble Captures Blistering Pitch-Black Planet

Published: 14Sep2017

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has observed a planet outside our solar system that looks as black as fresh asphalt because it eats light rather than reflecting it back into space. This light-eating...

Busy week for ALS research and awareness

Published: 13Sep2017

Research symposium, public education event and ALS walk planned...

Trouble in the sky?

Published: 13Sep2017

Karl Moore on Bombardier-Boeing dispute.  Watch the video: CTV News    

New telescope could solve mystery of deep-space Fast Radio Bursts (FRBs)

Published: 12Sep2017

Because of its large collecting area, wide observational bandwidth and cylindrical design, CHIME can see some thousand times more sky at any given moment, Victoria Kaspi, an astrophysicist and...

Montreal and Quebec Studies Lose a Great Ambassador

Published: 11Sep2017

The CIRM and the McGill’s Quebec Studies Program learned with great sorrow of the passing of McGill’s Chancellor Emerita Gretta Chambers. Dear friend of CIRM and the Quebec Studies Program, she is...

Royal Society of Canada elects seven McGill scholars to The College

Published: 12Sep2017

Today, the Royal Society of Canada announced 70 new members to The College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists, including seven McGill scholars. With seven members, McGill has more new...

Astronomers find fast-spinning 'clocks in the sky' using gaming tech

Published: 11Sep2017

The discovery was made using radio telescopes at the Low-Frequency Array (LOFAR) in the Netherlands. Ziggy Pleunis, co-author of the findings published in The Astrophysical Journal Letters, who is...

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