Why face-to-face beats Facebook

Posted on Thursday, August 21, 2014 at 4:18 pm

by Joel Yanofsky, BA’77, MA’81 One effect of reading Susan Pinker’s new book, The Village Effect: How Face-to-Face Contact Can Make Us Healthier, Happier, and Smarter, is that you may suddenly feel compelled to leave your house and find someone – anyone – to talk to. Don’t worry: this will be good for you. Pinker, [...]

“Where are the hidden cameras?” How culture affects mental illness

Posted on Monday, August 11, 2014 at 10:10 pm

Ian Gold, BA’84, MA’87, and Joel Gold, MDCM’95, explore a peculiar delusion that causes people to believe that they’re the stars of a reality TV show.

Making noise about the ‘silent crime’

Posted on Monday, July 14, 2014 at 11:37 am

When violence hits home, Sarah Flatto, BA’09, is there to help victims and survivors of abuse find life-changing support.

An oasis of green

Posted on Monday, July 7, 2014 at 7:25 pm

McGill’s two campuses offer visitors no shortage of lovely scenery during the non-winter months. Find out about some of the work that goes on behind the scenes that helps make this possible.

Feeling entrepreneurial

Posted on Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at 5:05 pm

Not content to be somebody else’s employee, a new generation of budding business leaders is emerging and they’re determined to make their mark on the world. by Patrick McDonagh The entrepreneurial dream is powerfully alluring. Create your own company. Define your own means of living. Make your own fortune. It’s a dream catered to by [...]

Out of the classroom and into the rainforest

Posted on Monday, June 16, 2014 at 4:33 pm

The Panama Field Studies Semester offers McGill undergraduates a unique opportunity to experience the complexity of environmental issues up-close by Hannah Hoag, MSc’99 Beth Turner’s fridge holds beer, cheese, milk, tomatoes, cucumbers – and more than 1,700 bugs. The bugs are macro-invertebrates, small spineless aquatic organisms that Turner collected from streams in Panama for a [...]

A long way from home

Posted on Sunday, June 15, 2014 at 3:59 pm

Facing culture shock, unusual food and tough academic challenges, McGill’s MasterCard Foundation Scholars have begun their journey towards becoming future leaders for Africa. by Patrick Lejtenyi, BA’97, and Neale McDevitt Someday, if everything goes according to plan, they’ll be part of a new generation of African leaders – energetic, worldly and determined to serve their [...]

En mission spéciale pour la science

Posted on Saturday, June 14, 2014 at 3:35 pm

Julie Payette, B.Ing. 1986, D.Sc. 2003, a longtemps été la personnalité la plus associée au secteur aérospatial au Canada; son nouveau terrain de jeu, c’est le Centre des sciences de Montréal.

Better living through science

Posted on Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at 4:29 pm

Live a better life through tips gleaned from published research papers. Useful Science can show you the way (Malcolm Gladwell is a fan).

She runs the joint

Posted on Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at 9:49 am

Chances are, Julie Cobb, BA’87, doesn’t match the picture in your mind of what a prison warden looks like. The straight-talking psychology grad takes her job very seriously — and loves it.