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Robert Zatorre wins major international award

C. L. de Carvalho-Heineken Prize recognizes his seminal work in the cognition of music

Cognitive neuroscientist Robert Zatorre has been awarded the C.L. de Carvalho-Heineken Prize in Cognitive Sciences.

Published: 5 Jun 2020

McGill-led training program receives $1.65M NSERC CREATE grant

An inter-university collaboration led by Dr. Mark Lefsrud, Associate Professor in the Department of Bioresource Engineering, has received a $1.65 million research grant, to be distributed over six years, from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada’s (NSERC) Collaborative Research and Training Experience (CREATE) Program.

Published: 2 Jun 2020

Environmental groups moving beyond conservation

Although non-governmental organizations (NGOs) have become powerful voices in world environmental politics, little is known of the global picture of this sector. A new study shows that environmental groups are increasingly focused on advocacy in climate change politics and environmental justice. How they do their work is largely determined by regional disparities in human and financial resources.

Published: 28 May 2020

Quality of continuing education for psychotherapists questioned, unsupported by research

New research from McGill University has found that nearly half of psychotherapies promoted in workshops approved by l’Ordre des Psychologues du Québec are not supported by scientific research, raising questions with regards to accreditation and legitimacy.

Published: 27 May 2020

Two McGill professors awarded prestigious Killam Research Fellowships

The Canada Council for the Arts recently announced the recipients of the prestigious 2020 Killam Research Fellowship, including two from McGill. Professors Myriam Denov and Nathalie Tufenkji were awarded Killam Research Fellowships in support of their outstanding research excellence and their commitment to pursue trail-blazing projects in their field.

Published: 26 May 2020

Alan Evans receives prestigious Killam Prize

Award recognizes his collaborative work in neuroscience and neuroinformatics

Neuroscientist Alan Evans has been awarded the Killam Prize, one of Canada’s highest honours, for his numerous contributions to the understanding of the human brain.

Evans is an internationally recognized researcher at The Neuro (Montreal Neurological Institute-Hospital), James McGill Professor in Neurology and Neurosurgery and the Victor Dahdaleh Chair in Neurosciences.

Published: 26 May 2020

COVID-19 pandemic uniting Canadians like no other event in decades

A new study by researchers from McGill University and the University of Toronto finds a cross-partisan consensus on battling COVID-19 in Canada. Unlike in the U.S., this consensus is fostering broad agreement on the threats posed by the pandemic and the actions necessary to contain it – all of which is crucial to efforts to fight the virus.

Published: 25 May 2020

Sex bias in pain research

It is increasingly clear that male and female humans and rodents process pain in different ways. And that there are important differences in the underlying mechanisms involved at genetic, molecular, cellular, and physiological levels.

Published: 21 May 2020

Team of Canadian and Italian researchers breaking new ground in materials science

A study by a team of researchers from Canada and Italy recently published in Nature Materials could usher in a revolutionary development in materials science, leading to big changes in the way companies create modern electronics.

Published: 20 May 2020

Ancient reptile had mammal-like tooth enamel, study shows

A new study by McGill University and the University of Alberta (UofA) paleontologists shows that one type of ancient reptiles evolved a special type of tooth enamel, similar to that of mammals, with high resistance to wear and tear. The study is the first to report this kind of enamel in a fossil reptile.

Published: 19 May 2020

Indigenous Peoples around the globe are disproportionately affected by pollution

Indigenous Peoples around the world are suffering disproportionately from the impacts of pollution. After surveying close to 700 articles covering different disciplines and regions of the world, a research team led by Helsinki University and involving McGill has highlighted key factors that contribute to this situation.

Published: 19 May 2020

McGill welcomes support for research system

McGill University welcomed the announcement by the Prime Minister of $450M to ensure continuity in Canada’s academic research system, as well as the announcement by Minister Mendicino granting flexibility in post-graduation work permit rules to help attract inter

Published: 16 May 2020

T. rex was a champion walker, super-efficient at lower speeds

While smaller dinosaurs needed speed, huge predators like T. rex were optimized for energy-efficient walking, according to a study published in PLOS ONE.

Published: 13 May 2020

McGill's Fall 2020 Semester

McGill University, like universities worldwide, has been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. During these past months of uncertainty, McGill academic leadership and teaching staff have been fully dedicated to developing robust and high-quality programs and courses that will offer the needed flexibility to all its students during the Fall 2020 semester, with the objective of ensuring the least possible disruption to their educational experiences.  

Published: 11 May 2020

Game-changing blood test accurately detects Alzheimer’s disease

McGill-Gothenburg collaboration yields affordable test that could revolutionize the way AD is diagnosed, studied and treated

By Gillian Woodford

Published: 8 May 2020

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