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Novembre 2012

Read Dr. Abouheif's interview in Forbes magazine (Nov. 30, 2012): God and Evolution: Easier for Muslims than Christians?

May 7, 2012
Dr. Abouheif and his research team are crawling all over the news again! This time, it's about water strider sex...

NATURE News: Pond skaters hooked in sex struggle.
DISCOVER Magazine: Male water striders evolved antennae to grab females by the eyes.

Radio-Canada: L'évolution sexuelle des patineurs sous la loupe.
MSNBC: Male water bugs sport hooks, spikes - and that's just for sex.
New Scientist: Zoologger: Jesus bugs evolved hooks for grappling eyes.

CBC Radio - "Quirks & Quarks": Water Striders Old Genes

Back to the Future: Supersoldier ants illuminate evolution.
>> Global National (Jan. 16, 2012)
>> La Presse (June 12, 2012)
>> Quirks & Quarks: CBC Radio (Jan. 7, 2012)


McGill: Headway Publications, June 2011
"The Genetics Habits of Highly Efficient Ants"

View Dr. Abouheif's webcast "Bridging Islam and Evolution"

Darwin and Evolution in the Muslim World Conference
Hampshire College, Oct. 2009:
>> Ehab Abouheif & Taner Edis on Evolution and Islam
>> Q & A Panel Discussion
  • June 2009 - Rajee Rajakumar has received an FQRNT Fellowship Congratulations Rajee!
  • Oct. 2009 - Dr. Abouheif was a speaker at the "Darwin & Evolution in the Muslim World" conference. Click HERE to view a photo of the participants.

The Boston Globe
(Article published Oct. 25, 2009)
Islam's Darwin Problem: In the Muslim world, creationism is on the rise
“For evolution in the Islamic world, it’s very unfortunate that Darwin was a white Brit, because otherwise it would have gained wider acceptance,” says Ehab Abouheif, an evolutionary biologist at McGill who has spoken publicly about reconciling his Muslim faith and evolution.

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March 23, 2010 - Tele Quebec Documentary
The Abouheif lab was recently filmed as part of the Tele Quebec documentary on "le Code Chastenay", a program focusing on scientific research in Quebec. The topic was on Social Harmony in Ant Commnuities. Tele-Quebec documentary on Social Harmony in Ant Communities is now available for viewing!

Photo credit: Owen Egan

September 24, 2009: McGill's ant man (McGill Reporter)
We make war, enslave our enemies and police the sexual behavior of others. Are we humans? No, explains McGill evolutionary biologist Ehab Abouheif, we’re ants. Ants are a particularly rich area of study for evolutionary biology, because their reproductive strategies at first seemed to be a rebuke to Charles Darwin’s theories of natural selection.

  • Award Announcement: Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Research Fellowship (Feb. 20, 2006)
  • Click HERE to see photos of our lab, before and after the renovations.