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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

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

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

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....

Published: 17 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

Catholic leaders divided over funerals in assisted death cases

“Some of them are more theologically astute than others and some of them are more faithful to the church’s teaching than others." Douglas Farrow, professor of Christian thought at McGill. The Globe and Mail

Published: 11 Oct 2016

McGill researcher looks at how children perceive lies

Victoria Talwar, associate professor in the Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology at McGill University, has done a number of studies on lying — most recently looking at how children from different age groups evaluate hurtful lies, harmless lies, tattling and confessions. CBC News

Published: 11 Oct 2016

McGill philosopher Charles Taylor wins $1M Berggruen Prize

Prominent Canadian philosopher Charles Taylor, McGill University professor emeritus, has been named the first-ever recipient of the Berggruen Prize. CBC News

Published: 6 Oct 2016

The human lifespan has a natural limit. Scientists might know how to break it

“Metformin lowers the rate of living,” Dr. Michael Pollak, a cancer oncologist at McGill University in Montreal and author on a 2013 paper that reached this conclusion, told me recently. Motherboard Vice

Published: 6 Oct 2016

Building a ‘Good’ Anthropocene from the bottom up

We cannot build what we cannot imagine. Creating visions of positive futures is important work. And this is only the beginning- we hope to open up to a much wider visioning process. And of course, seeds of a better future won’t make a difference unless they can grow and be widely distributed. - Elana Bennett, ecosystem ecologist and geographer at McGill University....

Published: 6 Oct 2016

Aviation emissions resolution is a litmus test for carbon pricing

Op-ed co-authored by Jean Monnet chair in the law of international economic integration at McGill. « Airplanes in international flight are responsible for at least 2 per cent of global greenhouse gas emissions – a considerable volume given that it’s the only form of emissions delivered directly at high altitude into the atmosphere....

Published: 3 Oct 2016

Boomers or Gen Y: The PQ's generational dilemma

“The PQ’s discourse isn’t resonating among 18- to 34-year-olds. For Generation Y, support for the party is collapsing,” said political scientist Éric Bélanger of McGill University, who co-wrote the study with Valérie-Anne Mahéo of the Université de Montréal. The Globe and Mail

Published: 3 Oct 2016

Akwesasne creates first independent indigenous court in Canada

McGill University Prof....

Published: 3 Oct 2016

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