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CBC News: McGill grad wins architecture prize

McGill University graduate Elizabeth Paden has won the $34,000 Prix de Rome for emerging architects from the Canada Council for the Arts. Thanks to the prize, Paden will study architecture's effects on communities in France, Israel, Finland, Norway, Russia and Sweden, and will intern with the firm 0047 in Oslo.

Published: 12 Mar 2010

Maclean's Magazine: Top of their class—Passion and commitment define the winners of the 3M Teaching Awards

McGill Law's Kim Brooks has become one of 10 professors across the country to be selected for Canada's most prestigious university teaching awards, the 3M National Teaching Fellows.

Published: 12 Mar 2010

CTV Montreal: My neighbour's faith

Dozens of worshippers bow in prayer at the downtown Al-Omah Al-Islamiah mosque as they do five times a day, but on this day they have some interested observers. At the back of the room a small group of McGill students are looking on as part of a program called My Neighbour's Faith. The series of get-togethers introduce McGill university students to the various religions practiced in Montreal.

Published: 10 Mar 2010

Businessweek: Management Education on the Fly

An op-ed piece by McGill professor Henry Mintzberg.

Published: 9 Mar 2010

The Gazette: Engendering a sense of power

Today marks the 100th anniversary of the first International Women's Day.

Published: 8 Mar 2010

CBC News: 'Epidemic' of vitamin D deficiency - MUHC study

McGill research has discovered that low levels of vitamin D are linked to muscle fat and decreased strength in young people.

Published: 8 Mar 2010

CTV Montreal: Redmen defeat Trois-Rivieres Patriotes

The McGill Redmen came out flying and trounced the Patriotes with a 7-4 win Friday.

Published: 8 Mar 2010

Toronto Star: Mike Babcock's lucky red silk McGill tie is sold out

The red silk necktie worn by coach Mike Babcock when the Canada's Olympic men's hockey team beat the U.S. winning gold in nailbiting overtime has captured attention throughout the Games. By Tuesday the tie, with its conservative diagonal stripes and McGill University shields, was sold out.

Published: 3 Mar 2010

The Medical News: Future work may uncover links between insulin use and cancer risk

Cancer expert Professor Michael Pollak from McGill University, Montreal, Canada, teamed up with diabetes expert Professor David Russell-Jones from The Royal Surrey County Hospital, Guildford, UK, to research the inter-relationships between cancer and insulin.

Published: 2 Mar 2010

Rue Frontenac: Babcock wins gold - with McGill tie

Mike Babcock (BEd'86) coached the Candadian Olympic men's hockey team to a heart-stopping gold-medal victory, wearing a McGill tie.

Published: 1 Mar 2010

Nature neuroscience: Why your body isn't thirsty at night

Neurophysiologists Eric Trudel and Charles Bourque at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre propose a mechanism by which the body's circadian system, or internal clock, controls water regulation.

Published: 1 Mar 2010

Missing DNA tied to obesity

McGill University study could lead to personalized medicine to treat morbid obesity with genetic cause.

Published: 4 Feb 2010

Debunking nonsense with science, common sense

"Dr. Joe Schwarcz is well known for being able to bring science down to the understandable level, and in his latest book he asks and answers the question posed by my friend. Along the way, he exposes many misconceptions, urban myths and outright fallacies that have been spun about chemistry in recent years..."

Published: 31 Jan 2010

Music: Can it tune up your health?

It can soothe, trigger memories, temper pain, aid sleep & make the heart beat faster or slower. It, of course, is music... Just why music seems to have these effects, though, remains elusive. There's a lot to learn, said Robert Zatorre, a professor at McGill University in Montreal, where he studies the topic at the Montreal Neurological Institute.

Published: 31 Jan 2010

Africa's Continental Divide: Land disputes

Land, at the very heart of security and survival, looms behind most of the African conflicts we've all heard of and dozens of others we have not. … "In Africa, most of the population has no documents. They believe they own the land as a group because they have been there for millennia," says John Unruh, a land tenure expert at McGill University in Montreal.

Published: 31 Jan 2010