May 19th, 2023 | In this article, Dr. Marie-Joëlle Zahar analyzes the Women’s Advisory Board (WAB) to the UN Special Envoy for Syria, a unique mechanism designed to include women in peace processes. Has the WAB fulfilled its objective? Based on ethnographic material, and primary and secondary sources, we argue that the WAB fostered a sentiment of exclusion among some of its members and of the broader spectrum of Syrian women’s organizations. The article further suggests that the WAB failed to meaningfully include women in the Syria peace process.

Published on: 19 May 2023

As McGill prepares to launch its own sustainable lab certification program, six research teams tested the waters to see what it takes to go green.

Six laboratory teams at McGill recently completed a year-long endeavor to get certified with My Green Lab, an internationally recognized online program the provides lab users with actionable ways to implement meaningful change. From waste reduction to fieldwork, this certification system gives researchers clear ways to assess their current lab practices and make improvements.

Classified as: Sustainable Labs, Sustainable laboratories, sustainability research, Faculty of Science, Faculty of Engineering
Published on: 18 May 2023

Cell biology researcher Dieter Reinhardt explains why his lab is cool with turning up the temperature of their freezers

Classified as: Sustainability, Research, Sustainable Labs, Freezer Challenge, Reinhardt Laboratory
Published on: 15 May 2023

May 9th, 2023 | Despite the global norm favoring women’s participation in peace negotiations, women continue to face constraints in accessing, influencing, and benefitting from peace settlements.

Published on: 9 May 2023

April 25, 2023 | In this article, Bénédicte Santoire argues that the post-Soviet space has been erased from the WPS literature because – as elsewhere in the social sciences – the end of the Cold War rearranged the East/West geopolitical imaginaries into a Global North/Global South divide. Consequently, this epistemic gap creates an incomplete picture of the WPS agenda as a whole.

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Published on: 25 Apr 2023

April 5th, 2023 | Dr. Luna KC and Dr. Chrystal Whetstone argue that grassroots Global South women, despite their marginalisation, are global gender norms actors and deserve greater decision-making power on the local and international stages. They show how the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security (WPS) and the broader WPS agenda focus on global gender norms construction in Nepal and Sri Lanka.

Published on: 5 Apr 2023

March 23rd, 2023 | In this article, Isabella Aung discusses the importance of policy making around languageand education in building a common national identity, using the case study of Myanmar from 1962 to the present day. By comparing the Burmanization process by different Burmese governments to French nation-building through schools and schooling in the 1800s, this paper argues that the successful sustenance of diverse states draws from effective long-term diversity managementthrough education reforms.

Published on: 23 Mar 2023

Helium is probably not the first thing that comes to mind for most people when they think about recycling – unless they’re experimental chemists working in McGill’s Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) facilities.

Classified as: office of sustainability, Sustainability, Research, Green Chemistry, chemistry
Published on: 16 Mar 2023

Biological research is crucial to understanding the environmental impacts of the climate crisis, but oftentimes this research involves disrupting the environment it is trying to understand and protect. This is why the Barrett lab decided to focus on how to make their research more sustainable.

Classified as: office of sustainability, Sustainability, Research, Sustainable Labs, Community Building, waste management
Published on: 28 Feb 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 16th, 2023 | In this book, Stéfanie Von Hlatky gives a detailed account, based on fieldwork and interviews, of how Women, Peace and Security norms are militarized and put at the service of operational effectiveness.

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Published on: 16 Feb 2023

We are happy to share that McGill University's School of Physical and Occupational Therapy (SPOT) has launched their new telehealth knowledge platform.

The TeleRehab SPOT was developed to respond to the need to support rehab clinicians (OT, PT, SLP) in empowering and improving virtual practices.

The resource includes: 

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 10, 2023 | This article seeks to explain why so few women make the journey from social activism and community work to standing for election. Comparative research in Indonesia and Sri Lanka reveals four operations critical to mending the broken pathway to politics for non-elite women. Transference entails the recognition and valuing of women’s preexisting skills, knowledge and experiences gained through grassroots activity for the political field. Amplification is required of women’s symbolic capital so that it impresses upon a larger public.

Published on: 10 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


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