According to Chris Barrington-Leigh, Ph.D., an associate professor at McGill University, jointly appointed at the Institute for Health and Social Policy and the School of Environment; the scope of possible changes in biotechnology, artificial intelligence, and the political world order makes for an impossibly complex prediction task, even without the huge uncertainties in environmental changes that will beset us.
McGill University economist Christopher Barrington-Leigh has studied happiness in Quebec, tracking it for more than two decades for a paper published in the academic journal Canadian Public Policy in 2013. The data, from 1985 – when Quebec ranked extremely low in terms of overall happiness – to 2008 revealed a significant and near-steady increase in life satisfaction.
As an answer to Quebec's new requirements for sexual violence prevention, McGill University has developed its online course which will be mandatory for all students and staff. The law countering sexual violence on campus was passed in December 2017, after a series of sexual assaults were reported at the student residences at Université Laval in Quebec City.
THE GLOBE AND MAIL | What does your phone say about you? Canadians share the story behind their homescreens
Samuel Veissière, assistant professor in the department of psychiatry and co-director of Culture, Mind and Brain Program at McGill University, studies smartphone addiction and social monitoring – or the desire to watch and monitor others, but also to be seen and monitored ourselves. He says the placement of apps on our homescreens, such as social media tools, news sites or health apps, says something about how we monitor and connect with people in our lives.
Despite an ever-growing demand for talent in the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) fields, full-time employment for STEM workers remains challenging – and this is especially true for women who decide to become mothers. While billions of dollars are invested yearly around the world to encourage and train the next generation of female STEM workers, these fields often fail to support and retain this new talent.
Quebec recalled frozen raspberries imported from Chile this week over concerns they might be contaminated with norovirus. The norovirus is a highly contagious virus that continues to thrive when frozen and causes gastroenteritis, which manifests itself with diarrhea, vomiting and stomach pain. The symptoms develop between 12 and 24 hours after exposure.
Federal Environment Minister Catherine McKenna revealed Thursday that the federal government will not raise the national carbon price beyond 2022, a decision that experts say means Canada will need to rely on other measures to meet its emissions target under the Paris Agreement.
At the age of 100, she is still a professor in the department of neurology and neurosurgery at McGill University as well as a professor of psychology at the Montreal Neurological Institute & Hospital. This amazing woman currently holds more than 20 honorary degrees from different universities across Canada, Europe and the United States. Milner may not be a household name, but she is considered by many to be the founder of neuropsychology.
Montreal is shutting down two downtown blocks tonight to allow people to cheer on a team from the city's traditional bete noire: Toronto. The very notion would have seemed far-fetched, until Monday night.
NATIONAL POST | Syringes, IV tubing, saline bags, packaging: Canada's hospitals couldn't function without single-use plastics
Syringes, IV tubing, saline bags, plastic-wrapped drugs, catheters — hospitals couldn’t function without plastics. While Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s pledge to ban single-use plastics as early as 2021 may have noble intentions, not all plastics are evil, experts say.
MEDICAL PRESS | Biomarker indicates tumor aggressiveness and poor prognosis in men with prostate cancer
Mortality due to prostate cancer is usually related to its likelihood to metastasize, especially to bone. Prognostic biomarkers are urgently needed to predict disease aggression so that appropriate treatment can be selected.
Last month, the taxi company Uber began trialling a suite of new features for users of its Exec service – including a button you can activate if you want to mute your driver. “Quiet preferred” is the euphemism Uber is using (you can also toggle it to “happy to chat” – lucky driver). But it appears to bring the dream of being able to choose who and what we listen to a step closer.
There is a common perception that hepatitis B is a disease of adults, transmitted via sexual intercourse or needles. If that were the case, vaccinating babies would be nonsensical.
Doctors in Canada are preparing to restart the hearts of the recently declared dead, a move experts say will lead to a desperately needed new source of donor hearts.
But that raises an ethically fraught question: How can you be dead if your heart is still beating?
Thousands of Montrealers are out on Peel Street Monday night doing the unthinkable: cheering for a Toronto sports team.
“Let’s go Raptors” and “We the North” cheers could be heard for several blocks around the downtown area, where a portion of Peel Street is closed to become Montreal’s own Jurassic Park.