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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

MONTREAL GAZETTE | Opinion: Harnessing 'disruptive' technologies for the global good

Op-ed by Martha Crago, vice principal, Innovation and Research at McGill University. Read more

Published: 18 Oct 2018

MONTREAL GAZETTE | McGill grad donates $5 million to Global Food Security Institute

McGill University’s Macdonald Campus in Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue got a major boost from a former student last week when it received $5 million donation from Margaret A. Gilliam, BSc’59.

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Published: 17 Oct 2018

CBC NEWS | Young drivers who use cannabis at higher risk of collisions for at least 5 hours, McGill finds

Young people who use cannabis and drive are at greater risk of being involved in a vehicular collision even if five hours have elapsed since inhaling it, according to a McGill University study published Monday.

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Published: 16 Oct 2018

BLOOMBERG | As Cannabis D-Day Approaches, Winners and Losers Set to Emerge

Medical research: Examining the therapeutic impact of cannabidiol on chronic pain, anxiety and depression in collaboration with Montreal’s McGill University; working with the Canadian Football League Alumni Association to study the benefits of medical cannabis in treating chronic painRead more

Published: 15 Oct 2018

GLOBE AND MAIL | Statistics Canada promises more detailed portrait of Canadians with fewer surveys

For instance, Statscan is working with McGill University and some municipalities to test wastewater samples for evidence of THC, the substance in cannabis that produces a high. Such testing could later extend to opioids. Participating municipalities in the pilot testing include Halifax, Montreal, Toronto, Edmonton and Vancouver.

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Published: 12 Oct 2018

SMITHSONIAN | This “Useless” Organ Determines Which Ants Grow Into Large Soldiers

“The really important point about this work is that rudimentary organs and vestigial structures, which were long believed to have no function, might actually have major signaling roles during development,” says evolutionary developmental biologist Ehab Abouheif of McGill University, the senior author of the new study. 

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Published: 11 Oct 2018

THE GLOBE AND MAIL | To avoid catastrophic climate change, we need carbon pricing

“The Nobel Prize and the IPCC report are just two more data points in a sea of evidence. Climate change is real, climate change is a problem and climate change deserves a serious policy response. There will be disagreements over how we move forward, but we need to tell the truth. We need to hold each other to account.”

Op-ed co-authored by Chris Ragan, associate professor of economics at McGill University, director of the Max Bell School of Public Policy. 

Published: 10 Oct 2018

CTV NEWS | Montreal researchers given $2M grant to help cure rare kidney disease

Montreal researchers have been given a $2-million grant to fight a rare kidney disease. Based out of McGill University Health Centre, the team is working to cure Cystinosis, a rare kidney disease which causes cystine, an amino acid, to accumulate in several organs. Read more

Published: 9 Oct 2018

THE WASHINGTON POST | In Quebec’s election, voters showed more interest in moving right than separating from Canada

“This is the worst outcome for the Parti Quebecois since its creation in 1968,” said Graham Fraser, a visiting professor at McGill University’s Institute for the Study of Canada and author of a party history.Read more

Published: 3 Oct 2018

FINANCIAL POST | Canada ‘caved’ on intellectual property issues: critics of trade deal

“We don’t have pharma companies, basically, so this is a pure payment to people who invent it before,” said Richard Gold, a McGill University law professor and founding Director of the Centre for Intellectual Property Policy.

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Published: 2 Oct 2018

HILL TIMES | Strategic research investments vital to building workforce of the future

Now is the time for Canada to be bold and ambitious, to showcase our creativity and secure our competitive advantage through research.

Op-ed co-authored by Martha Crago, the vice-principal of research and innovation at McGill University. 

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Published: 2 Oct 2018