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A Montreal startup founded by McGill grads has developed a carbon-negative method for making concrete that doesn't use cement, one of the world's largest sources of carbon emissions.
By Jonathan Kimmelman, associate professor at McGill University and director of its Biomedical Ethics Unit, and Alex John London (Carnegie Mellon)
There is a lot of money behind providing cancer care, and cancer treatment centers spend an estimated $173 million on advertising each year. One of the ways they compete for patients is by offering a menu of clinical trial options and suggesting that participating in such trials gives patients an edge on their care....
For someone with Parkinson’s disease (PD), the simple desire to grasp a glass of water can become an insurmountable task, made impossible by the tremors in their hand or arm. Finding strategies to improve these movement impairments is one of the major goals of rehabilitating people with Parkinson’s disease....
Finding the right child care can be a frustrating -- and expensive -- process for parents around the world, from New York to Nairobi. Access to adequate child care for all has become a "global" need, said Shelley Clark, a demographer and professor of sociology at McGill University in Canada, who has studied child care and other family dynamics.
"The important thing here is that we were able to estimate these differences between black and white men, and that helps us understand health inequalities," said Corinne Riddell, a postdoctoral researcher at McGill University in Canada who was lead author of the study.Read more
Volunteers will span out across Montreal this evening in attempt to get an idea of how many people in the city have nowhere to call home. Montreal's second homeless count aims to give policymakers a sense of the challenges facing the city. "We are capturing the number of individuals who are chronically homeless, staying in the street. This is a group that really needs help," said Eric Latimer, who is organizing the count....
On April 20, 2018, Canadian, Chinese and Cuban neuroscience institutes strengthened an existing partnership with the signing of a memorandum of understanding in Chengdu, China....
Opinion | Un récent article du journaliste Philippe Teisceira-Lessard a suscité bien des réactions avec son titre (« Iels sont nombreuxes et heureuxes ») ainsi que sa référence au français neutre, ou non binaire. Mais qu’est-ce que la non-binarité ? C’est une question qui est peu discutée dans les médias québécois et qui demeure nébuleuse pour l’ensemble de la population. En lire plus...
Samedi prochain, le philosophe Charles Taylor recevra le Grand Prix littéraire international du festival Metropolis bleu. Coprésident de la commission Bouchard-Taylor, professeur émérite de l'Université McGill, auteur de nombreux ouvrages, dont Les sources du moi et Le malaise de la modernité, Charles Taylor est un des penseurs les plus importants et pertinents de notre époque. Ce prix est l'occasion d'échanger avec cet homme qui a consacré sa vie à la réflexion et au dialogue....
Congratulations to Jay Olson, PhD candidate, 2nd place winner of this year's CAGS Eastern Regional 3MT competition
Call for applications
The ideal candidate will be a clinician-scientist with strong leadership, communication and interpersonal skills. The incumbent will also have a demonstrated ability to build and maintain positive working relationships.
This position entails a time commitment of 1.5 days per week....
Initiative aims to expose high school students to opportunities in health professions fields...