McGill’s cultural side in the spotlight on Télé-Québec’s new web platform, La Fabrique culturelle

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PhD candidate Geneviève Metson – who mixes dance and science – is just one of the members of the McGill community whose cultural activities will be profiled in short videos to be housed on Télé-Québec’s new cultural platform – La Fabrique Culturelle.

You are what you eat, so why not eat super food?

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In recent years, a lot has been written about super foods – nutrient-rich foods that can help people feel better and live longer. Everyone from Jamie Oliver to Dr. Oz seems to have a list of their favourite, ‘must-eat’ super foods. The problem is that for many consumers, the items found on these lists are a little more exotic than the standard fare they might find in their corner grocery store. Sure a diet of goji berries, black soybeans and chia seeds sounds nutritious, but where is one supposed to find a pound of lingonberries on a Saturday night?

Sexual assault and consent are complex issues, forum told

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Issues of sexual assault and the communication of consent or of non-consent are complex issues that won’t be solved easily, a McGill forum on consent was told Wednesday. Nearly 100 people gathered in the Student Centre Ballroom to hear a keynote speaker and a five-member panel discuss the myths associated with our approaches to consent when it comes to sexual relationships and more.

Musical miracle bettering the world one kid at a time

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Extraordinary program helps at-risk children through the discipline – and community – of music.

Bringing rare materials to life: A behind-the-scenes look at the Library’s collaboration with the National Gallery of Canada

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The National Gallery of Canada describes its most recent show entitled Artists, Architects and Artisans: Canadian Art 1890-1918 as a “look at the interaction among artists, architects and artisans, as well as critics and collectors at the turn of the 20th century.” This national exhibition has received high praise from critics and the general public alike but did you know that the McGill Library was the single most important lender to the show?

Simplifying science without dumbing it down

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If you’ve ever had to read a dense scientific journal, or summarize a highly technical peer-reviewed research article, you understand how inaccessible important science is to the general public. Enter usefulscience.org, a not-for-profit initiative founded by recent McGill Math and Physics graduate Jaan Altosaar.

Facial reconstructions bring Redpath mummies to life

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Using skeletal data from CT scans and radiocarbon analyses, Victoria Lywood, a forensic artist, was able to reconstruct the faces of the Redpath Museum’s three Egyptian mummies. The results show a young man and a young woman, as well as a white-haired matron, as they all might have appeared before their deaths. This Sunday, the Museum will host a discovery workshop on mummies.

He loves the nightlife

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For many of us, a job that allows us to immerse ourselves in nightlife culture sounds too good to be true. But for Will Straw, Director of the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada (MISC), it’s just another day at the office.

New direction for McGill’s Global Health Programs

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The paradigm for global health is shifting away from a service-based model towards a multidisciplinary approach that will have a long-term impact towards reducing health disparities in populations worldwide.

McGill moves to improve response to incidents of sexual assault

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In the wake of reports about three McGill students being charged with sexual assault arising from an incident in September 2012, the University is moving to address concerns expressed by different groups and individuals in the community who felt the University’s response to the incident was inadequate.