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CBC NEWS | Sniffing your way around — our brains are built to navigate by scent

The study by Louisa Dahmani and her colleagues in the Departments of Neuroscience and Psychiatry at McGill University in Montreal, puts a recent theory about the evolution of the sense of smell to the test. The theory proposes that the the sense of smell evolved to aid in navigation.  Ancient animals would have evolved a sense of smell to find food, and locate mates and predators, and so smell would have been intimately connected with location and navigation.

Published: 13 Nov 2018

THE GLOBE AND MAIL | Opinion: Was Trudeau's 'Grand Bargain' just a little too clever?

A new pipeline and a carbon price to reduce emissions each stand as viable, separate policies that would please distinct groups; by tying them together, they please no one. 

Op-ed by Andrew Potter and Christopher Ragan. 

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Published: 12 Nov 2018

THE GLOBE AND MAIL | Neither introvert nor extrovert? You need a break too

Article by Karl Moore, Associate professor, Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill University. 

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Published: 8 Nov 2018

CTV NEWS | At 110, Westmount's Robert Wiener is Canada's oldest man

Wiener graduated from McGill's dentistry program, first in his class. He went on to teach at McGill for 25 years and helped found the first dentistry clinic at the Jewish General Hospital.

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Published: 7 Nov 2018

MONTREAL GAZETTE | Democrats Abroad: Americans in our midst are consumed by U.S. midterms

That would certainly seem to be the case for a group of American students at McGill University. They’re called Democrats Abroad at McGill, and they’ve been reaching out to other American students in the city and helping them to register to vote while here.

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Published: 6 Nov 2018

THE GLOBE AND MAIL | Beware of Management Risks in the Workplace

When it comes to management, B is for balderdash. Unfortunately, we embrace too much of it. Let’s start with goals, which are, after all, where everything is supposed to start. We are expected to have goals for our organization as well as personal goals (…)One more bit of balderdash for today: Efficiency should be a manager’s prime goal....

Published: 5 Nov 2018

BLOOMBERG | The Irresistible Urge to Build Cities From Scratch

The mania for new cities is partly an outgrowth of globalization, with its “footloose” capital, says Sarah Moser, a geographer at McGill University who’s compiled a list of more than 100 such projects.Read more

Published: 2 Nov 2018

THE WASHINGTON POST | 3 American authors vie for $75,000 history prize

The winner of the prize, open to all English-language history books and run by Montreal’s McGill University, will be announced Nov. 15.

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Published: 1 Nov 2018

THE HILL | Human Rights without humans: The final line between artificial and superhuman intelligences

Op-ed by Jose Mauricio Gaona, an O’Brien Fellow at the McGill Center for Human Rights. Read more

Published: 30 Oct 2018

TORONTO STAR | Canadians at forefront of global study seeking solutions to refugee crisis

Meanwhile, the $3.7 million global refugee study — a collaboration between Carleton, York, Ottawa and McGill universities — has brought together international aid organizations, academics from the four refugee-hosting countries as well as their colleagues from the United Kingdom, Australia and the United States to seek practical, sustainable, grassroots solutions to the crisis on the ground. ...

Published: 29 Oct 2018

NPR | What Happens When A Country Bans Spanking?

Now a new study looking at 400,000 youths from 88 countries around the world suggests such bans are making a difference in reducing youth violence. It marks the first systematic assessment of whether an association exists between a ban on corporal punishment and the frequency in which adolescents get into fights....

Published: 26 Oct 2018

FINANCIAL POST | Deutsche Bank's chairman of global investment banking driven by the power of one word

Article by Karl Moore, co-written with Emily Quadros, BCom student at McGill. Read more

Published: 24 Oct 2018

THE ATLANTIC | The Pasta in Our Stars

“I guess physicists just love their food,” says Matt Caplan, an astrophysicist at McGill University who studies neutron stars.

Published: 23 Oct 2018

MONTRAL GAZETTE | The Right Chemistry: My relationship with Alexa

Column by Joe Schwarcz, director of McGill University’s Office for Science & Society. He hosts The Dr. Joe Show on CJAD Radio 800 AM every Sunday from 3 to 4 p.m.

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Published: 22 Oct 2018

RADIO-CANADA INTERNATIONAL | Cannabis use linked to increased risk of psychosis, warn professors

“One seminal, longitudinal study that followed 45,000 Swedish conscripts over 15 years found a six-fold increase in the risk of developing schizophrenia in those who consumed high amounts of cannabis,” write Ian Gold and Joel Gold, professors of psychiatry at McGill University and the NYU in a newspaper editorial.

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Published: 19 Oct 2018