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25 Canada Research Chairs for McGill

Aashish Clerk

Twenty-five outstanding McGill researchers are being awarded Canada Research Chairs (CRC), as announced today by the Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science, at the University of British Columbia.

Published: 9Feb2016

Do animals feel empathy?

Jeffrey Mogil, geneticist at McGill University, found the first evidence that animals other than primates could experience "emotion contagion." This is considered by many to be the most basic form of empathy. Vox 

Published: 9Feb2016

Analysis: Rona’s sale and its effect on Quebec

Ken Lester, Desautels Faculty of Management, was interviewed. CTV News

Published: 9Feb2016

À qui profite vraiment le Super Bowl?

Les avantages économiques de la tenue de ce match de championnat ne font pourtant pas l'unanimité dans les villes qui accueillent cet événement sportif, le plus regardé au monde. Entrevue avec Bruno Delorme. Radio-Canada

Published: 9Feb2016

Doc / Post-doc : Brigitte Cadieux

La science par les jeunes chercheurs où, chaque semaine, un étudiant d'université explique son sujet de recherche, sa passion pour sa discipline et ses plaisirs de la vie. Cette semaine, Les légumes en désintox avec Brigitte Cadieux. Radio-Canada

Published: 8Feb2016

The trouble with Montreal's LED outdoor lighting

Light pollution in Montreal is at a very important turning point because of those lights, says James D. Lowenthal, professor at the astronomy department of Smith College in Northampton, Mass., who is working at McGill Space Institute until July. “It is so important to get it right.” Montreal Gazette

Published: 8Feb2016

Why do people seem to either love or hate cilantro?

When it comes to food, everyone has likes and dislikes. Chocolate generally gets favourable comments, spinach less so. But no flavour seems to elicit the degree of polarizing comments as that of cilantro. Column by Joe Schwarcz, director of McGill University’s Office for Science & Society. Montreal Gazette

Published: 8Feb2016

Common gene variant influences food choices

If you’re fat, can you blame it on your genes? The answer is a qualified yes. Maybe. Under certain circumstances. Researchers are moving towards a better understanding of some of the roots of obesity.

Published: 9Feb2016

UN Secretary General comes to McGill

As part of his three-day working visit to Ottawa and Montreal, the United Nations Secretary-General, His Excellency Ban Ki-moon, will be on McGill’s downtown campus on Friday, February 12, 2016. Ban will speak to a group of political science, law and international students from McGill and other Montreal universities. His speech will be on “Threats and Opportunities: The Power of Young People to Shape a New Future.” 

The event will be livestreamed beginning at 2:30 pm ET. 

On Twitter: #UNSGMcGill

Published: 5Feb2016