Instagram is aiming to make it harder for potential scammers and criminals to coerce teens into sending nude photos and extort them for money. The company announced on Thursday it is testing new features to curb an alarming trend called financial sextortion, which often targets kids and teenagers. (CNN

Here is an expert from McGill University who can comment on this issue: 

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Published on: 11 Apr 2024

For many Canadians, one of the most visible climate impacts is on the availability and cost of the food we eat as climate change, global crises and profit-driven food companies have combined to drive food insecurity. Amid this crisis, students are sowing seeds of change on university campuses across the country, including at McGill.

Student-led food initiatives such as campus gardens, food waste diversion projects, and community food security partnerships are on the rise and are a proven way of localizing climate action and transforming food systems.

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Published on: 11 Apr 2024

March 18, 2024 | Pearl Eliades recently contributed her expertise to an episode of "Arrest sur le droit," a podcast dedicated to analyzing recent Supreme Court of Canada decisions. In Episode 4, Pearl discusses the SCC's ruling to the case of Ward v. Quebec (Human Rights and Youth Rights Commission), exploring its implications for freedom of expression. 

Listen here. 

Classified as: Pearl Eliadis, Law
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Published on: 11 Apr 2024

No one can say for sure whether Canada’s 2024 wildfire season will be as devastating as last year, when 15 million hectares of forest burned and over 230,000 people had to be evacuated from their communities, but the relative lack of snow this winter, drought conditions in several regions and an early start to fire season have officials on high alert.

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Published on: 11 Apr 2024

CBC News interviewed agronomist and economist Pascal Thériault, McGill Farm Management and Technology Program Director, about recent protests by Quebec farmers asking for more government aid as they face rising costs of business and financial hardship.

"There's a need to actually start re-thinking programs to be able to better accommodate for the future over the long run," Thériault told journalists.

Classified as: Pascal Thériault
Published on: 11 Apr 2024

Photo: Anaïs Remili (centre), winner of the Prize for Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows, with Valérie Orsat, Acting Dean, Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, and McGill President, Deep Saini

Classified as: President's Prize for Public Engagement through Media, anais remili
Published on: 11 Apr 2024

On Monday April 8th, thousands of people flocked to McGill's downtown and MacDonald campuses, as well as Gault Nature Reserve, to witness a once-in-a-lifetime event: the total solar eclipse. The three spectacular events not only included a viewing party with free glasses, but also educational activities to inform the public on this astronomical phenomenon. Read the Reporter article on the eclipse festivities to learn more.

Classified as: STEM Outreach, Redpath Museum, Gault Nature Reserve, Trottier Space Institute, Let's Talk Science, Department of physics, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Macdonald Campus
Published on: 11 Apr 2024

In The Conversation, Department of Natural Resource Sciences PhD Candidate Elson Ian Nyl Galang and Dalhousie University Postdoc Lara Cornejo write about their experience gathering a group of leading thinkers in Halifax, near the iconic Bay of Fundy, to set about imagining “what could plausibly happen to the Bay of Fundy coast by 2072.”

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Published on: 11 Apr 2024

ISID is pleased to release a new policy brief entitled "Climate Adaptation Finance:  the Gap Between Needs and Resources Continues to Grow", by ISID Professor of Practice Jamal Saghir along with his colleague Ede Jorge Ijjasz-Vasquez. 

Read about it HERE

Published on: 11 Apr 2024

«Ça m’aide vraiment à apprécier la vie»: les antidépresseurs rendent-ils vraiment heureux? Lire ici

Published on: 11 Apr 2024

On Friday, April 5, 2024, Quebec's Tribunal administratif du travail -- the government body that oversees unionization -- notified McGill that the Association of McGill Professors of the Faculty of Arts (AMPFA) has filed a petition for certification.

The University will adhere to all applicable laws throughout this process, and in keeping with the Labour Code we have posted the attached document (on the right-hand side of this page), containing the petitions filed and associated hearing notices. We will communicate further as we learn more.

Classified as: labor news, latest news, AMPFA, Negotiation Updates
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Published on: 11 Apr 2024

On March 21, McGill celebrated 111 laureates at the 19th edition of Bravo, a gala event honouring researchers who won major provincial, national, and international research prizes and awards in 2023. Guests, including researchers, their families and friends, faculty, students, and members of McGill’s academic administration, gathered to celebrate their accomplishments.

Eight of the honourees were from the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences:

Classified as: elena bennett, Anja Geitmann, Pierre Dutilleul, Hosahalli Ramaswamy, Jennifer Ronholm, Harriet Kuhnlein, Daiva Nielsen
Published on: 10 Apr 2024

The Palais des congrès de Montréal honoured five McGill professors at its 2024 ambassadors’ gala for their exceptional contributions to the city’s economic and societal growth. Although there are a few other professors among the total of 14, McGill alone can boast of multiple honourees.

The basis for earning the kudos is the ability to organize large-scale events in Montreal. 

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Published on: 10 Apr 2024

Ecova is bridging the gap between fashion and conscious shopping habits.

Check out our most recent interview with founder and CEO Stephanie Beaulieu, LL.B., MBA. We are excited to support Ecova at the upcoming stop on our international tour: WCEF in Brussels.

Classified as: McGill Dobson Centre for Entrepreneurship
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Published on: 10 Apr 2024

Congratulations to Macdonald Campus student Manon Fantino who has won the francophone McGill Ma thèse en 180 secondes (MT180) competition and is moving on to represent McGill nationally at the concours ACFAS MT180! Manon is in the second year of her PhD in Human Nutrition.

Classified as: Daiva Nielsen, 3MT/MT180
Published on: 10 Apr 2024

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