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....

4-week prehabilitation prepares cancer patients for surgery

Published: 1Dec2016

Just four weeks of prehabilitation (pre-surgery preparation) may be enough to help some cancer patients get in shape for surgery. That’s according to a recent study of close to 120 colorectal...

Trump's win boosts Canadian universities looking to recruit U.S. students

Published: 30Nov2016

"We saw a lot of traffic on our social media sites the night of the election, as prospective students gave their opinions." Kim Bartlett, director of admissions at McGill....

Ottawa approves two pipelines, rejects one

Published: 30Nov2016

“Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced approvals for two major export pipelines Tuesday, while dismissing a third pipeline and imposing a ban on oil tanker traffic on the northern section of B.C....