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Brain diseases and disorders are the leading cause of disability, directly affecting one in three Canadians as well as millions of family members, friends, colleagues and caregivers. The Government of Canada recognizes the significant impact on the health of Canadians, and supports Canadian research on the brain and related diseases and disorders
A timely guide to distinguishing fact from fiction in the era of “fake news” was announced Monday as the winner of the $30,000 National Business Book Award. Neuroscientist Daniel J. Levitin (professor emeritus at McGill University) said he was prompted to write “A Field Guide to Lies: Critical Thinking in the Information Age” (Allen Lane Canada) as a response to the “Balkanization of the news over the last 15 years.”
McGill immunology PhD student Caitlin Schneider, who came to study in Montreal from Texas, said she brought her Canadian friends with her as a sign of solidarity against cuts to environmental protections in the United States as well as statements made by the Trump administration that were skeptical of climate change. Read more: CTV News
McGill has been recognized as one of Montreal’s top employers. Read more: Canada's Top 100 Employers
The fathers of confederation left cities and Indigenous voices on the outside looking in. It’s long past time to change that relationship. Op-ed by Fraser Harland and Mark Dance, law students at McGill University. The next instalment of their Canada 150 series will look at the future of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms and the possibility of transforming Canada’s judicial institutions. Read more: Maclean's
With the help of an Alberta Medical Association grant, MacEachern has teamed up with researchers at McGill University to promote their free app, Jooay. It connects families with nearby accessible leisure activities — including sports and arts programs as well as camps in an effort to improve health and social well-being. Read more: CBC News
Researchers at McGill University have been studying the combustion capabilities of metal for more than a decade. Last week, they launched an experiment into space to gain further insight to this yet untapped potential. The experiment was designed to help scientists better understand how the metal particles react in weightlessness. Read more: CBC News
Five authors have made the 2017 CBC Short Story Prize shortlist. Among the finalists are: "The Duolect" by Krzystof Pelc (Professor in the Dept. of Political Science at McGill) and "The Peninsula of Happiness" by Kasia Juno (PhD student in the Dept. of English at McGill). Read more: CBC Books
Donner Prize finalists [Award for the Best Public Policy Book by a Canadian] include "L'integration des services en sante: Une approche populationnelle" by Yves Couturier, Lucie Bonin and Louise Belzile (Les Presses de l'Universite de Montreal) and "Priests of Prosperity: How Central Bankers Transformed the Postcommunist World" by [McGill political science professor] Juliet Johnson (Cornell University Press). Rounding out the short list are "A Field Guide to Lies: Critical Thinking in the Information Age" by Daniel J.
Very little is known about the long-term health effects of cannabis, says McGill University scientist Mark Ware. He’s determined to find out more as the clock ticks down to legalization. He has embarked on one of the largest studies ever done on pot. So far it has recruited more than 1,000 participants. He hopes to have 3,000 within two years. Read more: iPolitics
Dr. Donald Vinh was able to help patient Steven Francis figure out what has been making him sick for 35 years. Read more: CBC News
President Donald Trump is different. Unlike any of his forty-four predecessors, he does not even pretend to care about constitutional rules or official protocols. He has no need for facts or norms. And in his drive to “Make America Great Again,” he discards not just the balance of powerwithin our government, but also the deeper balance between our two major myths about what made America great in the first place.
Research and education needs to be provided, Dr. Mark Ware, a professor in family medicine and anesthesia at McGill University, told a drug policy conference in Ottawa. Read more: The Toronto Star
The relationship between business and government, a separation of powers no less vital than that within government itself, has become so confounded that it threatens American democracy itself. When free enterprise in an economy becomes the freedom of enterprises-as-people in a society, to paraphrase Abraham Lincoln, government of the real people, by the real people, and for the real people shall perish from the Earth.
A Canadian-led study about our country's most beloved export -- maple syrup -- has shown that the sweet stuff that makes pancakes so good might also help antibiotics work better. The research from a McGill University team was presented this weekend at the annual meeting of the American Chemical Society. Lead researcher Nathalie Tufenkji, who specializes in chemical engineering, says her team's study began with the observation that aboriginal people in Canada have long used maple syrup to fight infections.