News releases

The Centre for the Study of Democratic Citizenship at McGill University and the Research Chair in Electoral Studies at the Université de Montréal will be hosting a public forum on the Canadian electoral reform on October 20.

When: October 20, 2016 from 19h30 to 21h30
Where: McGill New Residence Hall, 3625 Av du Parc, Montréal

Classified as: McGill University, Elections, Centre for the Study of Democratic Citizenship, Elections and political parties
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Published on: 13 Oct 2016

A new study published in Nature Communications could help biologists understand how various types of migratory cells, such as immune cells, find their way through tissues in the human body.

Classified as: Paul W. Wiseman, migratory cells, podosomes
Published on: 13 Oct 2016

A mussel never reported in Canada was identified in the port of Montreal, a soft shell clam never seen in the Arctic was discovered in the Hudson Bay in Churchill, Manitoba, and a barnacle that was not thought to occur north of San Francisco was detected in Nanaimo, British Columbia. These are invasive species and researchers from McGill University detected 24 of these non-indigenous species across 16 major ports in Canada, including 11 that were identified in previously unreported locations. Their findings were published Biodiversity Research.

Classified as: invasive species, mussels, Emily Brown
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Published on: 13 Oct 2016

There is widespread worry today about the health effects of just about everything around us -- from the food we eat and water we drink, to the plastics we use and medications we take. A journalist’s task of sorting through all the latest studies and reporting the findings in a responsible fashion is more critical than ever.

Classified as: McGill University, science, Lorne Trottier, media, Trottier Public Service Symposium, Erica Johnson, Julia Belluz, Joel Achenbach, Trevor Butterworth. Joe Schwarcz, McGill Office for Science and Society
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Published on: 11 Oct 2016

McGill researchers have identified two proteins that work together to drive neuroinflammation in acute conditions such as microbial or autoimmune encephalitis, and in chronic conditions such as multiple sclerosis. 

Classified as: immunology, protein, inflammatory disease, immune cells
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Published on: 11 Oct 2016

Two inspirational McGill alumni -- Bertrand Cesvet, of the award-winning creative agency Sid Lee, and Joanne Liu, of Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders -- will receive honorary doctorate degrees at the university’s fall convocation ceremonies.

Classified as: joanne liu, honorary degrees, bertrand cesvet, Médecins Sans Frontières, Sid Lee
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Published on: 7 Oct 2016

Today the jury for the world’s most lucrative award for historical non-fiction writing announced this year's short list. Antonia Maioni, Dean of McGill University’s Faculty of Arts and Chair of the Cundill Prize, said, “With this year's finalists for the Cundill Prize in History, the jury has identified three books that combine tremendous erudition, insight and élan.

Classified as: Cundill Prize, historical literature, society and culture, David Wootton, Thomas Laqueur, Andrea Wulf
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Published on: 6 Oct 2016

Parents don’t like it when children lie. But what do the kids themselves think about it? New research suggests truth telling isn’t black and white.

As children get older, their moral evaluations of both lies and truths is increasingly influenced by whether they think this behaviour will cause harm to either others or themselves.

Classified as: children, lying, Victoria Talwar, Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology, society and culture, social and moral development
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Published on: 5 Oct 2016

KalGene Pharmaceuticals and the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) are proud to announce the signature of an agreement worth over $1M to develop, scale up, and transfer the technology needed to manufacture a promising novel Alzheimer’s treatment in Canada that the parties have been co- developing since 2015.

The treatment, a biologic molecule made up of a peptide that fights Alzheimer’s and an antibody-based carrier molecule designed to shuttle the peptide into the brain, is a custom- engineered therapeutic developed at NRC.

Classified as: Montreal Neurological Institute, Alzheimer’s, National Research Council of Canada, NRC, KalGene, Rosa-Neto, ranslational Neuroimaging, CIMTEC, Douglas Research Institute
Published on: 3 Oct 2016

Traveling and harvesting on the land and sea is of vital importance to Indigenous communities in the Canadian Arctic and subarctic, with links to food security, cultural identity, and wellbeing. A new study by the Climate Change Adaptation Research Group at McGill University however, finds that economic transitions, social shifts, and climate change are dramatically affecting the safety of Inuit during these activities.

Classified as: Inuit, climate change, Arctic, search and rescue, Dylan Clark, socioeconomic
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Published on: 30 Sep 2016

The brain’s biological clock stimulates thirst in the hours before sleep, according to a study published in the journal Nature by McGill University researchers.

Classified as: Charles Bourque, Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre, Department of Neurology Brain Repair and Integrative Neuroscience Program, biological clock, circadian rhythm
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Published on: 28 Sep 2016

McGill University launches its Task Force on Indigenous Studies and Indigenous Education, mandated by Provost and Vice Principal Academic, Christopher Manfredi, with a public event to be held on September 22 at the new site of the Hochelaga Rock. The Task Force will propose initiatives aimed at integrating indigenous perspectives into the academic curriculum and research, as well as the retention and recruitment of Indigenous students and faculty members.

Classified as: McGill University, Task Force on Indigenous Studies and Indigenous Education
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Published on: 19 Sep 2016

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