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The time is right: will Canada be a leader in ‘open government’?

Published: 7Dec2016

Op-ed by Aruna Roy, Professor of Practice in Global Governance at ISID, McGill University. Read more: The Hill Times  

McGill researchers lead development of tool to assess environmental risks of chemicals

Published: 8Dec2016

Assessing the risks that toxic chemicals pose to natural ecosystems is a huge challenge, given the thousands of chemicals that require testing. But the task is expected soon to become less daunting...

Academic Freedom in a Volatile World

Published: 7Dec2016

The Scholars at Risk Network organizes two sessions on December 8 in Ottawa to discuss threats to academic freedom....

Sea ice extent in Arctic and Antarctic reached record lows in November

Published: 7Dec2016

“Both the Arctic and Antarctic experienced record lows in sea ice extent in November, with scientists astonished to see Arctic ice actually retreating at a time when the region enters the cold...

McGill announces Dr. Thomas Robinson as the 2016 winner of the Bloomberg Manulife Prize for the Promotion of Active Health

Published: 7Dec2016

McGill University, in association with Lawrence and Frances Bloomberg and Manulife, is pleased to announce that Dr. Thomas Robinson, a Stanford University professor of Pediatric Medicine and...

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...

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