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Op-ed by Arash Abizadeh, political science professor at McGill University. He will be making his case to a Dragons’ Den-style panel at a public forum Friday, 4 to 6 p.m., at New Chancellor Day Hall, 3644 Peel St. Read more: Montreal Gazette
Op-ed by Aruna Roy, Professor of Practice in Global Governance at ISID, McGill University. Read more: The Hill Times
Honorable mention: The Grid, by Gretchen Bakke [assistant professor in the Department of Anthropology at McGill University]. This book, about our aging electrical grid, fits in one of my favorite genres: “Books About Mundane Stuff That Are Actually Fascinating.” Part of the reason I find this topic fascinating is because my first job, in high school, was writing software for the entity that controls the power grid in the Northwest. Read more: Gates Notes (the blog of Bill Gates)
Column by Joe Schwarcz, director of McGill University’s Office for Science & Society. Read more: Montreal Gazette
Canada’s prosperity has long been dependent on an educated population. Today, that’s not quite enough. To be globally competitive, Canada needs its newest graduates to arrive in the workforce equipped with international skills and experiences. Op-ed co-signed by Suzanne Fortier, principal and vice-chancellor of McGill University Read more: Montreal Gazette
Study tracks patients to better understand effects and possible treatments
December 1 is World AIDS Day, a time to raise awareness about a disease that has afflicted 70 million people worldwide, 35 million of whom have died as a result.
Today is World AIDS Day. We cannot end the HIV epidemic without adequately addressing the burden of tuberculosis. Op-ed by Madhukar Pai, Director, McGill Global Health Programs Read more: Nature Microbiology
"We saw a lot of traffic on our social media sites the night of the election, as prospective students gave their opinions." Kim Bartlett, director of admissions at McGill. Read more: The Hollywood Reporter
“In the past we may never have had to go on autopilot. With GPS, you might have even less of a reason to pull out that cognitive map. The hippocampus may be lacking this requirement to work for decades when you only use it once in a while.” Véronique Bohbot, neuroscientist at the Douglas Mental Health University Institute and an associate professor at McGill University. Read more: National Post
Dear Residents and Faculty,
The Resident Awards Night took place at the Thomson House on November 24th. I would like to thank the MPRA and the Department of Psychiatry for making this a special evening where we were able to honor Faculty and Resident achievements.Faculty Awards
Best Clinical Supervisor for Senior residents
Winner: Dr. Viviane Zicherman
Op-ed by David M. Bird, Ph.D., Emeritus Professor of Wildlife Biology, McGill University, and Leader of Team Gray Jay. Read more: Montreal Gazette
Dr. Mark Ware, an associate professor of family medicine and anesthesia at McGill University, who is serving as vice-chair of the federal task force on the legalization and regulation of marijuana, says there's some suggestion that cannabis has been bred to boost THC levels and push down CBD levels. Read more: CBC News
Researchers have linked a debilitating neurological disease in children to mutations in a gene that regulates neuronal development through control of protein movement within neuronal cells.
Two researchers at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital (MNI) of McGill University have received funding to study a devastating neurodegenerative disease that first appears in toddlers just as they are beginning to walk.
“There's really a lot of plasticity in the way the cells are responding to infection that is directly controlled by social status,” says study co-author Luis Barreiro of McGill University. Read more: Scientific American