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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Ready for Take-Off


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

Reaching out from the field

BIOLOGY PROFESSOR CATHERINE POTVIN IS A NEW BREED OF ACADEMIC: equal parts researcher and teacher, community activist, journalist, and even extreme adventurer. Read more>>

It’s a tooth! It’s a shell! It’s superglass!

MOTHER NATURE HAS BEEN DESIGNING DURABLE MATERIALS A LOT LONGER THAN HUMANS HAVE. The results are impressive — and instructive. Read more>>

Research games

Game-based approaches to solving the real-world problems of genetic alignment and lazy eye. Read more>>

Angry words

In addition to being a full-time student at the Faculty of Law, Jonathan Elston is also an accredited mediator, tech whiz and entrepreneur. In December 2013, he launched an app and website called Mediate2Go.com.Read more>>

These are your hormones on music

IN THE FIRST LARGE-SCALE REVIEW OF 400 RESEARCH PAPERS about the neurochemistry of music, psychology professor Daniel Levitin and postdoctoral researcher Mona Lisa Chanda note that playing and listening to music have clear benefits for mental and physical health. Read more>>

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Connecting the Dots


Turning scientific discoveries into real-world applications has been a longstanding practice. Two offices at McGill aim to make the process more effective by capitalizing very specifically on their partners’ strengths and areas of expertise. Read more »

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