Public outreach news
How safe is your shampoo, sofa or shirt? Campaign will soon launch efforts to get ten major U.S. retailers to phase out potentially "toxic" products. Dr. Joe Schwarcz comments on when "toxic" really "toxic."
Dr. Joe Schwarcz sits down with NBC News' Andrea Canning to take a look at "hormone disruptors", chemicals potentially found in everyday objects that can affect our health. Question is, are they really something to worry about? Watch it here.
Dr. Harriet Hall, also known as the SkepDoc, reviews Dr. Joe Schwarcz' latest book, "The Right Chemistry," and concludes that both him and his book do it just right. To read the review, please click here.
A note from Dr. Joe Schwarcz: After our November 26 debate Andre Saine and I agreed to ask each other questions that would be answered in writing and posted on our websites. Mine were ready a few days after the event; I have just received Andre’s. Because I had agreed to post his answers, I am doing so here with some trepidation. The reason is that there is some dangerous advice here about antibiotics and malaria prophylaxis, but I think our readers will see through this.
By Jane Brody, The New York Times Let’s start the new year on scientifically sound footing by addressing some nutritional falsehoods that circulate widely in cyberspace, locker rooms, supermarkets and health food stores. As a result, millions of people are squandering hard-earned dollars on questionable, even hazardous foods and supplements.
The Internship Offices Network is pleased to announce that McGill University was awarded eight Students for Development awards for the summer 2012, as part of its multi-year projects with Green Power and Nexos Voluntarios, through the AUCC Students for Development competition (AUCC-SFD), funded by CIDA.
Results of the 2012 ISID-CIDA Research to Practice Graduate Student Fellowships in Development Studies are announced
The Institute for the Study of International Development is pleased to announce that 12 graduate students have been awarded a Research to Practice Graduate Student Fellowship in Development Studies. Funding for this award has been provided by the Canadian International Development Agency as part of its most recent grant to ISID.
The brand new McGill Headway blog brings together updates on McGill discoveries and worldwide research trends, all in one convenient place. And with updates 4-6 times a week you can count on Headway to keep you in the know.
“As I arrived to my first ever university lecture hall in the fall of 2007, I can’t say I was particularly concerned about my undergraduate experience.”
There is a common misconception that the problem with adopting sustainable work practices is they are both expensive and inconvenient. The people at Development and Alumni Relations (DAR) would gladly tell you otherwise.
There was a time not so long ago when policy makers would respond to alarms sounded by environmental scientists, and relatively quickly at that. Think acid rain, pesticides, or chlorofluorocarbons and the ozone layer. Now think fossil fuels and climate change, and the mixed reception – and foot-dragging by our policy makers – to the findings of scientists on that subject.
When Eyad Jamaleddine came to McGill as an Engineering undergrad four years ago, he wasn’t what you’d call a green warrior. Skip ahead to today, and Jamaleddine is the poster boy for ecological engineering.