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Microbilles dans le Saint-Laurent: une infestation

Des chercheurs canadiens ont trouvé des microbilles dans les eaux des Grands Lacs et du Saint-Laurent. « Puisque les microbilles flottent, on a longtemps cru qu'elles étaient convoyées par les rivières et les fleuves jusqu'à l'océan. Cette découverte en eau douce a été une grande surprise », affirme Anthony Riccciardi, biologiste à McGill. La Presse

Published: 18Apr2016

Wanted: Plain talk from the lab

At McGill University, insect scientist Chris Buddle submitted one study to a journal in “more of a casual, non-jargony language, (trying) to write it in a way that’s a bit more engaging, and not the typical dry scientific writing.” All but a few sentences were rejected, he says. “Not just the editor of the journal but reviewers as well felt the tone was too casual and didn’t meet the criteria for formal scientific writing." Ottawa Citizen


Published: 18Apr2016

Health solutions for Attawapiskat must be long-term

Laurence Kirmayer, founder and director of the Network for Aboriginal Mental Health Research at McGill University in Montreal, says crisis counselling and other supportive interventions are critical for stopping this so-called “suicide contagion.” The Globe and Mail

Published: 18Apr2016

Expert: Impeachment of Brazilian President

Brazilian legislators voted on Sunday night to approve impeachment of Dilma Rousseff, the nation’s first female president. (The New York Times)

Published: 18Apr2016

Expert: Earthquakes in Ecuador and Japan

Earthquakes struck Japan and Ecuador just hours apart on Saturday April 16, 2016. Were the two earthquakes related?

Published: 18Apr2016

Isabelle Daunais Wins 2016 Killam Prize in Humanities

By Kathryn Jezer-Morton

Three of the six Killam Research Fellows also teach at McGill

Published: 18Apr2016

Canada: Children at back of the pack among rich nations

A new report released today by UNICEF highlights the inequalities in child well-being in the world’s most affluent nations, including Canada. While progress in reducing child well-being gaps has been modest overall, Canada’s children are at the back of the pack, ranking in the bottom third when measured against other rich nations. (UNICEF)

Published: 18Apr2016

$1.2 M for McGill from CFI John R. Evans Leaders Fund

By Chris Chipello, McGill Newsroom

To support six research projects in fields from neuroscience to food safety and Arctic ecosystems

Published: 15Apr2016

2016 Albert Aguayo Lecture: Sensorimotor Circuits in the Spinal Cord: From Genes to Behavior

24May201616:00
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Montreal Neurological Institute Jeanne Timmins Amphitheatre, 3801 rue University, Montreal, QC, H3A 2B4, CA

7th Annual Albert Aguayo Lecture: "Sensorimotor circuits in the spinal cord: from genes to behavior" by Martyn Goulding, Professor, Frederick W. and Joanna J.

Quand le loonie fait un régime

Comme l’explique Chris Ragan, professeur à l’Université McGill, « le Canada a été un pays net exportateur de matières premières depuis plus de cent ans car le pays est assis sur une quantité astronomique de matières premières et cela n’est pas prêt de changer ». Agora Vox

Published: 14Apr2016

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