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CJAD | Concordia and McGill students sleep outside to help the homeless

University students across Canada are giving up their creature comforts and basic necessities for five days to raise money and awareness for the homeless. The universities are looking to raise more than $20,000 (combined) for Dans La Rue and Chez Doris, which support homeless and at-risk youths and women respectively.

CJAD

Published: 13 Mar 2018

HINDU | Labs team up to make TB, HIV tests affordable

Madhukar Pai, Director of McGill Global Health Programs at Canada's McGill University, explains that patients rarely present with a single problem, so diagnostic labs need to offer a variety of tests to enable disease diagnosis and management.

The Hindu

Published: 13 Mar 2018

GAZETTE | McGill library offers peek inside Jean Drapeau’s mind

Citizens can now pore over the late mayor’s personal copy of the Malouf report that draws conclusions about the 1976 Montreal Olympics fiasco.

The Gazette

Published: 13 Mar 2018

THE | International Women’s Day: Top 10 universities led by women

Only 34 of the top 200 universities in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings are run by women… #9. McGill University: Suzanne Fortier

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Published: 12 Mar 2018

VPR | Québec's legal maple syrup cartel dictates prices for Vermont maple producers

“The system that's in place, the supply management system, is good for Québec producers and U.S. producers because it guarantees good prices and that allowed U.S. producers to actually expand rapidly in the last few years,” explains Pascal Thériault, an economist at McGill University's Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences in Montréal.

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Published: 12 Mar 2018

GAZETTE | Brownstein: A little sorcery works its way into the science lab

Jay Olson, a magician currently completing his PhD in psychiatry at McGill University, has taken this experiment one step further. He has put people inside an MRI machine and convinced them that it can read their minds. So much so that he gets them to come up with the same prescribed number — between 10 to 99 — that he has jotted down before the experiment. Great, except that the MRI machine is not on. It merely serves as a gigantic placebo.

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Published: 12 Mar 2018

LE SOLEIL | Le pot au volant, moins dangereux que l’alcool?

Professeur au département de psychiatrie de l’Université McGill, le Dr Thomas Brown dirige une équipe de recherche transdisciplinaire sur la conduite avec les facultés affaiblies à l’Institut universitaire en santé mentale Douglas, à Montréal. Avec la légalisation du cannabis qui s’en vient, il a récemment mené une revue de la littérature scientifique sur la marijuana au volant. 

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Published: 12 Mar 2018

LA PRESSE | Brenda Milner : Infatigable fouineuse

Brenda Milner pousse avec appréhension la porte du bureau qu’elle occupe depuis des décennies aux Institut et hôpital neurologiques de Montréal, à l’Université McGill. Son adjointe l’a prévenue que les lieux avaient été repeints pendant le week-end et que du ménage avait dû y être fait.

La Presse

Published: 12 Mar 2018

The many faces of diabetes: addressing heterogeneity of a complex disease

Comment by Rob Sladek, McGill Associate Professor in the Departments of Medicine and Human Genetics

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Published: 6 Mar 2018

NP | Eureka! They're paying for it: Budget doles out major cash for science

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is a proud science fiction fan, but his government's third budget is much more focused on uncovering new scientific facts. [...] The budget itself is so complex it's hard to say whether the government matched the Naylor suggestions word-for-word, said Martha Crago, a member of the panel and vice-president of research and innovation at McGill University. But it's clear the government is committed to science going forward, she said....

Published: 28 Feb 2018

CBC | The 2018 Federal budget: What's in it for Quebec?

Science, research and innovation - The federal budget boasts the "largest investment in fundamental research ($3 billion) in Canadian history." It's a move that McGill University is welcoming. "I am delighted to see increased federal support for fundamental research. This investment will open up opportunities for our country's talented researchers to explore new areas of knowledge and train the next generations of researchers," said McGill Principal Suzanne Fortier....

Published: 28 Feb 2018

RETAIL INSIDER | The state of retail in 2018 - Turbulent, transformative, but surprisingly healthy

By Charles De Brabant, Executive Director of Bensadoun Retail Initiative at McGill University Having just come back from more than 30 years outside North America to become the Executive Director of the soon to be launched Bensadoun School of Retail Management at McGill University, I was immediately struck by an overwhelmingly consistent view on the state of retail....

Published: 27 Feb 2018

CBC | This prof is turning Homer's Iliad into a weekly, serialized 1-person bar show

Lynn Kozak is spending their sabbatical from McGill University in a bar on Montreal's Park Avenue, starring in a solo-series called Happy Hour Homer.As it happens (CBC)

Published: 27 Feb 2018

WP | The silent microbiome crisis

Co-authored by Tobias Rees, Social Studies of Medicine at McGill University: It is a crisis some scientists believe has similar proportions to climate change, but it gets much less coverage: Microbes are disappearing from our bodies.The Washington Post

Published: 27 Feb 2018

LANCET | Cindy Blackstock: Advocate for First Nations children

She has been called “Canada's Martin Luther King”, the “conscience of the nation”, and a “national hero”, but Cindy Blackstock bristles at the accolades. “The only reason my job exists is because racism against First Nations children has been used as a cost-saving measure....

Published: 27 Feb 2018

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