Imagine if all the hours you spent moving coloured blocks on Tetris or cultivating wheat on FarmVille actually led to something productive — terminal disease research, perhaps? Two McGill University academics are tapping into our appreciation for simple video games in order to further research into illnesses like cancer, Alzheimer’s and diabetes.
Andrew McWiggan has travelled a long way to play volleyball at the University of Saskatchewan, but he hopes to bring more than just skill. The 19-year-old from Sale, Australia was diagnosed with type one diabetes when he was 16 and is now an ambassador for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. He wants to show diabetic children
Wandering through the Arts Building, you may have noticed stacked cans and a crowd in early December, or clothes and a crowd in February. The Learning Communities at the University Learning Centre were behind the antics.