Interactive exhibition InSomnolence shows sleep is more social than it seems

Published: 5 July 2023

From an artist’s attempt to tame troubled sleep with AI, to sounds and objects as artifacts of other people’s dream, to a radio station that transforms the dread of insomnia into curiosity and...

Teaching hope during the climate crisis

Published: 14 March 2023

Headlines about severe climate events can make the future seem bleak.

The first known visual acuity chart in Inuktitut, Cree, and Ojibwe

Published: 14 March 2023

A large majority of Nunavik Inuit report Inuktitut as their first language. In their work in Puvirnituq, McGill University ophthalmologist Dr. Christian El-Hadad and his colleague Shaan Bhambra, a...

What areas should Canada protect to save species at risk of extinction? 

Published: 5 April 2023

At the recent COP 15 conference in Montreal, Canada committed to protecting 30% of its land by 2030, but which areas are most crucial to protect for at-risk species such as the spotted turtles? In...

Cutting down on social media to improve teens and young adults’ body image  

Published: 5 April 2023

Teens in North America are spending several hours per day on screens, and there’s growing concern over how social media may affect their mental health.

A more convenient and accessible way to diagnose Alzheimer’s disease?

Published: 20 April 2023

Despite extensive research and encouraging findings, Alzheimer’s disease (AD) remains difficult to diagnose based on signs and symptoms alone. But what if one day, a blood sample during an annual...

As racial and linguistic minorities, English-speaking Black Quebecers face more barriers to receiving mental healthcare 

Published: 8 May 2023

Black anglophones in Quebec experience more discrimination and report more barriers to mental healthcare – and overall lower mental health – than their French-speaking counterparts, according to a...

One step closer to developing a potentially ultraprotective sunscreen from our own melanin

Published: 8 May 2023

A new discovery about the structure of melanin has brought scientists one step closer to developing a new, potentially ultra-protective sunscreen derived from a biological substance found in nearly...

How anti-Asian racism manifested at work in the pandemic

Published: 15 May 2023

The COVID-19 pandemic challenged any notion that Asian Americans are a privileged, white-adjacent group skirting above racism.


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