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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.

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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

Canada’s Top Medical Doctoral University 2018: McGill University

"McGill is lauded for its superior Ph.D. programs and medical school. Some of its alumni’s more notable accomplishments include mapping the brain’s motor cortex, inventing Plexiglas and discovering that atoms are divisible. Today’s researchers continue that groundbreaking tradition with innovations in green chemistry, food science and computer science." ...

Published: 12 Oct 2017

Ottawa narrows ‘superclusters’ hopefuls to nine industry groups

Some critics have questioned the program, saying government shouldn't pick winners and losers, while questioning how a supercluster – which must be administered by a non-profit body – is supposed to function. "Poorly done, this will be simply another regional economic subsidy," warned Richard Gold, director of McGill University s Centre for Intellectual Property Policy. ...

Published: 11 Oct 2017

McGill to give honorary doctorates to its former principal, Indigo CEO

McGill University plans to award honorary doctorates to two women at its fall convocation; Dr. Heather Munroe-Blum, former principal and Vice-Chancellor of McGill University and Heather Reisman, founder of Indigo books. Read more: Montreal Gazette

Published: 10 Oct 2017

Pardon my French: Quebec eases up on dozens of English terms, including 'grilled-cheese'

"Quebec has had to fight to preserve French despite the very strong pressures of English," said Chantal Bouchard, a sociolinguist at McGill University in Montreal, who has described anglicisms in Quebec as an obsession. "We're hypersensitive about it." ...

Published: 10 Oct 2017

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