McGill’s living laboratories 

McGill professors and students have access to a unique network of field research stations. These stations, which include the Bellairs Research Institute in Barbados and the Gault Nature Reserve at Mont-Sainte-Hilaire, offer researchers the opportunity to explore the natural world up close.

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Exploring the roots of the war in Ukraine

After Russia invaded Ukraine in 2022, Maria Popova became one of the media’s most popular go-to experts for providing context for the conflict. The McGill associate professor of political science has a new book out that examines the factors that led to the war.

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Taking stock of the state of English in Canada

Do English-speaking Canadians still say “chesterfield”? Are we more likely to opt for “Zee” or Zed”? These are some of the questions that McGill associate professor of linguistics Charles Boberg hopes to answer with a national survey that is looking at how English is being spoken in different parts of the country.

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A more inclusive vision of law

Over the course of her career, McGill law professor Adelle Blackett has never been shy about questioning the status quo. Her work has altered the landscape for domestic workers in dozens of countries and for Black academics in Canada.

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This top marine ecologist puts an emphasis on hope

Don’t tell Carlos Duarte, PhD’87, the oceans are dying. He’s heard it before, as one of the world’s most respected marine ecologists, and he has a clear message for those who lament about the state of marine ecosystems: “We’re within reach to achieve a positive future for our oceans but we have to stop focusing on […]

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Managing in a multi-generational workplace

Karl Moore, an associate professor at the Desautels Faculty of Management, works with young people all the time – and he sees no reason why his fellow boomers can’t forge productive workplace relationships with millennials and Gen Z. His new book Generation Why offers tips on how to go about it. 

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Exploring the complexity of ecosystems

As McGill’s Canada Research Chair in Sustainability Science, Elena Bennett is one of the country’s most respected experts on the nature of Canada’s ecosystems – the varied benefits they offer, as well as their vulnerability to change.

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A complicated quest for belonging

Associate professor of political science Debra Thompson's new book The Long Road Home: On Blackness and Belonging, a finalist for the Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for Nonfiction, examines the complicated nature of Black identity in North America. 

The Retail Innovation Lab, located in the Bronfman Building, is a handy spot for McGillians who want to grab a quick snack between classes. It is also the site for an array of research projects looking at consumer behaviour and other aspects of retail operations. Discovery

A research lab that looks like a dep (because it is a dep)

The Retail Innovation Lab is a handy spot on campus for McGillians looking to grab a quick snack between classes. A partnership between McGill’s Bensadoun School of Retail Management and Couche-Tard, it is also the site for research examining consumer behaviour and other aspects of retail operations.

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