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

An ear for music and languages… or a brain?

Friday, November 15th, 2013

We all know people who have a knack for languages or an uncanny ability to remember a new song but what is it about these folks that makes it easier for them to learn that new language or recognize a song? Robert Zatorre at the Montreal Neurological Institute investigates how exactly these affinities work in the brain.
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New research centre at McGill hosts colloquium on urban creativity

Thursday, November 7th, 2013

The Centre for Interdisciplinary Research on Montreal held its inaugural public event on October 18, 19 and 21, with three days of talks to address Montreal as a multicultural city, issues of governance, democracy, citizenship, architecture, design, language and creativity.
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Turning research on its head

Thursday, October 3rd, 2013

Vloeistof choreographer and dancer Anja Reinhardt dancing in the streets of Montreal as part of the Time Forms conference last week. / Photo: Victoria Leenders-Cheng
A bold new conference held last week at McGill showcased the growing movement of research creation.
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McGill’s new Canada Excellence Research Chair (CERC) in Human Pain Genetics

Friday, September 27th, 2013

Luda Diatchenko awarded more than $10 million in federal funding under the prestigious Canada Excellence Research Chair program.
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Insight in sight

Friday, September 20th, 2013

You’re a hard-working scholar and you just landed that big research grant. So, now what? McGill’s Office of Sponsored Research has some answers.
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Neurotransmitter control to be taken with a grain of salt (literally)

Wednesday, August 21st, 2013

When it comes to on/off switches, maybe all brain receptors aren’t the same: Some may be controlled by good old sodium—and that could change how we treat epilepsy and neuropathic pain.
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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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