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Weather: El nino

Mon, 2015-12-21 10:30

As 2016 approaches, the ongoing El Nino shows no sign of relaxing its grip on the global climate. (Source: Al Jazeera)

John Gyakum, Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences

"The current El Nino, the strongest since 1997-98, is associated with recent unusually warm conditions in Ontario and Quebec."—John Gyakum

Professor or large scale and dynamic meteorology.

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US Interest Rates

Wed, 2015-12-16 12:38

The U.S. central bank began raising interest rates Dec. 16 from record lows, as it hiked its benchmark rate by a quarter of a percentage point. (Source: CBC)


Chris Ragan, Department of Economics

“Increases in the policy interest rate in the United States will reflect the data showing that the U.S.

Economy is really strengthening, after years of a sluggish recovery.

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Divorce: on the decline in sub-Saharan Africa

First systematic national-level analysis of divorce rates and trends in sub-Saharan Africa
Wed, 2015-12-16 09:47

With education, employment and income levels all rising for women in sub-Saharan Africa, many observers have speculated that divorce rates would follow suit – as they have in much of the developed world.  But a new study by McGill University researchers finds that divorce rates across 20 African countries over the past 20 years have remained stable or declined.

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Montreal blue collar workers suspended

Mon, 2015-12-14 11:12

"Nearly 2,400 Montreal blue collar workers including union leadership will face sanctions for leaving work to attend a union meeting last week after they were ordered to remain on the job. " (Source: CBC)

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Inside McGill Inside My Head

Fri, 2015-12-11 09:47

« La demande était pas mal corpo au début, » says Alain Farah with a laugh. He is anything but. Farah teaches in the department of French languages and literature at McGill. He’s also the author of a novel called Pourquoi Bologne that came out in French in 2013 and appeared in English in 2015 under the title Ravenscrag. The work tells a fractured, spinning kind of story about a writer called Alain Farah who works at McGill in 1962 and in 2012. In the novel, there are episodes, both in 1962 and 2012, where the character Alain Farah wanders around the McGill campus, clearly in bad shape.

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Outremont: zoning on new places of worship

Tue, 2015-12-08 14:59

"The borough of Outremont has overwhelmingly adopted a controversial bylaw banning new places of worship on Bernard and Laurier avenues." (Source: CBC)

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Maclean's University Rankings 2016

Fri, 2015-11-20 13:42

The Medical Doctoral category includes some of the largest schools in the country, namely those that conduct a significant amount of research and offer a wide range of undergraduate and graduate degrees. McGill University ranks first for Medical Doctoral in Canada! In addition, the following programs have been stated as outstanding: Strategic Management—Social Business & Enterprise; Sustainability, Science and Society; and Canadian Studies.

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Black women in Canada: higher risk of preterm births

Mon, 2015-11-09 13:05

Similar to relative disparities in the United States, although rates lower among both racial groups in Canada

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Contact: Cynthia Lee
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Contact: Kim Barnhardt
Organization: Communications, CMAJ
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Climate change adaptation in high income countries

Mon, 2015-11-09 11:55

McGill-led team developing new ways of tracking adaptation

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Contact: Alexandra Lesnikowski, Ph. D student
Organization: Dept. of Geography, McGill University
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Contact: Katherine Gombay
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Climate change adaption: a global snapshot

Mon, 2015-11-09 11:53

A McGill University-led group of researchers (TRAC3) are looking at whether progress is being made in designing initiatives and policies to reduce vulnerability to climate change across countries. Their aim is to contribute new ways of monitoring the global climate adaptation process.

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Contact: Alexandra Lesnikowski, Ph. D student
Organization: Dept. of Geography, McGill University
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Contact: Katherine Gombay
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