Winter break is nearly here so for those staying in Montreal, be sure to check these out.
Christmas in the Park
Located at the Olympic park, this year’s festivities include live music, a Christmas tree sale, hot chocolate stands to keep warm and free skating as of 4 p.m..
Fire on Ice
Montreal’s Old Port will be lighting up our winter nights with Fire on Ice, a display of fireworks set to movie scores during which you can skate... →
Bernard Drainville’s refusal to attend panel shows a lack of conviction
The minister responsible for the proposed Charter of Values, Bernard Drainville, declined to attend a debate on said charter, held earlier this week by the Graduate Student Association. He declined for reasons of security, saying that he felt the risk of things getting out of control were too high at this event, according to CTV. Yes,... →
Urban planning students take their research on human interaction to the streets
In his Public Space and the Public interest Class, Soukwan Chan, a professor from the university’s department of geography, planning and environment, assigned his students to come up with a multidisciplinary project in three weeks to encourage interaction between strangers in different public areas by using the urban settings... →
From Arcade Fire to Jon Hopkins, here's our list of the best albums of the year
1. Arcade Fire – Reflektor
Arcade Fire’s follow-up album to their Grammy-award winning album, The Suburbs, is dark yet surprisingly danceable. The band knows how to take risks and challenge themselves all while keeping with their signature style. Reflektor is Arcade Fire’s most musically complex effort to date.... →
Growing older changes our perception during the holidays, but doesn’t spoil all the fun
The holiday season: loved by most children, and dreaded by many adults. As we’ve gotten older, the holidays just don’t feel the same. People may sometimes get excited over the snow and gifts, but it’s not quite as magical as it once seemed to be.
The winter wonderland fantasy, for one, has lost its appeal. When you’re... →
McGill’s new project, CATCH, proposes a self-applied gel that may benefit HPV prevention efforts in the future
McGill PhD student Joseph Tota, has recently launched a new research project on HPV prevention under the supervision of Dr. Eduardo Franco. This project, called CATCH, stands for Carrageenan gel Against Transmission of Cervical HPV and seeks to evaluate a possible alternative to the vaccination by the use of a lubricant that contains... →