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Understanding gravity waves

Robert Ferdman of McGill’s physics department explains the confirmation that gravity waves exist. CTV News

Published: 16 Feb 2016

The lack of women in science: 'A wicked problem'

The gender bias in science is what we call a wicked problem, McGill University Professor Elena Bennett says. Pull at one thread and discover 10 more just as unsolvable. Montreal Gazette

Published: 16 Feb 2016

Victoria Kaspi wins Canada’s top science prize

Victoria Kaspi, a professor and Canada research chair at McGill University, is this year's winner of the $1 million Gerhard Herzberg Canada Gold Medal from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada. The award has been awarded annually since 1991 to recognize "sustained excellence and overall influence" of research conducted in Canada.

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Published: 16 Feb 2016

Project love explores impact of love on mental health

"A kind of motto for the project is love is not just for Valentine's Day, it's for 365 days of the year," Dr. Rob Whitley told CBC Montreal's All in a Weekend. CBC News

Published: 15 Feb 2016

Knowledge is produced in social movements

Aziz Choudry, Associate Professor in the Faculty of Education at McGill University in Canada and Visiting Professor at the Centre for Education Rights and Transformation at the University of Johannesburg, led a conversation on “learning and knowledge production in social movements” among students and staff at Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University on February 10. Mype News...

Published: 15 Feb 2016

Les copains d’abord

« J’écris pour être fidèle à ce drôle de savoir que j’ai tiré de la littérature, qui mêle tout, le fond et la forme, le vide et l’être, le coeur et la pensée, l’homme et la nature. » Yvon Rivard, professeur de langue et littérature française. Le Devoir

Published: 15 Feb 2016

Le bracelet santé, risque de dérive pour la vie privée?

« Si on combinait les données du bracelet FitBit avec celles d'une carte de crédit, on pourrait prédire ce qu'une personne mange, par exemple. C'est une information qui donne une très bonne idée de l'espérance de vie d'une personne. » Benjamin Fung, chercheur à la chaire de recherche Data Mining and Cybersecurity de McGill....

Published: 12 Feb 2016

Explaining historic discovery of gravitational waves

“What they showed is this spectacularly beautiful data. If you’re not a scientist, you say, ‘Look at this wiggle.’ But if you are a scientists you see that one image and you go, ‘Oh my god, they’ve detected it. How can that be? How can they possibly achieve this?’” Victoria Kaspi, astrophysicist and director of the McGill Space Institute....

Published: 12 Feb 2016

McGill team uses love to improve mental health

“We know that social connections, social support and social capital are actually predictors of good mental health and emotional well-being.” Robert Whitley, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry. CTV News

Published: 12 Feb 2016

How a company apologizing can improve a bad situation

This Is Karl Moore of the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University with Talking Management for The Globe and Mail. Today I am delighted to be in Vancouver, sitting down with Maurice Schweitzer, a professor at the Wharton Business School. The Globe and Mail

Published: 11 Feb 2016

A "Love Hormone" Could Make or Break Your Relationship

Dr. Jennifer Bartz, a psychologist at McGill University in Canada, and her colleagues collected saliva samples from 341 pregnant women at three different times. Two and a half years later, the researchers circled back. Details

Published: 11 Feb 2016

Neuropsychologue, 97 ans et toujours au travail

Brenda Milner est l'une des figures importantes de l'étude de la mémoire au 20e siècle. Elle travaille toujours à l'Institut de neurologie de Montréal, où elle enseigne et fait de la recherche depuis le début des années 1950. Cette femme inspirante parle à Jocelyn Lebeau de son amour pour la langue française et de sa passion pour le soccer, et donne quelques conseils de vie. Radio-Canada

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Published: 11 Feb 2016

Art : Prodige du violon

Aujourd'hui, sous la direction de maestro Hauser, les plus talentueux musiciens de l'École de musique Schulich de l'Université McGill maintiennent cette réputation, en partie, grâce à leur premier violon, la soliste et virtuose Éliane Charest-Beauchamp. Jeune violoniste à l'avenir prometteur, Éliane partage quelques minutes entre une répétition et une performance avec Fabienne L'Abbé pour parler du rôle du premier violon dans un orchestre....

Published: 10 Feb 2016

When we debate words, we delay healing

Op-ed by Payam Akhavan, Faculty of Law. The Globe and Mail

Published: 10 Feb 2016

Mosquitoes: what works, what is used

Interview with Christopher Cloutier, McGill’s resident mosquito expert. CTV News

Published: 10 Feb 2016

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