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Quebec Government names PDGs and ADGs for newly created CISSSs and CIUSSSs

Over the course of the past two weeks, Quebec’s Ministry of Health and Social Services has confirmed the appointments of the President-Director-Generals (PDG) and Associate Director-Generals (ADG) for each of the new CISSSs and CIUSSSs within the McGill affiliated hospital and affected RUIS McGill territory network.

The appointments include:

Published: 24Mar2015

The Food Babe Decoded

Vani Hari, who goes by the alias “The Food Babe” has become a real social phenomenon. She blogs, appears on TV and has just come out with a book that quickly made it to the New York Times best seller list. She has lots of followers and lots of critics, including myself. I don’t disagree with her goal of improving people’s eating habits. I just disagree with the methods used. Irrational fear-mongering is not the way to go. "There is just no acceptable level of any chemical to ingest, ever," she says.

Published: 15Mar2015

Acting on climate change: Solutions from scholars

Professor Catherine Potvin, a Canada Research Chair in Climate Change Mitigation and Tropical Forests, has convened colleagues from 30 Canadian universities to join her in a collective initiative called Sustainable Canada Dialogues. The resulting group, that mobilizes over 60 researchers from every province, has built a consensus around a plan of sustainability solutions to help Canada successfully achieve transition to a low-carbon society. Potvin spoke with the McGill Reporter about what government officials and ordinary citizens can do to mitigate climate change.

Published: 12Mar2015

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