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Tales from the South Pole

McGill astrophysicist Matt Dobbs is spending a month at the South Pole helping to install a new camera in a huge telescope designed to help untangle mysteries of the universe by examining the cosmic microwave background -- the light left over from the Big Bang.

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Published on : 30 Nov 2016

The Neuroscience of HIV: World AIDS Day (Dec. 1)

Dec. 1 is World AIDS Day, a time to raise awareness about a disease that has afflicted 70 million people worldwide, 35 million of whom have died as a result. When most people think of AIDS, they generally do not think of a neurological disease, yet HIV infection can have an important impact on brain function. Untreated, HIV can cause severe dementia.

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Published on : 30 Nov 2016

Why are 7 Million Canadians at greater risk of chronic disease?

There is a growing body of evidence linking dental diseases to general health conditions, such as diabetes and pneumonia, and the barriers facing the estimated seven million Canadians who are unable to access dental care.

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Published on : 23 Nov 2016

Fighting new viruses: should we make some mosquitoes extinct? (Nov. 23)

Chris Cloutier will tackle the controversial issue of mosquito eradication November 23 at 7:00 PM during a Food for thought talk at Macdonald Campus.

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Published on : 21 Nov 2016

Homework without tears (Nov. 21)

For the last lecture of the five-week Effective parenting series featuring McGill University Educational Psychology professors, Professor Steven Shaw will focus on homework.

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Published on : 21 Nov 2016

Universal Children’s Day (November 20)

Cindy Blackstock, School of Social Work, McGill University “International Children's Day recognizes the rights and contributions of children worldwide including the right to non-discrimination. As Canada celebrates, the federal government fails to comply with three legal orders by the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal and a unanimous House of Commons Motion to cease racial discrimination against 165,000 First Nations children and youth.

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Published on : 21 Nov 2016

APEC Peru 2016 (Nov. 19-20)

Prime Ministrer Trudeau will attend the APEC Economic Leaders' Meeting, the year-long hosting of Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meetings in Peru, which will culminate on 19–20 November 2016 in Lima. (APEC)

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Published on : 18 Nov 2016

Experts: South Africa and others leave the ICC

“Even as the International Criminal Court (ICC) suffered a blow from yet another country turning against it, Canada is continuing its fight to save it with a campaign of lobbying pressure and promised solutions.” (The Globe and Mail)

Published on : 18 Nov 2016

Leonard Cohen dies at 82

“Leonard Cohen, the hugely influential singer and songwriter whose work spanned nearly 50 years, died at the age of 82.” (Rolling Stone) Will Straw, Department of Art History and Communication Studies, McGill University He’s available this afternoon to comment on the legacy of Leonard Cohen. He’s interested among other things in cultural industries, urban culture, film studies, Canadian culture and globalization.

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Published on : 11 Nov 2016

Effective parenting: how to help your child overcome anxiety (Nov. 14)

How parents can help their children overcome anxiety? Professor Tina Montreuil is the next speaker in the Effective Parenting: New Trends And Approach series. She will discuss strategies for parents to help their child overecome their anxiety.  Tina Montreuil, Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology, McGill University

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Published on : 11 Nov 2016

Effective Parenting: New Trends and Approaches

This series of public lectures focuses on topics of concern for parents/guardians/grandparents in our fast-paced world and digital age. On November 7, Dr. Adam Dubé, will be giving a talk titled: "The myths and merits of children's iPad use from the cradle to the classroom”. 

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Published on : 07 Nov 2016

Experts: US 2016 Presidential Elections

These McGill University experts are available to comment on the race for the White House: Jacob Levy, Dept. of Political Science, McGill University Jacob Levy is one of the world’s leading libertarian political theorists. jacob [dot] levy [at] mcgill [dot] ca (English)

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Published on : 07 Nov 2016

International Criminal Court: South Africa's Withdrawal

"South Africa's main opposition party on Monday tried to block a government plan to withdraw from the International Criminal Court, saying the move is illegal and that the country's top court should intervene.

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Published on : 25 Oct 2016

DDoS Attack: what does it tell us?

“Some major internet companies suffered service disruptions for several hours on Friday morning as internet infrastructure provider Dyn said it was hit by a cyber attack that disrupted traffic mainly on the U.S. East Coast.” (CBC)

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Published on : 21 Oct 2016

McGill linguist helped on upcoming movie Arrival

The upcoming Denis Villeneuve movie Arrival was filmed in Montreal and when the filmmakers went looking for a linguistics scholar to consult on the screenplay and offer on-set advice, they turned to McGill. Prof. Jessica Coon supplied feedback on the film’s script, worked with the set crew, and some of her books from her office even wound up in the film. (McGill News)

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Published on : 21 Oct 2016