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Radio-Canada: A clearer picture of the brain

The collaborated efforts of the University of Montreal and McGill have allowed us, for the first time, to combine two techniques of cerebral imaging in order to trace a more detailed and precise picture of the brain of autism patients.

Published: 14 Apr 2010

Toronto Sun: Canadian scientist helps discover long-lost species

A Canadian researcher is among a group of scientists who have discovered the only known living population of Sibree's Dwarf Lemurs in eastern Madagascar. Mitchell Irwin, a research associate at Montreal's McGill University, along with colleagues from the German Primate Centre in Göttingen, the University of Antananarivo in Madagascar and the University of Massachusetts, found about 1,000 lemurs.

Published: 14 Apr 2010

The Gazette: Fertile garden offers oasis in urban jungle

The garlic is already up, its green shoots poking out of the mulch in garden beds next to a concrete tower on McGill University’s downtown campus. It’s an urban garden that provides people, mainly seniors, with locally-grown herbs and vegetables, run by Santropol Roulant, Alternatives and McGill.

Published: 14 Apr 2010

The Irish Times: Music to get you in the mood

Music can have a profound impact on us, and this Saturday Daniel Levitin, professor of psychology and neuroscience at McGill University in Montreal, will be in Dublin to participate in a workshop on music, the brain and health.

Published: 13 Apr 2010

The Gazette: Cathy Bushnell, Jeff Mogil and Mike Sullivan decipher the Pain in Your Brain

Migraines. Cluster headaches. Heartbreak. Where does it hurt and what can you do to make it stop? Some of Montreal's top minds in the field of brain pain will try to make sense of what's going on in your aching head of yours at a Scientific Café Monday, April 19 at 7.

Published: 12 Apr 2010

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