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Quebec university sports cancelled for the fall 2020 season

The Quebec Students Sports Federation (RSEQ) has cancelled its fall 2020 university sports programming.  “After having analyzed all possible scenarios, members of the university sector of the RSEQ  announce the cancellation of sanctioned sports programming until December 31, 2020,” the »

Economy, Internet, Science & Technology

Canadian chemists develop artificial ‘tongue’ of gold to taste maple syrup

Researchers at Université de Montréal have developed a new test using gold nanoparticles to quickly determine the flavour of maple syrup and help producers evaluate the quality of this iconic Canadian product often referred to as Quebec’s liquid gold. While »

Health, Internet, Science & Technology

COVID-19 in Canada far more widespread than official numbers suggest: study

As provincial governments across Canada prepare to gradually lift some of the pandemic restrictions that have ground much of their economies to a halt, a new study suggests that the number of COVID-19 infections could be far greater than officially »

Health, International

Canadian university honours Congolese humanitarian and Nobel Peace Prize laureate

Renowned African gynaecologist Dr. Denis Mukwege, whose work with victims of sexual violence in his native Democratic Republic of Congo garnered him the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize, signed Friday a research and exchange collaboration agreement with Université de Montréal (UdeM), »

Health, Society

Canadian researchers learn to reprogram cells to fight TB

A team of Canadian researchers may have discovered a new way to combat tuberculosis by learning to reprogram the body’s own immune cells to kill invading TB bacteria, according to a new study published online today in the journal Cell. According »