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Finance Minister Bill Morneau will introduce the federal government's latest budget on March 22, 2017.

Richard Gold, Faculty of Law, McGill University

His area of expertise is innovation policy, the clusters the government is announcing, and other programs they may mention to bolster how Canadian firms can become world players. He teaches in the area of intellectual property, international intellectual property, comparative intellectual property, innovation policy and intellectual property management.

Classified as: faculty of medicine, budget, innovation, federal budget, Faculty of Law, Richard Gold, mark ware, cannabis
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Published on: 20 Mar 2017

NASA will hold a news conference at 1 p.m. EST Wednesday, Feb. 22, to present new findings on planets that orbit stars other than our sun, known as exoplanets. The event will air live on NASA Television. (Source: NASA)

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Published on: 22 Feb 2017

"Palestinians reacted with anger and bafflement on Wednesday after the Trump administration apparently backed away from insisting that having two states — one for Israelis, one for Palestinians — was the only viable solution to the decades-long Middle East conflict." (New York Times)

"The peace process has been moribund. Trump and Netanyahu have shaken it up but the implications are hard to anticipate."
​—Harold Waller

Classified as: Israel, harold waller, Professor, Palestine, Expert, two-state solution
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Published on: 16 Feb 2017

Here are McGill professors available to comment on the Quebec mosque shooting:

Classified as: McGill University, McGill, Daniel Weinstock, Professor, Morton Weinfeld, cécile rousseau, alain, brunet, dia dabby
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Published on: 31 Jan 2017

These McGill University experts are available to comment on decisions made by Donald Trump and his team:

Classified as: jacob levy, Richard Gold, Rex Brynen, gil troy, harold waller, barry eidlin, Armand De Mestral, allison christians, Claudia Masferrer, leonardo baccini, Andrew Potter, Krzysztof Pelc, meagan bradley, Professor
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Published on: 23 Jan 2017

Around 40% of heterosexual marriage in Canada ends in divorce, and 70% of breakups are initiated by the woman. Robert Whitley, professor in social psychiatry at McGill University, directed a short documentary on a group of separated fathers in Montreal who discuss their struggles, challenges and perseverance. Documentary can be live-streamed here.

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Published on: 11 Jan 2017

"The chiefs of America’s intelligence agencies last week presented President Obama and President-elect Donald J. Trump with a summary of unsubstantiated reports that Russia had collected compromising and salacious personal information about Mr. Trump, two officials with knowledge of the briefing said.” (New York Times)

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Published on: 11 Jan 2017
These McGill University experts are available to comment on the US presidential inauguration of Donald Trump:

Jacob Levy, Dept. of Political Science, McGill University

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Published on: 22 Dec 2016

“More than 2,000 people may have died of famine this year in parts of northeast Nigeria which cannot be reached by aid agencies due to an insurgency by Islamic militant group Boko Haram, hunger experts said on Tuesday.” (Reuters)

Classified as: nigeria, boko haram, khalid medani, deptartment of political science
Published on: 13 Dec 2016

The Scholars at Risk Network organizes two sessions on December 8 in Ottawa to discuss threats to academic freedom.

Around the world today, scholars are attacked because of their words, their ideas and their place in society.

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Published on: 7 Dec 2016

“Both the Arctic and Antarctic experienced record lows in sea ice extent in November, with scientists astonished to see Arctic ice actually retreating at a time when the region enters the cold darkness of winter.” (The Guardian) (National Snow & Ice Data Center)

Classified as: Antarctic, Arctic, Bruno Tremblay, Sea ice
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Published on: 7 Dec 2016

“Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced approvals for two major export pipelines Tuesday, while dismissing a third pipeline and imposing a ban on oil tanker traffic on the northern section of B.C.’s coast.” (Financial Post)

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Published on: 30 Nov 2016

McGill astrophysicist Matt Dobbs is spending a month at the South Pole helping to install a new camera in a huge telescope designed to help untangle mysteries of the universe by examining the cosmic microwave background -- the light left over from the Big Bang.

Classified as: South Pole Telescope, Matt Dobbs
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Published on: 30 Nov 2016

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