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Montreal conference addresses problematic artificial intelligence issues

“If you have an algorithm that sees biased data, gender biased, racially biased, biased based on economic status and so on, the algorithm is going to ingest that and result in a biased model,” Doina Precup, a professor of computer science at McGill and the head of Google-affiliated DeepMind’s Montreal research lab, said in a session at the conference. ...

Published: 6 Nov 2017

Election issues: Who will improve public transit in Montreal?

Ahmed El-Geneidy, an associate professor at McGill’s School of Urban Planning, disagrees with his Concordia counterparts, saying both mayoral candidates are promising major transit projects and he believes both will be able to deliver.

Published: 3 Nov 2017

Gaona: Here's why Catalonia’s 'independence' isn't viable

Op-ed by Jose Mauricio Gaona, O’Brien Fellow at the McGill Centre for Human Rights and Saul Hayes Fellow at McGill University’s Faculty of Law. 

Published: 1 Nov 2017

2017 Greenest Campuses in Canada index

McGill is the second greenest campus in Canada according to the 2017 Corporate Knights Green Campus Ranking. Find out more: Corporate Knights

Published: 31 Oct 2017

Op-Ed: It's getting clearer — the diet-cancer connection points to sugar and carbs

This is not to say that all cancers are caused by too much insulin or that we should never eat sugar again. Michael Pollak, a metabolism researcher and director of cancer prevention at McGill University in Canada, says that the best approach to sugar is to think of it like a spice — something to occasionally sprinkle on foods, as opposed to an ingredient in nearly every meal and too many drinks. ...

Published: 30 Oct 2017

Watch the finals of McGill's 2017 Golden Violin Competition

On Sunday, Oct. 29, at 7:30 p.m. ET, watch the final round of McGill University's Golden Violin Competition live from Pollack Hall in Montreal. Performing will be some of Canada's most talented string students, all of whom were nominated by professors at McGill's Schulich School of Music for a chance to compete for the prestigious award....

Published: 27 Oct 2017

P.E.I. could be 1st carbon-neutral province, says professor

While it might take time, a professor from McGill University thinks P.E.I. could and should become a carbon-neutral province. Catherine Potvin issued the challenge a year ago while attending a conference, and said provincial government officials now want to hear more. Read more: CBC News

Published: 26 Oct 2017

Strong, resilient, tireless: Quebec awards celebrate engaged citizens

"Marshalling remarkable strength and resilience, Claudia Di Iorio has put her life back together and today she is a second-year law student at McGill University who has run two half-marathons since her rehabilitation and recovery." Read more: Montreal Gazette  

Published: 25 Oct 2017

Montreal Neuro to get autism research centre following $16M donation

The Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital is launching a new specialized centre for autism research, thanks to a major donation from the Azrieli Foundation. The $16-million donation will allow the Neuro to open up new and innovative avenues of autism research until now funded, said the institute's director, Dr. Guy Rouleau. Read more: CBC News

Published: 24 Oct 2017

McGill wins fourth straight Canadian Collegiate Baseball Association title

“Winning never gets old,” manager Jason Starr said following the Redmen’s championship victory on Sunday evening.

Read more: Montreal Gazette

Published: 23 Oct 2017

Dr. Joe Schwarcz: Why some are allergic to so much?

Interview with Professor Schwarcz on why some people are allergic to so much. Watch here: CTV News

Published: 19 Oct 2017

Is the C Series deal good for Quebecers?

McGill business professor Karl Moore discusses the recent deal between Bombardier and Airbus. Read more: Global News



Published: 18 Oct 2017

When these neutron stars collided, the celestial explosion was a gold mine for astronomers

"It's just such a cool discovery with such beautiful, early data that we can start to really piece out the differences between models," said Daryl Haggard, an astrophysicist at McGill University who has been using the orbiting Chandra X-ray Observatory to study the event. ...

Published: 17 Oct 2017

Feeling anxious about your writing? Procrastinate

This week's tip is from Krzysztof Pelc, associate professor of political science at McGill University.

Published: 16 Oct 2017

Speed, risk-taking to blame in many accidents involving young drivers

The brain's prefrontal cortex, which controls decision-making and risk-taking, continues to develop into early adulthood, said Cecilia Flores, a McGill psychiatry professor who studies teenage brains.  Read more: CBC News

Published: 13 Oct 2017