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Where does Canada's accent come from?

According to Charles Boberg, an associate professor of linguistics at McGill University and the author of The English Language in Canada, the Canadian accent is stubbornly persistent: “Canadian linguistic identity is here to stay on the long term.” BBC

Published: 26 Sep 2016

Looking to local researchers for a cure to Alzheimer's

Among those researchers is Jacob Vogel of McGill University’s integrative program in neuroscience. He works in Dr. Alan Evan’s lab, which specializes in brain imaging, or the mapping and rendering of how the brain works. “We take massive amounts of information, data, biological data, integrate it and try to understand things like disease and development,” said Vogel....

Published: 23 Sep 2016

McGill to take 'leadership role' in recruiting aboriginal students

“It’s time for McGill University to take a leadership role on this. There are not a lot of universities in the eastern half of the country leading the way in this area.” Christopher Manfredi, McGill provost. Montreal Gazette

Published: 23 Sep 2016

Commentary: The ghost of Richard Nixon

“Nixon reintroduced himself in 1968 as older, wiser, even-tempered. He was well-known in politics and hated, but he was able to reinvent himself and reassure people on the trust issue just enough.” Gil Troy, professor of history. Portland Press Herald

Published: 19 Sep 2016

Traditional native dance at McGill annual pow wow

Indigenous people of America participate in traditional native dances during the annual McGill pow wow held on the McGill university grounds on Friday, Sept. 16, 2016. Montreal Gazette

Published: 19 Sep 2016

Are American voters Trumped both ways?

Op-ed by Henry Mintzberg, Cleghorn Professor of Management Studies. Huffington Post

Published: 16 Sep 2016

Uber cars seized in Quebec, drivers fined and licences confiscated

Barry Eidlin, professor of sociology, explained the government is perfectly within its rights to confiscate Uber driver’s cars. “I think it’s a message from the government that they need to be taken seriously,” he said. Global News

Published: 15 Sep 2016

Can computer analysis tell us anything new about literature?

“There is a major flaw to all methodologies in the humanities. Traditional methods are not able to generalise in legitimate and transparent ways – though we have tried.” Andrew Piper, director of digital humanities laboratory, txt.LAB. The Guardian

Published: 15 Sep 2016

Watson: Clinton's pneumonia and the New Donald Trump

Column by William Watson, professor of economics. The Ottawa Citizen

Published: 13 Sep 2016

Bruno Tremblay se souvient du 11-Septembre

Le 11 septembre rappelle de douloureux souvenirs au Saguenéen Bruno Tremblay. Il y a exactement 15 ans, le professeur-chercheur en sciences atmosphériques et océanographiques vivait la terrible attaque terroriste de l'intérieur. La Presse

 

Published: 12 Sep 2016

Your new iPhone will soon be trash, and that's the point

Op-ed by Jonathan Sterne, professor of communication studies. The Globe and Mail

Published: 9 Sep 2016

The bad news: Trauma can be inherited. The good news—so can resilience

Article covering research by Moshe Szyf, molecular biologist and Michael Meaney, neurobiologist, on epigenetic changes from the environment that are written into our DNA, and then passed down to the next generation. Big Think

Published: 9 Sep 2016

Serge Gauthier et la percée médicale sur la maladie d'Alzheimer

Un regroupement de chercheurs internationaux semble avoir trouvé un médicament qui pourrait retarder de trois ou quatre ans le développement de la maladie d'Alzheimer chez les gens qui sont au stade léger. Catherine Perrin parle de cette percée médicale avec le spécialiste Serge Gauthier, de l'Institut Douglas. Radio-Canada

Published: 9 Sep 2016

À l'échelle humaine: l'analyse des lacunes

Chronique de Maïa Korotkina, École d'éducation permanente. Journal de Montréal

Published: 9 Sep 2016

Entrepreneurial courses for those who could use them the most

Starting this month, students from five faculties (arts, science, engineering, music, and agriculture and environmental sciences) can pursue minors in entrepreneurship, with finance, accounting, marketing and other business fundamentals taught by professors from the Desautels Faculty of Management. The Globe and Mail

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Published: 9 Sep 2016

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