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About, pasta, drama: Canuck actors on the words that bring out their accent

Published: 27Jun2017

According to Charles Boberg, an associate professor of linguistics at McGill University, there are two main differences in Canadian English pronunciation of vowels. "One of them is called 'Canadian...

Canada is placing bets on 'open science' to drive innovation

Published: 27Jun2017

The “Neuro”, as the institute is known, hopes its six-month-old open-science experiment will attract more private venture capital, create jobs and lure companies back to the city’s shrunken medical...

Erasure of negative memories one step closer to reality

Published: 27Jun2017

Scientists have known for some time that a memory is stored in the brain through changes in the strength of particular synapses, the structures that pass signals between neurons. However, how the...

Biofilms—the eradication has begun

Published: 26Jun2017

Canadian scientists take a step forward in the fight against microbial armour‎. Read more here.

Laurent Duvernay-Tardif helps schoolchildren find balanced lifestyle

Published: 21Jun2017

While the LDT program stresses physical activity and a healthy lifestyle, Laurent Duvernay-Tardif said his mission is to promote balance. “It’s about a balance between school, physical activity,...

Starting your career: Advice for millennial extroverts

Published: 20Jun2017

Graduation season is upon us, and with many bright young people taking their first steps into the workforce, it is important to acknowledge the challenges of what lie ahead. Learning and work...

President Donald Trump, Unreliable Narrator

Published: 19Jun2017

"Especially in real time, the narrator has to keep going on the same storyline," said Nathalie Cooke, professor of literature at Montreal's McGill University. "So as Trump fuels the storyline with...

Canadians can be smug about our health care system when public coverage extends to dental care

Published: 16Jun2017

"International studies have shown that greater public contribution to dental care helps to level these sorts of socioeconomic inequalities. The federal government must work together with provincial...

Student-mentor programs swell across the country

Published: 15Jun2017

“The aim is not placement,” says Marie-José Beaudin, executive director of the Soutar Career Centre at McGill University’s Desautels Faculty of Management. Instead, the goal is to equip students...

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