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Health care could be behind Canada's longer life expectancy

But Erin Strumpf, who researches public health at McGill University in Montreal, says it is not so simple. With so many factors affecting health, such as lifestyle and genetics, it can be difficult to draw broad conclusions about why Canadians live longer....

Published: 29 Mar 2017

How Tetris therapy could help patients

Dr Robert Hess, from McGill University in Canada, who ran the study said: "Using head-mounted video goggles we were able to display the game dichoptically, where one eye was allowed to see only the falling objects, and the other eye was allowed to see only the ground plane objects." Read more: BBC News

Published: 28 Mar 2017

Justin Trudeau's #WelcomeRefugees policy to be assessed in live study

Professor Jill Hanley, from McGill University, is the Montreal lead on the "live" study which will track the results of the humanitarian program, and the efforts of ordinary Canadians who've been part of the private sponsorship program. Read more: ABC News

Published: 27 Mar 2017

McGill music students dream of performing with Montreal Symphony Orchestra

You need to hit all the high notes if you want to get in to McGill’s Schulich School of Music. The program receives more than 1,000 applicants a year – but only a couple hundred are admitted. “There is, has been a steady and perhaps increasing number of young people who are interested in classical music,” said Stéphane Lemelin, chairperson for McGill’s music department of performance. ...

Published: 24 Mar 2017

Why when we're in our 40s and 50s we get much less praise than we used to

“I get considerably less praise than I use to 10 years ago. I find this troubling at times, let me explain why this is a natural thing. And it shouldn't bother us - too much.” Column by Karl Moore, professor at the Desautels Faculty of Management.  Read more: Forbes


Published: 23 Mar 2017

Montreal is 375 years old, but how old are its buildings?

Montreal is celebrating its 375th anniversary, but very few vestiges of its early history remain. (A multimedia piece with an interactive map showing some of Montreal’s oldest iconic buildings, including the Arts building. McGill’s Annmarie Adams provided input for the article.) Find out more: CBC News

Published: 22 Mar 2017

Arrival: Linguist behind film talks speaking to aliens

Jessica Coon discusses how humans would make contact with extraterrestrials, whether emoji can replace written words and how the internet is putting some languages at risk. Read more:


Published: 21 Mar 2017

How carbon pricing will drive Canadians to save

We should never forget how much prices matter. Most of us like saving money, and so we seek out the lowest-cost options, whether we’re shopping for food or clothing, or making a new product or offering a new service. With carbon pricing, we will seek out new ways to do things, new ways to save money – and it will help even more if our governments send some of the money back to us. ...

Published: 20 Mar 2017

Graduates grounded in sustainability

Two years ago, second-year bachelor of commerce student Leilani Lee jumped at the chance to sign up for a new interdisciplinary specialization in sustainability offered by the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University.

Read more: The Globe and Mail

Published: 17 Mar 2017

Neuro's new steps toward repairing brain damage

There might be a way to repair axons which, when damaged, lead to brain damage and disabilities. MNI neurology and neurosurgery professor Alyson Fournier was interviewed. Read more: CTV News

Published: 16 Mar 2017

McGill 24

McGill University students Erin Yong Ping and Amy Luce join Global’s Laura Casella to talk about McGill 24, the university’s biggest digital fundraising campaign. Read more: Global News

Published: 16 Mar 2017

McGill-born technology aims to revolutionize headphones, speakers

A Montreal startup is counting on technology sparked by a casual conversation between two brothers pursuing PhDs at McGill University.

Read more: Montreal Gazette

Published: 14 Mar 2017

What newly discovered planets can teach us

McGill University’s Nicolas Cowan explains the significance of the discovery of seven new planets.  Watch the interview here: CTV News

Published: 13 Mar 2017

McGill wins Canadian university women's basketball championship

Alex Kiss-Rusk had 15 points and 20 rebounds to lead the McGill Martlets past the Laval Rouge et Or 66-55 on Sunday to win the Canadian university women’s basketball championship. It’s the first time that two teams from Quebec had faced each other for the title. Read more: The Globe and Mail


Published: 13 Mar 2017

Researchers shift focus to prevention of Alzheimer’s

The failures of these amyloid-reducing efforts have left researchers with two broad conclusions, said Dr. John Breitner, a professor of psychiatry at McGill University and Canada Research Chair in the prevention of dementia Tier 1. “The first is that hope is rapidly diminishing that anti-amyloid treatments will be beneficial to people who already have Alzheimer’s disease dementia,” Dr. Breitner said. ...

Published: 10 Mar 2017