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Moms with multiple children have more fragmented sleep: study

Mothers who have more than one child report that they have more fragmented sleep than do mothers of a single child, and fathers do not report the same effect, according to a McGill University study. The study involved 111 parents »

Health, International, Society

Child marriage persists in Canada, say researchers

The government of Canada has joined international efforts to end the marriage of children under the age of 18, but researchers say the practice goes on in Canada itself. Using data from statistics agencies and censuses, researchers at McGill University »

Health, Internet, Science & Technology

Canadian research finds clues to what makes some more vulnerable to COVID-19

What makes the elderly and people with underlying conditions more vulnerable to COVID-19? Why does the coronavirus infect certain animals but not the others? Finding answers to these questions could be the key to unlocking new treatments and therapies for »

Health, International, Internet, Science & Technology

McGill leads trials of drug to treat COVID-19

At the same time as scientists work at breakneck speed to develop vaccines to prevent COVID-19 infection, they are also researching drugs to treat people who have developed the disease. The Research Institute of the McGill University Health centre in »

Health, International, Internet, Science & Technology

COVID-19 vaccine rollout unlikely before fall 2021, experts say

Despite optimistic projections by government officials in the U.S. and Canada, an effective COVID-19 vaccine is not likely to become available for the general public before the fall of 2021, according to a survey of leading North American experts in »


A Montreal poetry contest offers $20,000 for one poem

A mural of Leonard Cohen looks down on an almost empty Crescent Street in Montreal, Wednesday, April 1, 2020. The Montreal International Poetry Prize, launched with a $50,000 donation from Cohen in 2011, is seeking submissions for 2020 competition. (Graham Hughes/THE CANADIAN PRESS). Read the article »

Arts & Entertainment

The Montreal International Poetry Prize offers $20,000 for one poem

Have the long hours of lockdown-induced solitude, boredom, anxiety and longing fired up your creative energy? Have you been pouring all that pent up creativity into poetry? Then, perhaps, consider applying for the Montreal International Poetry Prize. All it takes »

Economy, Society

McGill University offers free online financial literacy course ‘for everybody’

(NOTE: for more information on this course, contact McGill University directly) With the Christmas shopping season entering the final stretch, Canada’s leading university in partnership with the country’s largest bank and one of the most influential newspapers are offering a »


Anti-fat attitudes surge after celebrity fat-shaming: study

It is common for celebrities to be criticized about their weight and psychologists have found that when that happens, women’s negative attitudes about fat increase. Psychologists at McGill University looked at 20 instances of celebrity fat-shaming and women’s attitudes before »

Indigenous, Society

McGill drops sports name seen as insulting to Indigenous peoples

McGill University has announced the name Redmen will no longer be used by its sports teams. The name was adopted in the 1920s and at the time it did not refer to Indigenous people but rather to the teams’ red »