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Remembering Henry Reiswig - the sponge specialist

Henry Reiswig, the former Biology professor and curator of Invertebrate Zoology at the Redpath Museum, died on July 4, 2020. You can read his obituary here:

His daughter Amy says: "He died in his lab in the garage, with microscope slides on the warmer, doing what he loved: science." 

Published: 7 Jul 2020

Student Opportunity: McGill's SDSN-Youth Campus Coordinator

McGill, as a member of the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), is looking to appoint a SDSN-Youth Campus Coordinator for the 2020-2021 academic year.

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Published: 7 Jul 2020

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

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 during a study run by researchers from McGill University. They were interested in whether a fairly common genetic variant in the opioid system, seen in about a quarter of the population, was associated with feelings of insecurity in romantic relationships.

Published: 6 Jul 2020

Rock On! Erin Gibbons

The Redpath Museum Society Vice President External, Erin Gibbons, has won the prestigious Vanier Scholarship. 

Published: 28 Jun 2020

Innovative simulations and analysis accelerate search for COVID-19 treatment

McGill University researchers are using cutting-edge computer simulations and analytical techniques to identify and validate promising compounds in the search for a treatment for COVID-19.

Nicolas Moitessier, a professor in the Department of Chemistry, is using computer simulation software that he has developed over the past 15 years to predict the properties of molecules that have yet to be made.

Published: 23 Jun 2020

McGill-made instrument reveals previously unseen quantum mechanical behaviour

In a step forward for the field of quantum mechanics, McGill University researchers have achieved a breakthrough in sensitive measurements of the wave-like properties of electrons.

Published: 22 Jun 2020

Museum researcher warns of increased growth in Quebec tick populations

According to Virginie Millien, an assistant professor at McGill and curator of zoology and paleontology at McGill's Redpath Museum, warmer temperatures preferentially benefit one of the Lyme diesease tick's most important hosts, the white-footed mouse, which has expanded its range northwards, and outcompeted other mice. The result is that Lyme disease has become a far more pressing health issue in southeastern Canada than ever before.

Published: 21 Jun 2020

Make the Museum VIRTUAL - donate now!

Here at the Redpath Museum, we are wishing you good health during this challenging time as we all learn to manage the significant challenges we’ve faced since the COVID-19 pandemic. Through it all, it has become clear that the world needs its museums to educate and connect us to each other.

We need help from all our Friends to deliver Redpath to you at home!

Published: 19 Jun 2020

CHEM 267 Trailer

Interested in what’s happening in the Chemistry Department for Fall 2020? Check out this trailer for CHEM 267, which gives a hint of things to come!


Published: 19 Jun 2020

Discovery of a fast radio burst that pulses at regular intervals

A Canadian-led team of astronomers, including researchers from McGill University, has discovered that a repeating fast radio burst (FRB) originating from a nearby galaxy pulses at regular intervals.

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Published: 17 Jun 2020

Faculty of Science – Statement on racism and injustice

The events of the past weeks have brought into sharp focus, yet again, the systemic racism and pervasive inequalities that are so deeply entrenched in our societies.

The magnitude of the worldwide public response reflects pain in the face of violence, anger and frustration in the face of persistent injustice, and recognition of the urgent and overdue need for change.

Published: 11 Jun 2020

Dept. of Chemistry statement on racism, equity and inclusivity

As we reflect on issues of racism in science and society, #ShutDownAcademia, #ShutDownSTEM, and #Strike4BlackLives, I would like to emphasize that the McGill Chemistry Department remains committed to the high principles of equality and inclusivity. We are proud of our incredibly diverse population of students, staff, and faculty who came to McGill from 6 continents and over 30 different countries.

Published: 11 Jun 2020

Debbie Moskowitz wins Gold Medal Award for Distinguished Lifetime Contributions to Canadian Psychology

Debbie Moskowitz of McGill University is the 2020 recipient of the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) Gold Medal Award for Distinguished Lifetime Contributions to Canadian Psychology. This award is presented to recognize CPA Members or Fellows who have given exceptional and enduring lifetime contributions to Canadian Psychology during their career.

Published: 3 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

Thanks for your donations!

The McGill 24 Seeds of Change project to create a Virtual Fossil and Dinosaur kit closed at midnight on May 26, 2020, and raised $2,069.78 from 9 donations (including $290 in McGill24 Matching Funds).

Published: 27 May 2020


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