Research on Relationships – from ants to humans to nations

@ Science & Technology

Find out how ants have modified their genes in order to reinforce their social behaviors. Learn the latest in research on romantic relationships: how childhood attachment affects one’s success at speed dating and beyond. And go inside the popular Peacebuilding Simulation as political science students struggle to resolve a civil war in a fictional land.

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May 24, 2011 at 1:47 pm


L’Université McGill s’implique dans la société québécoise

@ Law & Society

L’Université McGill contribue à solutionner la pénurie de médecins en région en mettant sur pied un programme d’enseignement intégré en Outaouais. Elle veut donner une nouvelle vie à l’industrie des pâtes et papiers et réinventer les serres québécoises. Enfin, une chercheuse s’intéresse à la vie après le cancer du sein, et veut l’améliorer par l’exercice physique.

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May 24, 2011 at 1:46 pm


Food Research: the Obesity Pandemic

@ Health

Almost 25% of Canadian adults are obese. McGill researchers examine the many causes of obesity, including social norms, and conclude that tackling the growing problem will require involvement from all sectors of society, including business, industry, government, and civil society.

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February 2, 2011 at 4:03 pm


Food-Related Research: Nutrients and Nutriceuticals

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How much vitamin D do Canadians need for optimal health? How will our foods become more nutritious in the future? Can food processing improve the quality of food? Researchers at McGill are examining the potential for nutraceuticals to combat the onset of disease.

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February 2, 2011 at 4:01 pm


Meeting Food Industry Demands

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Quebec needs more nutritionists and consumers want healthier food. The McGill School of Dietetics and Human Nutrition and the Dept of Food Science are training students to understand both nutritional needs and food industry demands, in new state-of-the-art kitchens and labs.

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February 2, 2011 at 3:59 pm


Empowering communities to manage their water supply

@ Environment

Students in the McGill School of Environment are developing Geospatial Web 2.0 (Geoweb) technologies to help a group of citizens living near the Riviere Noire identify local water management issues and collect field data for watershed management.

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January 3, 2011 at 4:29 pm


Le GéoWeb au service du citoyen

@ Environment

Des étudiants de l’École d’environnement de l’Université McGill aident la Corporation de développement de la Rivière Noire, en Montérégie, a développé un outil visant à encourager les citoyens à participer à la surveillance environnementale de leur territoire.

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January 3, 2011 at 4:28 pm


Hansel and Gretel go to school

@ Arts & Humanities

Opera McGill, in the Schulich School of Music, decided to invite Montreal-area elementary school children to participate in its recent production of Hansel and Gretel by illustrating the scenes. See the beautiful results of this special collaboration.

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January 3, 2011 at 4:26 pm


L’opéra Hansel et Gretel à l’école

@ Arts & Humanities

Hansel et Gretel s’agit d’un opéra s’adressant tout particulièrement aux enfants. Alors, l’École de musique Schulich de McGill a eu l’idée de recruter des enfants de quatre écoles primaires de Montréal comme collaborateurs à sa récente production.

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January 3, 2011 at 4:25 pm


Dental care for all

@ Health

In collaboration with community organizations, McGill Dentistry students gain front-line experience by offering dental services to the disadvantaged. The McGill Mobile Dental Clinic reaches out to those who otherwise would not receive dental care.

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January 3, 2011 at 3:38 pm