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Radio-burst discovery deepens astrophysics mystery

Brief pulse detected by Arecibo telescope appears to come from far beyond our galaxy

Published: 10 Jul 2014

William Tetley (1927 – 2014)

(Repost from the Faculty of Law)

Published: 3 Jul 2014

Damien Silès named Executive Director of QI

The Quartier de l’innovation de Montréal (QI) is proud to announce the appointment of Damien Silès as Executive Director. Mr. Silès, who is currently serving as General Manager of the Société de développement social de Ville-Marie, will take up his duties with the QI on July 16, 2014. 

Published: 30 Jun 2014

Death by prescription painkiller

The number of deaths involving commonly prescribed painkillers is higher than the number of deaths by overdose from heroin and cocaine combined, according to researchers at McGill University. In a first-of-its-kind review of existing research, the McGill team has put the spotlight on a major public health problem: the dramatic increase in deaths due to prescribed painkillers, which were involved in more than 16,000 deaths in 2010 in the U.S. alone. Currently, the U.S and Canada rank #1 and #2 in per capita opioid consumption.

Published: 18 Jun 2014

Roderick A. Macdonald (1948-2014)

Published: 13 Jun 2014