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A Canadian researcher is among a group of scientists who have discovered the only known living population of Sibree's Dwarf Lemurs in eastern Madagascar. Mitchell Irwin, a research associate at Montreal's McGill University, along with colleagues from the German Primate Centre in Göttingen, the University of Antananarivo in Madagascar and the University of Massachusetts, found about 1,000 lemurs.
The garlic is already up, its green shoots poking out of the mulch in garden beds next to a concrete tower on McGill University’s downtown campus. It’s an urban garden that provides people, mainly seniors, with locally-grown herbs and vegetables, run by Santropol Roulant, Alternatives and McGill.
Music can have a profound impact on us, and this Saturday Daniel Levitin, professor of psychology and neuroscience at McGill University in Montreal, will be in Dublin to participate in a workshop on music, the brain and health.
Migraines. Cluster headaches. Heartbreak. Where does it hurt and what can you do to make it stop? Some of Montreal's top minds in the field of brain pain will try to make sense of what's going on in your aching head of yours at a Scientific Café Monday, April 19 at 7.
The Gazette: McGill grads Rachel Dokter, Yang Li and Sam Walker awarded Bill Gates scholarships to Cambridge
A music historian, a law student and a computational scientist from McGill are among five Canadians and 80 students worldwide awarded scholarships from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to study at the University of Cambridge next year.
This week, McGill's School of Dietetics and Human Nutrition on the Macdonald campus broke ground on a $4.2-million upgrade that aims to transform its classrooms into state-of-the art test kitchens and laboratories - with just a soupçon of Food Network pizzazz.
An op-ed piece by Ariel Fenster, Ph.D., Research Associate in McGill's Department of Chemistry, and Director of Communication of the McGill Office for Science and Society.
(Op-Ed by McGill's Margaret Somerville): "Recently, I saw an illustration that accompanied an article about euthanasia. It showed the silhouette of a patient lying on a bed. There was an electrical outlet on the wall behind the bed and an unplugged connecting cord hanging down over the side of the bed..."
(Op-Ed by Shauna Van Praagh, associate professor and associate dean in the Faculty of Law at McGill): "The government of Quebec has tabled a law meant to establish guidelines for responding to individual complaints of discrimination and related claims for accommodation…"
The Gazette: Quebec's health-care system has enough money; but it needs to reorganize its funding to reward innovation and efficiency
(Op-Ed by Wendy Thomson, Director of McGill School of Social Work): "With its announcement of what will ultimately be a $200-per-adult health tax and its plan to introduce user fees, the Quebec budget brought the financing of our health-care system roaring back onto the public agenda…"
Better management practices would improve Canadian health care, according to many experts in the organization and administration of medicine. From reimbursement formulas for physicians to the way we conceptualize health care, institutions, practices and practitioners must be transformed if our system is to become sustainable while providing excellent care.
For years, researchers have struggled to understand why so many women leave careers in science and engineering. Theories run the gamut, from family-unfriendly work schedules to innate differences between the genders. A new paper by McGill University economist Jennifer Hunt offers another explanation: women leave for the same reasons men do.
Kimberly Cosgrove's entire career has been in the construction industry and in 1992 she co-founded Montreal-based Construction Cogela Inc. In 2008, she enrolled in McGill University's Desautels Faculty of Management and HEC Montreal's joint EMBA. Encouraging open-classroom discussion won Ms. Cosgrove over.
How do women experience and influence classroom and team dynamics in MBA programs? On average, MBA classrooms across the country are made up of about two-thirds men to one-third women, which can mean women often find themselves the only female in their MBA team. Yet female students hold their own, says Susan Christoffersen, an associate professor at McGill University and Leibovitch Faculty.
The Gazette: McGill students, professors looking for the "God particle" with CERN's Large Hadron Collider
When the Large Hadron Collider began its subatomic smashing in Switzerland, McGill students, professors and Twitter were there. The McGill team currently consists of four faculty members, seven graduate students, and four post-doctorates, with a few undergraduates expected to join them during the summer.