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

Intern executives

Wednesday, July 10th, 2013

The Temperpak team: Charles Vincent (left), James McGoff (right), and Brian Powers (not pictured) are looking to take their success from the classroom to the boardroom
Two McGill Materials Engineering students develop a start-up company through a business incubator in the new Quartier de l’innovation. Read more »

Behind that joke about the priest, the rabbi and the imam…

Thursday, May 9th, 2013

A new, $5 million gift to McGill’s Faculty of Religious Studies will support research, teaching and scholarship on the subjects of comparative religion and interfaith dialogue.

See, Mom: video games are good for your health

Monday, April 22nd, 2013


It doesn’t boast the graphics prowess of, say, Splinter Cell Blacklist, but Tetris, that classic building-block video game that spawned its own world championship tournament, has now been put to use for more altruistic purposes: to help treat “lazy eye” in children and adults.

Geography student bids adieu to Antarctica (for now)

Friday, April 5th, 2013

Michael Becker wraps up his New York Times blog today. We’ve written about Becker before–the PhD candidate in McGill’s Department of Geography is a five-time South Pole vet, who most recently partook in scientific dives into Lake Untersee, a permanently ice-covered lake that’s home to microbes not found anywhere else on Earth–but his blog is such a great read that it’s worth re-plugging.

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Your health; world health — World Health Day, 7 April 2013

Thursday, April 4th, 2013

What are you doing to mark World Health Day this Sunday? We’ve got research news that says you should consider at least training your brain and maybe also cutting your meat consumption…

Cornering corruption

Monday, March 25th, 2013

As the Charbonneau Commission’s inquiry into corruption and collusion in the construction industry in Montreal gears up for a spectacular week of questioning, Headway is stepping back to ask how we got here. Not why corruption exists… but rather why some acts of corruption become public while others remain secret in the first place.
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Fessenden Prizes and Professorships, Part I

Friday, March 15th, 2013

Fessendens Reginald Aubrey Fessenden’s legacy as the holder of over 500 patents and the Canadian pioneer of radio communication lives on in the prizes that bear his name. Read more about this elite group of research accomplishments.

Ground control to high school class

Wednesday, March 13th, 2013

It wasn’t exactly a space oddity, but it was an unusual day for a class of Montreal high school students when they connected to a NASA field station in Antarctica via live satellite feed in February.

NSERC President Suzanne Fortier selected as next Principal of McGill

Tuesday, March 5th, 2013

Respected professor and chemist Suzanne Fortier will lead McGill as its new Principal and Vice-Chancellor as of September 2013.
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The numbers, they don’t lie

Tuesday, February 19th, 2013

A new study by researchers at McGill University’s Desautels Faculty of Management and Ryerson University’s Diversity Institute shows that women and visible minorities are under-represented among positions of senior leadership in many organizations.

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