New research by McGill University biologists shows that milder winters have led to physical alterations in two species of mice in southern Quebec in the past 50 years – providing a textbook example of the consequences of climate change for small mammals.

The findings also reveal a stark reversal in the proportions of the two mice populations present in the area, adding to evidence that warming temperatures are driving wildlife north.  

Classified as: climate change, mice, mild winters, mouse, Quebec, Biology, Virginie Millien, Department of Biology, science, faculty, staff, External, biodiversity, Gault Nature Reserve
Published on: 27 Nov 2017

Suzanne King, Department of Psychiatry, McGill University and Douglas Institute

She can talk about the importance of keeping pregnant women away from stress, for themselves and their baby. Professor King is a specialist in prenatal maternal stress. She began the Iowa Flood Study right after major flooding in this US state in June 2008. Her group added disaster questionnaires to an existing study of pregnant women for whom mental health data had been collected prior to the flooding.

Classified as: climate change, Quebec, Flood, McGill Department of Psychiatry, rain
Published on: 9 May 2017

On behalf of Professors Elizabeth Wood and Naomi Nichols, Department of Integrated Studies in Education:

It is with great pleasure that we announce a new program in the Department of Integrated Studies in Education, our B.A. (Education in Global Contexts).

Classified as: Canada, Prospective students, international, McGill, education, Montreal, new, Quebec, new programs, Miepa
Published on: 6 Dec 2016

When two people smell the same thing, they can have remarkably different reactions, depending on their cultural background. Researchers at the Neuro have found that even when two cultures share the same language and many traditions, their reactions to the same smells can be different.

Classified as: neuroscience, Quebec, smell, france, olfactory system, cognitive
Published on: 21 Nov 2016

The Quebec government and Uber reached a deal late Wednesday night reports say.

Barry Eidlin, Professor of Sociology at McGill University

Classified as: Quebec, Uber, barry eidlin, Richard Shearmur
Published on: 8 Sep 2016

Graduate student with our Department of Integrated Studies in Education, Désirée Rochat will speak this week at Rethinking Quebec's Migration History, an event hosted by the Centre for Immigration Policy Evaluation (CIPE) and presented by Centre de recherche interdisciplinaire sur la diversité et la démocratie (CRIDAQ).

Classified as: history, McGill, education, Quebec, desiree rochat, haitian
Published on: 12 Apr 2016

McGill University launches a Teaching Greek Language and Culture Option within the Bachelor of Education, Teaching English as a Second Language (B.Ed. TESL) Elementary & Secondary

Classified as: culture, education, Montreal, Quebec, greek, teaching greek, greek language, hellenic
Published on: 12 Feb 2016

DISE PhD student Rachel Zellars, who has spearheaded a recent petition asking the Quebec Toponymy Commission to review 11 place names deemed pejorative, has written an opinion piece for Canadian bilingual independent news outlet Ricochet.

Classified as: Quebec, social justice, anti-black racism, toponymy commission
Published on: 19 Oct 2015

"Social change has never been neat," said Dr. Aziz Choudry, of our Department of Integrated Studies in Education, in a recent University Affairs article about student activism. "It's not always pretty," argues the article by Diane Peters, "but idealistic students continue to affect change, be it social, economic or environmental." 

Classified as: Montreal, Quebec, activism, social justice, aziz choudry, student strike, learning activism, asse
Published on: 19 Oct 2015

“Teachers in many French public schools are planning a one-day strike on Wednesday, Sept. 30, to voice their displeasure over contract talks with the Quebec government.” (Source: The Montreal Gazette)

Classified as: Quebec, strikes, barry eidlin, labour unions
Published on: 29 Sep 2015

Classified as: Quebec, sex, sexual education, lisa trimble
Published on: 31 Aug 2015

A petition started by McGill PhD student Rachel Zellars is asking Quebec's toponymy commission to rename 11 locations in the province. National Post's Katherine Wilton reported on the petition in an article published Thursday, "Change names of Quebec places with N-word in them, petition asks Quebec commission" (Katherine Wilton, Postmedia News, August 13, 2015). Over 600 people have signed the petition, reports Wilton.

Classified as: race, Quebec, rachel zellars, anti-racism, postcolonial, petition
Published on: 17 Aug 2015
Classified as: antonia maioni, budget, Quebec, Politics
Published on: 21 Apr 2015