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Leonard Cohen dies at 82

“Leonard Cohen, the hugely influential singer and songwriter whose work spanned nearly 50 years, died at the age of 82.” (Rolling Stone)

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Published: 11 Nov 2016

Effective parenting: how to help your child overcome anxiety (Nov. 14)

How parents can help their children overcome anxiety? Professor Tina Montreuil is the next speaker in the Effective Parenting: New Trends And Approach series. She will discuss strategies for parents to help their child overecome their anxiety. 

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Published: 11 Nov 2016

Effective Parenting: New Trends and Approaches

This series of public lectures focuses on topics of concern for parents/guardians/grandparents in our fast-paced world and digital age. On November 7, Dr....

Published: 7 Nov 2016

Experts: US 2016 Presidential Elections

These McGill University experts are available to comment on the race for the White House: Jacob Levy, Dept. of Political Science, McGill University

Jacob Levy is one of the world’s leading libertarian political theorists.

jacob [dot] levy [at] mcgill [dot] ca (English)

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Published: 7 Nov 2016

International Criminal Court: South Africa's Withdrawal

"South Africa's main opposition party on Monday tried to block a government plan to withdraw from the International Criminal Court, saying the move is illegal and that the country's top court should intervene....

Published: 25 Oct 2016

DDoS Attack: what does it tell us?

“Some major internet companies suffered service disruptions for several hours on Friday morning as internet infrastructure provider Dyn said it was hit by a cyber attack that disrupted traffic mainly on the U.S. East Coast.” (CBC)

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Published: 21 Oct 2016

McGill linguist helped on upcoming movie Arrival

The upcoming Denis Villeneuve movie Arrival was filmed in Montreal and when the filmmakers went looking for a linguistics scholar to consult on the screenplay and offer on-set advice, they turned to McGill. Prof. Jessica Coon supplied feedback on the film’s script, worked with the set crew, and some of her books from her office even wound up in the film....

Published: 21 Oct 2016

The Media and the Environment

The 2016 Beaverbrook Annual Lecture on Oct. 24 will present two speakers followed by a Q&A with the audience on the overall issues of media and the environment.:

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Published: 21 Oct 2016

135 years of theses available online

135 years of McGill graduate scholarship is now available online. In 2012, McGill Library went to the stacks of Rare Books and Special Collections and began digitizing print only theses and dissertations. The project took four years to complete and to date almost 7,000 theses have been digitized representing almost a million pages.

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Published: 21 Oct 2016

Cancer and Work (Oct. 19)

Returning to work after any illness can be a challenge. For cancer survivors, the return to work can be especially difficult due to the effects of cancer and its treatment. Employers may lack understanding of cancer’s impact on work abilities, and how to provide accommodations. On Wednesday, October 19, cancerandwork.ca, a new resource, will bring this information together.

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Published: 17 Oct 2016

Coderre visit to Iran

Denis Coderre made “an early October side trip to Iran to meet the mayor of Tehran, a prominent figure in the country’s repressive theocracy.” (The National Post)

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Published: 17 Oct 2016

EU-Canada trade pact at risk after Belgian region rejects deal

"The Canada-European Union trade agreement has been dealt what could be a fatal blow after the Belgium’s Walloon parliament voted by a large margin on Friday not to accept the agreement." (The Globe and Mail

Published: 14 Oct 2016

Gambling in Canada

"One-in-four say they have family or close friends who have a gambling problem, or have one themselves." (Source: Angus Reid)

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Published: 13 Oct 2016

Bob Dylan Awarded Nobel Prize in Literature

The Nobel Prize in Literature for 2016 is awarded to Bob Dylan "for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition". (NobelPrize.org)

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Published: 13 Oct 2016

Trudeau’s 1st year as a Prime Minister

Last year, Justin Trudeau, the son of former prime minister Pierre Trudeau, became Canada’s new leader, ending 10 years of Stephen Harper rule.

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Published: 13 Oct 2016

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