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Experts: US 2016 Presidential Elections

Mon, 2016-11-07 09:00
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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Great Migration and African-American genomic diversity

Fri, 2016-05-27 15:02

McGill Newsroom

Study examines genetic data to analyze regional differences in ancestry

A new study of genomic diversity in the U.S. clarifies the role of pre-Civil War admixture and early 20th century transit routes in shaping the migration history and genomic diversity among African-American communities. The research by McGill University professor Simon Gravel and colleagues, was published May 27 in PLOS Genetics.

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Contact: Chris Chipello
Organization: Media Relations Office, McGill University
Office Phone: 514-398-4201
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2016 US Presidential Race

Mon, 2016-02-01 08:41

"On Monday, Iowa will kick off the 2016 race for the White House, a contest in which two fiery, fringe candidates from the left and right have hijacked the national imagination and undercut the political establishment." (Source: The Globe and Mail)

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Contact: Vincent Allaire
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Office Phone: 514-398-6693
Mobile Phone: 514-704-6693
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US Interest Rates

Wed, 2015-12-16 12:38

The U.S. central bank began raising interest rates Dec. 16 from record lows, as it hiked its benchmark rate by a quarter of a percentage point. (Source: CBC)


Chris Ragan, Department of Economics

“Increases in the policy interest rate in the United States will reflect the data showing that the U.S.

Economy is really strengthening, after years of a sluggish recovery.

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Contact: Vincent Allaire
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Office Phone: 514-398-6693
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Feeling hot, hot, hot

Research shows importance of population movement and growth in shaping climate change over the past century in the United States
Thu, 2012-10-25 14:23
People felt climate change in US during 20th century

We’re not used to thinking of ourselves as animals. But as Jason Samson sees it, climate is as important in shaping the distribution and movement of humans as it is in other animals. The McGill-trained ecologist and fellow researchers have been using modeling techniques similar to those used to define the ecological niche for plant and animal species to explore the correlation between climate patterns and population growth in the contiguous United States between 1900-2000. And what they discovered was a pronounced population shift away from areas within the U.S. with cool and seasonal climates, towards those areas that are warmer and drier year-round, and they found that this was the case even when it meant moving further away from agricultural lands. 

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Contact: Katherine Gombay
Organization: Media Relations, McGill University
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Office Phone: 514-398-2189
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