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Men and women are not created equal — women have a higher risk of some musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) than men. That was the message that Dr. Julie Côté, associate professor and chair of the Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education at McGill University in Montreal, delivered during a keynote speech at the 9th International Scientific Conference on the Prevention of Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders, held in Toronto on June 23.

OHS Canada (Canada's Occupational Health & Safety Magazine)

 

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Published on: 21 Oct 2016

According to McGill University's Victoria Talwar, there are two main categories of lies: deceptions that are motivated by self-interest and lies that are designed to benefit others. CBC News

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Published on: 21 Oct 2016

“The creation of world class cities comes at extremely high human costs.” Sarah Moser, director of the urban studies program at McGill who headed the study. Devex

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Published on: 19 Oct 2016

Episode 3 of TVO documentary “Striking Balance” tells the story of the history of Mont St. Hilaire and surrounding area, including McGill - Gault Nature Reserve - Mont St. Hilaire and the people involved in its conservation, including McGillians in the Monteregie Connection project. TVO Docs

Classified as: Gault Nature Reserve, Mont Saint-Hilaire, TVO Docs
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Published on: 19 Oct 2016

Op-ed by Robert Leckey, the dean of the Faculty of Law and the Samuel Gale Professor at McGill University. The Globe and Mail

 

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Published on: 18 Oct 2016

« For the past three years, the Ecofiscal Commission has been analyzing and proposing policies for Canada to address climate change. We take stock of recent policy announcements by considering the following six essential elements of an economically efficient climate policy. » Commentary by Christopher Ragan, an economics professor at McGill University. The Globe and Mail

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Published on: 17 Oct 2016

Article by Romola Adeola, Steinberg Postdoctoral Fellow in International Migration Law, Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism at the Faculty of Law. The Conversation

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Published on: 13 Oct 2016

Two students from McGill, Marianne Falardeau-Côté and Alan Chen, are featured in this list. Corporate Knights

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Published on: 13 Oct 2016

“Some of them are more theologically astute than others and some of them are more faithful to the church’s teaching than others." Douglas Farrow, professor of Christian thought at McGill. The Globe and Mail


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Published on: 11 Oct 2016

Victoria Talwar, associate professor in the Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology at McGill University, has done a number of studies on lying — most recently looking at how children from different age groups evaluate hurtful lies, harmless lies, tattling and confessions. CBC News

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Published on: 11 Oct 2016

Prominent Canadian philosopher Charles Taylor, McGill University professor emeritus, has been named the first-ever recipient of the Berggruen Prize. CBC News

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Published on: 6 Oct 2016

“Metformin lowers the rate of living,” Dr. Michael Pollak, a cancer oncologist at McGill University in Montreal and author on a 2013 paper that reached this conclusion, told me recently. Motherboard Vice

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Published on: 6 Oct 2016

We cannot build what we cannot imagine. Creating visions of positive futures is important work. And this is only the beginning- we hope to open up to a much wider visioning process. And of course, seeds of a better future won’t make a difference unless they can grow and be widely distributed. - Elana Bennett, ecosystem ecologist and geographer at McGill University. The New York Times

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Published on: 6 Oct 2016

The end of September saw the formation of a new team of rivals: the Partnership on AI, whose motto is "to benefit people and society". The partnership includes tech giants Amazon, Google and its subsidiary Deepmind, Facebook, IBM and Microsoft.

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Published on: 3 Oct 2016

Op-ed co-authored by Jean Monnet chair in the law of international economic integration at McGill. « Airplanes in international flight are responsible for at least 2 per cent of global greenhouse gas emissions – a considerable volume given that it’s the only form of emissions delivered directly at high altitude into the atmosphere.

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Published on: 3 Oct 2016

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