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Professor Claudia Mitchell named Trudeau Fellow

By Meaghan Thurston

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Published: 19 Sep 2017

Prof. Michel Tremblay awarded Royal Society of Canada’s McLaughlin Medal

The Royal Society of Canada (RSC) announced today that Professor Michel Tremblay (Department of Biochemistry and the Director of the McGill Cancer Institute) has been awarded the McLaughlin Medal for important research of sustained excellence in medical science....
Published: 19 Sep 2017

Teenage aggression linked to neglect

By Katherine Gombay

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Published: 18 Sep 2017

McGill researcher to head Facebook’s new Montreal AI lab

Facebook is opening a new Artificial Intelligence Research Lab in Montreal — FAIR Montreal. This is the company’s first research and development investment in Canada, and only its fourth AI research lab in all. Prof. Joelle Pineau, from the School of Computer Science and co-director of McGill’s Reasoning & Learning Lab, will head the new Montreal AI lab while maintaining her academic position at the university.

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Published: 15 Sep 2017

NASA's Hubble Captures Blistering Pitch-Black Planet

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has observed a planet outside our solar system that looks as black as fresh asphalt because it eats light rather than reflecting it back into space. This light-eating prowess is due to the planet's unique capability to trap at least 94 percent of the visible starlight falling into its atmosphere.

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Published: 14 Sep 2017

Royal Society of Canada elects seven McGill scholars to The College

Today, the Royal Society of Canada announced 70 new members to The College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists, including seven McGill scholars. With seven members, McGill has more new inductees this year than any other university in the country....

Published: 12 Sep 2017

Message from Principal and Vice-Chancellor Suzanne Fortier on the passing of Chancellor Emerita Gretta Chambers

I was deeply saddened to learn of the passing of our Chancellor Emerita, Gretta Chambers. On behalf of the McGill University community, I extend my condolences to her family and pay homage to the many ways she supported McGill throughout her life. She has made an immense contribution to our university and to the society in which she lived.

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Published: 9 Sep 2017

Meeting a microbe in the morning or in the evening: is it all the same?

Does the time of day matter when our body is infected by a parasite? According to new research from McGill University, it matters a great deal.

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Published: 8 Sep 2017

New Canadian telescope will map largest volume of space ever surveyed

A Canadian effort to build one of the most innovative radio telescopes in the world will open the universe to a new dimension of scientific study. The Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science, today installed the final piece of this new radio telescope, which will act as a time machine allowing scientists to create a three-dimensional map of the universe extending deep into space and time.

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Published: 7 Sep 2017

The “reality” of accent change

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Published: 1 Sep 2017

Students at McGill University receive Canada’s largest STEM scholarship

Katherine Sirois of Quebec and Iveta Demirova of British Columbia have been named McGill University’s recipients of the prestigious Schulich Leader Scholarships.

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Published: 31 Aug 2017

Pinpointing the origins of autism

The origins of autism remain mysterious. What areas of the brain are involved, and when do the first signs appear? New findings published in Biological Psychiatry bring us closer to understanding the pathology of autism, and the point at which it begins to take shape in the human brain....
Published: 29 Aug 2017

New understanding of how muscles work

Muscle malfunctions may be as simple as a slight strain after exercise or as serious as heart failure and muscular dystrophy. A new technique developed at McGill now makes it possible to look much more closely at how sarcomeres, the basic building blocks within all skeletal and cardiac muscles, work together. It’s a discovery that should advance research into a wide range of muscle malfunctions.

Talk about finicky work

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Published: 23 Aug 2017

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