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Student Felix Lamy wins 'opportunity of a lifetime'

The Gatineau native and McGill University student was named the first Canadian winner of the Infiniti Engineering Academy competition on Thursday. That earns him a yearlong paid internship in Europe, with his time split evenly between the Infiniti Research Centre in Enstone, England, and the Renault Formula One racing team, which has its headquarters in Cranfield, England.

The Gazette 

Published: 30Jul2016

App enhances the world for blind, visually impaired

Autour, developed at McGill, combines data from Google and social media with ambient sound to generate a description of businesses, landmarks and services near the user.

CTV 

Published: 30Jul2016

PokemonGo discriminates based on bias in algorithm

"These games are built by humans and therefore they contain all the biases of humans." -- Geography professor Rene Sieber. CBC The Current

 

Published: 28Jul2016

McGill in global top 50 of Nature Index Rising Stars

McGill University ranks first in Canada and 37th globally in the Nature Index 2016 Rising Stars supplement, which identifies institutions showing the most significant growth in high-quality scientific research publications over the past four years.

The Rising Stars supplement to Nature ranks institutions by the increase in their contribution to 68 high-quality journals between 2012 and 2015.

Published: 27Jul2016

Maintaining a healthy heart through bile acids

Groundbreaking research from the University of Alberta and McGill University has opened the door towards the future prevention of cardiac fibrosis—a condition leading to heart failure for which there is currently no treatment.

Published: 27Jul2016

Helping our school-age children sleep better

"Reut Gruber, a psychologist who is an associate professor in the department of psychiatry at McGill University, where she is director of the Attention Behavior and Sleep Lab, said that there is a close association between sleep and a wide range of cognitive functions, including attention, executive function and memory. When children go to school, 'they need to pay attention and plan and follow instructions, all of which fall under executive function, which is very much affected by sleep,' she said."

Published: 25Jul2016

Trump’s convention speech most negative in 40 years

Donald Trump’s speech Thursday night at the Republican National Convention was notable for its tone… That is the conclusion of a new analysis by McGill University [Political Science] PhD student Denver McNeney.  Washington Post 

Published: 23Jul2016

On the Earth, for the Earth: Acting together for a cool planet

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Hundreds of 2016 World Social Forum participants will meet to brainstorm new solutions to climate change. This is the wild idea of Henry Mintzberg, internationally renowned management academic.

Experts: US 2016 Presidential Elections

These McGill University experts are available to comment on the race for the White House:

Harold Waller, Dept. of Political Science, McGill University

He can speak about all aspects of the conventions and the election campaign. Particular themes involve electoral strategy, the significance of the vice-presidential choices, the characters of the two presidential candidates, and comparisons to previous presidential contests.

Published: 21Jul2016

Expert: Turkey (July 21, 2016)

"Turkey has banned all academics from leaving the country, cancelling their annual leave, as President Tayyip Erdogan's post-coup crackdown escalated to 'exceptional proportions'. One British academic at a state-run university in Istanbul told the Telegraph that foreign nationals had also been told to come back to work." (The Telegraph)

Published: 21Jul2016

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