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WALL STREET JOURNAL | An Unforgettable Memory Expert Muses at 100

Brenda Milner is celebrated for her insight into recollections as a feature of neurobiology; the man who could only live in the present

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Published: 24 Aug 2018

McGill University launches 'Historic' Partnership with Kahnawake Mohawks

The 120-credit college program was designed in collaboration with Mohawk educators and will be taught on the South Shore territory. ...  For McGill, Monday’s announcement is part of its strategy to adapt to the recommendations of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. The university’s end goal is to double Indigenous enrolment by 2025.

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Published: 21 Aug 2018

LA PRESSE | Où sont les femmes ?

En compilant les données des CRC, La Presse a pu remarquer que les femmes étaient peu présentes dans plusieurs institutions et domaines au Québec. ... L’Université McGill est la seule institution de grande taille à atteindre sa cible. L’Université de Montréal et l’Université Laval accusent des retards importants....

Published: 21 Aug 2018

THE GAZETTE: McGill and MUHC given $500,000 for cannabis, cancer research projects

The funding will be split between separate projects looking into the properties of cannabidiol and a search for a new treatment of an aggressive brain cancer.

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Published: 16 Aug 2018

THE GLOBE AND MAIL | It’s time to put a price on the risk of mining disasters

(Opinion by Christopher Ragan, director of Max Bell School of Public Policy, McGill University.) 

Four years ago, the Mount Polley disaster reminded us that mining comes with risks. On Aug. 4, 2014, a tailings dam at Imperial Metals’ Mount Polley copper and gold mine ruptured, spilling 24 million cubic metres of water and tailings into several lakes and rivers in British Columbia’s Interior. It was the largest tailings-dam rupture in Canadian history.

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Published: 6 Aug 2018

THE GUARDIAN | 'Five years ago there was nothing': inside Duqm, the city rising from the sand

“Several dozen new cities are being constructed in the Middle East, mainly to transition away from the petroleum industry to a variety of other industries, including tourism, manufacturing, education and hi-tech,” says Dr Sarah Moser, a McGill University geography professor and author of an upcoming atlas of new cities. “Many oil-producing states in the Middle East are eager to globalise their economies and attract international investors, particularly in anticipation of a post-oil world...

Published: 6 Aug 2018

THE GAZETTE | The Right Chemistry: Environmental chemicals and children’s health

(By Dr. Joe Schwarcz, Office for Science and Society at McGill University) 

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Published: 6 Aug 2018

GLOBAL NEWS | Invasive Zebra mussels reach Lac Memphramagog

As an invasive species of mussels begins to appear in Quebec’s Lac Memphramagog, local officials are trying to figure out just how big the infestation is.

“It’s a big concern,” said Josiane K. Pouliot of Magog, Que.’s Environment Division.

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Published: 6 Aug 2018

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL | Legal Gambling Can Be Good for Sports—and Even for Opera

(Opinion by Reuven Brenner, Professor, Finance/History/Political Science/Economics at McGill University) 

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Published: 6 Aug 2018

EOS | Drones Swoop in to Measure Gas Belched from Volcanoes

A team of volcanologists, chemists, physicists, and engineers from around the world test novel techniques at Central America’s two largest degassing volcanoes. 

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Published: 25 Jul 2018

THE DAILY BEAST: The Next Pill You Pop Will Be Eco-Friendly

Until the early 1990s, it took six separate, chemical reactions to make the painkiller and anti-inflammatory ibuprofen. Of the ingredients that went in, only about 40 percent were found in the final product. But in 1992, the chemical producer BHC Company started using a new way to produce the drug using only three steps, utilizing about 80 percent of the initial ingredients....

Published: 23 Jul 2018

THE CONVERSATION: America looks hopeless – a lot like the ‘mother country’ once did

(Opinion by JM Opal, Associate Professor of History, McGill University) A decade ago, as the scale of the disaster in Iraq began to sink in, American historians often compared the United States to ancient Rome. Both seemed to suffer from an imperial disease whose symptoms began with overreach and ended in collapse. 

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Published: 23 Jul 2018

THE CONVERSATION: How a U.S. Supreme Court ruling could modernize Canada's tax system

(Opinion by Ivan O. Ozai, Doctoral Candidate, Faculty of Law, McGill University) In the last few months, several countries have considered the idea of levying taxes on digital companies. But because these companies can operate from virtually anywhere, a digital tax would require updating old tax rules that only allow governments to tax companies that have a physical presence in the country....

Published: 9 Jul 2018

GLOBE AND MAIL | Could your diabetes medication be the next anti-aging pill?

Scientists studying metformin say the generic drug slows the ‘burn rate’ in living cells in ways that increase longevity. […] Metformin, by contrast, has both an enviable safety profile and a decades-long history of human use, said Dr. Michael Pollak, director of cancer prevention in the department of oncology at McGill University. […] Read more

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Published: 9 Jul 2018

PSYCHOLOGY TODAY: It’s Time to Stop Blaming Men for Their Mental Health Woes

"This is men's health week, a chance to renew thinking about men's mental health.

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Published: 11 Jun 2018

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