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McGill experts: Provincial elections

Fri, 2014-03-07 12:28

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Truth and Reconciliation Commissions

McGill’s Institute for the Study of International Development (ISID) puts the spotlight on Truth and Reconciliation Commissions for promoting democratic good governance
Tue, 2014-03-04 12:05

Over the last few decades, truth and reconciliation commissions (TRC) have been initiated in countries emerging out of conflicts all across the globe. From Argentina, to Rwanda, Brazil and in our own country, these truth-seeking bodies were tasked to investigate past records of all manner of human rights violations. As their name implies, TRCs attempt to set the historical record straight with the explicit goal of ensuring that such atrocities will never be repeated. Can the lessons learned from TRCs be used to enhance conflict mediation and prevention?

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No medicinal cannabis for rheumatology patients

Tue, 2014-03-04 09:55

Patients with rheumatic conditions are in need of symptom relief and some are turning to herbal cannabis as a treatment option. However, the effectiveness and safety of medical marijuana to treat symptoms of rheumatic conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, or fibromyalgia is not supported by medical evidence. In an article published in Arthritis Care & Research – a journal of the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) – McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) researchers explore the risks associated with using herbal cannabis for medicinal purposes and advise healthcare providers to discourage rheumatology patients from using this drug as therapy.

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Contact: Julie Robert
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Global warming felt to deepest reaches of ocean

Study shows climate change has put a freshwater lid on the Antarctic ocean, trapping warm water in ocean depths .
Mon, 2014-03-03 11:30

In the mid-1970s, the first available satellite images of Antarctica during the polar winter revealed a huge ice-free region within the ice pack of the Weddell Sea. This ice-free region, or polynya, stayed open for three full winters before it closed.

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March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month

Thu, 2014-02-27 09:49

Colon or colorectal cancer (CRC) is the second leading cause of both male and female cancer-related deaths in Canada. In 2013, an estimated 23,900 Canadians were diagnosed with colon cancer. And almost half of those diagnosed died. Surprisingly, colon cancer is one of the most preventable forms of cancer. If caught early, over 90% of these cases could and should result in a full recovery.

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McGill experts: International Women’s Day

Every year, International Women’s Day is held on March 8, celebrating women all around the world. This year’s main theme is INSPIRING CHANGE. Here is a list of McGill experts who are available to give interviews on issues related to the event and to their expertise:
Tue, 2014-02-25 11:19

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Contact: Raphael Larocque-Cyr
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Biodiverse agriculture as part of a food-secure future

Policy makers should value environmental, health benefits of small-scale local farming, researcher argues .
Sat, 2014-02-15 16:28

Is biodiverse agriculture an anachronism?  Or is it a vital part of a food-secure future?

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Federal budget: Increased university research funding

Additional funding for universities key to ensure Canada’s competitiveness on world stage
Tue, 2014-02-11 18:49

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Study untangles divergent U.S. job-tenure patterns

Greater job continuity for married moms masks trend toward shorter-term employment among men, never-married women
Wed, 2014-02-05 16:05

Have American jobs become less stable? Do workers change employers more frequently than in the past?

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NSERC celebrates McGill research

Three McGill researchers among the recipients of NSERC national prizes
Mon, 2014-02-03 06:45

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