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Expert: Obama in Cuba

"President Barack Obama is in Cuba for a historic three-day visit to the island and talks with its communist leader." (BBC)

Published: 21Mar2016

Experts: Federal Budget (March 22)

"The Liberal government is now forecasting larger than expected deficits for the next two years even before adding billions in promised spending in its first budget, which will be tabled on March 22." (CTV News)

Published: 18Mar2016

The need for mentorship as a woman of colour

Rachel Zellars, PhD candidate, writes a tribute to three people who have helped her survive the world as a woman of colour. CBC News


Published: 18Mar2016

Carcasses provide clue to muskrat population decline

Jeremy Brammer, a PhD student at McGill University, is one of the researchers conducting the four-year study. He's collecting carcasses of muskrats and the animals that eat the rodent. CBC News

Published: 18Mar2016

Je travaille, donc j’étudie

Entretien avec Mathieu Laperle, directeur principal du Logement étudiant et d’hôtellerie de l’Université McGill. HRI Magazine

Published: 18Mar2016

City birds are smarter than country birds

By Cynthia Lee, McGill Newsroom

Life in the city changes cognition, behavior and physiology of birds to their advantage

Birds living in urban environments are smarter than birds from rural environments.

But, why do city birds have the edge over their country friends? They adapted to their urban environments enabling them to exploit new resources more favorably than their rural counterparts, say a team of all-McGill University researchers.

Published: 21Mar2016

How introverts can successfully manage extroverts

Op-ed by Karl Moore, associate professor at the Desautels Faculty of Management. The Globe and Mail

Published: 16Mar2016

Islamic art inspires stretchy, switchable materials

"In conventional materials, when you pull in one direction it will contract in other directions," said Dr Ahmad Rafsanjani, from McGill University in Montreal. "But with 'auxetic' materials, due to their internal architecture, when you pull in one direction they expand in the lateral direction." BBC News

Published: 16Mar2016

Le génie mécanique pour réparer les coeurs

Souvent méconnu, le rôle de l'ingénieur en mécanique dans le domaine de la santé est pourtant crucial. Toufic Azar, jeune diplômé de l'Université McGill, est en train d'en faire de nouveau la démonstration en mettant au point un produit qui pourrait sauver des vies. Les Affaires

Published: 15Mar2016

Why scientists are growing dinosaur parts on chickens

In Jurassic Park, dinosaurs were brought back to life after scientists grabbed their DNA from a bug encased in amber. Not a bad idea, but in real life, 66-million-year-old DNA would be way too degraded to be of much use, says Hans Larsson, a paleontologist at McGill University. “Maybe there is a way, but we haven’t found it yet.” Vice Motherboard

Published: 15Mar2016

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