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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

Millions of gamers advance biomedical research

Leveraging gamers and video game technology can dramatically boost scientific research according to a new study published today in Nature Biotechnology.

Published: 15 Apr 2024

Campus garden initiatives can help grow the next generation of environmental change-makers

For many Canadians, one of the most visible climate impacts is on the availability and cost of the food we eat as climate change, global crises and profit-driven food companies have combined to drive food insecurity. Amid this crisis, students are sowing seeds of change on university campuses across the country, including at McGill.

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Published: 11 Apr 2024

Study finds weak link between adolescent media use and psychotic experiences in adulthood

As digital media becomes an increasing part of daily life for teens, the question of how heightened screen time will impact their brains in the future is becoming more pressing.

A group of researchers at McGill University has set out to determine whether the use of video games, computers and other media during adolescence was associated with psychotic experiences in adulthood.

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Published: 10 Apr 2024

A promising discovery in a rare neurodegenerative disease

Imagine being middle aged and starting to feel that you are off balance a lot and that you are having a hard time coordinating your movements. Those are among the symptoms of Spinocerebellar ataxia type 6, known as SCA6, a rare neurodegenerative disease which typically appears in adulthood and worsens over time. Over time, other problems such as slurred speech and difficulty seeing or seeing double, may also appear.

Published: 5 Apr 2024

Using pulp and paper waste to scrub carbon from emissions

Researchers at McGill University have come up with an innovative approach to improve the energy efficiency of carbon conversion, using waste material from pulp and paper production. The technique they’ve pioneered using the Canadian Light Source at the University of Saskatchewan not only reduces the energy required to convert carbon into useful products, but also reduces overall waste in the environment.

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Published: 27 Mar 2024

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