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McGill to host panel discussion on journalism and police surveillance

The issue of police surveillance of journalists will be debated Thursday night at the McGill Faculty Club by a panel of lawyers and editors. Read more: Montreal Gazette


Published: 9 Nov 2016

Meet the Canadian woman Hollywood calls when they need to talk to aliens

To get the science right, the producers of the highly anticipated upcoming movie Arrival hired Jessica Coon, a real life linguistics professor at McGill University. Read more: The Hamilton Spectator

Published: 8 Nov 2016

In Boomers’ Sunset, Election Reawakens an Old Divide

“There’s this tremendous idealism with the Clintons — actually living social change, embodying social change,” said Gil Troy, the author of “The Age of Clinton: America in the 1990s” and a history professor at McGill University in Montreal. “But also, at the end of day, not just having this will to power, but also being so convinced of their own self-righteousness that they improvise a new set of morality and ethics.” ...

Published: 7 Nov 2016

How do you create a perennial winner? Ask McGill's baseball team

"We've been lucky to have a lot of really good ball players, really good kids come through the program." Head coach Jason StarrRead more: CBC News 

Published: 7 Nov 2016

Sports engineers propel athletes to the top

At McGill, the Ice Hockey Research Group has a long-running relationship with Bauer, a major manufacturer of hockey equipment. Professor David Pearsall has nurtured that relationship since joining McGill in 1995. “A number of people I’ve had as students have actually been hired by the company because of the expertise they developed,” he says.  Read more: Maclean's

Published: 4 Nov 2016

Provost: Canada must step up to ensure justice for crimes against humanity

Op-Ed by René Provost, professor of law at McGill University and a fellow of the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation.  Read more: Ottawa Citizen

Published: 3 Nov 2016

How to build an igloo

When building an igloo for six hours in minus 54 degrees, Dylan Clark adheres to this ratio: For every second his hand is exposed to the cold, it takes 10 minutes back in the glove to warm it. “It’s hard to describe how cold it is,” he says of the northernmost Canadian Arctic. Dylan Clark is a master’s student working with the Climate Change Adaptation Research Group at McGill University. ...

Published: 2 Nov 2016

Cheese and seafood among irritants threatening to cause stink during CETA ratification

"People have got the idea that investor-state arbitration is a taint to domestic sovereignty... That is completely false. All you get is an order to pay damages." Armand de Mestral, Faculty of Law. Read more: Financial Post  

Published: 1 Nov 2016

Understanding ‘Clintipathy’: A pathological hatred of the Clintons

« News of the FBI’s investigation of more Hillary Clinton emails isn’t just a bombshell—it’s a guided missile to her Achilles heel: her trust gap with the American people. » Op-ed by Gil Troy, professor of history. Read more: TIME



Published: 31 Oct 2016

Opinion: Alberta's biofuels policies belong in the history books

« Alberta will soon have an economy-wide carbon price. Over time, it will reduce the province’s greenhouse gas emissions and drive the innovation and cost reductions crucial for the future prosperity of the oil and gas sector. » Op-ed coauthored by Chris Ragan, associate professor of economics at McGill University. ...

Published: 31 Oct 2016

CETA trade- on again, off again, now back on?

Analysis, and prospects for eventual signing, from Armand De Mestral, professor emeritus at Montreal’s McGill University in the Faculty of Law. Read more: Radio-Canada International

Published: 28 Oct 2016

The real- and growing- effects of fake pills

There is a placebo effect for both the patient who receives a placebo and the one who receives a real drug, according to Jeffrey Mogil, a professor in the department of psychology at McGill University.

Read more: CNN

Published: 27 Oct 2016

Unregulated 'internet of things' industry puts us all at risk

"Back in the 1970s, for much of the 1980s, and even into the 1990s, it was hard to foresee just how integrated this far-flung global infrastructure would become with every aspect of our lives and thus have deep security implications." Gabriella Coleman, the Wolfe chair in scientific and technological literacy at McGill.

Read more: CBC News

Published: 26 Oct 2016

How this Montreal grad student plans to finish school with zero debt

When Olivia White goes job hunting in a few years’ time after she graduates, she will be bringing a unique set of skills to the table. That’s because the 24 year old, who is pursuing an MA in urban planning at McGill University, has spent the last five years tree planting in northern B.C., a gruelling job that requires a lot of resilience.

Published: 25 Oct 2016

Thorn in the side of war criminals, ayatollahs and dictators

Montreal law professor Payam Akhavan has risked life in conflict zones in globetrotting crusade for human rights

Read more: Toronto Star 

Published: 22 Oct 2016