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Exposure to wildfires increases risk of cancer

A new study from McGill University finds higher incidence of lung cancer and brain tumors in people exposed to wildfires. The study, which tracks over two million Canadians over a period of 20 years, is the first to examine how proximity to forest fires may influence cancer risk.

Published: 10 May 2022

Josée Dupuis appointed Chair, Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health, FMHS

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Josée Dupuis, PhD, to the position of Chair, Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health (EBOH), School of Population and Global Health, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences (FMHS), McGill University, effective June 1, 2022. Prof. Dupuis replaces Rebecca Fuhrer, PhD, who has led the Department as Interim Chair since last September. We thank Prof.

Published: 29 Mar 2022

Watch now: Nationalism, Secessionism, and Autonomy

A discussion with author André Lecours, Professor in the School of Political Studies at the University of Ottawa, about his new book "Nationalism, Secessionism, and Autonomy" ( This event took place on March 8, 2022.

Published: 28 Mar 2022

One in four women experience domestic violence before age 50

Over one in four women (or 27 per cent) experience intimate partner violence before the age of 50, according to a worldwide analysis led by researchers from McGill University and the World Health Organization. The largest of its kind, the analysis covers 366 studies involving more than 2 million women in 161 countries.

Published: 24 Mar 2022

Watch now: Canada and the Russian Invasion of Ukraine

A panel featuring Canadian perspectives on the Russian invasion of Ukraine that took place on March 15, 2022.

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Dominique Arel, Chair of Ukrainian Studies and Professor, School of Political Studies, University of Ottawa

Published: 24 Mar 2022

Watch now: The Tall Poppy

The Winter 2022 Eakin Lecture, delivered by Shannon Sampert, on what happens when women are experts in the media and how we can support them. This event took place on March 11, 2022.

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Published: 23 Mar 2022

Watch now: When Injustice is Fully Bilingual

The 2022 Mallory Lecture, delivered by Emilie Nicolas, exploring the impact of the French-English duality on social movements that advocate for decolonization, antiracism and social justice in Canada. This event took place on February 15, 2022.

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Published: 1 Mar 2022

Child marriages violating statutory rape laws in many U.S. states

In many U.S. states, children can legally marry at an earlier age than they can consent to sex, leading to situations where sex between spouses may be a criminal act. Some states exempt sex between married spouses from their definition of statutory rape, which may create perverse incentives for child marriage, according to researchers from McGill University.

Published: 17 Feb 2022

Men who paid for sex more likely to live with HIV

Twenty years’ worth of surveys suggest that nearly one in ten sexually active men in 35 countries in sub-Saharan Africa have been clients of sex workers. These men are about 50 percent more likely to be living with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), according to a team of international researchers, including Professor Mathieu Maheu-Giroux and Caroline Hodgins of McGill University.

Published: 25 Jan 2022

The Disabled Contract: Severe Intellectual Disability, Justice and Morality

The IHSP's Jonas-Sébastien Beaudry published the following book:

Published: 24 Mar 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


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