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.
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.
Thursday, October 3rd, 2013
Friday, September 27th, 2013
A bold new conference held last week at McGill showcased the growing movement of research creation.
Luda Diatchenko awarded more than $10 million in federal funding under the prestigious Canada Excellence Research Chair program.
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.
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.
Wednesday, July 10th, 2013
Thursday, May 9th, 2013
Two McGill Materials Engineering students develop a start-up company through a business incubator in the new Quartier de l’innovation. Read more »
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.
Monday, April 22nd, 2013
Friday, April 5th, 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.
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.