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Thorn in the side of war criminals, ayatollahs and dictators

Montreal law professor Payam Akhavan has risked life in conflict zones in globetrotting crusade for human rights

Read more: Toronto Star 

Published: 22 Oct 2016

Hillary Clinton Should Embrace Her Centrism

(By Gil Troy, professor of history at McGill University, a visiting scholar at the Brookings Institution and the author of The Age of Clinton: America in the 1990s) When I say to my students, “Donald Trump promises to…” they all shout “make America great again!”—even if most hate him. When I say “And Hillary promises…” I get a few “Stronger Together” replies, but mostly awkward silence. After three debates and 30 years in politics, Hillary Clinton’s political identity remains mysterious.

Read more: TIME

 

Published: 21 Oct 2016

A Tale of Two Sexes

Men and women are not created equal — women have a higher risk of some musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) than men. That was the message that Dr. Julie Côté, associate professor and chair of the Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education at McGill University in Montreal, delivered during a keynote speech at the 9th International Scientific Conference on the Prevention of Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders, held in Toronto on June 23.

OHS Canada (Canada's Occupational Health & Safety Magazine)

 

Published: 21 Oct 2016

From election campaigns to dishonest monkeys: Why we're hard-wired to lie

According to McGill University's Victoria Talwar, there are two main categories of lies: deceptions that are motivated by self-interest and lies that are designed to benefit others. CBC News

Published: 21 Oct 2016

Essential tremor sufferers needed for groundbreaking study

You probably know someone who has it. It is the most common movement disorder, yet most people don’t even know its name.

Essential tremor affects nearly one per cent of the world’s population, increasing to four per cent of those over 40. The involuntary shaking of hands is the most common symptom, but symptoms can also include shaking of the head and legs.

Published: 21 Oct 2016

Dr. Gustavo Turecki awarded Le prix Acfas Léo-Pariseau 2016

Congratulations to Dr. Gustavo Turecki on being awarded Le prix Acfas Léo-Pariseau 2016

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Published: 19 Oct 2016

What are 'new cities' and why they matter for development

“The creation of world class cities comes at extremely high human costs.” Sarah Moser, director of the urban studies program at McGill who headed the study. Devex

Published: 19 Oct 2016

Striking Balance: Mont Saint-Hilaire

Episode 3 of TVO documentary “Striking Balance” tells the story of the history of Mont St. Hilaire and surrounding area, including McGill - Gault Nature Reserve - Mont St. Hilaire and the people involved in its conservation, including McGillians in the Monteregie Connection project. TVO Docs

Published: 19 Oct 2016

Obituary-Dr. Bernardo Durbovsky

DUBROVSKY, Dr. Bernardo O., MD

November 28, 1938 – October 7, 2016

Published: 18 Oct 2016

Supreme Court: Selecting a judge is anything but objective

Op-ed by Robert Leckey, the dean of the Faculty of Law and the Samuel Gale Professor at McGill University. The Globe and Mail

 

Published: 18 Oct 2016

The Neuro names Susan Cameron Cook Neuro-Palliative Care Program

The Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital (The Neuro) is pleased to announce a new initiative designed to ease the suffering of seriously ill patients through specialized consultation and comprehensive care.

The Susan Cameron Cook Neuro-Palliative Care Program, named in honour of Susan Cameron Cook, whose family provided vital seed funding for this initiative, has the goal of reducing the mental and physical suffering of neurological patients and their families in the journey from diagnosis of a terminal illness to end of life.

Published: 17 Oct 2016

A federal carbon price demonstrates policy progress, perils

« For the past three years, the Ecofiscal Commission has been analyzing and proposing policies for Canada to address climate change. We take stock of recent policy announcements by considering the following six essential elements of an economically efficient climate policy. » Commentary by Christopher Ragan, an economics professor at McGill University. The Globe and Mail

Published: 17 Oct 2016

Dr. Guy Rouleau receives national award for significant contributions to world of science

Dr. Guy Rouleau, Director of the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital at McGill University and the McGill University Health Centre, has been chosen to receive another major award recognizing his outstanding scientific career. The national organization representing Canadian francophone doctors, Médecins francophones du Canada, is bestowing on him its 2016 Prix de l’oeuvre scientifique.

Published: 13 Oct 2016

Africa has work to do before it starts its own humanitarian agency

Article by Romola Adeola, Steinberg Postdoctoral Fellow in International Migration Law, Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism at the Faculty of Law. The Conversation

Published: 13 Oct 2016

Meet the Canadian Top 30 Under 30

Two students from McGill, Marianne Falardeau-Côté and Alan Chen, are featured in this list. Corporate Knights

Published: 13 Oct 2016

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