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...

Scientists scan horizon for future invasive species challenges

Published: 4May2017

Shipping and mining in the Arctic. The spread of invasive microbial pathogens around the world. Changing agricultural practices. Use of genomic-modification tools. Those are among the 14 most...

New theory on how Earth’s crust was created

Published: 5May2017

More than 90% of Earth’s continental crust is made up of silica-rich minerals, such as feldspar and quartz. But where did this silica-enriched material come from? And could it provide a clue in the...

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...

New hope in the fight against superbugs

Published: 3May2017

Antibiotic resistance is a growing global health threat. So much so that a 2014 study commissioned by the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom predicted that, if the problem is left unchecked, in...

Opinion: Tackling prejudices about people with mental illness

Published: 2May2017

Monday marks the beginning of the Canadian Mental Health Association’s Mental Health Week. This is an opportune moment to raise awareness of problems faced by people with mental illness.

Intellectual and political ground shifting for central banks everywhere

Published: 2May2017

Priests of Prosperity is an analytical study of the evolution of central banking in postcommunist countries, exploring the unsung revolutionary campaign to move from command-economy cash cows into...