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Financial Post - Don't inflate inflation; New deal with Bank of Canada should lower target to 1%

(Op-ed by Christopher Ragan, David Dodge Chair in Monetary Policy at the C.D. Howe Institute and associate professor of economics at McGill): "The Canadian government will soon unveil two crucial economic documents: the annual budget and a renewal of the inflation-targeting agreement with the Bank of Canada."

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Published on : 16 Feb 2011

Montreal Gazette - Joe Lovano's Bird Songs will have jazz fans a-twitter

Joe Lovano's new album, Bird Songs, an inspired tribute to bebop king Charlie "Bird" Parker, amply demonstrates why he's considered the dominant saxophonist in jazz over the past 20 years or so, and one of the music's most fertile minds.

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Published on : 15 Feb 2011

Globe and Mail - Lottery pools evoke - and betray - basic instincts of trust and loyalty

Play the lottery with buddies from work. Win big. Spend an eternity, a fortune and your sanity tussling over the cash.

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Published on : 15 Feb 2011

Montreal Gazette, et al. - New heart pump being tested in Canada; Considered bridge to transplant

The first Canadian to receive a new heart device that could strongly reduce the chance of stroke says the pump has expanded her options and given her a sense of freedom she hasn't enjoyed in years. Lauza Legere was fitted with the C-Pulse cuff in December and finding a fresh breath has been a much easier task since.

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Published on : 14 Feb 2011

Montreal Gazette - SynesthASIA benefit

Each year for the past three years, the SynesthAsia team at McGill University has organized a charity fashion show - and chosen a different charitable organization as beneficiary.

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Published on : 14 Feb 2011

CBC, Postmedia, et al. - Free dental clinic opens in St-Henri

A new dental clinic in Montreal is providing free oral hygiene care to people who can't afford it. The Jim Lund Clinic, located at the Welcome Hall Mission in St-Henri, officially opened its doors Friday.

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Published on : 14 Feb 2011

Globe and Mail - Trailblazing gene researcher returns to Canada

One of the world’s leading genomics researchers has been wooed back to Canada. After years of pioneering work in France, Britain and Japan, Canadian Mark Lathrop is returning home to take the helm of the McGill University and Génome Québec Innovation Centre. The high-profile “brain regain” will be announced officially in Montreal on Monday…

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Published on : 14 Feb 2011

CTV.ca, The Independent, et al. - Montreal band takes home Grammy honour

Montreal band Arcade Fire came away with top prize at last night's Grammy awards show awarded Top Album of the Year for "The Suburbs". The band, with co-founder (McGill grad) Win Butler (BA'04), was nominated in three categories.

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Published on : 14 Feb 2011

Métro - Pour un peu de campagne en ville

La première ferme Lufa, située sur le toit d’un immeuble de bureaux, permettra de fournir à 2000 personnes des légumes frais et locaux Il s’agit d’une ferme de 31 000 pi2 au cœur de la ville.

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Published on : 13 Feb 2011

The National - Symphony by the numbers

Mathematical sequences in music help us to understand why some songs evoke a physical reaction…

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Published on : 13 Feb 2011

Huffington Post - Food for thought: Can design in food reach new potentials?

"The interest on investigating the potential for architecture in defining experiences that are not only visual or formal, but that engage multiple senses at once has also formally entered the academic circles and curriculum at schools of architecture."

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Published on : 12 Feb 2011

London Free Press, Washington Post - Music helps define the tone

Missing elements within many of the spirituality essays carried by newspapers are made evident in a little book by Daniel Levitin, a professor of psychology and neuro-science at McGill University.

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Published on : 12 Feb 2011

Montreal Gazette - Storax facts: From perfume to styrofoam

(Chemistry prof Joe Schwarcz:) "I had never heard of "storax" until the word caught my ear while watching Perfume: The Story of a Murderer. Based on Patrick Suskind's 1985 novel, it's a fascinating film, especially for anyone interested in chemistry."

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Published on : 12 Feb 2011

La Presse - L'amour maternal est éternel

Dès les premières années de la vie, l'amour des parents, tout particulièrement celui de la mère, inscrit son empreinte dans le cerveau des enfants. Rendus adultes, les enfants les plus chouchoutés sont moins malades et réagissent mieux au stress.

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Published on : 12 Feb 2011

Financial Post - MBA: McGill's Desautels given $1 million for state-of-the-art trading room

Students at McGill University’s Desautels Faculty of Management in Montreal will soon have a state-of-the-art trading room installed in the faculty’s building. Desautels began construction of the Business Intelligence Centre on the second floor of its Sherbrooke Street building, replacing the conventional business library.

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Published on : 11 Feb 2011