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WAMC | University travelers discuss asian business perspectives on tariffs

As the war of words over tariffs between the U.S. and  China escalates, a group of students, alumni and faculty from McGill University have returned from Asia.  While the tariff controversy would appear to be a heated global topic, the group found that it took a backseat to other economic concerns....

Published: 5 Apr 2018

GAZETTE | Montrealers remember King's mission; U.S. civil rights hero's legacy held up as increasingly poignant

"In this critical moment, of ... racial profiling, of brutality that has made a Black Lives Matter movement (in the United States) urgently necessary, a moment in which white supremacist groups are on the rise, a moment in which the black community is still calling for economic justice, for equity in employment ... let us not forget the Reverend Dr....

Published: 5 Apr 2018

LA PRESSE | S’attaquer aux préjugés à l'université - femmes en finances

Doyenne de la faculté de gestion Desautels de l'Université McGill, Isabelle Bajeux-Besnainou se dit perturbée par la sous-représentation des femmes en finance. Après trois décennies à observer la situation en France, aux États-Unis et au Canada, elle tente de renverser la vapeur.

La Presse

Published: 5 Apr 2018

SCOTSMAN | Hospital built by Scots philanthropists set for transformation

A Canadian hospital built by a pair of immigrant Scottish philanthropists to celebrate Queen Victoria’s fiftieth year on the throne is set to be transformed into an academic centre for climate change.

The Scotsman

Published: 3 Apr 2018

CBC | McGill prof says he's found a better, faster way to flood-proof your home

Dr. Amar Sabih says all you need is synthetic plastic tarp and metal barriers commonly seen at outdoor events


Published: 3 Apr 2018

GLOBE AND MAIL | Why expatriates should be able to vote

(Frédéric Mégret, Associate professor of law at McGill)

Last week, the Supreme Court heard arguments on the barring of expatriates who have resided away from Canada more than five years from voting in Canadian elections. The Ontario Court of Appeal had earlier found the restrictions democratically justifiable because they preserved the “social contract” between voters and lawmakers.

Published: 3 Apr 2018

GUARDIAN | Scientists solve eggshell mystery of how chicks hatch

It’s been a tough one to crack, but scientists say they have zoomed in, to an unprecedented degree, on the structure of shells surrounding chicken embryos, revealing how they change to allow young birds to hatch. […] “Everybody thinks eggshells are fragile – [when] we’re careful, we ‘walk on eggshells’ – but in fact, for their thinness they are extremely strong, harder than some metals,” said Prof Marc McKee, a coauthor of the study from McGill University in Canada....

Published: 3 Apr 2018

NATIONAL POST | Mom fears losing access to experimental drug that helped daughter after study ends

Jonathan Kimmelman, director of biomedical ethics at McGill University, agreed companies have some obligation to continue to provide care for patients who take part in studies to test experimental products. “Any time a patient participates in a trial, they’re volunteering their body to advance science,” he said from Montreal....

Published: 27 Mar 2018

GAZETTE | Cancer prevention forum focuses on lifestyle choice

Of course, there's no such pill on the horizon, said Dr. Michael Pollak, director of the cancer prevention centre at the Jewish General Hospital and the Division of Cancer Prevention of the Department of Oncology at McGill University, but the science on cancer prevention is clear on how to cut cancer risk by up to 50 per cent.

Montreal Gazette

Published: 27 Mar 2018

CTV | Montreal school eliminates homework

Students at a Quebec elementary school are celebrating a new policy that gets rid of homework. Ecole Elizabeth Ballantyne in Montreal is going to try to give students enough time to finish their work in class instead of at home. Steven Shaw is an associate professor at McGill University and joins us from Montreal with more.

CTV News

Published: 27 Mar 2018

PARENTS | Sommeil : les mauvaises habitudes s’installent tôt chez les enfants d’âge scolaire

Des chercheurs canadiens recommandent aux parents dont les enfants fréquentent l'école primaire de veiller à bien maintenir des règles strictes concernant l’heure du coucher, car ces derniers adoptent de plus en plus, et de plus en plus tôt, un sommeil de mauvaise qualité.


Published: 26 Mar 2018

CTV | Bad sleep habits can start in childhood: study

Children as young as eight may already show unhealthy sleeping habits normally associated with adolescence according to new research, which could be affecting their school performance and health. Carried out by researchers at McGill University in Montreal, the new study looked at the sleep patterns of 144 children aged six to 11 years old during the academic year.


Published: 26 Mar 2018

RADIO-CANADA | Des chercheurs montréalais proches d'un nouveau type de vaccin contre la tuberculose

Des chercheurs du Centre universitaire de santé McGill et de l'Université de Montréal ont mis au point une nouvelle arme pour combattre la tuberculose. Le vaccin est pour l'instant testé sur les souris. (Interview with post-doc Eva Kaufmann and Dick Menzies.]


Published: 26 Mar 2018

CTV | McGill phasing out plastic water bottles in push for greater sustainability

Single-use bottled water will no longer be sold on McGill campuses by May 2019, university says… François Miller, director of the McGill Office of Sustainability, told CBC News he was "convinced" the move has popular support at the school

Published: 26 Mar 2018