McGill en manchettes

“In the past we may never have had to go on autopilot. With GPS, you might have even less of a reason to pull out that cognitive map. The hippocampus may be lacking this requirement to work for decades when you only use it once in a while.” Véronique Bohbot, neuroscientist at the Douglas Mental Health University Institute and an associate professor at McGill University. 
Read more: National Post

Published on: 29 Nov 2016

Op-ed by David M. Bird, Ph.D., Emeritus Professor of Wildlife Biology, McGill University, and Leader of Team Gray Jay. 
Read more: Montreal Gazette

Published on: 28 Nov 2016

Dr. Mark Ware, an associate professor of family medicine and anesthesia at McGill University, who is serving as vice-chair of the federal task force on the legalization and regulation of marijuana, says there's some suggestion that cannabis has been bred to boost THC levels and push down CBD levels.
Read more: CBC News

Published on: 28 Nov 2016

“There's really a lot of plasticity in the way the cells are responding to infection that is directly controlled by social status,” says study co-author Luis Barreiro of McGill University.
Read more: Scientific American

Published on: 24 Nov 2016

Op-Ed by Paul Allison, dean of the Faculty of Dentistry at McGill University and president of the Association of Canadian Faculties of Dentistry. He will be speaking on this topic, along with a panel of experts, at a public event on Thursday, Nov. 24 at 6:15 p.m. the Omni Hotel, 1050 Sherbrooke St. W. Free admission.
Read more: Montreal Gazette

Published on: 23 Nov 2016

The brain then sends signals to eyes and muscles to help us move around and orient ourselves without falling over. But a new study by Dr. Kathleen Cullen, who did her research at McGill University in Montreal, has found that these two channels transmit that information in very different ways. One is very slow and smooth, while the other is fast and precise. 
Listen to the interview: CBC Radio

Classified as: CBC
Published on: 22 Nov 2016

"It was the end, or around, mating season so we're not sure if that anything to do with it, or if they were just, 'see you later, Canada, we're going to a better place,' or a different place — we're not sure." Alysson Menzies, researcher at McGill. 
Read more: CBC News

Published on: 21 Nov 2016

"We've faced elections, we've faced currency devaluations and earthquakes and wars. There's a lot of world events that can have an impact on the number of applications. But admissions requirements stay the same." Kim Bartlett, director of admissions. 
Read more: CTV News

Classified as: ctv news, Kim Bartlett
Published on: 21 Nov 2016

Innovation is less about technology than it is about people and institutions. This is the good news for Canada in the wake of Donald Trump’s election. As the United States becomes less welcoming and tolerant, Canada can use the election outcome to escape the innovation morass into which it has fallen. History teaches us that building tolerant places where people and views collide and combine – backed by smart public policy – lies at the heart of innovation.

Published on: 18 Nov 2016

“A lot of what the general public, decision- and policy-makers know about mentally ill persons in conflict with the law is through popular media portrayals. Whether it be the news, TV shows, or movies which are often sensationalistic. We know from research that individuals with mental illness are generally more likely to be victims of violence rather than perpetrators of violence.” Dr. Anne Crocker, associate professor at the Department of Psychiatry and researcher with the Douglas Mental Health University Institute. 

Classified as: CBC
Published on: 17 Nov 2016

“A lot of people don’t know what linguists do, or even that we exist, apart from some idea that we just translate lots of languages.” Jessica Coon, associate professor of linguistics who consulted on the film. 
Read more: The Washington Post


Classified as: Jessica Coon, The Washington Post
Published on: 16 Nov 2016

Antonia Maioni, a political-science professor at McGill University who has written extensively about health care, said Wednesday that she and her colleagues recently conducted their own poll about Canadian and American attitudes on health care. It found that there is much more polarization in the U.S. than in Canada around the issue of public funding.
Read more: The Globe and Mail

Classified as: antonia maioni, the globe and mail
Published on: 15 Nov 2016

Op-Ed by Andrew Potter, director of the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada.
Read more: Montreal Gazette

Published on: 14 Nov 2016

In dark times, it’s tempting to give up on politics. The philosopher Charles Taylor explains why we shouldn’t.
Read more: The New Yorker

Classified as: Charles Taylor, The New Yorker
Published on: 14 Nov 2016

Catherine Potvin, a biology professor and climate change expert at McGill University, said her biggest worry is that Trump will reverse many of the green initiatives launched under President Barack Obama, and that it will have a direct impact on Canada. “Because the Congress is largely Republican, I think it’s pretty bad news for the climate,” she said.
Read more: Global News

Published on: 11 Nov 2016