From The Magazine

Ready for Take-Off


Students and professors at McGill are exploring different forms of research and community collaboration, with some unusual results. Read more »

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The Big Picture on Big Data


Philosophers, statisticians and computer scientists have been wrestling with questions about how to derive meaningful insights from large volumes of information for decades. Three McGill researchers showcase the different applications of Big Data and offer insights on how to make sense of it all… Read more »

Opening up the Conversation


McGill’s Inquiry Network brings research and scholarship skills to undergraduate coursework and, in so doing, is expanding its ideas across the University and beyond. Read more »

Instrumental Experiment // Harmonizing Art and Technology


A three-year research-creation project at McGill called “Les Gestes” had yielded a futuristic-looking way of thinking about music. Read more »

Open Door Policy


Do citizens today have a real say in policy decisions affecting how and where they live? Two interdisciplinary SSHRC grants awarded to professors at McGill examine citizen engagement: where it comes from, where it went and how to get it back. Read more »

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Message from the Vice-Principal

McGill’s tide-turning approach to research and innovation places a renewed focus on the cultural, entrepreneurial and social life of local and global communities.

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From The Blog

Olga Kotelko (1919-2014)

Sunday, June 29th, 2014

Track-and-field star Olga Kotelko has died, at the age of 95. Headway had the honour of featuring her on the cover of the magazine in 2011.

Festival Eureka! brings science to the streets

Thursday, June 12th, 2014

The Festival Eureka! offers Montrealers a chance to meet researchers, professionals and future scientists. Two McGillians take part. Read more»

Top research stories you might have missed

Wednesday, June 4th, 2014

Hope for youth impacted by HIV in Tanzania; the burgeoning “urban water crisis”; a legend in the neuroscience world and active researcher wins international prize at the age of 95; a primer for using Twitter in university research, teaching and impact activities.

McGill’s rising research stars: two to watch

Thursday, May 29th, 2014

PPOERThis award not only provides a welcome reminder that these efforts do not simply pass unnoticed, but perhaps more importantly it brings the research itself into the spotlight.Read more»

Research Round-up: five must-read stories

Thursday, May 8th, 2014


The weekly round-up of the biggest and best research related stories from McGill.Read more»

Big thinking and printing on the nanoscale

Friday, April 25th, 2014

Just how small is “nano?” To get a feel for it, consider that a strand of human hair is approximately 80,000 – 100,000 nanometers wide (a nanometer is 1/1,000,000,000 of a metre). How small is Headway’s magazine cover after a turn with the newly-arrived, one-of-a-kind microscopic 3D printer recently delivered to McGill? About a tenth of a nanometer! [...]

Training your brain by watching it in action

Thursday, April 17th, 2014

Using a revolutionary new technique, researchers at The Neuro have trained people to control their own brain functions simply by thinking.  The technique is based on magnetoencephalography (MEG), a non-invasive imaging technology that measures magnetic fields generated by nerve cell circuits in the brain and displays that activity on a screen. By observing the display and [...]

Congratulations to Matt Dobbs for winning the 2014 Herzberg Medal

Thursday, April 10th, 2014


The Canadian Association of Physicists has recognized Professor Dobbs’ work in developing a new generation of telescopes that can peer into the history of the cosmos. Read More»

The book remains open on infectious diseases, Killam Lecturer cautions

Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

On January 20, Dr. Lorne A. Babiuk, a leader in vaccine, immunology, pathogenesis, virology, and molecular virology research, and the 2014 Killam Prize Winner in Health Sciences, delivered the second edition of the Canada Council Killam Prize Lecture Series to a packed crowd at McGill’s Faculty Club.
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In Her Own Words redux

Tuesday, December 17th, 2013


The popular panel discussion about women in research returned last month. This year’s version featured Professor Grace Fong, Principal Suzanne Fortier and Professor Morag Park in conversation about professional challenges, career choices and work-life balance. Read more»

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