May 15, 2023 | Aftab Ahmed reflected on navigating Canada's demographic transition, where the realities of the aging population coincide with an urgent need to transition toward a green economy. Aftab Ahmed is a Masters of Public Policy candidate with the Max Bell School of Public Policy at McGill University.

Classified as: mpp perspectives
Published on: 23 May 2023

May 8, 2023 | Anil Wasif, Senior Economist with the Ontario Government, wrote that the recent announcement of a comprehensive review of hundreds of Australian infrastructure projects should serve as a cautionary tale for Canada. He has stated that Canada faces similar pressures on its infrastructure pipeline due to various factors, such as a shortage of care facilities for the ageing population. Anil Wasif is a member of the Advisory Board for the Max Bell School of Public Policy and the Founding Director of Strategy for BacharLorai, a Canadian Social Impact Agency. 

Classified as: mpp perspectives, Canada
Published on: 9 May 2023

Goal is to accelerate research and let patients know how their data is helping find treatments

A $6M grant from Brain Canada will fund the creation of a new Open Science patient registry, to share data with researchers around the world and let patients see how their data is used to develop new treatments for neurological disorders.

Classified as: Neuro, Open Biobank, Brain Canada, Guy Rouleau, Jason Karamchandani, open science
Published on: 28 Apr 2023

At the recent COP 15 conference in Montreal, Canada committed to protecting 30% of its land by 2030, but which areas are most crucial to protect for at-risk species such as the spotted turtles?

In a new study published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society, McGill University researchers overlayed maps of species at risk to find hotspots where many species live together. They found that hotspots often overlap.

Classified as: Biology, Faculty of Science
Published on: 11 Apr 2023

January 3, 2023 | Intimate partner violence, after a period of decline, has been on the rise in Quebec and the rest of Canada since 2016, according to Statistics Canada. The report suggests that the Quebec government should establish a comprehensive legal framework to tackle intimate partner violence by creating a specific right to adequate housing under the Quebec Charter of Human Rights and Freedoms. 

Classified as: violence
Published on: 24 Mar 2023

March 6, 2023 | MPP Candidate, Sandrine Desforges, wrote an article on integrating mental health in all policies (MHIAP). She wrote that this approach would seek to promote mental health and well-being by expanding the scope of the efforts dedicated to improving population mental health to all policies. She also added that a MHIAP approach would require all sectors to take into account the potential mental health implications of all decisions. 

Classified as: mpp perspectives, mental health
Published on: 10 Mar 2023

January, 2023 | Shweta Menon, an MPP Alumni, co-authored a research report on the pathways to economic and financial inclusion for youth aged 18-30 in Canada. The report summarizes the key findings from a literature review and focus group discussions held with youth in Canada. The discussion and the literature review were done with the aim of understanding how and why youth are excluded in Canada. 

Classified as: Canada, mcgill alumni
Published on: 7 Mar 2023

February 14, 2023 | Following Kevin Page's complexity seminar, Caroline Wilson wrote about the Canadian government making a significant shift in the right direction in terms of their commitment to gender equality and women's empowerment. She also mentioned that the method of application of policies has to be justified in the program monitoring and evaluation phases. Caroline Wilson is a Master of Public Policy candidate at McGill University.

Classified as: mpp perspectives, gender inequality
Published on: 16 Feb 2023

February 9, 2023 | Following Kevin Page's complexity seminar, Elisa Alloul wrote about how the lack of accountability on how gross human rights abusers have joined UN bodies is hurting the UN's legitimacy and credibility. Elisa Alloul is a Master of Public Policy candidate at the Max Bell School of Public Policy at McGill University.

Classified as: mpp perspectives, United Nations, human rights
Published on: 14 Feb 2023

February 7, 2023 | In an ongoing conversation about the significant global challenges today from climate change to the war in Ukraine following Kevin Page's complexity seminar, Alison Clement wrote about these challenges requiring strong, united responses from the world's leading democracies. Alison Clement is a Master of Public Policy candidate at the Max Bell School of Public Policy at McGill University. Alison has ten years of progressive experience with the United Nations and the Canadian government.

Classified as: democracy, mpp perspectives, public policy
Published on: 9 Feb 2023

February 7, 2023| Following Kevin Page's Complexity Seminar, Aftab Ahmed reflected on the country's reputation for shaping and adhering to international norms being on the line when Canada co-hosts the FIFA World Cup in 2026. Aftab Ahmed is a Masters of Public Policy candidate with the Max Bell School of Public Policy at McGill University.

Classified as: fiscal budget, mpp perspectives, public policy
Published on: 9 Feb 2023

February 6, 2023 | As Canada sets forth to build a national pharmacare plan, following Kevin Page's Complexity Seminar, MPP candidate Anmol Gupta wrote this op-ed to address the need to  reflect on the performance of the public system before it's expanded to cover all Canadians. Anmol is a Master of Public Policy Candidate at the Max Bell School of Public Policy at McGill University and a Doctor of Medicine candidate in the United States .

Classified as: healthcare, mpp perspectives, public policy, Kevin Page
Published on: 9 Feb 2023

Despite Canada being an important energy producer, not all Canadians can access or afford adequate levels of energy services at home to meet their needs, maintain healthy indoor temperatures, and live a decent life—a situation known as energy poverty. Depending on the measure, 6–19% of Canadian households face energy poverty. Health risks associated with energy poverty are documented in countries with milder climates.

Classified as: Faculty of Science, Department of Geography, Canada
Published on: 8 Feb 2023

Thinning in the right temporo-parietal cortex and left prefrontal cortex were similar in both groups

A new study led by scientists at The Neuro (Montreal Neurological Institute-Hospital) of McGill University finds a correlation between neurodegeneration in obese people and Alzheimer’s disease (AD) patients.

Classified as: Alzheimer's disease, neuroimaging, obesity, Neuro
Published on: 31 Jan 2023

Congratulations to Professor Christian Genest on being awarded the 2023 CRM-Fields-PIMS Prize! The CRM-Fields-PIMS prize is the premier Canadian award for research achievements in the mathematical sciences.

Classified as: Faculty of Science
Published on: 19 Jan 2023


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