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McCall MacBain family donates $200M to McGill University

Canadian billionaire philanthropists John and Marcy McCall MacBain announced a $200-million donation to a scholarship fund for McGill University students in Montreal Wednesday, marking the single-largest gift in Canadian history. The McCall MacBain Scholarships will provide 75 outstanding students from Canada and around» 

International, Society

Three Canadian schools make top 100 in global universities rankings

U.S. News and World Report has released its annual rankings of world universities and Canada has 34 schools on the list. Three made the top 100: The University of Toronto ranked 20th (the same ranking as last year), the University» 

Health, International, Internet, Science and Technology, Society

Canadian study finds many men–not just their wives–face the ill effects of the ‘baby blues’

The birth of a child. It’s the stuff of films and sketches, the stuff of laughs and tears of joy. Bill it under the heading, “Blessed Event.” Fathers meet at a so-called Boot Camp for New Dads in Saskatoon in» 

Environment, Health

Mussels may have a connection to better medicine

Mussels have the ability to stick themselves to rocks, wooden pilons, steel ships, anything wet.  Whereas most glues are useless in water, nature has allowed mussels to hold fast against  even raging storm currents and waves. This “superglue” is now» 

True fame comes and doesn’t go after fifteen minutes, study

People who achieve real celebrity don’t fade away after their “fifteen minutes of fame” are over, a new study shows. Even if they are not as famous as Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt or Angelina Jolie, their names will keep turning» 

Environment, Internet, Science and Technology, Society

Sustainability at McGill University starts from the ground up

McGill University’s efforts to implement sustainability programs on campus have been decades in the making and are gaining impetus. “There have been dozens of individuals who have been taking the cause forward, as well as high level commitments”, says Lilith»