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Prof. Claudia Mitchell receives SSHRC’s top research honour

The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) today awarded its 2016 Gold Medal to Prof. Claudia Mitchell of McGill’s Department of Integrated Studies in Education, in recognition of her work to strengthen HIV/AIDS education and prevention. 

Published: 22Nov2016

Part of your ear is hundreds of millions of years old

The brain then sends signals to eyes and muscles to help us move around and orient ourselves without falling over. But a new study by Dr. Kathleen Cullen, who did her research at McGill University in Montreal, has found that these two channels transmit that information in very different ways. One is very slow and smooth, while the other is fast and precise. 
Listen to the interview: CBC Radio

Published: 22Nov2016

Olfactory perception influenced by background and semantic information

When two people smell the same thing, they can have remarkably different reactions, depending on their cultural background. Researchers at the Neuro have found that even when two cultures share the same language and many traditions, their reactions to the same smells can be different.

Published: 23Nov2016

Two for the Rhodes

Source: McGill Reporter staff

(UPDATED: 6:30 PM NOV. 22)

Published: 22Nov2016

Men have a lot to learn about their own fertility

The first large-scale study of its kind has revealed that Canadian men generally lack knowledge about the risk factors contributing to male infertility. Research led by Dr. Phyllis Zelkowitz, head of psychosocial research at the Lady Davis Institute of the Jewish General Hospital, found that men could only identify about 50% of the potential risks and medical conditions that are detrimental to their sperm count and, thus, their prospects to father children.

Published: 22Nov2016

Missing lynx no more: Researchers learn of Yukon animals' epic journey

"It was the end, or around, mating season so we're not sure if that anything to do with it, or if they were just, 'see you later, Canada, we're going to a better place,' or a different place — we're not sure." Alysson Menzies, researcher at McGill. 
Read more: CBC News

Published: 21Nov2016

Trump win sparks flurry of American interest in Canadian universities

"We've faced elections, we've faced currency devaluations and earthquakes and wars. There's a lot of world events that can have an impact on the number of applications. But admissions requirements stay the same." Kim Bartlett, director of admissions. 
Read more: CTV News


Published: 21Nov2016

Homework without tears (Nov. 21)

For the last lecture of the five-week Effective parenting series featuring McGill University Educational Psychology professors, Professor Steven Shaw will focus on homework.

Published: 21Nov2016

Universal Children’s Day (November 20)

Cindy Blackstock, School of Social Work, McGill University

“International Children's Day recognizes the rights and contributions of children worldwide including the right to non-discrimination.
As Canada celebrates, the federal government fails to comply with three legal orders by the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal and a unanimous House of Commons Motion to cease racial discrimination against 165,000 First Nations children and youth.

Published: 21Nov2016

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