Academic Freedom in a Volatile World

Published: 7Dec2016

The Scholars at Risk Network organizes two sessions on December 8 in Ottawa to discuss threats to academic freedom....

Sea ice extent in Arctic and Antarctic reached record lows in November

Published: 7Dec2016

“Both the Arctic and Antarctic experienced record lows in sea ice extent in November, with scientists astonished to see Arctic ice actually retreating at a time when the region enters the cold...

McGill announces Dr. Thomas Robinson as the 2016 winner of the Bloomberg Manulife Prize for the Promotion of Active Health

Published: 7Dec2016

McGill University, in association with Lawrence and Frances Bloomberg and Manulife, is pleased to announce that Dr. Thomas Robinson, a Stanford University professor of Pediatric Medicine and...

Lottery tickets aren’t child’s play

Published: 8Dec2016

Lottery tickets may be fun-filled and exciting presents, but they are not suitable gifts for minors. Studies suggest that gambling is a popular yet risky activity among youth. Additionally,...

Bill Gates: My Favorite Books of 2016

Published: 6Dec2016

Honorable mention: The Grid, by Gretchen Bakke [assistant professor in the Department of Anthropology at McGill University]. This book, about our aging electrical grid, fits in one of my favorite...

The Right Chemistry: Toothbrushes, 'natural' and otherwise

Published: 5Dec2016

Column by Joe Schwarcz, director of McGill University’s Office for Science & Society.  Read more: Montreal Gazette

Fast evolution affects everyone, everywhere

Published: 5Dec2016

Rapid evolution of other species happens all around us all the time – and many of the most extreme examples are associated with human influences.

Opinion: Student mobility is essential to Canada's global future

Published: 2Dec2016

Canada’s prosperity has long been dependent on an educated population. Today, that’s not quite enough. To be globally competitive, Canada needs its newest graduates to arrive in the workforce...

How HIV affects the brain

Published: 1Dec2016

Study tracks patients to better understand effects and possible treatments...

We cannot end the HIV epidemic without tackling TB

Published: 1Dec2016

Today is World AIDS Day. We cannot end the HIV epidemic without adequately addressing the burden of tuberculosis....