Four Burning Questions
On Oct. 17, Dr. Cindy Blackstock will deliver the inaugural Kagedan Lecture on Social Work and Human Rights. She will speak on Growing up at home: real strategies to ensuring the safety of Aboriginal children, her first-hand account of the Assembly of First Nations and the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society human rights complaint alleging that the Federal Government’s provision of child and family services to First Nations was discriminatory. The case engages fundamental social work principles of equity, respect for culture, democracy, freedom of speech and justice.
Many members of the MUHC and McGill University research communities are interested in conducting health research with Aboriginal communities, but are unfamiliar or unacquainted with its critical ethical issues. On Oct. 4, the interactive, half-day event titled Honouring Partnership: Promoting Engagement and Sensitivity in Aboriginal Health Research will be a starting point for a discussion on enhancing the protection and well‐being of Aboriginal people in health research. The event will feature keynote speaker, Dr.
To get an update on the McGill’s financial situation, The Reporter asked Provost Anthony C. Masi to answer four questions on the response to McGill’s plan to cut $43.5 million from its operating budget.
Two months ago, the University confirmed being on-track to reach the required $43.5 million in savings without having to resort to collective dismissals. Can you comment on this?
Anthony Ricciardi is an Associate Professor in the Redpath Museum and the Associate Director of Research in the McGill School of Environment. For the past 20 years, his research has examined the causes and consequences of the spread of alien species, and he teaches an undergraduate course on this subject (BIOL/ENVR 540 “Ecology of Species Invasions”).
Mark W. Kieran is the Director of Pediatric Medical Neuro-Oncology at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Boston Children’s Hospital and Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School. Dr Kieran is the Principal Investigator at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute for the Pediatric Oncology Experimental Therapeutics Investigators Consortium (POETIC); he is a co-chair of the malignant glioma section of the Children’s Oncology Group (COG) and PI of the multicenter Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma study. Dr.
By Cynthia Lee
On Thursday May 1, Fraser will be a participant at the upcoming McGill Institute for the Study of Canada (MISC) public event commemorating the 50th anniversary of the launch of the Royal Commission on Bilingualism and Biculturalism. While there are several events across Canada acknowledging the anniversary of the Commission, most of them have looked back at its history. MISC intends for this event to look forward, asking, “Does bilingualism have a future in Canada?
By McGill Reporter Staff
Blackface and ethnic jokes have and do offend, but where do we draw the line between free expression and racism? The Minor Program in Canadian Ethnic and Racial Studies in conjunction with the UN Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination presents a panel discussion on March 28 that will debate the issues that arise when walking that fine line between funny and racist.
Professor Matthew Grenby is a professor of 18th-Century Studies at Newcastle University. His research interests include children’s literature and culture in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, in particular the overlap of children’s books and political fiction.