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(Op-ed by history professor Gil Troy): "U.S. President Barack Obama's nomination of Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court triggered the frissons of pride and envy many of us feel when someone our age and from our humble background makes it. But Ms. Kagan's careerist conundrum is particularly fascinating..."
The right treatment by the right professionals will take care of your exercise-related injuries fast… But what do you do when the pain doesn't go away? And whom do you trust to provide not only the best treatment, but the kind of advice that doesn't send you back to the couch?
La Fondation du cancer du sein du Québec (FCSQ) a annoncé le 5 mai qu'elle contribuera 1,5 million de dollars à la campagne Les meilleurs soins pour la vie, en vue du projet de redéploiement du Centre universitaire de santé McGill (CUSM) sur les campus Glen, de la Montagne et Lachine.
Chemistry professor Joe Schwarcz: "Ladies who work with the fabrics used to produce those colourful little ribbons that have become the symbol of the fight against breast cancer might consider increasing their broccoli consumption. Why? Because the ribbons may actually be causing the feared disease. Broccoli, on the other hand, could offer protection.
Margaret Somerville, director of the Centre for Medicine, Ethics and Law at McGill: Freedom of religion doesn't mean freedom from religion—we should hear all voices on issues that shape society's values…
En 50 ans, on en a entendu des vertes et des pas mûres. Il fallait arrêter après sept ans. Elle risquait de donner le cancer. Elle ferait grossir. Perdre la libido. Et quoi encore?
(Op-ed by Joanna Baron, a third-year law student at McGill): On Wednesday, the Quebec Court of Appeal will hear the infamous "Eric and Lola" case. The justices will hear arguments, on one side, as to why Quebec's family-law rules denying spousal support entitlements to unmarried conjugal couples are unconstitutional...
A new group is helping Montreal artists - painters, musicians, filmmakers, photographers and others - learn the legal and business side of being creative...
As online gambling becomes entrenched in Canada, consumers will be able to access poker games and the like while on the go, an industry expert told an international igaming conference in Montreal...
Dr. Karl Moore with the McGill University discusses a recent class trip to Dubai to see how the economy in that part of the world has been affected by the global recession. Moore appeared on the PBS program, Mountain Lake Journal.
Teams of researchers and students from three Canadian universities are heading north this summer to study how climate change is affecting insect populations. Teams from the University of Toronto, McGill University and the University of Prince Edward will travel to several locations — including Lake Hazen, Nunavut; Goose Bay, N.L.; and Churchill, Man. — to replicate a study done 60 years ago.
Older executives are shunning corporate training. This is a problem both for them and the firms they work for. "Lifelong learning” is a phrase beloved by business schools. But not, it seems, by their clients... Are these wise, old heads being overlooked?
Your child tells you he didn't eat a cookie despite the tell-tale crumbs all over his mouth. You call your boss to say you're taking "a sick day," feigning a cough while on the phone. You're both lying, but is it the same?
Amit Mital, corporate vice-president of Microsoft, responsible for Startup Business Group, discusses his role [with Desautels' Karl Moore] in developing ideas in the corporate system at Microsoft.
We often believe people behave a certain way because of socio-economic status or race. But how much of how we see the world is about our temperament? McGill's Christina Tarnopolsky on TVOs The Agenda last week. She is assistant professor in Political Philosophy at McGill and author of Prudes, Perverts, and Tyrants: Plato's Gorgias and the Politics of Shame.