Elliott receives Principal’s Prize for Outstanding Emerging Researchers

Published: 6 June 2022

Three highly accomplished early career researchers have received a significant McGill distinction: The Principal’s Prize for Outstanding Emerging Researchers....

Well-built muscles underlie athletic performance in birds

Published: 15 January 2021

Muscle structure and body size predict the athletic performance of Olympic athletes, such as sprinters. The same, it appears, is true of wild seabirds that can commute hundreds of kilometres a day...

Puffins stay cool thanks to their large beak

Published: 27 November 2019

Tufted puffins regulate their body temperature thanks to their large bills, an evolutionary trait that might explain their capacity to fly for long periods in search for food....

Kyle Elliott 2017 World Economic Forum New Champion on Global Collaboration in the 4th Industrial Revolution

Published: 17 September 2018

Kyle Elliott (NRS), Canada Research Chair in Arctic Ecology is in Tianjin, China to participate in the Annual Meeting of the New Champions of the World Economic Forum (WEF). In 2017, Kyle was named...

Mercury decline in seabirds due to diet, not emission controls

Published: 24 November 2017

For 47 years, biologists have plucked eggs from seabird nests along the British Columbia coast. Many of the eggs were collected from remote rocky islands surrounded by some of the world’s roughest...

World Economic Forum Young Scientists Class of 2017 celebrates breakthrough talent from across the globe

Published: 11 July 2017

The World Economic Forum announced its 2017 class of 55 Young Scientists, assembling a distinguished cohort of top talent making an impact on research as diverse as quantum and computer science,...

Flameproof falcons and hawks

Published: 22 April 2015

A Cooper’s hawk, found in Greater Vancouver, is the most polluted wild bird that has been found anywhere in the world.

$1.2 M for McGill from CFI John R. Evans Leaders Fund

Published: 15 April 2016

McGill Newsroom To support six research projects in fields from neuroscience to food safety and Arctic ecosystems

Bacteria control levels of dangerous pollutant in seabirds

Published: 16 December 2016

Despite ongoing global pollution, researchers have discovered that levels of mercury in seabirds off the coast of B.C. have remained relatively stable over the past 50 years. Surprisingly, mercury...


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