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Floods in Quebec

Published: 9May2017

Suzanne King, Department of Psychiatry, McGill University and Douglas Institute...

Faculty of Engineering Dean Nicell elected vice chair of NCDEAS

Published: 9May2017

The National Council of Deans of Engineering and Applied Science | Conseil canadien des doyens d'ingénierie et des sciences appliquées (NCDEAS│CCDISA) met on April 29, 2017 for its biennial meeting...

Protecting life’s tangled ecological webs

Published: 9May2017

Ecosystems are a complex web of interactions. These ecological networks are being reorganized by extinctions and colonization events caused by human impacts, such as climate change and habitat...

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...

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