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Globe and Mail - Trailblazing gene researcher returns to Canada

One of the world’s leading genomics researchers has been wooed back to Canada. After years of pioneering work in France, Britain and Japan, Canadian Mark Lathrop is returning home to take the helm of the McGill University and Génome Québec Innovation Centre. The high-profile “brain regain” will be announced officially in Montreal on Monday…

Published: 14 Feb 2011

CTV.ca, The Independent, et al. - Montreal band takes home Grammy honour

Montreal band Arcade Fire came away with top prize at last night's Grammy awards show awarded Top Album of the Year for "The Suburbs". The band, with co-founder (McGill grad) Win Butler (BA'04), was nominated in three categories.

Published: 14 Feb 2011

Montreal Gazette, et al. - New heart pump being tested in Canada; Considered bridge to transplant

The first Canadian to receive a new heart device that could strongly reduce the chance of stroke says the pump has expanded her options and given her a sense of freedom she hasn't enjoyed in years. Lauza Legere was fitted with the C-Pulse cuff in December and finding a fresh breath has been a much easier task since.

Published: 14 Feb 2011

Montreal Gazette - SynesthASIA benefit

Each year for the past three years, the SynesthAsia team at McGill University has organized a charity fashion show - and chosen a different charitable organization as beneficiary.

Published: 14 Feb 2011

Métro - Pour un peu de campagne en ville

La première ferme Lufa, située sur le toit d’un immeuble de bureaux, permettra de fournir à 2000 personnes des légumes frais et locaux Il s’agit d’une ferme de 31 000 pi2 au cœur de la ville.

Published: 13 Feb 2011

The National - Symphony by the numbers

Mathematical sequences in music help us to understand why some songs evoke a physical reaction…

Published: 13 Feb 2011

La Presse - L'amour maternal est éternel

Dès les premières années de la vie, l'amour des parents, tout particulièrement celui de la mère, inscrit son empreinte dans le cerveau des enfants. Rendus adultes, les enfants les plus chouchoutés sont moins malades et réagissent mieux au stress.

Published: 12 Feb 2011

London Free Press, Washington Post - Music helps define the tone

Missing elements within many of the spirituality essays carried by newspapers are made evident in a little book by Daniel Levitin, a professor of psychology and neuro-science at McGill University.

Published: 12 Feb 2011

Montreal Gazette - Storax facts: From perfume to styrofoam

(Chemistry prof Joe Schwarcz:) "I had never heard of "storax" until the word caught my ear while watching Perfume: The Story of a Murderer. Based on Patrick Suskind's 1985 novel, it's a fascinating film, especially for anyone interested in chemistry."

Published: 12 Feb 2011

Huffington Post - Food for thought: Can design in food reach new potentials?

"The interest on investigating the potential for architecture in defining experiences that are not only visual or formal, but that engage multiple senses at once has also formally entered the academic circles and curriculum at schools of architecture."

Published: 12 Feb 2011

Financial Post - MBA: McGill's Desautels given $1 million for state-of-the-art trading room

Students at McGill University’s Desautels Faculty of Management in Montreal will soon have a state-of-the-art trading room installed in the faculty’s building. Desautels began construction of the Business Intelligence Centre on the second floor of its Sherbrooke Street building, replacing the conventional business library.

Published: 11 Feb 2011

Globe and Mail - Talking Management: Tim Hortons and Fair Trade

Karl Moore of the Desautels Faculty of Management speaks to Don Schroeder, CEO of one of Canada’s great iconic brands, Tim Hortons.

Published: 9 Feb 2011

Montreal Gazette, et al. - HIV denial is fatal

(Op-Ed by Norbert Gilmore, professor of medicine [emeritus] at McGill University and a senior physician at the MUHC): "How I wish that the opinion article 'Junk science and AIDS' by Terry Michael (Gazette, Feb. 5) had begun: "Once upon a time there was a wicked journalist preying on sick and dying people ..."

Published: 9 Feb 2011

Montreal Gazette - Looks can be deceiving

The motorist was so startled he pulled out a camera and recorded video of what he saw: steel wires, which were supposed to be providing structural support to a concrete beam, were dangling under the elevated highway. Minutes later, nearing the Mercier Bridge, he drove over another unnerving roadway--an overpass that appears to be held up by scaffolding, steel beams and blocks of wood…

Published: 9 Feb 2011

Globe and Mail - How Canadian researchers hope to delay onset of Alzheimer's

A gene that plays a role in memory and learning also shapes the architecture of the aging brain in ways that may make people more vulnerable to Alzheimer's disease, a team of Toronto researchers has discovered…

Published: 9 Feb 2011