@WorkingHumansofMcGill is where inspiring stories/experiences of working McGill students through candid portraits and accompanying mini-narratives about on-campus work, part-time or casual jobs, internships and/or full-time positions will be shared. These stories are meant to highlight the successes, challenges, discoveries and insights of those working while studying at McGill (concept based on Brandon Stanton’s Humans of NY photo-blog).
Judith Largy-Nadeau (BRE) and Dainava Blayney (NRS) and students from the Université de Sherbrooke are going door-to-door in Pointe-Claire to promote good waste habits this summer.
Scientists at the University of Alberta and McGill University have discovered a direct link between calcium and cholesterol, a discovery that could pave the way for new ways of treating high blood cholesterol.
“It has been something of a mystery why predators are so important in animal extinctions,” says Kyle Elliott, an assistant professor in McGill University’s Dept. of Natural Resource Sciences and the first author of a recent study on the subject published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B. “As prey populations decline, predators should simply switch to other prey.
Insecticides that are sprayed in orchards and fields across North America may be more toxic to spiders than scientists previously believed.
Even jumping spiders have personalities scientists have discovered. A "shy" individual will not make the same choices as a "bold" individual. This means that some individuals, because of their personality type, will capture more prey than others, and will therefore have a larger effect on local ecosystems.
Given the need to feed an estimated 2.4 billion more people by the year 2050, the drive toward large-scale, single-crop farming around the world may seem inexorable.
Published on Feb 21, 2014 | Teatro Naturale International
Written by S.C.
McGill University scientists, led by Ajjamada Kushalappa of the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, have teamed up with researchers from the Universidad Nacional de Colombia to develop nutritious, high-yielding, and more disease-resistant potatoes for food-insecure indigenous communities in Colombia.
Whether it is for research into clean energy sources, the future of wireless communication or a better understanding of the processes involved in language learning, over 160 established McGill researchers and more than 80 graduate students will benefit from support from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) over the next five years.
BioFuelNet Canada – made possible by federal NCE program – will bring together industry and academics to research and develop biofuels of the future