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Scientists scan horizon for future invasive species challenges

Published: 4May2017

Shipping and mining in the Arctic. The spread of invasive microbial pathogens around the world. Changing agricultural practices. Use of genomic-modification tools. Those are among the 14 most...

New theory on how Earth’s crust was created

Published: 5May2017

More than 90% of Earth’s continental crust is made up of silica-rich minerals, such as feldspar and quartz. But where did this silica-enriched material come from? And could it provide a clue in the...

Two-thirds of electricity in Canada now comes from renewable energy

Published: 3May2017

Chris Barrington-Leigh, a professor at McGill University’s School of Environment, has done an analysis of the potential for growth in renewable energy production in Canada, said 2015 was a record...

New hope in the fight against superbugs

Published: 3May2017

Antibiotic resistance is a growing global health threat. So much so that a 2014 study commissioned by the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom predicted that, if the problem is left unchecked, in...

Opinion: Tackling prejudices about people with mental illness

Published: 2May2017

Monday marks the beginning of the Canadian Mental Health Association’s Mental Health Week. This is an opportune moment to raise awareness of problems faced by people with mental illness.

Intellectual and political ground shifting for central banks everywhere

Published: 2May2017

Priests of Prosperity is an analytical study of the evolution of central banking in postcommunist countries, exploring the unsung revolutionary campaign to move from command-economy cash cows into...

MS Awareness Month 2017

Published: 1May2017

The Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital (The Neuro) is home to Canada’s first multiple sclerosis (MS) clinic, and MS research and treatment has been a major focus at The Neuro for many...

Student-mentor programs swell across the country

Published: 28Apr2017

“The aim is not placement,” says Marie-José Beaudin, executive director of the Soutar Career Centre at McGill University’s Desautels Faculty of Management. Instead, the goal is to equip students...

Trump finds that CEO-as-President isn't always a natural fit

Published: 28Apr2017

"It's the blind leading the blind," said Henry Mintzberg, a management expert at McGill University. "You need to get people who can think for themselves but also have a deep understanding of the...

Neuro researchers receive grants from Canada Brain Research Fund

Published: 27Apr2017

Brain diseases and disorders are the leading cause of disability, directly affecting one in three Canadians as well as millions of family members, friends, colleagues and caregivers. The Government...

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