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UN Secretary General comes to McGill

As part of his three-day working visit to Ottawa and Montreal, the United Nations Secretary-General, His Excellency Ban Ki-moon, will be on McGill’s downtown campus on Friday, February 12, 2016. Ban will speak to a group of political science, law and international students from McGill and other Montreal universities. His speech will be on “Threats and Opportunities: The Power of Young People to Shape a New Future.” 

The event will be livestreamed beginning at 2:00 pm ET. 

Published: 5Feb2016

Pope Francis and Russian Orthodox leader to meet

« Pope Francis and the leader of the Russian Orthodox Church will meet in Cuba next week in a historic step to heal the 1,000-year-old schism that divided Christianity between East and West, both churches announced Friday. The Feb. 12 meeting between Francis and Patriarch Kirill will be the first ever between the leaders of the Catholic Church and the Russian Orthodox Churches, which is the largest in Orthodoxy. » (CBC)

Published: 5Feb2016

Sanders has a point: What good are private insurers?

"I think Canadians get some value, some good feeling, just from the fact that everybody's in," said Erin Strumpf, a health economics professor. "People are treated equally, regardless of their station in life." Chicago Tribune

Published: 5Feb2016

Zika: sexual transmission does not threaten Canada

“From what we know about this virus, if possible sexual transmission, it remains rare. Hundreds of thousands of reported infections, we talk about some suspected cases, “says Brian Ward, Associate Professor in the Research Centre for Host-Parasite Interactions at McGill. The Siver Times

Published: 5Feb2016

McGill en parle

Daniel Weinstock, professeur de droit et philosophie et directeur de l’Institut des politiques sociales et de la santé, ainsi que Richard Shearmur, professeur à l’École d’urbanisme et spécialiste en développement économique, se pencheront sur les forces et les faiblesses de la ville de Montréal, ainsi que sur les plus grands défis qui attendent la métropole nord-américaine dans les prochaines années. Canal Savoir

Published: 5Feb2016

Julian Assange (Feb. 4, 2016)

"A UN panel will conclude Wikileaks founder Julian Assange is being "arbitrarily detained" in the UK, the Swedish foreign ministry has said." (BBC News)

Published: 4Feb2016

Marché du carbone : une transparence souhaitable

Christopher Barrington-Leigh, professeur en environnement à l’Université McGill, croit aussi que la bourse du carbone devrait être plus transparente. Il ajoute qu’au Québec, « le gouvernement n’a jamais vraiment eu à exposer clairement  le marché du carbone à l’industrie ou la population. » Gaïa Presse

Published: 4Feb2016

Women don't make first move while online dating

According to Jui Ramaprasad, assistant professor of information systems at McGill University, they still see that women don't make the "first move" online. Business Standard

Published: 4Feb2016

Transcript: One-fifth of largest companies now Chinese

This Is Karl Moore of the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University with Talking Management for The Globe and Mail. Today I am in Vancouver, delighted to sit down with Cornell’s Chris Marquis. The Globe and Mail

Published: 4Feb2016