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Couche-Tard’s Alain Bouchard has a bold vision

Karl Moore, professor of strategy and organization at the Desautels Faculty of Management interviews Alain Bouchard.  Read more: Financial Post

Published: 9 Dec 2016

Opinion: Let's replace Canada's Senate with a randomly selected citizen assembly

Op-ed by Arash Abizadeh, political science professor at McGill University. He will be making his case to a Dragons’ Den-style panel at a public forum Friday, 4 to 6 p.m., at New Chancellor Day Hall, 3644 Peel St. Read more: Montreal Gazette

 

Published: 8 Dec 2016

The time is right: will Canada be a leader in ‘open government’?

Op-ed by Aruna Roy, Professor of Practice in Global Governance at ISID, McGill University. Read more: The Hill Times

 

Published: 7 Dec 2016

Bill Gates: My Favorite Books of 2016

Honorable mention: The Grid, by Gretchen Bakke [assistant professor in the Department of Anthropology at McGill University]. This book, about our aging electrical grid, fits in one of my favorite genres: “Books About Mundane Stuff That Are Actually Fascinating.” Part of the reason I find this topic fascinating is because my first job, in high school, was writing software for the entity that controls the power grid in the Northwest. ...

Published: 6 Dec 2016

The Right Chemistry: Toothbrushes, 'natural' and otherwise

Column by Joe Schwarcz, director of McGill University’s Office for Science & Society.  Read more: Montreal Gazette

Published: 5 Dec 2016

Opinion: Student mobility is essential to Canada's global future

Canada’s prosperity has long been dependent on an educated population. Today, that’s not quite enough. To be globally competitive, Canada needs its newest graduates to arrive in the workforce equipped with international skills and experiences. Op-ed co-signed by Suzanne Fortier, principal and vice-chancellor of McGill University...

Published: 2 Dec 2016

We cannot end the HIV epidemic without tackling TB

Today is World AIDS Day. We cannot end the HIV epidemic without adequately addressing the burden of tuberculosis. Op-ed by Madhukar Pai, Director, McGill Global Health Programs...

Published: 1 Dec 2016

Trump's win boosts Canadian universities looking to recruit U.S. students

"We saw a lot of traffic on our social media sites the night of the election, as prospective students gave their opinions." Kim Bartlett, director of admissions at McGill. Read more: The Hollywood Reporter

Published: 30 Nov 2016

GPS puts our brains on autopilot and that could be shrinking our grey matter

“In the past we may never have had to go on autopilot. With GPS, you might have even less of a reason to pull out that cognitive map. The hippocampus may be lacking this requirement to work for decades when you only use it once in a while.” Véronique Bohbot, neuroscientist at the Douglas Mental Health University Institute and an associate professor at McGill University. ...

Published: 29 Nov 2016

Why the grey jay soared to victory as Canada's would-be national bird

Op-ed by David M. Bird, Ph.D., Emeritus Professor of Wildlife Biology, McGill University, and Leader of Team Gray Jay.  Read more: Montreal Gazette

Published: 28 Nov 2016

Marketplace tests today's weed

Dr. Mark Ware, an associate professor of family medicine and anesthesia at McGill University, who is serving as vice-chair of the federal task force on the legalization and regulation of marijuana, says there's some suggestion that cannabis has been bred to boost THC levels and push down CBD levels. Read more: CBC News

Published: 28 Nov 2016

Who’s top monkey? How social status affects immune health

“There's really a lot of plasticity in the way the cells are responding to infection that is directly controlled by social status,” says study co-author Luis Barreiro of McGill University. Read more: Scientific American

Published: 24 Nov 2016

Opinion: Canada's private dental care system fails the most vulnerable

Op-Ed by Paul Allison, dean of the Faculty of Dentistry at McGill University and president of the Association of Canadian Faculties of Dentistry. He will be speaking on this topic, along with a panel of experts, at a public event on Thursday, Nov. 24 at 6:15 p.m. the Omni Hotel, 1050 Sherbrooke St. W. Free admission....

Published: 23 Nov 2016

Part of your ear is hundreds of millions of years old

The brain then sends signals to eyes and muscles to help us move around and orient ourselves without falling over. But a new study by Dr. Kathleen Cullen, who did her research at McGill University in Montreal, has found that these two channels transmit that information in very different ways. One is very slow and smooth, while the other is fast and precise. ...

Published: 22 Nov 2016

Missing lynx no more: Researchers learn of Yukon animals' epic journey

"It was the end, or around, mating season so we're not sure if that anything to do with it, or if they were just, 'see you later, Canada, we're going to a better place,' or a different place — we're not sure." Alysson Menzies, researcher at McGill.  Read more: CBC News

Published: 21 Nov 2016

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