McGill en manchettes

"So far, Mr. Trump, the political amateur and sputtering demagogue, has lacked Reagan’s magnanimity or his flexibility. Can the reality-show star turned president-elect mimic the actor turned president?" Op-ed by Gil Troy, professor of history at McGill University
Read more: The New York Times


Published on: 10 Nov 2016

The issue of police surveillance of journalists will be debated Thursday night at the McGill Faculty Club by a panel of lawyers and editors.
Read more: Montreal Gazette


Published on: 9 Nov 2016

To get the science right, the producers of the highly anticipated upcoming movie Arrival hired Jessica Coon, a real life linguistics professor at McGill University.
Read more: The Hamilton Spectator

Published on: 8 Nov 2016

“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

Classified as: gil troy, NY Times
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 

Classified as: cbc news, McGill Baseball
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

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

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

Classified as: Dylan Clark, National Geographic
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.

Classified as: Digital Humanities, Shakespeare, data science in the news, n-grams, statistical analysis, Marlowe, Henry VI
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  

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



Classified as: gil troy, Time Magazine
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


Classified as: chris ragan, edmonton journal
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

Classified as: Radio-Canada International, CETA trade, Armand De Mestral
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

Classified as: Jeffrey Mogil, CNN
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

Classified as: cbc news, Gabriella Coleman
Published on: 26 Oct 2016