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Founded in Montreal, Quebec, in 1821, McGill University is Canada’s top ranked medical doctoral university. McGill is consistently ranked as one of the top universities, both nationally and internationally. It is a world-renowned institution of higher learning with research activities spanning two campuses, 11 faculties, 13 professional schools, 300 programs of study and over 40,000 students, including more than 10,200 graduate students. McGill attracts students from over 150 countries around the world, its 12,800 international students making up 31% per cent of the student body. Over half of McGill students claim a first language other than English, including approximately 19% of our students who say French is their mother tongue.

Fondée en 1821, à Montréal, au Québec, l’Université McGill figure au premier rang des universités canadiennes offrant des programmes de médecine et de doctorat. Elle se classe parmi les meilleures universités au Canada et dans le monde. Institution d’enseignement supérieur de renommée mondiale, l’Université McGill exerce ses activités de recherche dans deux campus, 11 facultés et 13 écoles professionnelles; elle compte 300 programmes d’études et au‑delà de 40 000 étudiants, dont plus de 10 200 aux cycles supérieurs. Elle accueille des étudiants originaires de plus de 150 pays, ses 12 800 étudiants internationaux représentant 31 % de sa population étudiante. Au‑delà de la moitié des étudiants de l’Université McGill ont une langue maternelle autre que l’anglais, et environ 19 % sont francophones.

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Selon l’ONU, les personnes ayant une déficience intellectuelle sont exploitées au Canada

Au Québec et au Canada, les personnes ayant une déficience intellectuelle sont encore souvent exploitées – via les plateaux de travail – selon l’ONU et les organisations de défense des droits.
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Canada’s Genetic Non-Discrimination Act has only had a limited impact on the use of genetic information by life insurers

Canada needs additional regulation, developed through public consultations, stakeholder collaborations and community partnerships, to help regulate genetic testing and prevent genetic discrimination.
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Lung cancer: Predicting which patients are at high risk of recurrence to improve outcomes

Treatment for lung cancer patients is the same for everyone, regardless of the risk of recurrence. The use of a new technology could refine diagnosis.
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‘Benevolent sexism’ in startups widens the gender gap by advantaging men over women

For Canada’s new Women Entrepreneurship Strategy to be effective, we must gain a deeper understanding of sexism in startup spaces.
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Cancer du poumon : une découverte pourrait mieux prédire les patients à risque de récidive et raffiner le traitement

Le traitement pour les patients atteints d’un cancer du poumon est le même pour tous, indépendamment des risques de récidive. L’utilisation d’une nouvelle technologie pourrait raffiner le diagnostic.
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Are social media apps ‘dangerous products’? 2 scholars explain how the companies rely on young users but fail to protect them

As legislators rail against social media companies, the companies continue to put millions of young people at risk. Here’s how − and what can be done about it.
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Access and exclusion: What COP28 revealed about the dynamics of global climate diplomacy

Beyond the international negotiations, COP serves as a critical venue for global civil societies to exchange knowledge, organize and build a better world.
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Changer son mode de vie peut réduire les risques de démence – mais il faut le faire maintenant

Les risques de démence liés au mode de vie sont complexes. Des facteurs tels que le sommeil, l’exercice et l’alimentation interagissent avec la réserve cognitive, la neuroplasticité et l’inflammation.
NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh meets with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Parliament Hill in Ottawa in November 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Will the supply-and-confidence deal between the Liberals and NDP survive in 2024?

The supply-and-confidence agreement between the Liberals and NDP has helped both parties develop and take credit for the expansion of social policies across Canada. But is it on life support?
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The Douglas-Bell Canada Brain Bank: a goldmine for research on brain diseases

Montréal is home to one of the world’s largest brain banks, the Douglas-Bell Canada Brain Bank, where discoveries about different neurological and psychiatric diseases are made.
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When ‘rights’ divide: Trans kids need supportive families

In the wake of transphobic protests, the ‘rights’ of parents are being falsely positioned in opposition to the rights of transgender and non-binary children rather than focusing on supporting families.
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Seizing Russian state assets to rebuild Ukraine: Will it prolong the war, or end it?

Who will pay to rebuild Ukraine? Canada is the first to pass a law allowing Russian state assets to be seized to rebuild Ukraine, but will it discourage Russia from ending the war?
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Le plaisir de travailler pour une grande marque, une question de place dans l’organigramme

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