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Footage shows destruction in Syria's city of Palmyra

Rex Brynen, political science professor, said regaining control of Palmyra is a “significant victory” for Syrian forces. CTV News

Published: 30Mar2016

What’s wrong with giving cold meds to your toddler?

Op-ed by Dr. Mitch Shulman, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Surgery. The Suburban

Published: 30Mar2016

Justice delayed better than justice denied

Karadzic verdict: Op-ed by Payam Akhavan, professor of international law. The Globe and Mail

Published: 30Mar2016

Longer maternity leave linked to better infant health

McGill Newsroom

McGill, UCLA study of low- and middle-income countries shows paid maternity leave policies could help prevent infant deaths

For each additional month of paid maternity leave offered in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), infant mortality is reduced by 13%, according to a new study by researchers from McGill University and UCLA Fielding School of Public Health.

Published: 30Mar2016

Ban plastic bags? It's not so simple

Column by Joe Schwarcz, director of Office for Science & Society​. Montreal Gazette

Published: 29Mar2016

Indigenous languages go under the microscope

“When I hear the language, it immediately brings me back home,” said Janine Metallic, a PhD student at McGill University. “The way we tell jokes, the way we tell stories, there’s a whole world view embedded in those words. It’s a different reflection of the world.” Montreal Gazette


Published: 29Mar2016

Marie-Claire Kirkland-Casgrain

The first woman elected to the Legislative Assembly of Quebec and first female judge in Quebec, grad Marie-Claire Kirkland-Casgrain (CM, CQ)  (BA'47, BCL'50, LLD'97) has died. She was 91 years old.

Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard has announced that Kirkland-Casgrain will receive a national funeral

Interview from the McGill News archives (1998) on presentation of her honorary doctorate 

Published: 24Mar2016

Harmonizing ethics review for international research

McGill Newsroom

​Policy experts advocate mutual recognition for reviews of data-intensive international research

Genomic research holds great potential to advance human health and medicine. But for the millions of data points now being collected through large-scale sequencing efforts to be truly valuable, they must be analyzed in aggregate and shared across institutions and jurisdictions. This raises many challenges, including navigation of complex ethics-approval processes at multiple sites and in multiple jurisdictions.

Published: 24Mar2016

Expert: Jian Ghomeshi's Verdict

"Jian Ghomeshi has been acquitted on four counts of sexual assault and one count of choking by an Ontario Court judge who says the "deceptive and manipulative" evidence of the complainants raised a reasonable doubt in the guilt of the former CBC Radio host." (CBC)

Published: 24Mar2016

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