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The university will launch the Max Bell School of Public Policy Tuesday at noon at Montreal’s Hotel Omni Mont-Royal. The launch will be followed by a panel discussion on Canada’s policy challenges. 

Read more: Montreal Gazette

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Published on: 7 Nov 2017

“If you have an algorithm that sees biased data, gender biased, racially biased, biased based on economic status and so on, the algorithm is going to ingest that and result in a biased model,” Doina Precup, a professor of computer science at McGill and the head of Google-affiliated DeepMind’s Montreal research lab, said in a session at the conference.

Read more: Montreal Gazette


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Published on: 6 Nov 2017

Ahmed El-Geneidy, an associate professor at McGill’s School of Urban Planning, disagrees with his Concordia counterparts, saying both mayoral candidates are promising major transit projects and he believes both will be able to deliver.

“At the end of the day, if either wins, Montreal is the winner at the end,”  El-Geneidy said. “Each will help the region in a certain way.”

Read more: Montreal Gazette

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Published on: 3 Nov 2017

Op-ed by Jose Mauricio Gaona, O’Brien Fellow at the McGill Centre for Human Rights and Saul Hayes Fellow at McGill University’s Faculty of Law. 

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Published on: 1 Nov 2017

McGill is the second greenest campus in Canada according to the 2017 Corporate Knights Green Campus Ranking.

Find out more: Corporate Knights

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Published on: 31 Oct 2017

This is not to say that all cancers are caused by too much insulin or that we should never eat sugar again. Michael Pollak, a metabolism researcher and director of cancer prevention at McGill University in Canada, says that the best approach to sugar is to think of it like a spice — something to occasionally sprinkle on foods, as opposed to an ingredient in nearly every meal and too many drinks.

Read more: Los Angeles Times

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Published on: 30 Oct 2017

On Sunday, Oct. 29, at 7:30 p.m. ET, watch the final round of McGill University's Golden Violin Competition live from Pollack Hall in Montreal. Performing will be some of Canada's most talented string students, all of whom were nominated by professors at McGill's Schulich School of Music for a chance to compete for the prestigious award. Competition is fierce and the standards are high — previous Golden Violin winners include Emmanuel Vukovitch (2006), Ewald Cheung (2011), Isaac Chalk (2012) and Joshua Morris (2017).

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Published on: 27 Oct 2017

While it might take time, a professor from McGill University thinks P.E.I. could and should become a carbon-neutral province. Catherine Potvin issued the challenge a year ago while attending a conference, and said provincial government officials now want to hear more.

Read more: CBC News


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Published on: 26 Oct 2017

"Marshalling remarkable strength and resilience, Claudia Di Iorio has put her life back together and today she is a second-year law student at McGill University who has run two half-marathons since her rehabilitation and recovery."

Read more: Montreal Gazette

 

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Published on: 25 Oct 2017

The Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital is launching a new specialized centre for autism research, thanks to a major donation from the Azrieli Foundation. The $16-million donation will allow the Neuro to open up new and innovative avenues of autism research until now funded, said the institute's director, Dr. Guy Rouleau.

Read more: CBC News

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Published on: 24 Oct 2017

“Winning never gets old,” manager Jason Starr said following the Redmen’s championship victory on Sunday evening.

Read more: Montreal Gazette

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Published on: 23 Oct 2017

Interview with Professor Schwarcz on why some people are allergic to so much.

Watch here: CTV News

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Published on: 19 Oct 2017

McGill business professor Karl Moore discusses the recent deal between Bombardier and Airbus.

Read more: Global News

 

 

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Published on: 18 Oct 2017

"It's just such a cool discovery with such beautiful, early data that we can start to really piece out the differences between models," said Daryl Haggard, an astrophysicist at McGill University who has been using the orbiting Chandra X-ray Observatory to study the event.

Read more: The Globe and Mail


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Published on: 17 Oct 2017

This week's tip is from Krzysztof Pelc, associate professor of political science at McGill University.

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Published on: 16 Oct 2017

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