A bold experiment in open science

Posted on Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at 3:38 pm

Montreal Neurological Institute director Guy Rouleau says neuroscience isn’t progressing quickly enough. The Neuro is shaking things up by making its research data widely available.

The sweet taste of success

Posted on Friday, May 20, 2016 at 3:21 pm

Who doesn’t love chocolate? Juliette Brun, BA’02, certainly does. She has taken that passion and transformed it into the popular chocolate specialty chain Juliette & Chocolat.

Treating trauma on a city-wide scale

Posted on Monday, May 16, 2016 at 7:23 pm

Alain Brunet has pioneered an effective new treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder. He is introducing it to Paris, a city still recovering from devastating terrorist attacks.

The rigours of The Revenant

Posted on Thursday, May 5, 2016 at 12:50 pm

Leonardo DiCaprio wasn’t the only one enduring the elements during the filming of the Oscar-winning The Revenant. Michael Diner, BSc’87, was the movie’s supervising art director.

In defence of psychiatry

Posted on Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at 3:25 pm

In his new best-selling book How Can I Help?, David Goldbloom, MDCM’81, DipPsych’85, offers an inside look at the world of psychiatry and tries to puncture a few myths along the way.

Looking for love on a laptop

Posted on Sunday, April 17, 2016 at 3:48 pm

You would think that anonymity would benefit women using online dating services, but according to research by McGill’s Jui Ramaprasad, it might actually put them at a disadvantage.

Taking the “creepy” out of online shopping

Posted on Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at 2:59 pm

VarageSale’s Tami Zuckerman, BEd’02, credits much of the popularity of her virtual garage sale app to the way it helps nurture a sense of community.

A champion for First Nations children

Posted on Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at 4:15 pm

When Cindy Blackstock, MMgmt’03, took on the federal government, the government didn’t always fight fair. She prevailed and her victory could be a game-changer for aboriginal children.

A computer’s perspective on how literature works

Posted on Monday, March 21, 2016 at 3:37 pm

Can a computer’s quantitative analysis shed light on some of the inner workings of literature? That’s the mission for McGill professor Andrew Piper and .txtLAB.

Big thinking for small spaces

Posted on Thursday, March 17, 2016 at 1:41 pm

With his award-winning micro-apartments, Eric Bunge, BSc(Arch)’89, BArch’91, might radically change the way that people live in New York.