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The Gazette: McGill grads Rachel Dokter, Yang Li and Sam Walker awarded Bill Gates scholarships to Cambridge

A music historian, a law student and a computational scientist from McGill are among five Canadians and 80 students worldwide awarded scholarships from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to study at the University of Cambridge next year.

Published: 9 Apr 2010

The Gazette: Recipe for success: McGill food program to get state-of-the-art kitchens

This week, McGill's School of Dietetics and Human Nutrition on the Macdonald campus broke ground on a $4.2-million upgrade that aims to transform its classrooms into state-of-the art test kitchens and laboratories - with just a soupçon of Food Network pizzazz.

Published: 6 Apr 2010

La Presse: Homeopathy not based on scientific fact

An op-ed piece by Ariel Fenster, Ph.D., Research Associate in McGill's Department of Chemistry, and Director of Communication of the McGill Office for Science and Society.

Published: 6 Apr 2010

The Gazette: There's a big difference between euthanasia and pulling the plug

(Op-Ed by McGill's Margaret Somerville): "Recently, I saw an illustration that accompanied an article about euthanasia. It showed the silhouette of a patient lying on a bed. There was an electrical outlet on the wall behind the bed and an unplugged connecting cord hanging down over the side of the bed..."

Published: 6 Apr 2010

Ottawa Citizen: Niqab bill is a statement of shared values

(Op-Ed by Shauna Van Praagh, associate professor and associate dean in the Faculty of Law at McGill): "The government of Quebec has tabled a law meant to establish guidelines for responding to individual complaints of discrimination and related claims for accommodation…"

Published: 6 Apr 2010

The Gazette: Quebec's health-care system has enough money; but it needs to reorganize its funding to reward innovation and efficiency

(Op-Ed by Wendy Thomson, Director of McGill School of Social Work): "With its announcement of what will ultimately be a $200-per-adult health tax and its plan to introduce user fees, the Quebec budget brought the financing of our health-care system roaring back onto the public agenda…"

Published: 6 Apr 2010

Financial Post: The cure: better management; excellent administration is undervalued

Better management practices would improve Canadian health care, according to many experts in the organization and administration of medicine. From reimbursement formulas for physicians to the way we conceptualize health care, institutions, practices and practitioners must be transformed if our system is to become sustainable while providing excellent care.

Published: 6 Apr 2010

Time Magazine: Why women leave the engineering field

For years, researchers have struggled to understand why so many women leave careers in science and engineering. Theories run the gamut, from family-unfriendly work schedules to innate differences between the genders. A new paper by McGill University economist Jennifer Hunt offers another explanation: women leave for the same reasons men do.

Published: 1 Apr 2010

The Gazette: Ski for a cure raises $40,000 plus for cancer research

This year the 11th Annual Rob Lutterman Ski for a Cure day, held March 13 at Mont Sutton in the Eastern Townships, raised more than $40,000 for the Cancer Research Society.

Published: 30 Mar 2010

National Post: Building on past construction experience - Kimberly Cosgrove

Kimberly Cosgrove's entire career has been in the construction industry and in 1992 she co-founded Montreal-based Construction Cogela Inc. In 2008, she enrolled in McGill University's Desautels Faculty of Management and HEC Montreal's joint EMBA. Encouraging open-classroom discussion won Ms. Cosgrove over.

Published: 30 Mar 2010

National Post: Women take their place on the team

How do women experience and influence classroom and team dynamics in MBA programs? On average, MBA classrooms across the country are made up of about two-thirds men to one-third women, which can mean women often find themselves the only female in their MBA team. Yet female students hold their own, says Susan Christoffersen, an associate professor at McGill University and Leibovitch Faculty.

Published: 30 Mar 2010

The Gazette: McGill students, professors looking for the "God particle" with CERN's Large Hadron Collider

When the Large Hadron Collider began its subatomic smashing in Switzerland, McGill students, professors and Twitter were there. The McGill team currently consists of four faculty members, seven graduate students, and four post-doctorates, with a few undergraduates expected to join them during the summer.

Published: 30 Mar 2010

Science Magazine: Antisocial tortoises learn from each other

Scientists have thought that the ability to learn from others evolved in step with communal living. Now a study demonstrates an exception: A solitary reptile is an adept social learner. In a study showing that when they could watch another, tortoise complete the task, red-footed tortoises quickly learned how to navigate a fence to get food.

Published: 30 Mar 2010

The Gazette: Protection for caregivers focus of McGill forum

McGill University's faculty of law hosts an international seminar that will bring together experts from government, academia and workers' associations from around the world seeking better ways to protect domestic workers by ensuring they have decent working conditions and the legal rights to fight back if they don't.

Published: 29 Mar 2010

Science News: Keeping time

Scientists are discovering how tiny clocks inside each cell can march to the beat of a master drummer in the brain. Bourque’s team has deciphered some of the chemical messages the SCN uses to regulate a circadian rhythm that keeps the body from dehydrating during sleep.

Published: 28 Mar 2010