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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

The Gazette: Studies on diet feed confusion over weight loss

Chemistry prof Joe Schwarcz's column in The Gazette: Want to weigh less, be healthier and live longer? Just watch your fat intake, particularly those nasty saturated fats that lurk in meat, dairy products and rich pastries. They're artery-cloggers and will kill you.

Published: 28 Mar 2010

Charlie Rose Show: Episode 6

On Episode Six of the Charlie Rose Brain Series, a discussion of the Aging Brain with Brenda Milner of McGill University, Larry Squire of the University of California San Diego, John Hardy of University College London, and Scott Small of Columbia University.

Published: 25 Mar 2010

The Gazette: McGill homecoming for Babcock's tie

McGill's public affairs office has pulled together a wacky YouTube video to celebrate the return of Mike Babcock's Olympic champion alumni tie to a place of honour, roping everyone from Principal Heather Munroe-Blum, the music school and swim team and veteran athletics guru Earl "The Pearl" Zukerman into the act.

Published: 22 Mar 2010

The Canadian Press: McGill launches web program to let people create their own one-stop medical file

The day is not too far off when your cellphone, iPhone or Blackberry will ring to remind you to take your medication. That's one of the eventual goals of a new web tool launched Monday by the McGill University Health Centre. The secure program, known as Unani.ca, allows anyone with Internet access build his own medical file.

Published: 22 Mar 2010

Globe and Mail: When is euthanasia justified?

Op-ed piece on the legalization of euthanasia and assisted suicide by Margaret Somerville, is founding director of the Centre for Medicine, Ethics and Law at McGill University.

Published: 19 Mar 2010

Foreign Policy Magazine: Gaza's tragically peculiar economy

Op-ed piece on Gaza's economy by McGill professor Rex Brynen, whose areaas of research focus include peacebuilding and post-conflict reconstruction, Middle East politics.

Published: 16 Mar 2010

Royal Society of Chemistry: All aboard the DNA nanotube

An article by the UK-based Royal Society of Chemistry highlighting the creation a new type of DNA nanotube by McGill researchers.

Published: 15 Mar 2010

The Gazette: Fertility treatment will be free: Bolduc

Free fertility treatments for Quebecers who want a test tube baby are to be delivered by Premier Jean Charest. "We'll be able to help people who couldn't afford it before," said Dr. Hananel Holzer of the McGill Reproductive Centre at McGill University. The centre "is currently doing about 1,000 (embryo-implantation) cycles per year, which is more than half the cycles in Quebec," he said.

Published: 12 Mar 2010

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