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Groundbreaking research from the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre — which has shattered a long-standing assumption about brain cells known as astrocytes with a new study published on Thursday — has opened the door to the possibility of reprogramming those cells to preserve brain function. Montreal Gazette
“There’s something different about transportation. It affects how everything works together in a way that, say, whether you buy your book from Amazon or your bookstore does not. That might shape the ecosystem of retailers but it doesn’t shape your everyday life experience in the same way as transforming the transportation infrastructure would.” Barry Eidlin, McGill University sociologist. Montreal Gazette
Entrevue avec Frédéric Mégret, professeur de droit. Radio-Canada
The mechanical engineering admissions standard at McGill University is among the five toughest among all undergraduate programs in Canada. The rankings, based on acceptance rates and entrance averages, come from University Hub and were published online by Yahoo Canada.
Pour conclure cet exercice créatif à lourdes contraintes, le .txtLAB de McGill a analysé les textes ainsi composés afin de voir qui, de Daniel Grenier, Monique Proulx, Stéphane Dompierre, Marie Hélène Poitras et André Alexis, en a le mieux intégré les composants. Résultats et réflexion avec le professeur Andrew Piper. Le Devoir
“This was a new way of doing things, of consulting the student population of McGill, to see how we could improve the budget.” Carlos Leitao, Quebec Finance Minister. Global News
«Nous avons fait de l'orchestre classique et nous sommes tous fans de musique contemporaine. Nous faisons tous de tout!» résume Fabrice Marandola, professeur de percussion à l'École de musique Schulich de l'université McGill, en plus d'être l'un des six interprètes de Sixtrum. La Presse
The gender bias in science is what we call a wicked problem, McGill University Professor Elena Bennett says. Pull at one thread and discover 10 more just as unsolvable. Montreal Gazette
Victoria Kaspi, a professor and Canada research chair at McGill University, is this year's winner of the $1 million Gerhard Herzberg Canada Gold Medal from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada. The award has been awarded annually since 1991 to recognize "sustained excellence and overall influence" of research conducted in Canada.
"A kind of motto for the project is love is not just for Valentine's Day, it's for 365 days of the year," Dr. Rob Whitley told CBC Montreal's All in a Weekend. CBC News
Aziz Choudry, Associate Professor in the Faculty of Education at McGill University in Canada and Visiting Professor at the Centre for Education Rights and Transformation at the University of Johannesburg, led a conversation on “learning and knowledge production in social movements” among students and staff at Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University on February 10. Mype News
« J’écris pour être fidèle à ce drôle de savoir que j’ai tiré de la littérature, qui mêle tout, le fond et la forme, le vide et l’être, le coeur et la pensée, l’homme et la nature. » Yvon Rivard, professeur de langue et littérature française. Le Devoir