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Canada letter: Summer advice from librarians, American friends

Published: 24Jul2017

For summer, in what is perhaps not a widely shared taste, I prefer thick biographies. This weekend I’ll be cracking open the 863 pages of “Marconi: The Man Who Networked The World,” a detailed look...

Brains are more plastic than we thought

Published: 19Jul2017

Practice might not always make perfect, but it’s essential for learning a sport or a musical instrument. It's also the basis of brain training, an approach that holds potential as a non-invasive...

“Rebalancing society” module launched

Published: 19Jul2017

On the occasion of the High Level Political Forum held on 18 and 19 July at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, PRME in collaboration with McGill University and KEDGE Business School are...

Brains are more plastic than we thought

Published: 19Jul2017

Researchers train brains to use different regions for same task...

You (probably) don’t need to worry about the chemicals in your macaroni and cheese

Published: 19Jul2017

“Those worried about the ridiculously low levels of ‘chemicals’ in this product should spend their energy encouraging people to eat more fruits and veggies.” Joe Schwarcz, a chemist at McGill...

John Dobson Foundation makes its largest donation to McGill to support X-1 entrepreneurs

Published: 19Jul2017

The John Dobson Foundation has announced a donation of $2 million dollars – its largest gift to McGill yet – to fund the McGill X-1 Accelerator program run by the McGill Dobson Centre for...

McGill entrepreneurship program gets $2-million donation

Published: 18Jul2017

A McGill University program aimed at helpings students get businesses off the ground has received a $2-million donation from the foundation that helped launch the university’s first...

Charting literary greatness with Jane Austen

Published: 17Jul2017

TxtLAB, at McGill University, had mapped her novels along with those of other female 19th-century novelists “on a sliding scale of sociability vs. interiority.” Read more: New York Times

McGill grad Julie Payette to be named Canada's next Governor General

Published: 13Jul2017

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will appoint former astronaut Julie Payette as Canada’s next governor-general, picking the prominent Quebecker for the high-profile position rather than a number of...

Detecting long-term concussion in athletes

Published: 12Jul2017

Lawyers representing both sides in concussion lawsuits against sports leagues may eventually have a new tool at their disposal: a diagnostic signature that uses artificial intelligence to detect...

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