Artificial human embryos are coming, and no one knows how to handle them

Published: 20Sep2017

“This is a hot new frontier in both science and bioethics. And it seems likely to remain contested for the coming years,” says Jonathan Kimmelman, a member of the bioethics unit at McGill...

Astronomers discover pitch-black planet orbiting distant star

Published: 19Sep2017

"It's definitely not something we'd thought of initially," Taylor Bell, a master's student in astronomy at McGill, and co-author of the paper, told CBC News. Read more: CBC News

Experts: Orange Butterflies in Quebec

Published: 18Sep2017

Orange butterflies have been spotted by many in the South of Quebec this weekend. Contrary to popular beliefs, they are not monarchs, but Painted Ladies....

McGill duo honoured by the Royal Society of Canada

Published: 19Sep2017

The Royal Society of Canada (RSC) announced today that Professor Michel Tremblay (Department of Biochemistry and the Director of the McGill Cancer Institute) has been awarded the McLaughlin Medal...

Facebook to open AI lab in Montreal headed by McGill professor

Published: 18Sep2017

"On Friday, the social networking giant officially announced the opening of an artificial intelligence research lab in the city. The lab is headed by Joëlle Pineau, a McGill University professor...

Canadian brain-grab intensifies as Facebook hires two AI experts for new Montreal lab

Published: 15Sep2017

Two of Canada's top artificial intelligence experts are joining Facebook Inc., the latest in a string of renowned Canadian academics in the hot technology field to go to work for Silicon Valley...

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...