McGill University

Academic Minute
5:00 am
Thu May 29, 2014

Dr. Nancy Low, McGill University - Inactivity and Depression

Can leading a sedentary lifestyle contribute to depression?

Dr. Nancy Low, assistant professor in the department of psychiatry at McGill University, is studying the correlation between these two afflictions.

Nancy Low is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at McGill University, Clinician-Researcher at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC), and Staff Physician in the Mood Disorders Program of the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC).

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Wed April 16, 2014

Dr. Victoria Kaspi, McGill University - Neutron Star Movement

What is left after a star explodes and dies? The answer is a neutron star.

Dr. Victoria Kaspi, professor of astrophysics and cosmology at McGill University, is piecing together the structure of a specific type of neutron star called a magnetar.

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Mon December 9, 2013

Dr. Eric Galbraith, McGill University – The Ocean’s Nitrogen Cycle

In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Erick Galbraith of McGill University explains how climate change could alter ocean currents and the marine nitrogen cycle. 

Eric Galbraith is an assistant professor in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at McGill University in Montreal, Canada. As a marine biochemist, his research uses observations of the modern ocean, computer simulations of ocean biogeochemistry, and sedimentary records of past climate change to examine the connections between climate and marine ecosystems. He earned his Ph.D. at the University of British Columbia.

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Wed May 15, 2013

Dr. Frank Elgar, McGill University – Psychological Health and Family Meals

In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Frank Elgar of McGill University explores the psychological benefits of making time for family meals.

Frank Elgar is an associate professor of psychiatry and Canada Research Chair in Social Inequalities in Child Health at McGill University. His research explores social and behavioral determinants of child mental health and well-being. He holds a PhD in psychology from Dalhousie University.

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Thu April 25, 2013

Dr. Hans Larsson, McGill University – Evolution of Birds

In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Hans Larsson of McGill University discusses the evolutionary pressures that influenced the development of flight in birds.

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New England News
2:32 pm
Mon April 1, 2013

McGill Students Visit Emerging Economic City of Moscow

Credit Desautels Faculty of Management/McGill University

Every year, Montreal’s McGill University takes a complement of students, faculty and alumni to a city considered an emerging economic power.  Past trips have included tours of Israel, Dubai, India and South Africa. This year, the ”Hot Cities” tour took 34 students, plus faculty and alumni, to Moscow.

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Thu February 21, 2013

Dr. Jean-Philippe Lessard, McGill University – Mapping Biodiversity

In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Jean-Philippe Lessard of McGill University explains how modern techniques are being used to refine an iconic map of the world’s biodiversity.

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Mon August 13, 2012

Dr. Catherine Sabiston, McGill University – Post-Cancer Health

In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Catherine Sabistion of McGill University examines how readjusting goals about physical fitness can increase health in cancer survivors.

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Fri July 13, 2012

Dr. Amélie Quesnel-Vallée, McGill University – Depression and Education Level

In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Amélie Quesnel-Vallée of McGill University reveals the multigenerational advantages of a college degree.

Amélie Quesnel-Vallée is an associate professor at McGill University where she has a joint appointment in the Departments of Sociology and Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health. Her research examines how social policies influence the development of social inequalities in health. Her work has been featured in a number of peer-reviewed journals and she holds a Ph.D. from Duke University.

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Fri June 29, 2012

Dr. Michael Wasserman, McGill University – Soy Diets and Primate Evolution

In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Michael Wasserman of McGill University describes his research project examining the role of soy in primate diets.

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