Research conducted by McGill researchers ranks among the year’s best, according to Québec Science magazine.

The magazine has published its annual top 10 list of the province’s most groundbreaking scientific discoveries, and three have ties to McGill researchers.

The three studies affiliated with McGill researchers address some of the world’s most pressing challenges: extreme climate change, treatment for cancer patients, and the quality of seawater.

Published on: 11 Jan 2024

How Climate Change Affected Dinosaurs

CTV News Montreal Interview with Dr. Don Baker

" ... new evidence from McGill University suggests dinosaurs were already dying off due to climate change caused by massive volcanic eruptions.

Published on: 3 Jan 2024

More than a meteorite: New clues about the demise of dinosaurs

Keila DePape, Media Relations, McGill University

Link to the full article

McGill researchers challenge current understanding of dinosaur extinction by unearthing link between volcanic eruptions and climate change.

Published on: 6 Dec 2023

World-leading exoplanet researcher recognized by NSERC for visionary science as well as commitment to public outreach and equity activities

By Junji Nishihata, Senior Communications Adviser, Office of Research and Innovation

Read the original article on the McGill Reporter website


Published on: 3 Nov 2023

Professor Natalya Gomez of the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences has been selected to receive the American Geophysical Union’s 2023 James B. Macelwane Medal, awarded annually to three to five early career scientists in recognition of their significant contributions to Earth and space science.

Classified as: Macelwane Medal, EPS, Earth and Planetary Sciences, natalya gomez
Published on: 13 Sep 2023

Congratulations to McGill Science's new Royal Society of Canada inductees, the Fellows Matt Dobbs, Galen Halverson, Joelle Pineau, and College Member Simon Caron-Huot! The four professors join 15 other scholars in McGill's 2023 cohort. 

Published on: 6 Sep 2023

This week Canada announced it will contribute to the European Space Agency’s Ariel mission. A first mission of its kind, the Ariel space telescope will launch in 2029 to study the atmospheres of distant exoplanets outside of our solar system. Up to 12 Canadian astronomers, including McGill University experts, will be at the front row of the mission, with privileged access to its data. (Canadian Space Agency)

Classified as: european space agency, Canadian Space Agency, Ariel mission, space, telescope, exoplanets, Canadian astronomers
Published on: 25 Jul 2023

A New Cross-Disciplinary Collaboration for Upcoming NASA Missions and Mission Concepts

Scientists have long been captivated by the possibility of discovering evidence for extraterrestrial life in the universe. While many of the world’s largest telescopes are pointed toward distant galaxies and star systems, some think there’s a strong possibility that life could be detected much closer to home.

Published on: 6 Jul 2023

Changes to the flow of the Labrador Current along the coast of Newfoundland and Labrador to Nova Scotia are leading to sudden warmings or drops in the oxygen levels of the waters in several regions including the St. Lawrence Gulf and Estuary. This change has dire consequences for marine ecosystems and fisheries. To better predict what could happen in the future, researchers from McGill University set out to answer the question: what controls the pathway of the Labrador Current?

Classified as: Labrador Current, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, oxygen levels, St. Lawrence, GULF, estuary, marine ecosystems, fisheries, Sustainability
Published on: 28 Jun 2023

Jamie Kirkpatrick, Associate Professor in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, has been awarded the 2023 W.W. Hutchison Medal from the Geological Association of Canada. The medal is awarded annually for recent exceptional advances in Canadian earth science research.

Published on: 31 May 2023

About 250 million years ago, the Permian-Triassic mass extinction killed over 80 per cent of the planet's species. In the aftermath, scientists believe that life on earth was dominated by simple species for up to 10 million years before more complex ecosystems could evolve. Now this longstanding theory is being challenged by a team of international researchers – including scientists from McGill University and Université du Québec à Montréal.

Classified as: Fossils, ocean, ecosystem, Permian-Triassic, mass extinction, climate change, Sustainability
Published on: 9 Feb 2023

Three projects will fill knowledge gaps about the environmental and economic impacts of greenhouse gas emissions and strengthen Canada's capacity to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050

Published on: 25 Nov 2022


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