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Socioeconomics play key role in Arctic Search and Rescue

Fri, 2016-09-30 13:29

Traveling and harvesting on the land and sea is of vital importance to Indigenous communities in the Canadian Arctic and subarctic, with links to food security, cultural identity, and wellbeing. A new study by the Climate Change Adaptation Research Group at McGill University however, finds that economic transitions, social shifts, and climate change are dramatically affecting the safety of Inuit during these activities.

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HMS Terror was found

Tue, 2016-09-13 15:41

The second, HMS Terror, of the two Franklin Expedition shipwrecks was found earlier this month, Arctic Research Foundation expedition lead Adrian Schimnowski confirmed Monday. (Toronto Star)

Bruno Tremblay, Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, McGill University

As an expert on ice and snow in the Arctic, he can comment about this discovery.

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Ferring Canada Donates $2 Million to McGill University

Donation supports programs focused on healthcare and environmental research and education
Thu, 2016-09-01 09:45

TORONTO – September 1, 2016 – Ferring Canada, a subsidiary of Ferring Pharmaceuticals, is proud to announce a $2 million donation to McGill University in Montreal, Canada that will be used to create fellowships in health and health leadership, and to finance environmental research in the Canadian Arctic.

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A ‘tropical’ parasitic disease emerges in the Arctic

Thu, 2016-04-28 16:26

By Julie Robert, McGill University Health Centre

Canadian researchers describe the first outbreak of Cryptosporidium parasite in Nunavik

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Contact: Julie Robert
Organization: Public Affairs and Strategic Planning - McGill University Health Centre
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Antarctic permafrost may not be habitable for microbes – So is Mars?

Mon, 2016-01-25 09:42

 

"It doesn't mean there's no life on Mars, but what it does mean is it's going to be harder to find," said Jacqueline Goordial, the McGill University researcher who led the study, in an interview with Rachelle Solomon on CBC's Breakaway.

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Nearing the limits of life on Earth

Tue, 2016-01-19 14:26

Failure to find active microbes in coldest Antarctic soils has implications for search for life on Mars

Natural Resource Sciences professor Lyle Whyte and postdoctoral fellow Jackie Goordial talk about their research which suggests that it is unlikely that it is unlikely that there is any microbial life to be found on Mars.

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Nearing the limits of life on Earth

Tue, 2016-01-19 10:27

By Katherine Gombay, McGill Newsroom

Failure to find active microbes in coldest Antarctic soils has implications for search for life on Mars

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Contact: Prof. Lyle Whyte
Organization: Dept. of Natural Resource Sciences - McGill University
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Contact: Katherine Gombay
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Water on Mars: NASA announcement

Mon, 2015-09-28 11:16

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UN Climate Change Conference - COP 20 - Experts

Wed, 2014-12-03 10:56

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