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C2C JOURNAL | How to Take Back the Charter

Conversations among Canadian conservatives often drift into grumbling about the courts. Their complaint is with the judiciary’s decades-long campaign to remake the country in its progressive image, a process that began soon after adoption of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms in 1982....

Published: 18 Dec 2018

NBC NEWS | Can't put down the phone? How smartphones are changing our brains — and lives

Veissiere and Carr are among researchers and public figures calling attention not just to the more widely discussed impacts of our phones — such as dinner disruptions and distracted drivers — but also to their subtler effects, which some fear could result in profound changes to our brains and to society.

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Published: 17 Dec 2018

THE TYEE | Want to Fix Foster Care? Ask Kids Who Have Been Through the System

Those recommendations were all included in Relationships Matter for Youth “Aging Out” of Care, a report from Melanie Doucet, a McGill University social work PhD student, and eight youth from care in B.C.

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Published: 14 Dec 2018

THE CONVERSATION | Is the next Standing Rock looming in northern B.C.?

Ground zero in the global battle against climate chaos this week is in Wet'suwet'en territory, northern British Columbia. As pipeline companies try to push their way onto unceded Indigenous territories, the conflict could become the next Standing Rock-style showdown over Indigenous rights and fossil fuel infrastructure.

By Leah Temper, Research Associate at McGill

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Published: 13 Dec 2018

THE NEW YORK TIMES | The Democrats' Best Response to Republican Power Grabs

Op-ed by Jacob Levy

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Published: 12 Dec 2018

THE NEW YORK TIMES | Can we really inherit trauma?

…Investigators in the field say the critique is premature: the science is still young and feeling its way forward. Studies in mice, in particular, have been offered as evidence of such trauma-transmission, and as a model for studying the mechanisms. “The effects we’ve found have been small but remarkably consistent, and significant,” said Moshe Szyf, a professor of pharmacology at McGill University. “This is the way science works....

Published: 11 Dec 2018

MONTREAL GAZETTE | The Right Chemistry: The dangers of 'organic solvent syndrome'

Column by Joe Schwarcz, director of McGill University’s Office for Science & Society.Read more 

Published: 10 Dec 2018

NBC NEWS | What is a black hole?

But black holes aren’t quite as menacing as they are commonly portrayed. “They definitely do not suck,” says Daryl Haggard, an astrophysicist at McGill University in Montreal. “A black hole just sits there, passively. Things can fall onto it, just as meteors can fall to Earth, but it doesn’t pull stuff in.”

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Published: 7 Dec 2018

WASHINGTON POST | In Canada, you can study marijuana production for college credit

In January 2020, McGill University in Montreal will offer a graduate degree in cannabis production, open only to students with botany backgrounds or bachelor’s degrees in related fields.

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Published: 6 Dec 2018

UCS USA | Understanding Local Impacts to Inform Wildlife Conservation

Article by Christie Sampson, Postdoctoral Research Associate at Clemson University, and Charles C.Y. Xu, Ph.D. student in the Redpath Museum & Department of Biology at McGill UniversityRead more

Published: 5 Dec 2018

CTV NEWS | Dr. Lesley Fellows: How AIDS affects the Brain

Dr. Lesley Fellows from the Montreal Neurological Institute explains how the stigma of the disease can affect the brain.Watch here

Published: 4 Dec 2018

CBC NEWS | Montreal doctor develops app for at-home HIV testing

Dr. Nitika Pant Pai says challenge to eliminating HIV is stigma, which dissuades people from being tested

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Published: 3 Dec 2018

SCIENCE MAG | Not just for bots: The changing career landscape in AI

Scientists who like the culture of academia and the impact of industry may be interested to know that it is possible to craft a career in AI that spans both, as Joelle Pineau has done. She is a professor of computer science at McGill University and the leader of the Facebook AI Research team in Montreal. “When it comes to working in AI, there is a huge spectrum of positions,” says Pineau, adding that more universities are open to this type of job model.

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Published: 30 Nov 2018

FORBES | When Clinical Trials Are Marketing Ploys, Not Science

Bioethicists from McGill University’s Biomedical Ethics Unit published a piece this week in the Journal of the American Medical Association’s JAMA Internal Medicine, suggesting that some post-approval clinical trials may even promote the use of ineffective and costly off-label usage.

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Published: 29 Nov 2018

CBC NEWS | 'A huge class': McGill graduates 40 students from Indigenous language and literacy program

While the usual number of graduates from McGill's Indigenous Language and Literacy Education program is 20 to 30 students, this year's cohort is 40. Educators say its a sign there's a significant interest in Indigenous languages.

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Published: 27 Nov 2018

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