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A Life in Research

Research is the fuel that drives innovation and progress. The work of a researcher is often fascinating, frustrating, challenging, and rewarding. Meet some of McGill University's most prominent researchers, men and women who have been recognized with major awards like the Ordre National du Quebec and the Order of Canada. These individuals have devoted their careers to answering questions no one else has been able to fully answer before. Find out what prompted them to explore their particular field, what motivates them, and what advice they would give to someone thinking of embarking on A Life in Research.

Production : Université McGill

Année de Production : 2015

Durée : 30 min


Thématique abordée

Sciences

Astrophysics and Robots

Vicky Kaspi is an astrophysicist and leads the McGill Pulsar Group. Her research focuses on neutron stars: massive, dense celestial objects that emit bursts of radiation as they rotate and that are formed when a massive star explodes.

Gregory Dudek is Director of the McGill Mobile Robotics Lab. His research deals with sensing for robots and the development of underwater and amphibious robots.
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Primate ecology and media arts

Colin Chapman is the Canada Research Chair in Primate Ecology and Conservation. His research uses experimental and observational approaches to determine how plant communities influence animals, and how animals influence their environment. Much of his research has focused on primates.

Christine Ross is the James McGill Chair in Contemporary Art History. Her main field of research is contemporary media arts: the relationship between media, aesthetics and subjectivity; augmented reality; and reconfigurations of time and temporality in recent media arts.
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Sociology and History of Québec

Céline Le Bourdais is a sociologist who uses longitudinal analysis to study : family dynamics; cohabitation and marriage; work and family balance; conjugal histories; family change and aging; family law and policy.

Allan Greer is the Canada Research Chair in Colonial North America. He specializes in the history of native peoples of the Americas. He has published extensively on the social history of early French Canada, the Canadian Rebellion of 1837-38, the early modern Jesuits, property and the history and historiography of New France.
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What's in our genes?

Michael Meaney, a professor of biological psychiatry, identified the importance of maternal care in modifying the expression of genes that regulate behavioral and neuroendocrine responses to stress. He noted that maternal care can modify an offspring's ability to cope with stress later in life.

Bartha Knoppers specializes in Comparative Medical Law and is an internationally recognized expert in the ethical aspects of genetics, genomics and biotechnology. In 2007, she created the Quebec biobank CARTaGENE, which collects biological samples from over 20,000 people.
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