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McGill University

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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CEOs have diverse opinions about the effectiveness of remote work. (Mohammad Shahhosseini/Unsplash)

What Canada’s top CEOs think about remote work

Research and surveys show that many Canadian employees want to continue to work from home, at least sometimes, following the pandemic. But what do CEOs think?
Un sujet reçoit une injection lors de la première phase de l'étude de sécurité d'un éventuel vaccin contre la Covid-19 par Moderna, en mars 2020, à l'Institut de recherche sur la santé Kaiser, à Seattle. Moderna a annoncé le 16 novembre que son vaccin s’est montré très efficace dans le cadre d’essais cliniques. La Presse Canadienne/AP/Ted S. Warren, File

Covid-19 : voici comment fonctionnent les vaccins à ARNm de Pfizer et Moderna

Deux sociétés pharmaceutiques ont annoncé les résultats des premiers essais du vaccin contre la Covid-19, dont l’efficacité dépasse 90 %. Qu’est-ce que cela signifie pour le retour à la normale ?
A volunteer gets an injection of Moderna’s possible COVID-19 vaccine on July 27, 2020. Moderna announced Nov. 16 that its vaccine is proving highly effective in a major trial. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink)

COVID-19 vaccines: How Pfizer’s and Moderna’s 95% effective mRNA shots work

Two pharma companies have announced early COVID-19 vaccine trial results with over 90 per cent effectiveness. What does that mean for getting back to normal?
In this Oct. 3, 2017, iconic photo, President Donald Trump tosses paper towels into a crowd in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico, after Hurricane Maria devastated the region. The recent U.S. election brings with it hope for more caring practices from elected officials. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

To move on from Trump, America must rebuild its capacity to care for its people

The United States was built on the idea of public safety and well-being. Those values have been slowly eroded since the '80s. Can the U.S. find its way back to a more caring civil society?
Developmental language disorder may be missed as it often doesn’t appear foremost as a language impairment. (Shutterstock)

If your child has reading, school or social struggles, it may be DLD: Developmental language disorder

Developmental language disorder affects more than seven per cent of children, yet is not well known. If your child struggles in school, social interactions or reading, the underlying issue may be DLD.
Shakespeare did an excellent job of depicting the real nature of money, Karl Marx believed. A £2 coin issued in 2016 to mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death. (Shutterstock)

Shakespeare’s ‘Timon of Athens,’ penned in plague-time, shows money corrupts but can also heal

Shakespeare understood that our fate depends on fostering the humility and empathy that dethrones money and transforms it into something we use to advance the common good.
La leishmaniose — une infection parasitaire qui provoque des plaies cutanées — a été découverte chez des fox-hounds en Amérique du Nord. Shutterstock

Un parasite mangeur de chair transporté par les chiens fait son apparition en Amérique du Nord

Des chiens importés au Canada ont introduit un parasite mangeur de chair transmissible aux humains. Vétérinaires, chercheurs et responsables de la santé publique doivent y faire face ensemble.
L'acronyme CRISPR signifie répétitions palindromiques courtes régulièrement espacées groupées, comme on le voit sur cette photo. Ces répétitions de séquences d'ADN retrouvées dans les bactéries sont séparées par des « espaceurs » dont les séquences diffèrent d’une bactérie à l’autre. Shutterstock

Prix Nobel : les chercheurs canadiens aspirent à plus

Le prix Nobel reçu par un chercheur de l’Université de l’Alberta démontre la qualité exceptionnelle et le très haut niveau des universités canadiennes. Et un autre prix Nobel pourrait suivre sous peu.
Leishmaniosis — a parasitic infection that causes skin sores — has been found in kenneled American foxhounds. (Shutterstock)

A flesh-eating parasite carried by dogs is making its way to North America

Importing dogs into Canada has also introduced a flesh-eating parasite that is transmissible to humans. Veterinarians, researchers and public health officials should work together to curtail the disease.
A Syrian refugee holds up a sign with a portrait of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, during a protest outside the headquarters of the United Nations refugee agency, UNHCR, demanding to be moved out of Lebanon, in September 2020. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)

Syrian refugees in Lebanon are misled on their chances of coming to Canada

As countries around the world develop their own private sponsorship systems, they should acknowledge how elusive refugee status can be. Policy-makers should proceed accordingly.
White House adviser Jared Kushner listens as U.S. President Donald Trump speaks about the coronavirus at a White House briefing in April 2020. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Prosecute Donald Trump for coronavirus crimes? No, but maybe Jared Kushner

Could Trump's remarks about the coronavirus to Bob Woodward become Exhibit A in a formal prosecution of the president on criminal negligence charges? Or is it Jared Kushner who should be worried?
Managing large datasets of sensitive health information requires accountability. (Shutterstock)

Health data collected during the coronavirus pandemic needs to be managed responsibly

Data trusts are a key part of a health data infrastructure that manages user and patient information in a responsible, transparent and accountable manner.
Donald Trump a gagné la majorité des électeurs blancs en 2016 et une stratégie similaire pourrait lui permettre de remporter l'élection cette année. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump peut gagner à nouveau (et sans tricher)

L’histoire des États-Unis suggère que, malgré ce que disent les sondages, Donald Trump pourrait être réélu en novembre. Son attrait pour les électeurs blancs et les propriétaires l’avantage.
Donald Trump won over the majority of white voters in 2016 and a similar strategy could lead to his victory in this year’s election. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump could win again (without cheating)

The history of the United States suggests that, despite what the polls are saying, Donald Trump could be re-elected this November. His appeal to white voters and business owners are a major advantage.

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