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Montreal Gazette - McGill grad touted for Nobel in physiology

A native Montrealer, Ralph Steinman, is among three Canadians being touted as possible winners of the Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine by Thomson Reuters, a company that uses research data to predict Nobel winners.

Published: 23 Sep 2010

Spinner Canada - College rankings of rock: Top 20 universities rated for their musical alumni

"It's college rankings time, so we at Spinner evaluated universities near and far, ordering them according to their matriculation of musicians." [...] McGill rocks in at 11th position with Arcade Fire alums Win Butler and Regine Chassagne, Leonard Cohen, Burt Bacharach, Chuck Comeau of Simple Plan.

Published: 15 Sep 2010

National Post - Professing truths about management

Today's teaching is overly obsessed with leadership and making management into a science that can be dissected, professor says. The names of Canadian business schools are well known. But those who teach in those schools less so.

Published: 14 Sep 2010

National Post - Facing a good death without fear

John Zucchi, professor and chair of the Department of History and Classical Studies at McGill University. He addressed the Dying with Dignity Special Commission with Dr. Gerald Batist, representing 54 McGill University professors who have submitted a brief opposing euthanasia and assisted suicide.

Published: 13 Sep 2010

New York Times - The Public's Quiet Savior From Harmful Medicines

She is unlikely to be mentioned at any 50th-birthday parties this year, but she is the reason many of those celebrations will take place. Dr. Frances Oldham Kelsey is 96 now, nearly deaf and barely mobile, as modest as her faded house in this Washington suburb. And though her story is nearly forgotten, she was once America’s most admired civil servant.

Published: 13 Sep 2010

Montreal Gazette - Sweet science satisfies me

Chemistry professor Joe Schwarcz discusses artificial sweeteners.

Published: 11 Sep 2010

The Globe and Mail - Talking Management

Karl Moore talks to Jim Parker, former CEO of Southwest Airlines.

Published: 10 Sep 2010

The Globe and Mail - Patients in Pisa put under anesthetic from Montreal; Long-distance procedure a medical first

A team from Montreal's McGill University has pioneered a medical first by administering anesthesia via remote teleconferencing for surgery that was taking place in Pisa, Italy.

Published: 10 Sep 2010

Montreal Gazette - BIXI green effect 'exaggerated'; Only two per cent of rides replace trips by car

Bixi's environmental benefits have been "grossly exaggerated," with the vast majority of trips taken on the bike-sharing service actually replacing other "green modes" of transportation, McGill University researchers have found.

Published: 9 Sep 2010

CBC - QS World University Rankings

McGill University has slipped a notch in the latest international rankings of universities, but that's still good enough to claim to be the top-rated school in Canada.

Published: 8 Sep 2010

Nature.com - Neuroscience: In their nurture

Can epigenetics underlie the enduring effects of a mother's love? Lizzie Buchen of Nature investigates the criticisms of a landmark study and the controversial field to which it gave birth. (With a look at the pioneering work of McGill's Moshe Szyf and Michael Meaney).

Published: 8 Sep 2010

Montreal Gazette - An urban harvest cook-off that's ripe with community spirit

It's a Thursday evening, and chefs from five local restaurants (Serafim, Lola Rosa, Crudessence, Fuchsia and Santropol Roulant) have one hour to harvest vegetables and cook a meal from the garden on McGill's downtown campus.

Published: 8 Sep 2010

Montreal Gazette - Sustaining McGill: Old Macdonald had an eco farm

Sustainability is growing on McGill -- and students at Macdonald already have the callouses to prove it.

Published: 7 Sep 2010

Schulich School of Music - Cecilia String Quartet wins 1st prize at the 10th Banff International String Quartet Competition (BISQC)

Following their residency at the Schulich School of Music under the supervision of professor André Roy and their participation at the 1st McGill International String Quartet Academy (MISQA), the Cecilia Quartet won the prestigious competition, competing with nine of the world’s finest emerging string quartets from France, Germany, Russia, Canada and United States.

Published: 6 Sep 2010

Montreal Gazette - Youth prone to imitate risky behaviour: expert

Car-surfers -mostly males aged 15 to 19 -are largely "modelling or copycatting" the kinds of high-risk behaviour that shot to prominence with the 2002 movie Jackass and a steady stream of imitative YouTube videos of often "really dangerous" stunts, a Montreal expert said yesterday.

Published: 2 Sep 2010