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THE GAZETTE | Montreal company pioneers carbon-negative concrete

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.

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Published: 29 Apr 2018

Dr Latimer leading homeless count in Montreal

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/montreal-homeless-count-2018-1.4630700

Published: 26 Apr 2018

STAT News | Cancer centers sell out science when they advertise clinical trials as treatment

 

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.

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Published: 25 Apr 2018

Exercise to change the brain

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.

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Published: 25 Apr 2018

CNN | The cost of child care around the world

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.

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Published: 25 Apr 2018

CNN | The disparities in how black and white men die in gun violence, state by state

"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 

Published: 24 Apr 2018

CBC | Montreal's homeless count aims to paint picture of life on the street

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.

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Published: 24 Apr 2018

Dr Boivin featured in Le Nouvelliste: Doléances injustifiées selon une experte

https://www.lenouvelliste.ca/#/actualites/shawinigan/doleances-injustifiees-selon-une-experte-bda11f5c7e760ac955aa0ae8bc40a767

Published: 23 Apr 2018

The Neuro signs agreement with Chinese and Cuban institutes

Partners agree to share resources, establish steering committee for closer collaboration

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.

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Published: 23 Apr 2018

LA PRESSE | Le difficile respect des personnes non binaires

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

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Published: 22 Apr 2018

LA PRESSE | Charles Taylor, philosophe «atypique»

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....

Published: 22 Apr 2018

Position available: Postgraduate Program Director, Clinical pharmacology & Toxicology

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Call for applications

Published: 20 Apr 2018

Call for Applications: Program Director, Clinical Investigator Program

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.

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Published: 20 Apr 2018

McGill medical students hoping to inspire new generation of black health care professionals

Initiative aims to expose high school students to opportunities in health professions fields

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Published: 18 Apr 2018

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