February 7, 2023| Following Kevin Page's Complexity Seminar, Aftab Ahmed reflected on the country's reputation for shaping and adhering to international norms being on the line when Canada co-hosts the FIFA World Cup in 2026. Aftab Ahmed is a Masters of Public Policy candidate with the Max Bell School of Public Policy at McGill University.

Classified as: fiscal budget, mpp perspectives, public policy
Published on: 9 Feb 2023

February 6, 2023 | As Canada sets forth to build a national pharmacare plan, following Kevin Page's Complexity Seminar, MPP candidate Anmol Gupta wrote this op-ed to address the need to  reflect on the performance of the public system before it's expanded to cover all Canadians. Anmol is a Master of Public Policy Candidate at the Max Bell School of Public Policy at McGill University and a Doctor of Medicine candidate in the United States .

Classified as: healthcare, mpp perspectives, public policy, Kevin Page
Published on: 9 Feb 2023

Despite Canada being an important energy producer, not all Canadians can access or afford adequate levels of energy services at home to meet their needs, maintain healthy indoor temperatures, and live a decent life—a situation known as energy poverty. Depending on the measure, 6–19% of Canadian households face energy poverty. Health risks associated with energy poverty are documented in countries with milder climates.

Classified as: Faculty of Science, Department of Geography, Canada
Published on: 8 Feb 2023

February 7, 2023 | In this article, Leah Sarson examines the context of Canada’s extractive sector, where I question how and when Indigenous laws prevail over state laws to challenge colonial authority and reassert Indigenous self-determination. By highlighting new sites of authority and resistance, this work underscores the transformative possibilities of Indigenous politics.

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Published on: 7 Feb 2023

February 1st, 2023 | The UN's Women, Peace and Security (WPS) agenda is now over 20 years old, yet much of the Asia–Pacific has been slow to engage in formalized WPS work at national and regional scales. In this article, Stéphanie Martel, Jennifer Mustafa, and Sarah E. Sharma examine the relatively recent development of official WPS national action plans by Bangladesh, Indonesia, Japan, the Philippines, South Korea and Timor-Leste, alongside mounting collective efforts towards WPS governance by regional organizations like ASEAN.

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Published on: 1 Feb 2023

At a research-intensive university like McGill, laboratories play a critical role both in advancing solutions for a sustainable future and making its campuses environmentally responsible places to study and work. In fact, McGill cannot hope to reach its goals of becoming zero-waste by 2035 and achieving carbon neutrality by 2040 without collaboration from the faculty, staff, and students who use these spaces.

Published on: 11 Jan 2023

December 7th, 2022 | In this article, Esli Chan reveals that Canadian violent extremism frameworks minimize online GBV as a form of extremism. GBV, which extends from online to offline realities, is not captured in theoretical frameworks for terrorism and hate speech.

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Classified as: Esli Chan, Incels, GBV
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Published on: 7 Dec 2022

The Centre for Interdisciplinary Research on Montréal (CIRM) is pleased to announce the appointment of three new directors for its research-action axes as well as highlight the arrival of two new members.

Classified as: Centre for Interdisciplinary Research on Montreal, CIRM, Guillaume Éthier, Mary Anne Poutanen, Paul-Étienne Rainville, Daniel Béland, Jean-Bruno Morissette
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Published on: 26 Nov 2022

Using real geochemical data from the archaeological site of Itzan, Guatemala, and computer-generated artwork, PhD candidate Benjamin Keenan has produced a video that brings ancient Mayan civilization to life. 

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Published on: 16 Nov 2022

Thermoelectrics can generate electrical power from waste heat and could make an important contribution to sustainable energy production if their efficiency is improved. Engineering efficient thermoelectrics, however, requires a sophisticated understanding of the fundamental interdependencies between electrical and thermal transport, for which improvements in our understanding of how charge carriers are coupled to lattice vibrations (phonons) is needed.

Published on: 14 Nov 2022

November 11, 2022 | In the face of an increasingly bellicose China buttressed by its mighty economic and military strengths, Washington’s “strategic ambiguity” has become insufficient to pre-empt China’s ambitions. A shift towards "strategic clarity" could pave the way to deter Chinese aggression in the region, provided it remains subtle and is carefully managed, Pangying Peng says. 

Classified as: United States, United States politics, mpp perspectives
Published on: 11 Nov 2022

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