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Professor Barry Eidlin’s Labour Day op-ed published in the Washington Post

Assistant Professor Barry Eidlin published an op-ed in the Washington Post to mark Labour Day 2018, entitled “Unions Struggle in the Courts, But They Have a Fighting Chance in the Streets.” While unions have taken a beating in recent decades, he notes, this year’s events offer some glimmers of hope for workers. The key is the arena of struggle. As he writes in the piece, "When judges and legislators determine labor’s fate, labor loses....

Published: 24 Sep 2018

Barry Eidlin wins Canadian Sociological Association Early Investigator Award

Assistant Professor Barry Eidlin was named the winner of the 2018 Early Investigator Award from the Canadian Sociological Association. It is awarded annually to a sociologist who is deemed to "have made significant research contributions in the early stages of their career.” In announcing the award, the CSA Research Advisory Subcommittee noted that it was"tremendously impressed with Dr. Eidlin’s research and publication record at this early stage of his career....

Published: 24 Sep 2018

Professor Barry Eidlin wins Canadian Sociological Association Early Investigator Award

Assistant Professor Barry Eidlin was named the winner of the 2018 Early Investigator Award from the Canadian Sociological Association. It is awarded annually to a sociologist who is deemed to "have made significant research contributions in the early stages of their career.” In announcing the award, the CSA Research Advisory Subcommittee noted that it was"tremendously impressed with Dr. Eidlin’s research and publication record at this early stage of his career....

Published: 24 Sep 2018

Congratulations to Delphine Collin-Vézina in publishing the first ever French-speaking book on complex trauma released in June 2018.

This is the first French language book to provide an overview of the growing body of research and practice addressing the problem of complex traumas and their impact on the development of children and adolescents. Taking a multidisciplinary and multifactorial approach, this book examines the causes and impacts of complex trauma, discusses explanatory models, and most importantly, presents the most recent developments in evidence-based assessment and intervention programs”.

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Published: 19 Sep 2018

Indigenous Awareness Weeks 2018

Indigenous Awareness Week has been expanded this year to Indigenous Awareness Weeks, now spanning the last two weeks of September. 

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Published: 19 Sep 2018

Cindy Blackstock wins Children's Aid Foundation of Canada's inaugural national award

TORONTO, Sept. 12, 2018 /CNW/ - This evening at Children's Aid Foundation of Canada's Stand Up for Kids Night, Cindy Blackstock was announced as the inaugural winner of The Lynn Factor Stand Up for Kids National Award, which recognizes extraordinary Canadians or initiatives that have made an indelible mark on the child welfare landscape.

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Published: 19 Sep 2018

Prof. Lorenz Lüthi appointed a Royal Society of Canada Member of the New College of Scholars, Artists, and Scientists.

A multilingual scholar, Lorenz Lüthi works on Cold War issues from an international perspective investigating how the structure of the international system interacts with ideologies. His work on the Sino-Soviet split changed the whole field of investigation. His current research focuses on the global Cold War in three distinct but related regions: Europe, the Middle East, and East Asia linking Cold War aspects of national and international history across continents.

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Published: 18 Sep 2018

Prof. Hans Beck appointed a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.

Hans Beck’s path-breaking work has led to major innovations in the study of ancient Greek and Roman political culture. Beyond the Mediterranean World, he is an active agent in the development of international research networks in comparative history, including comparisons with ancient China. His prolific output informs contemporary debates about local and global paradigms, the relationship between ethnicity and federalism, and the modes of economic cooperation in federal systems.

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Published: 18 Sep 2018

NEW: Drop-in Appointments at Counselling Services

Starting on September 10, 30-minute drop-in consultations will be available Monday to Friday. Registration starts at 9:30 and appointments are first-come, first-served. This is a great option if you have a pressing issue you need to work through quickly.

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Published: 6 Sep 2018

Prof. Travis Bruce receives an FRQSC Grant for a project on Dragomans as cultural mediators in the Medieval Mediterranean

Prof. Travis Bruce has won an FRQSC Grant to conduct research on commercial translators and translations between the Christian, Muslim, and Jewish communities in the Medieval Mediterranean. He is particularly interested in studying commercial translators, known as dragomans, who played a mundane but still central role as essential agents in maintaining the foundations of Mediterranean society, facilitating the networks that bound together the ports, markets, and courts of the Mediterranean....

Published: 29 Aug 2018

Prof. Elsbeth Heaman receives the Sir John A. Macdonald Prize for her book Tax, Order, and Good Government

Prof. Heaman has won the Governor General's History Award for Scholarly Research: The Sir John A. Macdonald Prize for her book Tax, Order, and Good Government: A New Political History of Canada, 1867-1917 (Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2017). Using extensive archival research from private papers, commissions, the press, and the government, Prof....

Published: 29 Aug 2018

Prof. John Zucchi receives SSHRC Insight Development Grant for a project on Failed Migrations in the late 19th Century

Prof. John Zucchi has won a SSHRC Insight Grant for his new research project “Late Nineteenth Century Failed Group Migrations: Why did prospective migrants subscribe to migration scams?” which focuses on migrants particularly from Quebec and Britain to Brazil. Generally, migrants relied on pre-existing migratory networks. Prof. Zucchi, however, is interested in exploring an understudied group of people, who responded quickly to advertisements that promised unrealistic opportunities....

Published: 29 Aug 2018

Prof. Judith Szapor receives SSHRC Insight Development Grant to study Antisemitism, Gender, and Exile in the context of the Numerus Clausus Law in Hungary in 1920

Prof. Szapor will use the grant to study the impact of the first antisemitic law of the post-WWI era in Europe. Introduced in Hungary in 1920, the so-called numerus clausus law designated Hungarian Jews as one of the “races and nationalities” and restricted the enrollment of Jewish students to 6%, the ratio of Jews in the general population....

Published: 29 Aug 2018

Welcome new and returning students!

The McGill Career Planning Service (CaPS) would like to welcome all new students to McGill and welcome back all returning students. Whether you are just starting or finishing up, be sure to take advantage of CaPS in the year ahead. We are here to help you - whether you are trying to find a part-time job, prepare grad school applications, find post-graduation work or find out career possibilities related to your major....

Published: 28 Aug 2018

Policy & Data Science (PODS) Summer Program Showcase Event

Training a new generation of data-driven policy analysts to tackle Canada’s policy problems such as the cannabis black market, cyber-privacy, and long-term care policies.

MONTREAL - Earlier this summer, seven McGill Arts students – with little to no knowledge of programming, data science, or data analysis – were selected from a pool of 250 applicants for the Policy & Data Science (PODS) Summer Program running from June to August.

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Published: 23 Aug 2018

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