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Location may be key to effectively controlling pain

By Cynthia Lee Newsroom In real estate, location is key. It now seems the same concept holds true when it comes to stopping pain. New research published in Nature Communications indicates that the location of receptors that transmit pain signals is important in how big or small a pain signal will be -- and therefore how effectively drugs can block those signals.

Published on : 03 Feb 2016

Anonymous browsing hinders online dating signals

By Chris Chipello Newsroom  Big data and the growing popularity of online dating sites may be reshaping a fundamental human activity: finding a mate, or at least a date. Yet a new study in Management Science finds that certain longstanding social norms persist, even online.

Published on : 03 Feb 2016

Gabriella Coleman: Anonymous, portrait global

C’est sous tous ces angles que le collectif né dans le cyberespace est dépeint par l’anthropologue et professeure Gabriella Coleman dans un livre qui nous entraîne à travers ses dédales, et ses actions: de la lutte médiatisée menée par Anonymous contre l’Église de scientologie à son implication dans le Printemps arabe en passant par sa passion pour la satire. Journal Métro

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Published on : 02 Feb 2016

Kahnawake chief says Mohawk land can't be bought

“There are certainly precedents where urban lands can be recovered.” said Christa Scholtz, who teaches aboriginal politics at McGill University. Montreal Gazette

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Published on : 02 Feb 2016

Vers un État moins gros

«C’est une des rares idées qui pourrait rassembler la gauche et la droite. On donne une allocation à tous les citoyens. En échange, on abolit un paquet de programmes qui ont beaucoup de critères et d’évaluation», explique Amélie Quesnel-Vallée, titulaire de la Chaire de recherche du Canada en politiques et inégalités de santé et professeure aux départements de sociologie et d’épidémiologie de l’Université McGill. Le Journal de Québec

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Published on : 02 Feb 2016

Social Business Creation competition

The Grameen Creative Lab, together with partner HEC Montréal, invites students to take up a unique opportunity and participate in the Social Business Creation competition. The competetion is structured as an online course that is designed to enhance students’ learning experience and help them develop their business idea into a real business. It offers a win-win platform that allows for bottom-up development.

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Published on : 02 Feb 2016

Guaranteed minimum income

Phillipe Couillard mandated François Blais, the minister of Employment and Social Solidarity, to set up guaranteed minimum income in Quebec. (Source: Le Journal de Québec)

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Published on : 01 Feb 2016

La ségrégation à Montréal, de ghettos à condos

Selon la géographe historique de l’Université McGill Sherry Olson, tout est une question d’échelle. «Les statistiques qu’on va obtenir dépendent vraiment de la façon dont on les mesure.» Journal Métro

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Published on : 01 Feb 2016

Why Measuring Environmental Performance Matters

Op-ed by Kim Samuel of the Institute for the Study of International Development. Huffington Post

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Published on : 01 Feb 2016

A win for First Nations children, but what's next?

Op-ed by Vandna Sinha, assistant professor, Ashleigh Delaye, master’s student and Nico Trocmé, director of the School of Social Work. Montreal Gazette

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Published on : 01 Feb 2016

Maîtres en musique: Schulich Percussionists on Canal Savoir

Discover five Quebec universities and their diversified training programs in Maîtres en musique,  a series of 60 minute broadcasts filmed last season with Canal Savoir.  The Schulich School of Music, along with University of Montreal, University of Sherbrooke, Laval  University and University of Quebec at Montreal each participated with Canal Savoir.

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Published on : 01 Feb 2016

2016 US Presidential Race

"On Monday, Iowa will kick off the 2016 race for the White House, a contest in which two fiery, fringe candidates from the left and right have hijacked the national imagination and undercut the political establishment." (Source: The Globe and Mail)

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Published on : 01 Feb 2016