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Homework without tears (Nov. 21)

Published: 21Nov2016

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

Universal Children’s Day (November 20)

Published: 21Nov2016

Cindy Blackstock, School of Social Work, McGill University...

Olfactory perception influenced by background and semantic information

Published: 21Nov2016

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...

In the Trump era, Canada can be a beacon for innovators

Published: 18Nov2016

Innovation is less about technology than it is about people and institutions. This is the good news for Canada in the wake of Donald Trump’s election. As the United States becomes less welcoming...

APEC Peru 2016 (Nov. 19-20)

Published: 18Nov2016

Prime Ministrer Trudeau will attend the APEC Economic Leaders' Meeting, the year-long hosting of Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meetings in Peru, which will culminate on 19–20 November...

Experts: South Africa and others leave the ICC

Published: 18Nov2016

“Even as the International Criminal Court (ICC) suffered a blow from yet another country turning against it, Canada is continuing its fight to save it with a campaign of lobbying pressure and...

The Work of the Dead wins Cundill Prize in Historical Literature

Published: 18Nov2016

The winner of the 2016 Cundill Prize in Historical Literature at McGill was announced tonight at a gala awards dinner held in Toronto. Now in its ninth year, the Cundill Prize is one of the world’s...

Study yields surprising insights about people found not criminally responsible of crimes

Published: 17Nov2016

“A lot of what the general public, decision- and policy-makers know about mentally ill persons in conflict with the law is through popular media portrayals. Whether it be the news, TV shows, or...

International Human Epigenome Consortium studies mark major step forward for epigenetics research

Published: 17Nov2016

One of the great mysteries in biology is how the many different cell types that make up our bodies are derived from a single cell and from one DNA sequence, or genome. We have learned a lot from...

‘Arrival’ raises profile of linguists, making them almost cool

Published: 16Nov2016

“A lot of people don’t know what linguists do, or even that we exist, apart from some idea that we just translate lots of languages.” Jessica Coon, associate professor of linguistics who consulted...

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