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These McGill University experts are available to comment on the US presidential inauguration of Donald Trump: Jacob Levy, Dept. of Political Science, McGill University
“More than 2,000 people may have died of famine this year in parts of northeast Nigeria which cannot be reached by aid agencies due to an insurgency by Islamic militant group Boko Haram, hunger experts said on Tuesday.” (Reuters)
The Scholars at Risk Network organizes two sessions on December 8 in Ottawa to discuss threats to academic freedom. Around the world today, scholars are attacked because of their words, their ideas and their place in society.
“Both the Arctic and Antarctic experienced record lows in sea ice extent in November, with scientists astonished to see Arctic ice actually retreating at a time when the region enters the cold darkness of winter.” (The Guardian) (National Snow & Ice Data Center)
“Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced approvals for two major export pipelines Tuesday, while dismissing a third pipeline and imposing a ban on oil tanker traffic on the northern section of B.C.’s coast.” (Financial Post)
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.
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.
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.
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.
For the last lecture of the five-week Effective parenting series featuring McGill University Educational Psychology professors, Professor Steven Shaw will focus on homework.
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.
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)
“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)
“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.
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