Q&A with university leaders

Published: 21Nov2012

Heather Munroe-Blum - Appointed in 2003 at McGill University. What is the biggest challenge your successor faces? No matter what the challenges are, the job is an exhilarating one, the people...

Vinegar health claims leave a bitter taste

Published: 19Nov2012

(Joe Schwarcz): In 218 BC, the Carthaginian general Hannibal crossed the Alps with his elephants to settle a score with Rome. The perilous journey almost came to an end at what looked like an...

Twitter is safer in America

Published: 19Nov2012

Two men this week confronted unproven sexual accusations that may ruin their reputations.  The incidents, which took place on different sides of the Atlantic, raise questions about how the law...

Do books matter? And if so,why?

Published: 19Nov2012

(Review) The poor book. The poor book publisher. Is there any other industry that labours under such a poignant threat of obsolescence? Or produces such large quantities of unsaleable items? Now...

Newsmaker: Free eye screening clinic

Published: 16Nov2012

Dr. Alice Yang Zhang of McGill’s ophthalmology clinic is organizing a free clinic for full eye exams. The clinic takes place on Nov. 24, 2012 at 4120 Ste. Catherine St. W. Read more at CTV

Newsmaker: John Hanrahan, Cystic Fibrosis

Published: 16Nov2012

McGill researcher John Hanrahan describes a new treatment for cystic fibrosis derived from sea sponges. Read more at CTV

Use research, genetics to help mistreated children

Published: 16Nov2012

Governments need to do a better job of tracking and pinpointing which of a myriad of social programs would best help children cope with abuse in their early years, says a study released Thursday. [...

Out of touch: E-reading isn't reading

Published: 16Nov2012

(Andrew Piper, German and European literature prof at McGill and co-director of the literary lab Citelab. Author of Book Was There: Reading in Electronic Times, from which this is excerpted): "Amid...