Faculty of Science

Ice sheets on the move: how north and south poles connect

Published: 25Nov2020

Over the past 40,000 years, ice sheets thousands of kilometres apart have influenced one another through sea level changes, according to research published today in Nature. New modelling of ice...

Vertebrate biodiversity- a glimmer of hope

Published: 18Nov2020

Vertebrate populations - from birds and fish to antelope - are not, in general, declining. Despite what has previously been thought and said.

McGill researchers awarded $2.5M for COVID-19 infrastructure

Published: 6Nov2020

Five projects led by McGill University researchers are included among the 79 receiving a total of $28 million in research infrastructure support through the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI)...

Keeping the beat – it’s all in your brain

1 Sep 2020

How do people coordinate their actions with the sounds they hear? This basic ability, which allows people to cross the street safely while hearing oncoming traffic, dance to new music or perform...

Six McGill Students Receive Canada’s Largest Science, Technology, Engineering And Math (STEM) Scholarships

Published: 27Aug2020

A record number of McGill students have been named recipients of Canada’s largest scholarship program, Schulich Leader Scholarships. This year, the program has doubled in size from 50 to 100 annual...

Smog in Montreal

Published: 3Feb2020

A smog warning is still in effect for the Greater Montreal area Monday as high concentrations of pollutants are expected to infiltrate the air. According to Environment Canada, this could "result...

Fossilized wing gives clues about Labrador’s biodiversity during the Cretaceous

Published: 21Feb2020

A fossilised insect wing discovered in an abandoned mine in Labrador has led palaeontologists from McGill University and the University of Gdańsk to identify a new hairy cicada species that lived...

Are humans changing animal genetic diversity worldwide?

Published: 22Oct2019

Human population density and land use is causing changes in animal genetic diversity, according to researchers at McGill University....

Scientists identify key knowledge gaps in sustainability research

Published: 28Oct2019

The loss of biodiversity continues at an alarming rate despite decades of research and international policies setting out clear goals in the area. In an article published this week in Nature...

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