Growing up in suburban Montreal, 2013 McGill graduate Martin Legault always had a passion for the environment. At McGill University’s Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, he put that passion into practice, gaining the scientific and practical skills to help address the world’s pressing food and water issues. But when it comes to understanding the complex social, cultural and environmental factors behind food scarcity, there was only so much he could learn in the classroom.
Children of women who did not finish high school were twice as likely to experience a major episode of depression in early adulthood as children whose mothers obtained a high school diploma, according to a new study by researchers at McGill University.
Prof. Cedric Tolliver will be in residence in the English Department as Fulbright Visiting Research Chair in American Literature. His research deals with diasporic cosmopolitan culture defined by African American, Anglophone Caribbean, and Francophone Caribbean intellectuals after World War II. During his 2013-14 research residency at McGill, Prof. Tolliver will offer an advanced undergraduate course exploring the interdisciplinary nature of African diasporic cultural politics in this period.
McGill and ÉTS launch the Quartier de l’innovation, an ecosystem for creativity in the heart of Montreal
McGill University and the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) have partnered in the creation of a new chair on India Studies. The agreement was signed recently during a visit to McGill by His Excellency Admiral (Retired) Nirmal Verma, High Commissioner of India to Canada.
Physicians from the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC), McGill University and the University of Calgary have published a review article in the CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) to help family doctors diagnose and treat fibromyalgia. The article represents the first time researchers have published Canadian guidelines to help manage the condition.
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24 hours of science / 24 heures de science
"Science pour tous" is organizing the 8th annual 24 heures de science (24 hours of science) festival on May 10th and 11th. 250 science and technology activities are planned everywhere in Québec non-stop for 24 hours. Public and school groups are invited to discover the activities. The program includes conferences, excursions, animated events, exhibitions, etc.
The activities are of interest to the general public as well as for students.: