Crafting a better beer

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Canada’s extensive malting and brewing industry could get a further boost from new insight into the science of malting.

Time will stand still for Roddick Gates clocks

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The iconic clocks and bells of the Roddick Gates will be turned off until October 2017, while the work is done around the Gates.

McGill’s summer reading list

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We received some solid entries for the Reporter’s first-ever summer reading list. While the list isn’t as extensive as our annual winter holiday version, it does include some excellent offerings.

Reopening of McTavish and Dr. Penfield

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“I am delighted to inform you that the City of Montreal’s major construction projects around the downtown campus are very close to being finished,” writes Robert Couvrette, AVP (Facilities Management and Ancillary Services)

Using AI and hacking to make the world a better place

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The first-ever McGill Artificial Intelligence for Social Good Hackathon was a big hit. For two days teams of students and members of the community used data sets to try to solve social problems using their tech skills in a two-coding jam session.

Last chance to get local veggies!

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The McGill Farmers’ Market is offering weekly and bi-weekly Community Supported Agriculture baskets from three local farms this summer. Baskets begin in one week, but we still have some baskets remaining!

What I did this summer…

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Have you lined up some interesting fieldwork or research this summer? The McGill Reporter wants to tell your story…

Erasure of negative memories one step closer to reality

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A collaborative study by research groups from Columbia University Medical Center and the Montreal Neurological Institute has improved our understanding of memory retention. Their findings could one day lead to therapies that alleviate anxiety disorders and post-traumatic stress disorder by selectively erasing pathological memories.

Biofilms – the eradication has begun

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Biofilms, the slimy, glue-like membranes that protect microbes from the body’s immune system and increase their resistance to antibiotics, represent one of the biggest threats to patients in hospital settings. But there is good news – a research team led by the RI-MUHC and SickKids in Toronto has developed a novel enzyme technology that prevents the formation of biofilms and can also break them down.

Celebration with introspection

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There’s more to Montreal’s 375th and Canada’s 150th anniversaries than big parties. (But there are plenty of those.) Two upcoming events – a lacrosse festival and the submission of the Final Report of the Provost’s Task Force on Indigenous Studies and Indigenous Education – are offering clear-eyed critiques of the past in order to build a more inclusive future.