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Witchcraft and 19 other unique courses offered at Canadian universities

Science and MuseumsWhere: McGill University

The details: Partnering with the Redpath Museum in Montreal, students explore natural history collections, and learn how they are created, maintained and used in scientific research. Read more: Global News

Published: 6 Sep 2017

Losing and gaining public goods

Article by Jacob T. Levy

Published: 6 Sep 2017

McGill professor introducing Canada's slave history at Harvard

"In America’s collective imagination, Canada is not associated with slavery. That perception will be challenged at Harvard University this fall, where McGill professor Charmaine Nelson will be teaching about the black diaspora as the William Lyon Mackenzie King Chair for Canadian Studies."  Read more: Montreal Gazette

Published: 5 Sep 2017

McGill pilots new bursary program for students coming from foster care

As a child growing up in and out of the Ontario foster care system, Arisha Khan never thought she'd attend a university. "As a former youth in care I wouldn't think that I have the capacity to go to McGill," she told CBC's Daybreak. But that's just what she did. Now going into her fourth year in McGill University's International Development and Social Entrepreneurship program, Khan had to overcome a lot to get to where she is. ...

Published: 5 Sep 2017

Cancer's invasion equation

"I talked to Anthony Ricciardi, Professor of Invasion Ecology at McGill University, in Montreal. Ricciardi, a biologist, grew up on the banks of Lake Saint-Louis, which bulges out from the St. Lawrence River—the route through which the mussels metastasized to the Great Lakes."  Read more: The New Yorker

Published: 5 Sep 2017

The overwhelming gender bias in 'New York Times' book reviews

"A team of five undergraduate researchers at McGill University analyzed over 10,000 reviews in the New York Times Book Review, tracking metrics including the gender of authors whose books were reviewed, the gender of review writers, the reviewed book's genre and themes, and the most frequently appearing words in reviews....

Published: 30 Aug 2017

Erosion alarm for Herschel Island in the High Arctic

"This year scientists on Herschel Island just off the Yukon coast in the Beaufort Sea recently expressed concern about unusual and extensive erosion there. Wayne Pollard is a professor at McGill University, Montreal, in the Department of Geography, and Director of McGill Arctic Research Stations. He says there should however be some context  given to this recent concern expressed about the state of erosion on Herschel Island." ...

Published: 30 Aug 2017

McGill, Concordia team up to create 'net zero energy' home

Imagine a household that produces as much if not more electricity than it consumes. Now imagine that home in Montreal — harsh winters and all. That’s what a group of students and staff from Concordia and McGill universities is working toward. Students from undergraduate to PhD levels are teaming up to build what is called a “net zero energy” home....

Published: 30 Aug 2017

Montreal's Neuro and AI community at heart of 'open science' movement

Montreal's world-famous brain research centre is in the middle of conducting an experiment on what could be its most ambitious subject: itself. Since 2016, McGill University's Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital has been transforming into what is touted as the first research centre of its kind in the world dedicated to the principles of open science....

Published: 30 Aug 2017

What's warping the faces of monkeys in Uganda?

Researchers began to wonder if pesticides in the farmland that surrounds the Sebitoli area were a culprit. “That was one possibility,” says Colin Chapman, an author of the study and a professor in the Department of Anthropology at McGill University, “And it was a possibility we could look into.” Read more: The Verge

Published: 28 Aug 2017

Why labelling President Trump as mentally ill is wrong

Op-ed by Rob Whitley, Ph.D., assistant professor in the department of psychiatry at McGill University and a research scientist at the Douglas Hospital Research Centre

Published: 28 Aug 2017

Two paths for the personal essay

Article by Merve Emre, Professor in the Department of English "More than a fad and more than a form, we might think of the personal essay as a contract between reader and writer." Read more: Boston Review

Published: 25 Aug 2017

The misplaced arguments against Black Lives Matter

Jacob Levy, a political philosopher, argues that BLM is “one of the most significant political mobilisations in defence of freedom” in decades. Its supporters oppose police brutality, mass incarceration, America’s drug war, police militarisation and civil-forfeiture abuses. Read more: The Economist

Published: 24 Aug 2017

Can you sweat out toxins?

No one will ever be able to conduct a large enough study to link such low levels of chemicals with health problems, said Joe Schwarcz, a professor of chemistry at McGill University in Montreal. “It’s not figure-outable,” he said. Read more: The New York Times

Published: 23 Aug 2017