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Two McGill Projects Win Digging Into Data Challenge

Thu, 2009-12-17 12:00

Gary Goodyear, Minister of State (Science and Technology), announced yesterday the winners of a new international competition, the Digging into Data Challenge. The eight winning teams include two separate projects with McGill researchers, Ichiro Fujinaga and Michael Wagner.

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Students Dissect Brain of McGill's Most Famous Amnesiac Patient Live on Internet

Thu, 2009-12-17 12:00

At the Brain Observatory at the University of California, San Diego, researchers began slicing the brain of the world's most famous amnesiac patient, Henry Molaison (H.M.) Wednesday afternoon and streaming the procedure live to the world on their Web site.

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McGill Ph.D Student Wins Composer Wins Chamber Music Prize

Thu, 2009-12-17 12:00

Quebec classical guitarist and composer Jimmie LeBlanc has won the $7,500 Jules Léger Prize for new chamber music awarded annually by the Canadian Council for the Arts and CBC. He won the award for L'Espace intérieur du monde, a chamber work for 15 musicians and electronic elements.

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McGill climate change researchers say different focus needed to reduce emissions

Thu, 2009-12-17 12:00

Isabel Galiana, PhD student and Christopher Green, professor in the Department of Economics at McGill University: "With the Copenhagen Conference under way, Canada's position on climate policy remains unclear.

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Study says betting is as serious as drugs or unsafe sex

Thu, 2009-12-17 12:00

Youth gambling isn't as big a concern to Canadian parents as other activities like unsafe sex and drug use, according to a new study. Now, researchers are hoping to change that. The "Parents As Partners" study, released yesterday, is the first of its kind in the world to examine parental awareness of youth gambling, researchers said.

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McGill Paleontologist Discovers Pygmy Sea Cow

Thu, 2009-12-17 12:00

An ancient pygmy sea cow isn't the kind of thing you find every day. More like every 45 million years. So when Karen Samonds, curator at McGill University's Redpath Museum and a paleontologist, discovered fossilized teeth and bits of skull embedded in sandstone and limestone rocks in the island nation off the east coast of

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McGill Named one of Canada's Top 25 Family-Friendly Employers

Thu, 2009-12-17 12:00

The December issue of Today's Parent profiles the 2010 winners of Canada's top 25 family-friendly employers, which include George Brown College, McGill University, and Simon Fraser University. … McGill was selected for its on-site daycare and alternative work options such as telecommuting.

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Climate change costly for Inuit

Thu, 2009-12-17 12:00

A new study recommends the Federal Government should help Inuit pay for the increasing costs of climate change. It says Arctic climate change is already costing Canada’s Inuit more money, noting the costs of adapting are falling on Inuit families least able to shoulder them.

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Best Books of 2009

Thu, 2009-12-17 12:00

McGill University professor Henry Mintzberg's book is chosen by The Globe and Mail as one of the best of 2009.

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McGill Researchers Show Immune System Linked to Leprosy Susceptibility

Thu, 2009-12-17 12:00

(Modern Medicine) Researchers at McGill University performed a genome-wide association study linking innate immunity to leprosy infections.

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