February 14, 2024 | The Government of Canada lacks comprehensive strategy for evaluating international science, technology, innovation, and knowledge partnerships. Navigating Collaborative Futures, a new report from the Council of Canadian Academies, presents key elements of an evidence-based, data-enabled framework to evaluate new and existing international STIK partnership opportunities for Canada.

Classified as: Jennifer Welsh
Published on: 20 Feb 2024

Professor David Ifeoluwa Adelani (School of Computer Science) is McGill’s newest Chair, as Professors Joelle Pineau and Reihaneh Rabbany have their appointments renewed

Classified as: Artificial intelligence
Published on: 13 Feb 2024

New paper argues that Large Language Models can reveal breakthroughs humans alone cannot

Classified as: Neuro, MNI, Danilo Bzdok, Artificial intelligence, large language models
Published on: 9 Feb 2024

Researchers propose a new model for classifying Parkinson’s


One of the things that makes developing effective treatments for Parkinson’s disease so challenging is its complexity. While some forms are caused by genetics, others have environmental factors, and patients can show a wide range of symptoms of varying severity. Diagnosis of Parkinson’s is also currently made very late, after the disease may have been in the brain for a decade or more.

Classified as: Ron Postuma, Parkinson's disease, genetics, Neuro
Published on: 23 Jan 2024

While it is commonly understood that a difficult childhood can lead to mental health issues, research has now exposed deeper, more troubling impacts of early life adversity: that these experiences can reshape the brain and body at a cellular level. Physiological effects like these are at the core of the McGill-Douglas-Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry International Collaborative Initiative in Adversity and Mental Health (AMH Initiative).

Classified as: brain research, neuroscience; research, mental health, medical research
Published on: 11 Jan 2024

December 6, 2023 | This op-ed by recent MPP graduate, Aftab Ahmed, is based on the policy titled “Enhancing Access to Diagnostic Imaging: A Proposal for a Pan-Canadian and Interoperable Teleradiology Network” written by our MPP graduates Aftab Ahmed, Anmol Gupta and Harshini Ramesh. 

This op-ed delves into the potential of expanding and coordinating teleradiology services across Canadian provinces and territories to shorten wait times for diagnostic imaging services like CT scans and MRIs, 

Classified as: mpp perspectives
Published on: 7 Dec 2023

December 1, 2023 | Humour, Hate and Harm: Rethinking Dignity, Equality and Freedom of Expression in Ward v Quebec is new publication on what is and what isn't discrimination and hate speech— issues that figure among the most volatile social challenges facing us today. 

Classified as: Pearl Eliadis
Published on: 5 Dec 2023

November 21, 2023 | Raihana S. Kamal, a Master of Public Policy student at the Max Bell School of Public Policy, was a co-author published on Elsevier. Her research paper conducted a comprehensive analysis of health-sector corruption during the COVID-19 pandemic in Bangladesh using print media sources from March 2020 to March 2021. The study revealed corruption in every aspect of the health system during COVID-19. The media's role in uncovering these issues emphasized the urgency for transparency to ease the plight of patients and healthcare providers.

Classified as: mpp perspectives
Published on: 23 Nov 2023

Annual list includes 16 researchers among the world’s most cited, Canada retains 6th place overall in global ranking

Classified as: Awards, citations
Published on: 15 Nov 2023

Severe kidney dysfunction in sialidosis mice reveals an essential role for neuraminidase 1 in reabsorption

Published on: 7 Nov 2023

CEP104/FAP256 and associated cap complex maintain stability of the ciliary tip

Published on: 6 Nov 2023

October 27, 2023 | COVID-19 triggered the biggest global crisis of the 21st century. For some, the repercussions were swift and dramatic, with the pandemic pushing tens of millions of people into poverty and extreme food insecurity. For others, the transformations are still bubbling under the surface, and questions remain as to whether the societal changes it has brought about will be sustained. 

Classified as: covid-19
Published on: 31 Oct 2023

Neha Dinesh, PhD student in the Reinhardt lab, won the Iozzo Trainee Award at the combined conference of the American Society for Matrix Biology, the American Society for Investigative Pathology, and the Histochemical Society held in Salt Lake City, Utah from Oct 22-25, 2023. The title of her contribution was “Fibronectin-Mediated Physiological and Pathological Mechanisms in Skeletal Development”. The Iozzo Trainee Award is given to a graduate student who has demonstrated outstanding contributions to the field of matrix biology and a continuing commitment to matrix biology research.

Published on: 26 Oct 2023

17 October, 2023 | Canada is required to respect, protect and fulfill the right to adequate housing by law. Homelessness in Canada appears to be on the rise and social and affordable housing is increasingly unavailable to those who need it the most. Canada's obligation to ensure social and economic rights is mainly based on the idea of "progressive realization" which in turn, depends on "appropriate steps"

Classified as: homelessness, Pearl Eliadis, Québec Homelessness Prevention Policy Collaborative
Published on: 17 Oct 2023


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