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24h Montréal: Une innovation québécoise: un fauteuil motorisé intelligent

Se déplacer à l’aide d’un fauteuil roulant motorisé peut s’avérer un véritable casse-tête pour certains. Le « fauteuil intelligent », une innovation technologique montréalaise, pourrait d’ici quelques années améliorer la qualité de vie de personnes à mobilité réduite, qui pourront alors guider vocalement leur engin...

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Published on : 30 May 2010

The Gazette: McGill students and staff take roadway's shutdown in stride

During the academic year, McTavish St. between Sherbrooke St. W. and Dr. Penfield Ave. has always been more of a parking lot than an extension of the adjacent McGill University campus. That changed yesterday, with what officials say is another step in the greening of the area around McGill...

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Published on : 29 May 2010

The Gazette: The beauty of the Fringe Fest

When two eager young McGill students, Kris Kieren and Nick Morra, founded the Montreal Fringe Festival in 1991, on a shoestring budget ($50,000), nobody could have predicted that the 20th edition would ever come to pass. Or that the attendance numbers would grow from 5,000 in 1991 to 55,000 by 2009, and the budget to a still-modest $400,000...

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Published on : 29 May 2010

The Gazette: Yes, we've still got game

Whenever people play the great game of hockey, Montreal shares in the victory. After all, the sport of ice hockey was born here. We probably had a hand in the invention of football, too. And don't forget tobogganing. Yes, even tobogganing. In fact, when you add it up, it's stunning how many major sports or games were invented or popularized in this city - and how many of us have no idea...

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Published on : 29 May 2010

The Gazette: McGill goes green on McTavish

It's official. On Friday, McGill and the City of Montreal are converting McTavish St. between Sherbrooke and Dr. Penfield Ave. into a pedestrian thoroughfare. Not that it's been much use to cars for a long time, Montreal jaywalkers in general and students in particular being what they are. But McGill principal Heather Munroe-Blum and Mayor Gerald Tremblay are finally ready to make it happen...

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Published on : 28 May 2010

Radio-Canada: Percée importante à McGill

Un pas de plus vient d'être franchi vers la création d'un traitement personnalisé efficace contre le cancer, affirme une équipe de l'Université McGill à Montréal. Des chercheurs du Département de biochimie [Les Prs Nahum Sonenberg et Bhushan Nagar et l'étudiant Filipp Frank] ont découvert qu'une certaine partie d'une protéine peut contrôler l'expression normale des gènes...

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Published on : 28 May 2010

SIFY: Key to individualized cancer therapy via gene silencing found

In breakthrough research, scientists at the McGill University, Department of Biochemistry have discovered that a small segment of a protein that interacts with RNA can control the normal expression of genes - including those that are active in cancer...

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Published on : 27 May 2010

Globe and Mail: Experts argue: let gay men donate blood

It is time to drop a discriminatory policy that bars gay men from donating blood in Canada, several leading HIV-AIDS researchers said in an article published Monday in the Canadian Medical Association Journal. "We're not asking for all gay men to be able to give blood. If someone's a gay man and promiscuous, we say ‘Exclude them.’ We're trying to be balanced and moderate here..."

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Published on : 26 May 2010

CTV: Weekend camp draws Aboriginal teens to McGill

Nearly three-dozen Aboriginal teens from across the country are spending their long weekend at McGill University to take part in the Eagle Spirit High Performance Camp, a program designed to facilitate access to sports through education. The First Peoples' House, the university's Aboriginal student group, is hosting the event -- which is in its fourth year...

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Published on : 25 May 2010

National Post: Canada needs entrepreneurs

In the third of FP Executive's five-part series on competing to win in the global economy, William Polushin looks at the need for entrepreneurs, not managers. Polushin is the founding director of the Program for International Competitiveness at the Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill University.

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Published on : 25 May 2010

Toronto Star: Happy employees, healthy bottom line

The days of company heads firing scads of entry-level employees to save a few dimes at the end of the day are over. Or at least they should be if companies with large workforces want to attain maximum profitability, says McGill University’s Jody Heymann...

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Published on : 25 May 2010

The Atlantic: The reason women leave science: too many men?

Larry Summers once famously and controversially speculated that women might be underrepresented in science and engineering because of a lack of natural aptitude. But a new paper by Jennifer Hunt, an economics professor at McGill University, suggests otherwise, looking at the high exit rates for women...

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Published on : 24 May 2010

NY Times: Finding profit from investing in workers

Giving pay incentives to low-level workers and investing in their health and well-being can increase companies’ productivity and profits. Moreover, listening to the suggestions of low-level workers can go far to save companies money...

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Published on : 21 May 2010

The Gazette: Climate change doesn't have to cause more malaria

Fears climate change might lead to deadly malaria outbreaks and an expansion of the global range of the mosquito-borne disease are overblown, according to a new study released yesterday...

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Published on : 20 May 2010

Canoe: Le nouveau Stade McGill sera prêt bientôt

La construction du Stade McGill, domicile des Alouettes de Montréal, est actuellement dans sa phase finale en prévision de la prochaine saison des champions de la Coupe Grey. Environ 5000 nouvelles places seront ajoutées. Par le biais d’un communiqué de presse, l’équipe a indiqué que des billets de saison sont toujours disponibles...

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Published on : 20 May 2010