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GLOBAL NEWS | Guideline released for helping Canada’s homeless population through healthcare

A new evidence-based clinical guideline has been released to help connect Canada’s homeless population with necessary services. The Homeless Health Research Network and a team of experts and researchers, including Dr. Anne Andermann from McGill University, are behind the guideline. Andermann said the guideline is geared towards front-line physicians.

Published: 12 Mar 2020

2020 J. I. STALEY PRIZE WINNER : Lisa Stevenson

The 2020 J. I. Staley Prize book award prize is awarded to Lisa Stevenson for her 2014 book, Life Beside Itself: Imagining Care in the Canadian Arctic. Lisa Stevenson is an associate professor in the Department of Anthropology at McGill University, where she teaches courses on medical and psychological anthropology, narrative and anthropology, violence and subjectivity, social and political theory, ethnographic film, the Inuit, and the Canadian Arctic.

Published: 10 Mar 2020

CBC | These Quebec professors are trying to develop a coronavirus vaccine

Researchers at two Quebec universities are working together in hopes of developing a new vaccine that could prevent COVID-19 and similar outbreaks. Amine Kamen, a biomedical engineer at McGill University will be working with Denis Leclerc, a researcher from Laval University. Kamen's primary role in the research will be to generate antigens — toxins that urge the body to create antibodies in order to fight off disease.

Published: 9 Mar 2020

NEWSWEEK | Glyphosate herbicide roundup triggers loss of biodiversity among freshwater algae

The glyphosate-based herbicide Roundup has been found to trigger the loss of biodiversity among phytoplankton communities in freshwater ponds. In their experiments, scientists found that while some populations developed resistance to the herbicide and were able to survive exposure at high levels, this came at a cost, with a 40 percent loss in biodiversity.

Published: 4 Mar 2020

CBC | Montreal researchers find fast, efficient way to test hockey players for concussion on the ice

Researchers at Montreal's McGill University Health Centre say they have developed a safe, fast and reliable way to assess concussions in hockey. The MUHC researchers studied 80 university hockey players, both men and women, at McGill and Concordia to test the technique. The results are published in the Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine.

Published: 2 Mar 2020

CBC | Montreal playwrights — including Leonard Cohen and Irving Layton — take centre stage at McGill

The poetry of Leonard Cohen is a point of pride for many Montrealers, but his brief stint as a playwright is a lesser known part of his artistic oeuvre. In fact, Cohen wrote several little-known plays with another Montreal literary heavyweight: Irving Layton. One of their collaborations, a one-act play called A Man Was Killed (1959), has never been professionally produced — until now.

Published: 25 Feb 2020

MACLEAN'S | Introducing the 2020 3M National Teaching Fellowship Award Winners

Sujata Madan is an inspirational leader and a charismatic teacher of financial literacy. She is an innovator who has found ways to help an array of learners, from undergraduate students to seasoned business professionals, to advance their financial skills. In addition to creating and revising courses and programs, Sujata selflessly helps her colleagues improve their teaching.

Published: 24 Feb 2020

CTV NEWS | New study first to report childhood behaviour can predict traumatic brain injuries later in life

McGill University says a new study led by its researchers is the first to report that childhood behaviour can predict traumatic brain injuries later in life. The study, which was published in the Canadian Journal of Psychiatry, specifically shows that boys who exhibit inattention-hyperactivity at age 10 have a higher risk of sustaining traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) as adolescents and adults.

Published: 20 Feb 2020

MONTREAL GAZETTE | Are Arts grads unemployable? No, that's a myth

"More and more evidence shows that studying the humanities trains you in what we now call 'transferable skills' of analysis and communication, abilities useful in any field, and which in fact may be even more necessary in the coming years," writes Maggie Kilgour, Molson Professor of English Language and Literature at McGill University.

Published: 19 Feb 2020

CBC | As a newcomer to Canada, should I try to lose my accent?

According to Dr. Marc Pell, a professor at McGill University's school of communication sciences and disorders, people who speak with an accent are perceived as less trustworthy than those without an accent. "If you have an accent, any type of accent, according to the people that are rating and judging the person, they will consider you less believable," he explained.

Published: 11 Feb 2020

CBC | McGill restores 200-year-old printing press, likely oldest of its kind in North America

In this century, it doesn't take long to type out a page of text and print it out on a sheet of paper. But two hundred years ago, printing required a lot more effort. There are plenty of printers in the McGill University McLennan Library, but none is quite like the Columbian printing press, designed and manufactured by Georges Clymer in 1821 — the same year McGill University was founded.

Published: 10 Feb 2020

RADIO CANADA INTERNATIONAL | Research may link exercise to improved video game performance

A Canadian researcher from McGill University recently conducted a study that suggests that exercise can improve performance in video games.

A group of young players were asked to play the popular online video game, League of Legends for 20 minutes after 15 minutes of intense cardio exercise. The players were then asked to come in and play the game again after a period of rest.

Published: 5 Feb 2020

CTV NEWS | Suicide attempts higher in teens, young adults with diabetes

Young people diagnosed with type 1 diabetes are paying the price with their mental health, according to a study published in Diabetes Care by the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) and the Institut national de santé publique du Québec (INSPQ).

The study focuses on young people, aged 15 to 25, in Quebec who are diagnosed with type 1 diabetes (T1D), one of the most common childhood chronic illnesses.

Published: 5 Feb 2020

CTV NEWS | What is dopamine fasting and why are people doing it?

As for the idea that people can control their dopamine release to achieve greater joy, Cecilia Flores, a psychiatry professor at McGill University who studies the development of the dopamine system, isn’t convinced. Even sitting alone in an empty room with zero stimuli – no food, no music – still wouldn’t be enough to limit the release of dopamine. That’s because we need dopamine for “our everyday survival,” Flores said.

Published: 3 Feb 2020

FORBES | Inside The Rise Of Private Cities

What is a private city?  “A private city is kind of like a giant mall,” says Sarah Moser, an associate professor of geography at McGill University who has extensively studied the global new city movement. “If management doesn’t like you or the way you dress, they can theoretically expel you and you don’t have recourse to challenge this, as it is private property.

Published: 3 Feb 2020

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