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Feeling anxious about your writing? Procrastinate

This week's tip is from Krzysztof Pelc, associate professor of political science at McGill University.

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Published: 16 Oct 2017

Speed, risk-taking to blame in many accidents involving young drivers

The brain's prefrontal cortex, which controls decision-making and risk-taking, continues to develop into early adulthood, said Cecilia Flores, a McGill psychiatry professor who studies teenage brains.  Read more: CBC News

Published: 13 Oct 2017

Canada’s Top Medical Doctoral University 2018: McGill University

"McGill is lauded for its superior Ph.D. programs and medical school. Some of its alumni’s more notable accomplishments include mapping the brain’s motor cortex, inventing Plexiglas and discovering that atoms are divisible. Today’s researchers continue that groundbreaking tradition with innovations in green chemistry, food science and computer science." ...

Published: 12 Oct 2017

Ottawa narrows ‘superclusters’ hopefuls to nine industry groups

Some critics have questioned the program, saying government shouldn't pick winners and losers, while questioning how a supercluster – which must be administered by a non-profit body – is supposed to function. "Poorly done, this will be simply another regional economic subsidy," warned Richard Gold, director of McGill University s Centre for Intellectual Property Policy. ...

Published: 11 Oct 2017

McGill to give honorary doctorates to its former principal, Indigo CEO

McGill University plans to award honorary doctorates to two women at its fall convocation; Dr. Heather Munroe-Blum, former principal and Vice-Chancellor of McGill University and Heather Reisman, founder of Indigo books. Read more: Montreal Gazette

Published: 10 Oct 2017

Pardon my French: Quebec eases up on dozens of English terms, including 'grilled-cheese'

"Quebec has had to fight to preserve French despite the very strong pressures of English," said Chantal Bouchard, a sociolinguist at McGill University in Montreal, who has described anglicisms in Quebec as an obsession. "We're hypersensitive about it." ...

Published: 10 Oct 2017

Opinion: Fight against stigma of mental illness is a joint production

Op-ed by Robert Whitley, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

"The notion that people with mental illness can act as community educators is a radical but relatively novel idea." Read more: Huffington Post

 

Published: 6 Oct 2017

The CEO Series # 77 - Christopher Manfredi

McGill Provost Christopher Manfredi sits down with Karl Moore for CJADs CEO Series. Listen here: CJAD800

Published: 5 Oct 2017

Three ways precision medicine could drastically improve women’s health

"Louise Pilote, professor of medicine at McGill University, is excited by the implications of including more women in clinical studies, a relatively recent change. Studying women has already yielded a wealth of information — and even a new condition. We know that women can have heart attacks without blocked arteries, but until recently, researchers didn’t know why."

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Published: 4 Oct 2017

Why are the leaves on Montreal's trees so green in October?

Unseasonably warm September could be cause of slight delay in leaves changing colour, McGill professor says. Read more: CBC News 

 

 

Published: 3 Oct 2017

The Right Chemistry: Emil Fischer was one of the world's great chemists

Column by Joe Schwarcz, director of McGill University’s Office for Science & Society ...

Published: 2 Oct 2017

Opinion: Anti-Semitism in Germany

Op-ed by Noam Schimmel, associate fellow at the Center for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism, McGill Faculty of Law

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Published: 29 Sep 2017

Democratic Exclusions: Political Identity and the Problem of Secularism

Op-ed by Charles Taylor, Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at McGill University and one of the world's most celebrated living philosophers. 

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Published: 28 Sep 2017

Chinese alumnus pledges $12 million to McGill School of Architecture

A prominent Chinese architect who studied at McGill University 27 years ago is donating $12 million to the School of Architecture, a landmark gift the university says will transform teaching and research and build stronger ties with China.

Read more: Montreal Gazette

Published: 27 Sep 2017

Unlocking some of the mystery of autism: early indications

We’re still a long way from understanding the causes of autism, but new research has shown some brain developmental issues even as early as 6-12 months in a baby, can be related to autism symptoms later in life.

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Published: 26 Sep 2017

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