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Experts: Earthquakes in Italia and Burma

A strong earthquake in central Italy reduced three towns to rubble as people slept early Wednesday, with reports that at least 50 people were killed and hundreds injured as rescue crews raced to dig out survivors.” (CBC) “An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.8 has shaken central Burma, the U.S. Geological Survey says.” (CBC)

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Published on : 24 Aug 2016

Experts: Yellow Fever Epidemic in Congo and Angola

“The World Health Organization's (WHO) emergency committee on deadly yellow fever will meet on Aug. 31 to review outbreaks in Democratic Republic of Congo and Angola, a spokesman said on Tuesday, as a major vaccination campaigns continues.” (Reuters and The Washington Post)

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Published on : 23 Aug 2016

The Great Canadian Sleepwalk – the road to good nights

"To sleep - to sleep, perchance to dream”, these words made famous by William Shakespeare, in the play Hamlet are familiar to many of us. But did you know that sleep is just as important as diet and exercise for a healthy lifestyle?

Published on : 16 Aug 2016

Expert: flossing

"The world woke to the smell of burning floss last week, as thunderous applause met news reports that there was, after all, no evidence for dentists recommending flossing.

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Published on : 10 Aug 2016

Henry Mintzberg and “On the Earth, for the Earth”

Hundreds of 2016 World Social Forum participants will meet to brainstorm new solutions to climate change on August 10 at Percival Molson Stadium. This is the wild idea of Henry Mintzberg, internationally renowned management academic and professor of management studies at McGill University.

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Published on : 08 Aug 2016

World Breast Feeding Week

World Breastfeeding Week is celebrated every year from 1 to 7 August to encourage breastfeeding and improve the health of babies around the world. (WHO)  

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Published on : 08 Aug 2016

Elections in South Africa

  “South Africans are heading to the polls on Wednesday in what Barclays analysts have dubbed "the most important elections since the 1994 democratic transition" — back when Nelson Mandela was elected in the country's first elections post-Apartheid.” (Business Insider)  

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Published on : 08 Aug 2016

Private Company Gets Approval To Put Lander on Moon

  “Moon Express, based in Cape Canaveral, Fla., announced Wednesday that it had received approval from the Federal Aviation Administration to set a robotic lander on the moon.” (The New York Times)

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Published on : 08 Aug 2016

Experts: Viruses in Rio 2016

“Just days ahead of the Olympic Games the waterways of Rio de Janeiro are as filthy as ever, contaminated with raw human sewage teeming with dangerous viruses and bacteria, according to a 16-month-long study commissioned by the Associated Press.” (The Independent)  

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Published on : 02 Aug 2016

Brazil 2016: Politics, Olympics Games, and Zika

Philip Oxhorn, Political Science, Founding Director of the Institute for the Study of International Development, McGill University Professor Oxhorn is an expert in democracy, economic development and Latin American Comparative Politics. He can comment on social, political, and economic angles. philip [dot] oxhorn [at] mcgill [dot] ca (English, Spanish)

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Published on : 01 Aug 2016

Experts: US 2016 Presidential Elections

These McGill University experts are available to comment on the race for the White House: Harold Waller, Dept. of Political Science, McGill University He can speak about all aspects of the conventions and the election campaign. Particular themes involve electoral strategy, the significance of the vice-presidential choices, the characters of the two presidential candidates, and comparisons to previous presidential contests.

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Published on : 21 Jul 2016

Expert: Turkey (July 21, 2016)

"Turkey has banned all academics from leaving the country, cancelling their annual leave, as President Tayyip Erdogan's post-coup crackdown escalated to 'exceptional proportions'. One British academic at a state-run university in Istanbul told the Telegraph that foreign nationals had also been told to come back to work." (The Telegraph)

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Published on : 21 Jul 2016

McGill expert: Brain injuries, concussions

 June is National Brain Injury Awareness Month. Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is the leading cause of death and disability in children and adults from ages 1 to 44. Brain injuries are most often caused by motor vehicle crashes, sports injuries, or simple falls on the playground, at work or in the home.

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Published on : 10 Jun 2016

Expert: Uber (May 13, 2016)

"Transport Minister Jacques Daoust stood firm on his promise to regulate the ride-sharing service Uber and tabled Bill 100 on Thursday, which would effectively force Uber drivers to buy or rent taxi permits." (The Montreal Gazette)

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Published on : 13 May 2016

Expert: Health Care Accessory Fees (Quebec)

The Quebec government has the intention to prohibit all accessory fees in health care. (La Presse)

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Published on : 02 May 2016