Faculty of Science

Global sand and gravel extraction conflicts with half of UN Sustainable Development Goals

Published: 27Aug2021

Sediment mining in the Goyain River in northern Bangladesh. The sand taken from these beds is used for buildings and infrastructure in nearby towns and cities CREDIT: Jim Best

Six McGill students receive Canada's largest science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) scholarships

Published: 26Aug2021

Six students from across Canada have been named recipients of the country’s largest undergraduate scholarship program, Schulich Leader Scholarships, and will begin their studies this September, in...

Cell structure previously associated with disease actually improves brain function

Published: 8Jul2021

Researchers at McGill University have shown that a brain cell structure previously thought to be pathological in fact enhances cells’ ability to transmit information and correlates with better...

Five McGill teams awarded funding in new Genomic Integration program

Published: 21Jun2021

Today Genome Quebec announced the results of its Genomic Integration Program, Human Health Stream competition. Five McGill teams from a diverse array of fields were awarded funds, totaling nearly ...

Training the next generation of leaders in the responsible use of artificial intelligence

Published: 16Jun2021

Artificial intelligence (AI) is transforming our world in powerful ways, from improving medical care and changing the retail landscape to enabling convenient features on our smartphones. But as AI...

Most rivers run dry - now and then

Published: 16Jun2021

A new study led by researchers from McGill University and INRAE found that between 51-60% of the 64 million kilometres of rivers and streams on Earth that they investigated stop flowing...

Six New Canada Research Chairs, and Three Renewals for McGill

Published: 15Jun2021

Today, at l'Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières, the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry announced investments of more than $635 million for...

Zero-carbon energy from sea water a step closer

Published: 26May2021

Researchers at McGill University have demonstrated a technique that could enable the production of robust, high-performance membranes to harness an abundant source of renewable energy....

Reduction in wetland areas will affect Afrotropical migratory waterbirds

Published: 30Apr2021

Migratory waterbirds are particularly exposed to the effects of climate change at their breeding areas in the High Arctic and in Africa, according to a new study published in Bird Conservation...

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