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Watch now: Race and Reckoning in Canada

A lecture from Dr. Debra Thompson about what defines the boundaries of Blackness and belonging in Canada, which took place on February 18, 2021.

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Published: 23 Feb 2021

Watch now: The Resilience of Western Alienation in a Transformative Era

A lecture about western alienation, Canadian federalism, regional conflict, and more that took place on Friday, February 12, 2021.

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Why, in the evolution of the Canadian federal state, does there seem to be so much regional conflict and so little unity?

Published: 19 Feb 2021

Watch now: Minister David Lametti, "From Lectures to Lawmaking"

The 2020 Mallory Lecture from Min. David Lametti, "From Lectures to Lawmaking," is now available to watch online!

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The 2020 Mallory Lecture, co-presented by MISC and the McGill Faculty of Law.

Published: 10 Feb 2021

Watch now: Rediscovering Louis St-Laurent

The video from MISC's panel discussion, "Rediscovering Louis St-Laurent," is now available to watch online!

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A discussion about the influence of a politician whose astute policies and bold resolve moved Canada into the modern era, which took place on January 28, 2021.

Featuring MISC Director Daniel Béland in conversation with:

Published: 9 Feb 2021

Happy without money: Minimally monetized societies can exhibit high subjective well-being

The IHSP's Christopher Barrington-Leigh has co-authored the following article:

Miñarro S, Reyes-García V, Aswani S, Selim S, Barrington-Leigh CP, Galbraith ED

Published: 29 Jan 2021

Child Marriage in Canada

The IHSP's Alissa Koski and her colleague Shelley Clark have been receiving some media attention from their recent article:

Child Marriage in Canada

Koski A and Clark SPopulation and Development Review (2021). Published January 8th, 2021


Published: 29 Jan 2021

Conceptualisation and Operationalisation of a Holistic Indicator of Health for Older Inuit: Results of a Sequential Mixed-Methods Project

The IHSP's Mylène Riva co-authored the following article:

Baron M, Riva M, Fletcher C, et al.

Published: 28 Jan 2021

Determinants of personal exposure to PM2.5 and black carbon in Chinese adults: A repeated-measures study in villages using solid fuel energy

The IHSP's Jill Baumgartner co-authored an article in Environment International:

Lee M, Carter E, Yan L, et al.

Published: 28 Jan 2021

Child marriage is legal and persists across Canada

Canada is at the forefront of global efforts to end child marriage abroad. Yet this practice remains legal and persists across the country. In Canada, more than 3,600 marriage certificates were issued to children, usually girls, under the age of 18 between 2000 and 2018, according to a new study from researchers at McGill University. In recent years, an increasing number of child marriages have been common-law unions.

Published: 8 Jan 2021

Addressing competing risks when assessing the impact of health services interventions on hospital length of stay

The IHSP's Arijit Nandi co-authored an article in Epidemiology:

Batomen B, Moore L, Strumpf E, Nandi A

Published: 14 Dec 2020

Dried blood spots to characterize mercury speciation and exposure in a Colombian artisanal and small-scale gold mining community

The IHSP's Jill Baumgartner co-authored an article in Chemosphere:

Santa-Rios A, Barst BD, Tejeda L, et al.

Published: 1 Dec 2020

Foreign Practices: Immigrant Doctors and the History of Canadian Medicare

There is a new book out in November by Sasha Mullally and the IHSP's David Wright, published by McGill Queen's University Press (ISBN 9780228003717).


Published: 11 Nov 2020

Blood mercury and plasma polychlorinated biphenyls concentrations in pregnant Inuit women from Nunavik: Temporal trends, 1992–2017

Thérèse Yéro Adamou, Mylène Riva, Gina Muckle, Elhadji Anassour Laouan Sidi, Mélanie Lemire, Pierre Ayotte

Blood mercury and plasma polychlorinated biphenyls concentrations in pregnant Inuit women from Nunavik: Temporal trends, 1992–2017

Sci Total Environ. 2020 Nov 15;743:140495.doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.140495.

Published: 10 Nov 2020

Harm Reduction: A Research Agenda

Dea S, Weinstock D.

Harm Reduction: A Research Agenda

Health Care Anal. 2020 Nov 3;1-3.


Published: 9 Nov 2020


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