Dept. of Political Science news
McGill professor emeritus of history Desmond Morton is a military historian and author of more than 40 books on politics, industrial relations and military history. He spent ten years in the Canadian Army prior to beginning his teaching career.
On April 20, McGill will host a gathering of international development experts and top academics who will look at the role of higher education in combating poverty and health care problems in developing nations.
Dr. Jody Heymann, Director of the McGill Institute for Health and Social Policy, adjunct professor at Harvard University and internationally respected voice on the connections among government policy, working conditions and public health, testified before the Canadian Senate Sub-Committee on Population Health in Ottawa on March 28.
While their most recent study about the gap in mortality rates between blacks and whites in the U.S. has been garnering all sorts of attention, the epidemiologists at the public health group aren't resting on their laurels.
Frédéric Samvura's journey, from Kenyan refugee camp to the Roddick Gates as an Economics and International Development student, is an inspirational story of courage.
Heather Munroe-Blum, Principal and Vice-Chancellor of McGill University, congratulated Premier Jean Charest, Action Démocratique leader Mario Dumont and Parti Québécois leader André Boisclair for their energetic campaigns guided by a clear dedication to enhancing the well-being of Québec society.
The 2007 federal budget, tabled March 19 by Finance Minister Jim Flaherty, addressed the question of fiscal imbalance by considerably increasing transfer payments to the provinces and by introducing a new equalization formula.