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Lead researcher Jean-Nicolas Audet, from McGill University in Canada, said: “By comparing an extremely innovative species like the Barbados bullfinch with a closely related conservative one like the black-faced grassquit, we gain insight into the evolutionary mechanisms that can lead to divergence in behaviour.

Irish News

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Published on: 15 Mar 2018

Robert Brandenberger, professeur de physique à l’Université McGill, qui l’a connu personnellement alors qu’il était stagiaire postdoctoral dans son équipe de 1985 à 1987, le confirme. « Il était très inspirant comme personne. Il était habité par la joie de vivre. Il aimait les gens, les étudiants. Il ne s’intéressait pas seulement au travail des étudiants, mais aussi à la vie quotidienne. Il était toujours présent à la pause de l’afternoon tea avec les étudiants et il allait même au cinéma avec eux le soir », relate-t-il.

Classified as: Stephen Hawkings
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Published on: 15 Mar 2018

Find out about the McGill24 fundraiser for refugee students wishing to study at the university. McGill24 spokesperson Jenny Aboue Youn El Soud and alumni ambassador Gemma Peralta join Global’s Laura Casella to talk about the event.

Global News

Classified as: Refugee, Global Health
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Published on: 15 Mar 2018

Off the southern coast of Malaysia, a futuristic city is rising from the sea… In the last two decades, more than 100 new cities have been (or are being) created from scratch, according to Sarah Moser, an assistant professor of geography at Montreal’s McGill University, where she runs a research lab that tracks new cities. These recent additions to the map tend to arise in developing countries like Morocco, Nigeria, Uganda, Myanmar and Indonesia.

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Published on: 13 Mar 2018

University students across Canada are giving up their creature comforts and basic necessities for five days to raise money and awareness for the homeless. The universities are looking to raise more than $20,000 (combined) for Dans La Rue and Chez Doris, which support homeless and at-risk youths and women respectively.

CJAD

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Published on: 13 Mar 2018

Madhukar Pai, Director of McGill Global Health Programs at Canada's McGill University, explains that patients rarely present with a single problem, so diagnostic labs need to offer a variety of tests to enable disease diagnosis and management.

The Hindu

Classified as: Madhukar Pai, Global Health
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Published on: 13 Mar 2018

Citizens can now pore over the late mayor’s personal copy of the Malouf report that draws conclusions about the 1976 Montreal Olympics fiasco.

The Gazette

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Published on: 13 Mar 2018

Only 34 of the top 200 universities in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings are run by women… #9. McGill University: Suzanne Fortier

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Published on: 12 Mar 2018

“The system that's in place, the supply management system, is good for Québec producers and U.S. producers because it guarantees good prices and that allowed U.S. producers to actually expand rapidly in the last few years,” explains Pascal Thériault, an economist at McGill University's Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences in Montréal.

Vermont Public Radio

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Published on: 12 Mar 2018

Jay Olson, a magician currently completing his PhD in psychiatry at McGill University, has taken this experiment one step further. He has put people inside an MRI machine and convinced them that it can read their minds. So much so that he gets them to come up with the same prescribed number — between 10 to 99 — that he has jotted down before the experiment. Great, except that the MRI machine is not on. It merely serves as a gigantic placebo.

Montreal Gazette

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Published on: 12 Mar 2018

Professeur au département de psychiatrie de l’Université McGill, le Dr Thomas Brown dirige une équipe de recherche transdisciplinaire sur la conduite avec les facultés affaiblies à l’Institut universitaire en santé mentale Douglas, à Montréal. Avec la légalisation du cannabis qui s’en vient, il a récemment mené une revue de la littérature scientifique sur la marijuana au volant. 

Le Soleil

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Published on: 12 Mar 2018

Brenda Milner pousse avec appréhension la porte du bureau qu’elle occupe depuis des décennies aux Institut et hôpital neurologiques de Montréal, à l’Université McGill. Son adjointe l’a prévenue que les lieux avaient été repeints pendant le week-end et que du ménage avait dû y être fait.

La Presse

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Published on: 12 Mar 2018

Comment by Rob Sladek, McGill Associate Professor in the Departments of Medicine and Human Genetics

Classified as: Rob Sladek, diabetes, Lancet
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Published on: 6 Mar 2018

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is a proud science fiction fan, but his government's third budget is much more focused on uncovering new scientific facts. [...] The budget itself is so complex it's hard to say whether the government matched the Naylor suggestions word-for-word, said Martha Crago, a member of the panel and vice-president of research and innovation at McGill University. But it's clear the government is committed to science going forward, she said.

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Published on: 28 Feb 2018

Science, research and innovation - The federal budget boasts the "largest investment in fundamental research ($3 billion) in Canadian history." It's a move that McGill University is welcoming. "I am delighted to see increased federal support for fundamental research. This investment will open up opportunities for our country's talented researchers to explore new areas of knowledge and train the next generations of researchers," said McGill Principal Suzanne Fortier.
CBC

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Published on: 28 Feb 2018

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