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Opinion: Fight against stigma of mental illness is a joint production

Op-ed by Robert Whitley, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

"The notion that people with mental illness can act as community educators is a radical but relatively novel idea." Read more: Huffington Post

 

Published: 6 Oct 2017

The CEO Series # 77 - Christopher Manfredi

McGill Provost Christopher Manfredi sits down with Karl Moore for CJADs CEO Series. Listen here: CJAD800

Published: 5 Oct 2017

Predicting when a sound will occur relies on the brain’s motor system

Research shows how the brain’s motor signals sharpen our ability to decipher complex sound flows

Whether it is dancing or just tapping one foot to the beat, we all experience how auditory signals like music can induce movement. Now new research suggests that motor signals in the brain actually sharpen sound perception, and this effect is increased when we move in rhythm with the sound.

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Published: 5 Oct 2017

Why are the leaves on Montreal's trees so green in October?

Unseasonably warm September could be cause of slight delay in leaves changing colour, McGill professor says. Read more: CBC News 

 

 

Published: 3 Oct 2017

The Right Chemistry: Emil Fischer was one of the world's great chemists

Column by Joe Schwarcz, director of McGill University’s Office for Science & Society...

Published: 2 Oct 2017

Opinion: Anti-Semitism in Germany

Op-ed by Noam Schimmel, associate fellow at the Center for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism, McGill Faculty of Law

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Published: 29 Sep 2017

Democratic Exclusions: Political Identity and the Problem of Secularism

Op-ed by Charles Taylor, Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at McGill University and one of the world's most celebrated living philosophers. 

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Published: 28 Sep 2017

Chinese alumnus pledges $12 million to McGill School of Architecture

A prominent Chinese architect who studied at McGill University 27 years ago is donating $12 million to the School of Architecture, a landmark gift the university says will transform teaching and research and build stronger ties with China.

Read more: Montreal Gazette

Published: 27 Sep 2017

Unlocking some of the mystery of autism: early indications

We’re still a long way from understanding the causes of autism, but new research has shown some brain developmental issues even as early as 6-12 months in a baby, can be related to autism symptoms later in life.

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Published: 26 Sep 2017

Review: Payam Akhavan’s In Search of a Better World is both memoir and manifesto

"Human rights are a thousand humble stories."

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Published: 25 Sep 2017

Ottawa must improve research funding – or risk losing the innovation race

Op-ed by Suzanne Fortier, principal and vice-chancellor of McGill University; Meric Gertler, president of University of Toronto; Santa Ono, president and vice-chancellor of University of British Columbia....

Published: 22 Sep 2017

Mitochondria drive cell survival in times of need

Discovery points to possible target for cancer drugs

McGill University researchers have discovered a mechanism through which mitochondria, the energy factory of our body’s cells, play a role in preventing cells from dying when the cells are deprived of nutrients – a finding that points to a potential target for next-generation cancer drugs.

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Published: 22 Sep 2017

Air Canada open to ultra-low-cost air fares to compete in changing market

There have been a few attempts, and a few failures, when it comes to low-budget airlines in Canada. But it might be time for a success. That’s because Canadians are more used to the model now, says Karl Moore, associate professor at the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University.  Read more: Global News

Published: 21 Sep 2017

Artificial human embryos are coming, and no one knows how to handle them

“This is a hot new frontier in both science and bioethics. And it seems likely to remain contested for the coming years,” says Jonathan Kimmelman, a member of the bioethics unit at McGill University, in Montreal, and a leader of an international organization of stem-cell scientists. Read more: Technology Review

Published: 20 Sep 2017

Astronomers discover pitch-black planet orbiting distant star

"It's definitely not something we'd thought of initially," Taylor Bell, a master's student in astronomy at McGill, and co-author of the paper, told CBC News. Read more: CBC News

Published: 19 Sep 2017

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