Tag: covid-19

McGill’s mixed communication regarding the S/U option was quick, but not careful

It’s a small disclaimer on every McGill course syllabus: “In the event of extraordinary circumstances beyond the university’s control, the content and/or evaluation scheme in this course is subject to change.” This year’s cohort of students finally fell prey to the mysterious “extraordinary circumstances” when on March 20, the McGill […]

COVID-19 prompts rise in digital health services

The COVID-19 pandemic sweeping the globe is drastically changing the ways in which people approach work, play, education, and, of course, healthcare. In light of the outbreak, routine checkups have begun to shift online to relieve overcrowded hospitals and reduce opportunities for infection. This style of remote healthcare—termed telehealth or […]

Student-led Face-Shield Initiative seeks support and materials

Personal protective equipment (PPE) is essential for health care workers on the front line in the fight against COVID-19. As the number of global cases continues to increase, hospitals are experiencing shortages of basic medical equipment, most notably protective face shields, plastic guards that protect doctors and nurses from infectious […]

McGill students on geology excursion in Morocco nearly return home after being stuck for five days

As exchange students have their semesters abroad cut short and return to Canada, five students from the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences and their professor were stuck in Morocco for five days after travelling there for a two-week geology field research excursion on February 27. After several complications, the […]

Montreal researchers propose a treatment for COVID-19

The World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a global pandemic on March 11. As of press time, the coronavirus had rapidly spread to more than 175,000 people in 162 countries and caused nearly 7,000 deaths.  Doctors Michel Chrétien and Majambu Mbikay, senior researchers at the Montreal Clinical Research Institute (IRCM), have […]