Volume 6, Number 1

There are over two million drivers aged 65 and up on Canada’s roads. Yet the science of evaluating motorist fitness is inexact — and that’s not good for the many safe drivers who rely on their cars to be independent. Researchers in McGill’s School of Physical and Occupational Therapy are part of a nationwide project to better decide which drivers get the green light.
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Volume 5, Number 1

The Quebec Research Centre of Private and Comparative Law is breaking new ground with international research programs into legal education that integrates civil and common law, and the global expansion of trust law.
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Volume 5, Number 1

Canada’s hospitals need smart managers. The Health care Operations and Information Management program is training them.
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Volume 5, Number 1

When Vedat Verter applied for NSERC funding, he illustrated his vision using recent research done by his doctoral students and post-doctoral fellows in the Desautels Faculty of Management. One such example was the work of Beste Kucukyazici, who graduated in 2009 and is now assistant professor of supply chain management with MIT-Zaragoza and a CREATEHOIM collaborator.

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Volume 4, Number 2

Consumer psychology professor Laurette Dubé

Laurette Dubé’s career as a nutritionist seems so distant that she calls it “a former life.” In 2000, Dubé found new inspiration in her old career, redirecting her research efforts toward questions of global health. She spoke to Headway following the launch of the first annual “Think-and-Do Tank,” part of the McGill World Platform for Health and Economic Convergence held at McGill during November 2009.

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Volume 2, Number 2

By James Martin Distributed Digital Music Archives and Libraries researchers are liberating music from the vinyl vaults—using a high-powered microscope In the era of the digital download, when ghostly MP3s float freely from computer to cellphone, and the collected works of ABBA and Zappa can slip comfortably into a shirt pocket, it’s easy to forget [...]


Volume 2, Number 2

By Andrew Fazekas How gene-enhanced stem cell therapy is changing medicine Self-repairing livers. A simple injection that regenerates osteoporosis-riddled bone. An end to diabetes, Parkinson’s and heart disease. Such notions smack of futuristic flights of fancy, but science fiction may soon become science fact, as a diverse group of McGill researchers discover how to use [...]


Volume 1, Number 2

By Mark Reynolds McGill professor was cornerstone of international research effort to compare genomes around the globe Like creeping ivy, a pair of sinuous DNA strands ascend a cement structural support pole that interrupts the view of the slopes of Mount Royal from Tom Hudson’s office windows. It is art with particular relevance to the [...]


Volume 2, Number 1

by Michael Bourguignon Big Science requires widespread co-operation, but smaller-scale collaborations can also lead to major advances. Just ask Tal Arbel, of the Centre for Intelligent Machines, who is making brain surgery even more precise. The McGill electrical engineering professor—along with Louis Collins, Director of the Image-Guided Neurosurgery Research Lab at the Montreal Neurological Institute—is [...]


Volume 2, Number 1

by Susan Murley Far-reaching collaborations help crack the brain’s toughest problems One hot summer morning in 1986, Alan Evans, a professor of biomedical engineering, was walking across McGill’s downtown campus when he saw mathematics professor Keith Worsley sitting on a bench, pondering a large green maple leaf. He told Evans he was studying the question [...]