Research

$2-million gift from Montreal philanthropist Stephen Jarislowsky to explore the impact of new technology on society

Published: 30Jul2020

As society grapples with myriad technology-related issues, including biases in facial recognition software, algorithms to identify hate speech and misinformation, as well as growing concerns over...

Feeling insecure about your relationship? Your biology may play a role

Published: 6Jul2020

Imagine tracking your feelings during daily interactions with your romantic partner. What would you learn? That’s what approximately 100 heterosexual couples in Montreal did each day for 3 weeks...

CTV NEWS | COVID-19 pandemic unites Canadians like no other event in recent history: study

Published: 25May2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has united Canadians more than any other event in decades, according to a new study by McGill University and University of Toronto researchers. The study found that among...

TORONTO STAR | Research says Tyrannosaurus rex was built for distance, not speed

Published: 14May2020

Tyrannosaurus rex, one of the most feared predators in the Age of Dinosaurs, may have been built for endurance, not speed. A paper published Wednesday takes recent research on how mammals move and...

Canada launches serological testing initiative to help manage COVID-19

Published: 23Apr2020

The Government of Canada is launching a task force to measure the scope of coronavirus infection in Canada and rapidly provide information needed to manage the COVID-19 pandemic and safely get...

McGill Genome Centre to share in $20M funding for COVID-related DNA research

Published: 23Apr2020

The McGill Genome Centre today announced it has received funding from the Canadian government to sequence the genomes of people affected by COVID-19. The Federal Government is committing $40...

The placebo effect and psychedelic drugs: tripping on nothing?

Published: 30Mar2020

There has been a lot of recent interest in the use of psychedelic drugs to treat depression. A new study from McGill suggests that, in the right context, some people may experience psychedelic-like...

FRQ to create a province-wide COVID-19 Biobank

Published: 27Mar2020

The Fonds de recherche du Québec (FRQ) and Genome Québec today announced the launch of the Québec COVID-19 Biobank, a Province-wide initiative to enable the collection, storage and sharing of...

Ambitious local company partners with McGill to tackle global competition

24 Feb 2020

By many measures, the Quebec economy has never had it so good. Unemployment is at its lowest level in over 40 years, while GDP is at its highest. The province is repaying its debt, and on the...

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