A new study from McGill University warns that cutting public transit service could lead to a "doom spiral" resulting in a collapse of the system.

The researchers describe a vicious circle in which service cuts brought on by budget deficits drive transit users away; this drop in ridership triggers additional service cuts, which lead to further declines in usage.

Classified as: Ahmed El-Geneidy, McGill School of Urban Planning, public transit, Faculty of Engineering
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Published on: 13 Jun 2024

Many health-care professionals are ill-equipped to assess pain in children who have suffered abuse, a new study by McGill researchers suggests. This can lead to inadequate pain treatment, making the physical and emotional effects of abuse even worse.

"Our findings show a critical need for training programs for health-care providers about the effects of child maltreatment,” said Matthew Baker, the study's lead author and a PhD student in the School/Applied Child Psychology program at McGill.

Classified as: paediatrics, healthcare, Matthew Baker, Shanna Williams, McGill
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Published on: 12 Jun 2024

Despite the walkout by encampment representatives from discussions, McGill remains steadfast in its commitment to an open and transparent dialogue conducted in good faith. Yesterday, the University extended an updated offer to members of its community in the encampment, going beyond previous proposals.

This continued effort to reach a peaceful resolution to the encampment, which has been in place on the lower field for over six weeks, comes in addition to the University’s renewed suggestion to appoint a neutral third-party mediator to facilitate discussions.

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Published on: 11 Jun 2024

 Two McGill-led climate change mitigation projects receive funding from the New Frontiers in Research Fund’s (NFRF) International Joint Initiative for Research in Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation Competition. Thirteen researchers receive grants through the NFRF Exploration Competition.

Classified as: climate change, whales, food security, coastal, community
Published on: 5 Jun 2024

Quebec-based projects awarded over half of the total national allotment, demonstrating the province’s strength in the transformative science of genomics

Classified as: Genome Québec, Genome Canada, Research and Innovation
Published on: 30 May 2024

As Canada faces the dual challenges of contending with a housing crisis at the same time as facing the impacts of severe climate change, the need to find innovative and practical solutions remains one of the nation’s highest priorities. McGill’s Professor Daniele Malomo was recently awarded $1.7 million by the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) for a proposed solution that addresses both problems.

Classified as: Daniele Malomo, affordable housing, Sustainability, Research and Innovation
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Published on: 29 May 2024

The global shift to electric vehicles is gaining momentum, yet the extraction of battery materials has a significant environmental footprint that comes with high costs.

Now, two groundbreaking studies led by McGill University researchers offer hope in the search to manufacture cheaper and greener lithium-ion batteries used in electric vehicles (EVs).

Their findings unlock the potential to produce batteries using more sustainable and less costly metals, known as disordered rock-salt-type (DRX) cathode materials.

Classified as: Richie Fong, Jinhyuk Lee, Electric vehicles, Sustainability
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Published on: 28 May 2024

As part of this year’s Spring Convocation celebrations, McGill University will confer honorary degrees upon ten inspirational individuals, five of whom are from Quebec.

Leaders in their respective fields, these honorary doctorates stand as examples of creativity, compassion, dedication, service, and a pioneering spirit. They represent a diverse array of leaders whose contributions span disciplines, industries, and continents.

Classified as: McGill News, Convocation, honorary doctorates
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Published on: 28 May 2024

McGill University’s Faculty of Dental Medicine and Oral Health Sciences and the Welcome Hall Mission celebrated the completion of the Jim Lund Dental Clinic expansion project, which started in October 2023.

Established in 2011 in partnership with the Faculty of Dental Medicine and Oral Health Sciences, the Jim Lund Dental Clinic at Welcome Hall Mission has long been recognized for its commitment to helping Montrealers in need with free dental care.

Classified as: McGill News, faculty of dental medicine and oral health sciences, Dental care, Jim Lund Dental Clinic, Greenshield, Welcome Hall Mission
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Published on: 7 May 2024

Several billion years ago, a genetic arms race began between bacteria and their viral killers. This seemingly eternal struggle continues today, with implications for diseases killing tens of thousands of people around the world each year.

Classified as: McGill University
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Published on: 7 May 2024

Montréal, 7 mai 2024 — Aujourd’hui, dans le cadre du Sommet Climat Montréal, huit institutions universitaires montréalaises — l’École de technologie supérieure (ÉTS), HEC Montréal, l’Institut national de la recherche scientifique (INRS), Polytechnique Montréal, l’Université McGill, l’Université Concordia, l'Université de Montréal (UdeM) et l’Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) — s’engagent à collaborer pour accélérer l’action climatique de la collectivité montréalaise en partageant leurs savoirs et leurs pratiques, tout en faisant preuve d’exemplarité dans la réduction d

Classified as: McGill University
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Published on: 7 May 2024

In an age of abundance and variety in food options, are Canadians eating better than they were half a century ago? According to a recent paper by researchers at McGill University and the International Food Policy Research Institute, those relying on Canada’s food supply for their dietary needs not only face deficiencies in healthier alternatives, but they also contribute to the disproportionate levels of environmental degradation caused by Canadian agricultural and food distribution policies.

Classified as: mcgill research, Department of Bioresource engineering, Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Vincent Abe-Inge, food supply chain, food sustainability, Sustainability
Published on: 6 May 2024

The McCall MacBain Scholarships at McGill today announced its fourth cohort of recipients, beneficiaries of a landmark $200 million gift made in 2019 by John and Marcy McCall MacBain. At the time, it was the largest single donation in Canadian history.

Classified as: McCall MacBain Scholars
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Published on: 30 Apr 2024

It's been five years since Canada stepped into the forefront of cannabis legalization, setting a significant precedent in the realm of drug policy. With Canada and 24 US states now embracing recreational cannabis, the battle against the illegal market remains a key concern, one highlighted in the federal government's final report on the Cannabis Act.

Classified as: cannabis, Economics, Tiffanie Perrault
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Published on: 25 Apr 2024

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