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Performance of Clinton, Trump

Democratic strategist Adam Sharon and North American Studies professor at McGill University Tom Velk discuss and debate their performance. CTV News

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Published on : 27 Sep 2016

Canadians relieved, says Trudeau, after professor released from Iran

“At a time when the regime is inviting the world to invest in Iran and trying to attract diaspora Iranians, these arrests aren’t going to make anyone feel secure about doing business in Iran,” said Payam Akhavan, an associate professor of international law at McGill University. The Toronto Star

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Published on : 27 Sep 2016

Discovering new fish species is 'lagniappe,' LSU researcher says

[Former Macdonald student] Prosanta Chakrabarty travels the world searching for fish that few humans have ever seen. The LSU researcher wants to learn what these underwater unknowns can teach about evolution and the history of the earth. He's a modern-day explorer, swimming through murky waters and diving into caves in search of seldom-seen species.

Published on : 27 Sep 2016

How do you measure hunger?

How do you measure hunger? If anyone can tell you, it’s Hugo Melgar-Quiñonez, Margaret Gilliam Faculty Scholar in Food Security and Director of the McGill Institute for Global Food Security. “Hunger and food insecurity are very complex phenomena affecting people and countries in different ways,” says Melgar-Quiñonez. “In order to estimate how many people are undernourished or food insecure, we needed diverse methods of quantifying hunger.”

Published on : 27 Sep 2016

Food security and access to land resources

Margaret A. Gilliam Fellowship recipient June Po is a PhD candidate in the Department of Natural Resource Sciences; June works on food security, focusing on the relationships between food security and women’s access to land resources in dryland Kenya. In early 2015, she returned to the rural communities in Kenya to report her research findings to smallholder farmers. This effort has so far been extremely valuable, as she learned multiple ways of translating research into practice.

Published on : 27 Sep 2016

Phishing scam: "Subject: WARNING"

There is a phishing email circulating with content relating to compromised accounts. The message requests that the recipient click on a link to verify and upgrade their account.

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Published on : 27 Sep 2016

Phishing scam with multiple subjects: "Important E-Mail Notification" & "Help Desk"

There are multiple phishing emails circulating from the same sender, with content relating to McGill account access. The email subjects are "Important E-Mail Notification" and "Help Desk". The messages in both instances request that the recipient click on a link to renew their account.

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Published on : 26 Sep 2016

Corporate culture: how a company handles a crisis can affect everyone

Op-ed by Howard P. Gibbs, instructor in issues management at McGill University School of Continuing Studies. The Chronicle Herald

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Published on : 26 Sep 2016

Qui est Sophie Gregoire-Trudeau, l’épouse du premier ministre cana­dien?

Depuis l'élec­tion de son mari Justin au rang de premier ministre du Canada, Sophie Gregoire-Trudeau à elle aussi été propul­sée sous un éclai­rage inter­na­tio­nal. La première dame a tout de la prin­cesse moderne dont rêvait le pays. Libé­rée de ce “cadeau mal déli­vré” que fut la bouli­mie pour elle, Sophie Grégoire a suivi des études de commerce à l’Uni­ver­sité McGill, puis elle s’est lancée dans une carrière de jour­na­liste. 

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Published on : 26 Sep 2016

Du pareil au même

L'un de nous est Américain, l'autre est Canadien; l'un est conservateur, l'autre est libéral. Nous vivons tous deux au Canada, une position privilégiée d'où suivre le déroulement de l'élection présidentielle aux États-Unis. Notre interrogation est la suivante : où sont les Américains honnêtes parmi la classe politique et la population?

Published on : 26 Sep 2016

Which feathered friend would you choose as our national bird?

"If you look at all the countries around the world, many of them have national birds, including the United States, which reveres its bald eagle. All of our provinces and territories and all of the states have an official bird and I think it's high time Canada has one too." Dr. David Bird, emeritus professor of wildlife biology. CJAD News

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Published on : 26 Sep 2016

Where does Canada's accent come from?

According to Charles Boberg, an associate professor of linguistics at McGill University and the author of The English Language in Canada, the Canadian accent is stubbornly persistent: “Canadian linguistic identity is here to stay on the long term.” BBC

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Published on : 26 Sep 2016

Professor A. Rey is named top 10 reviewer for Soft Matter in 2016.

Professor A. Rey is named top 10 reviewer for Soft Matter in 2016. 

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Published on : 26 Sep 2016