Government of Canada invests $6M in climate change adaptation and interdisciplinary research at McGill

 Two McGill-led climate change mitigation projects receive funding from the New Frontiers in Research Fund’s (NFRF) International Joint Initiative for Research in Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation Competition. Thirteen researchers receive grants through the NFRF Exploration Competition.

Published: 5 Jun 2024

Two McGill Projects selected for funding by Genome Canada

Quebec-based projects awarded over half of the total national allotment, demonstrating the province’s strength in the transformative science of genomics

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Published: 30 May 2024

McGill project awarded $1.7 million to mitigate housing crisis and climate change

As Canada faces the dual challenges of contending with a housing crisis at the same time as facing the impacts of severe climate change, the need to find innovative and practical solutions remains one of the nation’s highest priorities. McGill’s Professor Daniele Malomo was recently awarded $1.7 million by the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) for a proposed solution that addresses both problems.

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Published: 29 May 2024

Battery breakthrough could usher in greener, cheaper electric vehicles

The global shift to electric vehicles is gaining momentum, yet the extraction of battery materials has a significant environmental footprint that comes with high costs.

Now, two groundbreaking studies led by McGill University researchers offer hope in the search to manufacture cheaper and greener lithium-ion batteries used in electric vehicles (EVs).

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Published: 28 May 2024

McGill University celebrates graduates and honorary doctorate recipients at 2024 spring convocation

As part of this year’s Spring Convocation celebrations, McGill University will confer honorary degrees upon ten inspirational individuals, five of whom are from Quebec.

Leaders in their respective fields, these honorary doctorates stand as examples of creativity, compassion, dedication, service, and a pioneering spirit. They represent a diverse array of leaders whose contributions span disciplines, industries, and continents.

Published: 28 May 2024

Sustainable Data Science Training Program awarded $1.65 M from NSERC CREATE

Today, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) announced more than $26 million in funding for 16 new training initiatives through its Collabor

Published: 16 May 2024

McGill University’s Faculty of Dental Medicine and Oral Health Sciences and Welcome Hall Mission celebrate Jim Lund Dental Clinic expansion

McGill University’s Faculty of Dental Medicine and Oral Health Sciences and the Welcome Hall Mission celebrated the completion of the Jim Lund Dental Clinic expansion project, which started in October 2023.

Published: 7 May 2024

Study underscores new strategies to fight drug-resistant bacteria

Several billion years ago, a genetic arms race began between bacteria and their viral killers. This seemingly eternal struggle continues today, with implications for diseases killing tens of thousands of people around the world each year.

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Published: 7 May 2024

Huit universités montréalaises s’unissent pour accélérer l'action climatique et renforcer la résilience de la métropole

Montréal, 7 mai 2024 — Aujourd’hui, dans le cadre du Sommet Climat Montréal, huit institutions universitaires montréalaises — l’École de technologie supérieure (ÉTS), HEC Montréal, l’Institut national de la recherche scientifique (INRS), Polytechnique Montréal, l’Université McGill, l’Université Concordia, l'Université de Montréal (UdeM) et l’Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) — s’engagent à collaborer pour accélérer l’action climatique de la collectivité montréalaise en p

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Published: 7 May 2024

Eating the way we do hurts us and the planet, study finds

In an age of abundance and variety in food options, are Canadians eating better than they were half a century ago?

Published: 6 May 2024

McCall MacBain Scholars Announces Class of 2024

The McCall MacBain Scholarships at McGill today announced its fourth cohort of recipients, beneficiaries of a landmark $200 million gift made in 2019 by John and Marcy McCall MacBain. At the time, it was the largest single donation in Canadian history.

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Published: 30 Apr 2024

Weeding out the dealers in Canada’s cannabis market

It's been five years since Canada stepped into the forefront of cannabis legalization, setting a significant precedent in the realm of drug policy.

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Published: 25 Apr 2024

Ehab Abouheif named Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science

Ehab Abouheif, James McGill Professor in the Department of Biology at McGill, has been elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), one of the highest distinctions in the global science community, which recognizes contributions to science and technology, scientific leadership, and extraordinary achievements across disciplines.

Published: 18 Apr 2024

Divisive diagnosis raised in George Floyd case under scrutiny

A movement to discredit a controversial medical diagnosis is being bolstered by a new study out of McGill University. Excited delirium describes a state of agitation, aggression, and distress and has become a common defense to counter charges of police brutality. In the case of George Floyd, the syndrome was initially used as a legal defense for the Minneapolis police officer charged in his death.

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Published: 18 Apr 2024

Clearing the air: wind farms more land efficient than previously thought

Wind power is a source of energy that is both affordable and renewable.

However, decision-makers have been reluctant to invest in wind energy due to a perception that wind farms require a lot of land compared to electric power plants driven by fossil fuels. Research led by McGill University and based on the assessment of the land-use of close to 320 wind farms in the U.S. (the largest study of its kind) paints a very different picture.

Published: 17 Apr 2024


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