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Making Better Use of Science and Technology in Policy-Making

Wed, 2016-03-23 10:57

As governments struggle to keep pace with rapid advancements in science and technology, a new report by the Institute for Research on Public Policy (IRPP) and the Canadian Academy of Engineering (CAE) outlines how governments can better incorporate that knowledge in policy-making processes and improve the quality of government decisions.

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Joanna Erdman - "Human Rights and the Contraceptive Imperative"

Wed, 2016-03-09 13:00 - 14:30
Charles Meredith House : Conference Room, 1130 avenue des Pins Ouest Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 1A3

Please join us for a special seminar co-hosted by the McGill Institute for Health and Social Policy, the McGill Research Group on Health and Law and the

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Dr. Naomi Nichols co-edits "Exploring Effective Systems Responses to Homelessness"

Tue, 2016-02-09 13:41
Professor Naomi Nichols, of our Department of Integrated Studies in Education (DISE), is co-editor of a recent publication, Exploring Effective Systems Responses to Homelessness, published by The Canadian Observatory on Homelessness (Homeless Hub). The collection represents the nation’s first book on systems-level solutions to homelessness.
 
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Dr. Derevensky interviewed by National Post concerning fantasy scandals

Mon, 2016-01-04 15:16

In a recent National Post special, "Canada could be susceptible to daily fantasy scandals like those in the U.S. if industry not regulated, experts warn," Amanda Coletta interviewed Dr. Jeffrey Derevensky of our Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology.

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New York Times speaks to Dr. Derevensky regarding internet gambling, fantasy sports betting

Tue, 2015-10-20 14:24

"Today, young men, the most susceptible to becoming problem gamblers, are using the internet to risk thousands of dollars daily on sports without the legally mandated safeguards that casinos and regulated sports books must follow," writes the New York Times in a recent article discussing the rising phenomenon of online fantasy sports betting. 

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Special Lecture: Iona Novak

Thu, 2015-10-29 16:30 - 18:00
Wilson Hall : Wendy Patrick Room, 3506 rue University Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 2A7

The Institute for Health and Social Policy is happy to co-host this special lecture with the Centre for Research on Children and Families and the School of Occupational Health and Physical Therapy

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McGill UNF3C

Sat, 2015-11-07 (All day)
Students' Society of McGill University : Ballroom, 3600 McTavish Street, Montreal, QC
Price: $12.50 (includes breakfast, lunch, refreshments)

Are you confused about how climate negotiations work?

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MACHEquity members discuss child marriage in Globe and Mail

Mon, 2015-08-03 14:55

Maternal and Child Health Equity (MACHEquity) Principal Investigator and IHSP Faculty member Arijit Nandi, MACHEquity Project Manager Gonzalo Moreno and past MACHEquity Doctoral Fellow Belinda Maswikwa have contributed an Op-ed in the Globe and Mail discussing how stopping child marriage, notably by closing existing legal loopholes, can empower women and improve their health and social well-being, which are

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Pilot edition of Research to Policy Dragon’s Den a success

Fri, 2015-07-31 12:30

In May, graduate students had the opportunity take on an important current policy challenge, develop a concrete proposal for policy change, and present it to prominent policy and media leaders. Learn more about their proposals here.

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