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Daily Commercial News - Quebec's unionization model is an anomaly that must be corrected by giving workers greater liberty

When the time comes for the members of the National Assembly to examine the possibility of updating the Labour Code, it is the freedom of choice of workers that should be foremost in their minds. Indeed, the authors of an Economic Note published today by the Montreal Economic Institute (MEI), Louis Fortin and Michel Kelly-Gagnon, note that the Quebec unionization model is an anomaly...

Published: 31 Jan 2011

Montreal Gazette - Investor Peter Cundill shook up management industry

The celebrated investor Peter Cundill has died, but his influence will continue to be felt in his contributions to the financial world, to philanthropy and to the broader community. The Montreal native died in London, where he had lived for the past two decades, on Jan. 24.

Published: 30 Jan 2011

Macleans - McGill relaunches sexual health website: University's Health Services program hopes to fight misinformation by reaching students where they are

McGill recently relaunched a website where students can ask sexual health questions anonymously. The health promotion co-ordinator for the university’s student health services, Amanda Unruh, told the McGill Reporter (the administration newsletter) that “most students get their sexual health information from their peers… and that isn’t always a good thing.”

Published: 30 Jan 2011

Radio-Canada - Des cadavres sous les plantes

(Découverte: émission du dimanche 30 janvier) Un archéologue et une géographe de l'Université McGill s'unissent pour développer un outil capable de localiser du haut des airs des charniers humains ou des corps enfouis sous terre.

Published: 30 Jan 2011

Business Insider - The 10 best university endowment managers

College endowments have bounced back from the disaster year of 2009, according to a Commonfund-NACUB study. Endowment funds increased 11.9% in 2010, improving on a 18.7% decline in 2009. Of course that means total funds are still down nearly 10 percent in two years.

Published: 29 Jan 2011

Montreal Gazette - New test predicts cancer relapse: McGill researchers find link to genes

A group of Montreal researchers and their U.S. colleagues have discovered a new, highly accurate genetic test that can predict whether some women with breast cancer will suffer a relapse. The test is reported to be superior than an existing test, and has the potential to spare women at a very low risk of relapse of breast cancer from undergoing toxic chemotherapy.

Published: 29 Jan 2011

Montreal Gazette (column) - Opera at McGill enters new phase with La Bohème

"Now we can do Elektra," commented a faculty humorist at the opening ofthe Opera McGill production of La Bohème on Wednesday night. It was an arcane reference, but I got it instantly.

Published: 29 Jan 2011

Montreal Gazette - Muslims, Jews leap past barriers

They came, Jewish and Muslim teens from English and French backgrounds, to meet and discover for themselves what keeps them apart.

Published: 29 Jan 2011

Montreal Gazette - Rutherford's alchemy solved atom's mystery

He was the first to achieve the alchemists' dream of changing one element into another, yet he wasn't an alchemist. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in chemistry, but he wasn't a chemist. The work for which he received the Prize was carried out in Canada, but he wasn't a Canadian...

Published: 29 Jan 2011

Montreal Gazette (blog) - McGill's John Lydon — What's love got to do with it?

What is it about that love that causes such monumental highs and calamitous lows? What makes us care so much? Or not enough. On Friday, February 4 at 5 p.m. join John Lydon, a psychology professor at McGill University, at the Redpath Museum, as he attempts to unravel the science of close human relationships with "The Psych of Love: Is Love a big equilateral triangle?"

Published: 28 Jan 2011

Chronicle-Herald - Believe it or not... winters are milder

Here's a warm thought for Canadians complaining about the cold: the winters here are not nearly as frigid as they once were. A climate historian from McGill University warns against drawing knee-jerk conclusions about global warming based on one set of numbers - but he calls it an "impressive set of data" and says it supports other climate research.

Published: 25 Jan 2011

CBC, et al. - $1M grant to McGill scientist for parasite fight

Parasitic disease treatment research received a $1-million Canadian grant on Monday aimed at tackling the serious global health issue.

Published: 24 Jan 2011

Métro - Les mœurs des cyclistes et des piétons scrutées

Les habitudes de déplacement des Montréalais pourraient être scrutées à la loupe d’ici quelques mois par le Laboratoire de sécurité mobile pour le transport non motorisé.

Published: 24 Jan 2011

The Globe and Mail - When violence explodes in the workplace

The attack by a deranged gunman on U.S. congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords in a Tucson crowd occurred in a public setting, but it was also a workplace disaster. Ms. Giffords and her staff - one of whom was among the six people killed, two of whom were among the 13 injured - were on the job when they were gunned down. Violence in the workplace isn't uncommon, even in Canada.

Published: 17 Jan 2011

Postmedia papers - Freezing the tick tick tock of the biological clock

Proponents of egg freezing say the technique is the greatest advance in female reproductive choice since the Pill. Critics say it is unproven and will only encourage women to push back motherhood to a point when the risks for mother and child are greater. Sharon Kirkey reports.

Published: 17 Jan 2011