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Brain responses found to originate from previously unknown source

Scientists at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital at McGill University have made an important discovery about the human auditory system and how to study it, findings that could lead to better testing and diagnosis of hearing-related disorders.

The researchers detected frequency-following responses (FFR) coming from a part of the brain not previously known to emit them. FFRs are neural signals generated in the brain when people hear sounds.

Published: 6Apr2016

Expert: IGA cuts food prices

Grocer IGA is cutting its fresh food prices in Quebec. (Le Journal de Québec)

Pascal Thériault, Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, McGill University

Faculty lecturer in economy, he's also the director of Community Relations for the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.

Published: 5Apr2016

Supportive management can make/break nursing careers

“Paying close attention to the leadership practices of nurse managers could go a long way in improving patient care and increasing the retention rate among our new nurses.” Mélanie Lavoie-Tremblay, associate professor, Ingram School of Nursing. McKnight's

Published: 5Apr2016

Networking for introverts: a cheetah at a lion's game

Op-ed co-written by Karl Moore, professor at Desautels Faculty of Management, and Daniel Metliski, student. Forbes

Published: 5Apr2016

Des dictionnaires pour protéger les langues autochtones

«La Micmaque qui nous servait de référence dans notre étude de cette langue voulait que nos travaux puissent être utiles à sa communauté, a souligné Jessica Coon de l’Université McGill. Nous avons donc présenté nos observations à une classe d’adultes, par exemple au sujet de la façon dont les questions et les phrases sont construites par rapport à d’autres langues.» Journal Métro

Published: 4Apr2016

How offshore banking costs Canada billions per year

“We have a tax system that is totally unfair and incapable of being administered in any kind of a coherent fashion,” Allison Christians, chair in tax law at McGill University, said. Toronto Star

Published: 4Apr2016

David Bird’s top places to see owls in Canada

Article by David Bird, Emeritus Professor of Wildlife Biology. DK

Published: 4Apr2016

Exec. Director of McGill Athletics and Recreation named

Marc Gélinas, a former Pittsburgh Pirate pitching prospect and a McGill alum with strong sports leadership background at both federal and provincial levels, has been appointed the new Executive Director of McGill Athletics and Recreation, Deputy Provost (Student Life and Learning) Ollivier Dyens announced on Monday, April 4.

Marc Gélinas brings over twenty years of sports leadership experience to his new role . With both undergraduate and graduate degrees from McGill, Gélinas comes to McGill from the Institut national du sport (INS) du Québec.

Published: 4Apr2016

Small increases in sleep improve grades

By Cynthia Lee, McGill Newsroom

​Family and community involvement key in empowering students to make healthier choices regarding their sleep

Elementary school-age children who improved their sleep habits also improved in their academic performance, according to a study by researchers at McGill University and the Douglas Mental Health University Institute in partnership with the Riverside School Board in Montreal.

Published: 4Apr2016

Expert: Panama Papers

"The hidden identities of 350 Canadians with offshore tax haven investments have been revealed in the private database of one of the world’s leading shell company registration firms, according to a Toronto Star analysis of a massive leak obtained by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists and the German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung. (The Toronto Star)

Published: 4Apr2016