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A precipitous balancing act

Today’s academic landscape has drastically evolved from that of the past. As universities pump out an increasing number of graduate students each year, the grant money and academic positions once available to incoming researchers are now spread thin. This phenomenon has resulted in more efforts and minds contributing to the pool of scientific discovery—a state… Keep Reading

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The changing face of internet anonymity on campus

There is no shortage of anonymous online communities on a university campus, whether it be the updates of ‘spotted’ individuals engaging in out-of-the-ordinary behaviour, the online personas or usernames that mask real names on forums and discussion groups, or mobile applications like Yik Yak, an anonymous feed of posts from other students on campus. Keep Reading

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Investigating journalism

It’s no secret that the landscape of the journalism industry is profoundly different than it was at the start of the 21st century. The prevalence of the internet has fundamentally altered the way in which people consume print journalism; consequently, it has eroded both circulation and advertising, the primary revenue streams for publications. These changes… Keep Reading

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Memories unravelled

In 1953, Henry Molaison underwent an experimental surgery known as bilateral temporal lobectomy to treat the severe epilepsy he had been experiencing. His surgeon removed his medial temporal lobe, including a structure known as the hippocampus—a part of the brain involved in the storage of long-term memory—in hopes of curing the condition. While Molaison emerged… Keep Reading

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Split identities

Despite differences in healthcare, politics, and even serving sizes, Canada and the United States have a lot in common. They share a continent, many aspects of culture, and—thanks to strong flows of product and people—citizens. As a Canadian university that attracts a large influx of  American students every year, McGill has a substantial population of… Keep Reading

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Evolving our foundations

It is hard to ignore the eclectic style of McGill’s buildings. Whether it is the imposing limestone pillars that adorn the Arts Building or the clean-cut, grille-like exterior of Leacock, McGill boasts incredible architectural diversity. Keep Reading

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Campus stories

In August, the Tribune met with nine different students, who will each go through a year’s worth of experiences in Montreal. Each was asked to describe something important to him or her. In April, we will revisit their stories. Eric Mitchell, U2 Faculty of Science, neuroscience Describe something important to you right now. What’s really important to… Keep Reading

Redpath Museum at McGill
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The Many Faces of the Redpath Museum

It isn’t often that a museum exhibit gets to stare back at its visitors. But for the past year, those who have climbed to the third floor of the Redpath Museum have been able to lock eyes with three unexpectedly youthful new faces—model reconstructions of what the museum’s 2000-year-old Egyptian mummies might have looked like centuries… Keep Reading

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