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McGill researcher looks at how children perceive lies

Victoria Talwar, associate professor in the Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology at McGill University, has done a number of studies on lying — most recently looking at how children from different age groups evaluate hurtful lies, harmless lies, tattling and confessions. CBC News

Published: 11Oct2016

Pair of proteins found to drive neuroinflammation


McGill researchers have identified two proteins that work together to drive neuroinflammation in acute conditions such as microbial or autoimmune encephalitis, and in chronic conditions such as multiple sclerosis. 

Published: 11Oct2016

Joanne Liu, Bertrand Cesvet to receive honorary degrees from McGill

Two inspirational McGill alumni -- Bertrand Cesvet, of the award-winning creative agency Sid Lee, and Joanne Liu, of Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders -- will receive honorary doctorate degrees at the university’s fall convocation ceremonies.

Published: 7Oct2016

McGill philosopher Charles Taylor wins $1M Berggruen Prize

Prominent Canadian philosopher Charles Taylor, McGill University professor emeritus, has been named the first-ever recipient of the Berggruen Prize. CBC News

Published: 6Oct2016

The human lifespan has a natural limit. Scientists might know how to break it

“Metformin lowers the rate of living,” Dr. Michael Pollak, a cancer oncologist at McGill University in Montreal and author on a 2013 paper that reached this conclusion, told me recently. Motherboard Vice

Published: 6Oct2016

Building a ‘Good’ Anthropocene from the bottom up

We cannot build what we cannot imagine. Creating visions of positive futures is important work. And this is only the beginning- we hope to open up to a much wider visioning process. And of course, seeds of a better future won’t make a difference unless they can grow and be widely distributed. - Elana Bennett, ecosystem ecologist and geographer at McGill University. The New York Times

Published: 6Oct2016

Short list announced for 2016 Cundill Prize in historical literature

Today the jury for the world’s most lucrative award for historical non-fiction writing announced this year's short list. Antonia Maioni, Dean of McGill University’s Faculty of Arts and Chair of the Cundill Prize, said, “With this year's finalists for the Cundill Prize in History, the jury has identified three books that combine tremendous erudition, insight and élan.

Published: 6Oct2016

A Brilliant Night 2016

Inspiring event to raise money for brain cancer research

An evening filled with personal stories from those whose lives have been affected by brain cancer will once again contribute to the fight against the disease.

Published: 4Oct2016

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