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Article by Jacob T. Levy

"We can take seriously the communal goods of democratic government without seeking to symbolically collapse our subnational and transnational connections and interdependences—through the market as well as through civil society—into a hypertrophied sense of the importance of political membership and provision." 

Read more: Boston Review

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Published on: 6 Sep 2017

"In America’s collective imagination, Canada is not associated with slavery. That perception will be challenged at Harvard University this fall, where McGill professor Charmaine Nelson will be teaching about the black diaspora as the William Lyon Mackenzie King Chair for Canadian Studies." 

Read more: Montreal Gazette

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Published on: 5 Sep 2017

As a child growing up in and out of the Ontario foster care system, Arisha Khan never thought she'd attend a university. "As a former youth in care I wouldn't think that I have the capacity to go to McGill," she told CBC's Daybreak. But that's just what she did. Now going into her fourth year in McGill University's International Development and Social Entrepreneurship program, Khan had to overcome a lot to get to where she is.

Read more: CBC News

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Published on: 5 Sep 2017

"I talked to Anthony Ricciardi, Professor of Invasion Ecology at McGill University, in Montreal. Ricciardi, a biologist, grew up on the banks of Lake Saint-Louis, which bulges out from the St. Lawrence River—the route through which the mussels metastasized to the Great Lakes." 

Read more: The New Yorker

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Published on: 5 Sep 2017

"A team of five undergraduate researchers at McGill University analyzed over 10,000 reviews in the New York Times Book Review, tracking metrics including the gender of authors whose books were reviewed, the gender of review writers, the reviewed book's genre and themes, and the most frequently appearing words in reviews. The researchers, all women, are "ardently feminist," says Rosie Long Decter, a team member who just graduated from McGill with a degree in cultural and political studies." 

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Published on: 30 Aug 2017

"This year scientists on Herschel Island just off the Yukon coast in the Beaufort Sea recently expressed concern about unusual and extensive erosion there. Wayne Pollard is a professor at McGill University, Montreal, in the Department of Geography, and Director of McGill Arctic Research Stations. He says there should however be some context  given to this recent concern expressed about the state of erosion on Herschel Island."

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Published on: 30 Aug 2017

Imagine a household that produces as much if not more electricity than it consumes. Now imagine that home in Montreal — harsh winters and all. That’s what a group of students and staff from Concordia and McGill universities is working toward. Students from undergraduate to PhD levels are teaming up to build what is called a “net zero energy” home. Then next year, the residence will be transported to China, where it will go up against other solar-powered housing models from around the world in a competition called a solar decathlon.

Classified as: team montreal, architecture, solar decathlon, Montreal, Concordia, housing
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Published on: 30 Aug 2017

Montreal's world-famous brain research centre is in the middle of conducting an experiment on what could be its most ambitious subject: itself. Since 2016, McGill University's Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital has been transforming into what is touted as the first research centre of its kind in the world dedicated to the principles of open science.
Read more: CTV

Classified as: The Neuro, open science
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Published on: 30 Aug 2017

Researchers began to wonder if pesticides in the farmland that surrounds the Sebitoli area were a culprit. “That was one possibility,” says Colin Chapman, an author of the study and a professor in the Department of Anthropology at McGill University, “And it was a possibility we could look into.”

Read more: The Verge

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Published on: 28 Aug 2017

Op-ed by Rob Whitley, Ph.D., assistant professor in the department of psychiatry at McGill University and a research scientist at the Douglas Hospital Research Centre

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Published on: 28 Aug 2017

Article by Merve Emre, Professor in the Department of English

"More than a fad and more than a form, we might think of the personal essay as a contract between reader and writer."

Read more: Boston Review

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Published on: 25 Aug 2017

Jacob Levy, a political philosopher, argues that BLM is “one of the most significant political mobilisations in defence of freedom” in decades. Its supporters oppose police brutality, mass incarceration, America’s drug war, police militarisation and civil-forfeiture abuses.

Read more: The Economist

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Published on: 24 Aug 2017

No one will ever be able to conduct a large enough study to link such low levels of chemicals with health problems, said Joe Schwarcz, a professor of chemistry at McGill University in Montreal. “It’s not figure-outable,” he said.

Read more: The New York Times

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Published on: 23 Aug 2017

Laura Madokoro, a history professor at McGill University, noted that Vancouver saw widespread anti-immigrant sentiment during the 1907 riots, which may make the city more vigilant of rising tensions, and more proactive in speaking out. “There has been a great awareness in Vancouver about the city’s past,” she said, noting since then, community groups have worked to raise awareness against discrimination.

Read more: Global News

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Published on: 22 Aug 2017

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