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Montreal Gazette - Ghoulish work laid foundation for neurology

(Joe Schwarcz, director of McGill University's Office for Science and Society): Professor Aldini began by swabbing the ears with salt water. He then attached a metal wire to each ear and proceeded to connect these to a battery. Almost immediately the subject's face contorted into a grimace and his eyelids began to flutter uncontrollably. The onlookers were absolutely horrified.

Published: 28 Aug 2010

cyberpresse.ca - Du papier journal pour isoler les murs

Le journal que vous tenez actuellement entre vos mains et que vous mettrez demain dans votre bac de recyclage pourrait être converti en fibre (ouate) de cellulose isolante et insonorisante, se retrouver bientôt sur les tablettes de votre marchand de matériaux et, finalement, dans les murs de votre maison. Ce n'est pas de la fiction…. Professeur et chercheur de réputation mondiale à la faculté d'ar

Published: 24 Aug 2010

ACSH - Innocent Plastics Wrongly Blamed For Belly Bulge

Chemist Dr. Joe Schwarcz at McGill University’s Office for Science and Society further debunks claims that the trace levels of chemicals found in foods have an effect on obesity. “Every day people are exposed to hundreds of thousands of natural and artificial chemicals which would show very similar effects if run through these sensitive tests,” he tells the Journal.

Published: 20 Aug 2010

The Gazette (Montreal) - Science doesn't back miracle cures

"Malaria, AIDS, hepatitis, herpes, cancer. Now, ask yourself this question: What is the chance of a gold prospector, with no training in the health sciences, tackling a problem and finding an answer that has eluded the world's most renowned researchers?"

Published: 20 Aug 2010

The Gazette (Montreal) - Pecking away at lopsided food studies

McGill's Dr. Joe Schwarcz takes on boisterous advocacy based on flimsy science.

Published: 11 Aug 2010

Radio-Canada - Estuaire du Saint-Laurent : Le fleuve suffoque

Selon une équipe de scientifiques, qui rentre d'une mission de recherche à bord du Coriolis 2, le taux d'oxygène des eaux profondes de l'estuaire est toujours en diminution.

Published: 4 Aug 2010

CTV - Aging hearts: Over-80s may benefit from angioplasty, bypass surgery tools

More octogenarians are surviving heart attacks and part of the credit may rest with revascularization procedures such as bypass surgery and angioplasty, a new Canadian study suggests.

Published: 3 Aug 2010

Montreal Gazette - McGill's Nancy Adler and the Art of Management

McGill management prof Nancy Adler teaches with broad strokes - the brush strokes of an artist. Adler, a professor of organizational behavior and international management at McGill's Desautels Faculty of Management, has been painting for the last two decades.

Published: 2 Aug 2010

Montreal Gazette - Fish will be on the menu if we make it to Mars

Chemistry professor Joe Schwarcz: "We've been to the moon. Next stop: Mars. But the trip to the moon was a small step. The one to Mars will take a giant leap."

Published: 1 Aug 2010

Montreal Gazette - McGill drops entry exam; med school seeks more francophones

McGill University's medical school may have an Ivy League reputation, but it no longer has something that most of the top medical schools on the continent do -a requirement for all students to write the Medical College Admission Test.

Published: 28 Jul 2010

The Globe and Mail - The census call is part of a trend on data collecting

Stuart Soroka, associate professor of political science at McGill and director of the Canadian Opinion Research Archive at Queen’s University: "Recent decisions about the mandatory long-form census are not as much of an unforeseen development as many seem to suggest. They are part of a general trend in government away from the kind of data gathering that can be critical to good policy-making…"

Published: 28 Jul 2010

The Observer - Canadians say: lift the veil

Canada should ban burkas in public, according to more than half of the people polled exclusively for QMI Agency. The Leger Marketing online poll found 54% of people surveyed said the government should follow France's lead and not allow women to wear burkas in public for safety and transparency reasons.

Published: 28 Jul 2010

The Globe and Mail - Talking management

Desautels Faculty of Management professor Karl Moore speaks with André Navarri, president of Bombardier Transportation, the train and other-transit side of Bombardier, and about half of Canada’s largest multinational, Bombardier.

Published: 28 Jul 2010

Montreal Gazette - McGill Med School calling for "non-traditional" applicants

It's a new world and the faculty of Medicine at McGill University wants to reflect that. The prestigious faculty is making a concerted effort to open its doors to students who might be considered "non-traditional" in that their background is not in science, or they interrupted their education to work for a few years.

Published: 27 Jul 2010

La Presse - 150 000$ pour le nouvel hôpital de Montréal pour enfants

Gaz Métro a profité de sa participation annuelle à l'événement Pédalez pour les enfants pour annoncer son engagement de verser $150 000 au cours des cinq prochaines années au projet de construction du nouvel Hôpital de Montréal du Centre universitaire de santé McGill, dans le cadre de la campagne Les meilleurs soins pour les enfants.

Published: 27 Jul 2010