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On the anniversary day this week, McGill University assembled a panel of eminent Quiet Revolution veterans for a conference to shed the light of first-hand experience on the period. All agreed that it was a heady, historic and transformational time, but also conceded that the exercise had its failings that haunt us still.
Researchers have finally discovered how ivermectin, one of the most important worm-killing drugs used in both humans and animals for decades, actually works.
The classic rodent in a maze might be a thing of the past in neuroscience as a growing collection of researchers are using virtual reality programs to test humans instead.
Three studies by McGill University researchers presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience on Sunday show that the way we navigate the world today may indeed affect just how well our brains function as we age — particularly the hippocampus, which is linked to memory.
British historian Diarmaid MacCulloch’s A History of Christianity: The First Three Thousand Years is this year’s winner of the $75,000 Cundill Prize, an award for a history book administered by McGill University. The two runners-up, Giancarlo Casale’s The Ottoman Age of Exploration and Marla Miller’s Betsy Ross and the Makindg of America, each received $10,000.
A soldier shocked by the horrors of war can return home to find he or she can't stop the memories from flooding back in flashbacks that make it impossible to sleep and function. But what if there were a way to dull those memories?
On peut affirmer sans l'ombre d'un doute que les travaux du biologiste Mark Wainberg ont contribué à sauver des millions de vies. Ce lauréat du prix Wilder-Penfield, remis dans le cadre des Prix du Québec, est entre autres l'un des concepteurs du 3TC, l'un des médicaments les plus utilisés dans le monde pour combattre le VIH/sida.
Professeure en gestion et en comportement organisationnel à la Faculté de gestion Desautels de l'Université McGill, Nancy J. Adler est aussi titulaire de la Chaire S.-Bronfman en gestion. Elle reçoit cette année le prix Léon-Gérin pour sa contribution aux sciences sociales.
Chemistry professor Joe Schwarcz: "You really have to do something major to have a street named after you. You can thrill the world with music, you can make an impact in politics, you can become a star athlete or, like Daniel Fox, you can invent a plastic. Dan Fox Drive in Pittsfield, Mass., is a tribute to the man who gave the world polycarbonate, a plastic that was to profoundly alter our lives…
Religion must have a place in politics, even in avowedly secular states, but it should also be kept in its place, former British prime minister Tony Blair told a Montreal audience yesterday. "It's not that religious people should dictate policy, but they should have the right to speak in the public sphere," he said.
Ever wondered how many of our everyday laughs, groans and sighs are instinctive rather than learned from our peers? It now seems that only expressions of laughter and relief are instinctive, whereas other emotional outbursts need to be learned from other people.
Three schools consistently lead the pack when it comes to higher education in Canada, according to Maclean's. The magazine's latest ranking of Canadian universities hits newsstands Thursday, with McGill, Mount Allison and Simon Fraser all returning to the top spot in their respective categories.
"This fall is a season of many anniversaries in Quebec: 15 years since the 1995 referendum, 40 years since the October crisis. But this year also is the anniversary of another event that had an even deeper and enduring impact on the province’s politics and society: the Quiet Revolution."
Results from a McGill University study, released Monday, suggest that men become less aggressive at the sight of meat. The results run counter to what Frank Kachanoff, a researcher with McGill's psychology department, anticipated.
As [UK] universities get a green light to triple fees, one mother details the (affordable) options for her son… "…You might get better value for money abroad. You're particularly fortunate as you hold a Canadian passport as well as a UK one. Three Canadian universities rank in the world's top 50 and, as of 2012, all will have significantly lower fees than their UK counterparts.