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MONTREAL GAZETTE | MUHC researchers identify genetic defects that cause molar pregnancies

Now scientists at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre have discovered three genetic mutations that are likely to cause a recurrent type of molar pregnancy. The discovery paves the way for better genetic screening, says the lead researcher of a study just published in the American Journal of Human Genetics.

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Published: 21 Nov 2018

FINANCIAL TIMES | Delivery dilemma for medical marijuana

For historical reasons, marijuana escaped the typical phases of a clinical study,” says Dr Gabriella Gobbi of the Faculty of Medicine at McGill University. “This is why we have medical cannabis but we don’t know its side effects.” Whether there is interaction with anti-depressants, she adds, “we don’t know.”Read more

Published: 20 Nov 2018

MONTREAL GAZETTE | 'Trip of my lifetime' led to $75K Cundill prize for Joseph Conrad book

On Thursday, Jasanoff won the US$75,000 Cundill History Prize administered by McGill University for her book on Conrad, The Dawn Watch. It is believed to be the most valuable prize for historical non-fiction in the world.

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Published: 19 Nov 2018

BUSINESS OF FASHION | McGill University Opens Bensadoun School of Retail Management

The new school aims to address shifts in the retail landscape and consumer behaviour, from digital disruption and the rise of e-commerce to the coming of age of the millennial generation.

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Published: 16 Nov 2018

MONTREAL GAZETTE | Opinion: Yes, there is something you can do to fight climate change

On the morning of Nov. 7, a coalition of prominent artists and scientists from across Quebec launched the Pact for the Transition. It is a call for all of us who are concerned about the climate crisis to commit to individual climate action. In signing this pact, we are committing to examine our lifestyles and choices, and take steps as best we can to decrease our carbon footprints.

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Published: 15 Nov 2018

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.

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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

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