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“There’s this tremendous idealism with the Clintons — actually living social change, embodying social change,” said Gil Troy, the author of “The Age of Clinton: America in the 1990s” and a history professor at McGill University in Montreal. “But also, at the end of day, not just having this will to power, but also being so convinced of their own self-righteousness that they improvise a new set of morality and ethics.” 
Read more: The New York Times


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Published on: 7 Nov 2016

"We've been lucky to have a lot of really good ball players, really good kids come through the program." Head coach Jason Starr
Read more: CBC News 

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Published on: 7 Nov 2016

At McGill, the Ice Hockey Research Group has a long-running relationship with Bauer, a major manufacturer of hockey equipment. Professor David Pearsall has nurtured that relationship since joining McGill in 1995. “A number of people I’ve had as students have actually been hired by the company because of the expertise they developed,” he says. 
Read more: Maclean's

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Published on: 4 Nov 2016

Op-Ed by René Provost, professor of law at McGill University and a fellow of the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation. 
Read more: Ottawa Citizen

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Published on: 3 Nov 2016

When building an igloo for six hours in minus 54 degrees, Dylan Clark adheres to this ratio: For every second his hand is exposed to the cold, it takes 10 minutes back in the glove to warm it. “It’s hard to describe how cold it is,” he says of the northernmost Canadian Arctic. Dylan Clark is a master’s student working with the Climate Change Adaptation Research Group at McGill University. 
Read more: National Geographic

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Published on: 2 Nov 2016

The title page of the new Oxford edition of Shakespeare's three Henry VI plays will, for the first time ever, include the words "by William Shakespeare and Christopher Marlowe". Most people have heard of Shakespeare's hunchback king Richard III.

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Published on: 1 Nov 2016

"People have got the idea that investor-state arbitration is a taint to domestic sovereignty... That is completely false. All you get is an order to pay damages." Armand de Mestral, Faculty of Law. Read more: Financial Post  

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Published on: 1 Nov 2016

« News of the FBI’s investigation of more Hillary Clinton emails isn’t just a bombshell—it’s a guided missile to her Achilles heel: her trust gap with the American people. » Op-ed by Gil Troy, professor of history.
Read more: TIME

 

 

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Published on: 31 Oct 2016

« Alberta will soon have an economy-wide carbon price. Over time, it will reduce the province’s greenhouse gas emissions and drive the innovation and cost reductions crucial for the future prosperity of the oil and gas sector. » Op-ed coauthored by Chris Ragan, associate professor of economics at McGill University. 
Read more: Edmonton Journal

 

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Published on: 31 Oct 2016

Analysis, and prospects for eventual signing, from Armand De Mestral, professor emeritus at Montreal’s McGill University in the Faculty of Law.
Read more: Radio-Canada International

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Published on: 28 Oct 2016

There is a placebo effect for both the patient who receives a placebo and the one who receives a real drug, according to Jeffrey Mogil, a professor in the department of psychology at McGill University.

Read more: CNN

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Published on: 27 Oct 2016

"Back in the 1970s, for much of the 1980s, and even into the 1990s, it was hard to foresee just how integrated this far-flung global infrastructure would become with every aspect of our lives and thus have deep security implications." Gabriella Coleman, the Wolfe chair in scientific and technological literacy at McGill.

Read more: CBC News

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Published on: 26 Oct 2016

When Olivia White goes job hunting in a few years’ time after she graduates, she will be bringing a unique set of skills to the table. That’s because the 24 year old, who is pursuing an MA in urban planning at McGill University, has spent the last five years tree planting in northern B.C., a gruelling job that requires a lot of resilience.

Read more: The Globe and Mail

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Published on: 25 Oct 2016

Montreal law professor Payam Akhavan has risked life in conflict zones in globetrotting crusade for human rights

Read more: Toronto Star 

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Published on: 22 Oct 2016

(By Gil Troy, professor of history at McGill University, a visiting scholar at the Brookings Institution and the author of The Age of Clinton: America in the 1990s) When I say to my students, “Donald Trump promises to…” they all shout “make America great again!”—even if most hate him. When I say “And Hillary promises…” I get a few “Stronger Together” replies, but mostly awkward silence. After three debates and 30 years in politics, Hillary Clinton’s political identity remains mysterious.

Read more: TIME

 

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Published on: 21 Oct 2016

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