Ergonomics a growing field, work-related disorders a growing concern By Jim Hynes There was a time not so long ago when the “lift with your legs” signs you know the ones, where the box-toting stickman worker has what appears to be bolts of electricity shooting out of his lower back were about the only kind [...]
McGill University's Centre for Continuing Education is pleased to introduce PACE: Personal and Cultural Enrichment, a new area designed to provide the local community with culturally enriched programming. PACE events will showcase art, writing, religion and film, performance and more.
The proportion of large employers offering retiree health insurance in the US has declined by half in the past 20 years. This [research by Erin Strumpf and colleagues at McGill] examines the potential implications of this change by estimating the effects of a retiree health insurance (RHI) offer on a comprehensive set of labor, health and health care use outcomes in the near-elderly population.
Les «couloirs verts» de quelques mètres de large, d'une longueur maximale de 1,5 kilomètre, pourraient permettre d'améliorer du tiers la protection de la biodiversité dans l'île de Montréal, montrent les travaux préliminaires d'un biologiste de l'Université McGill.
Researchers at McGill University have developed floor tiles that can simulate the look, sound and feel of snow, grass or pebbles underfoot. Such a tool could perhaps be used for augmented reality applications, tele-presence, training, rehabilitation or even as virtual foot controllers.
By McGill Reporter staff On April 23, the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) announced that 10 McGill researchers will receive a total of $1.7 million as part of the its Leaders Opportunity Fund. Mindful of intense international competition among universities, the CFI designed the fund to attract and retain the very best of today’s and tomorrow’s [...]
Eminent pediatrician and geneticist awarded 2010 Pollin Prize Dr. Charles R. Scriver, Alva professor Emeritus of Human Genetics, co-awarded the largest international award for pediatric research
By McGill Reporter Staff Victoria Kaspi, McGill’s Lorne Trottier Chair in Astrophysics and Cosmology, has been elected a member of National Academy of Sciences of the United States, one of the highest honours that can be bestowed upon a scientist in that country. The Academy’s 2,000-strong membership list speaks for itself – Kaspi joins 180 living [...]
Story: After inspections revealed severe damage to the infrastructure, the two-lane ramp that connects the Décarie (Highway 15) to the Turcot interchange will be reduced to one lane only, beginning Tuesday afternoon.
Russia's northern forests are magnificent carbon containers, the elimination of which could bring about catastrophic climate change. "The threats to the boreal forests don't seem significant right now," explains Nigel Roulet, a carbon cycle specialist at McGill University in Montreal. "But I'm convinced pressure will increase as the region gets warmer and it gets easier to operate there. "Also,
At first blush, it's a little hard to understand why financial markets in Europe and North America are paying so much attention to a debt problem in a little country like Greece. … With a Greek debt default, for instance, these weaker economies would be "hammered" by skyrocketing interest rates on their government lending, predicts Mo Chaudhury, a finance specialist at McGill University's Desautel