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Study on news consumer habits published in Policy Options

The study, conducted by Max Bell Professor Taylor Owen and MISC Assistant Professor Andrew Potter, finds that social media users tend to prefer opinion over objectivity. 

Max Bell School & Public Policy Forum project featured in Le Devoir

The Max Bell School was mentioned in an article featuring the Digital Democracy Project, a collaboration between Professor Taylor Owen and the Public Policy Forum President and CEO Ed Greenspon.

Carolyn Wilkins speech at Max Bell School event featured in Reuters article

The Senior Deputy General of the Bank of Canada was quoted saying, “it is time to conduct a thorough review of the alternatives," at McGill University's Faculty Club. 

McGill professors talk about carbon pricing & pipelines in piece for The Globe and Mail

Christopher Ragan, Director of the Max Bell School and Andrew Potter, Assistant Professor at the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada discussing Trudeau's 'Grand Bargain'.

Chris Ragan talking about the newly opened Max Bell School in La Presse article

"L’Université McGill lancera aussi une maîtrise en politiques publiques en septembre 2019 avec l’ouverture de l’École de politiques publiques Max Bell," says La Presse author, Martine Letarte. 

New Max Bell School research featured in Policy Options magazine

The Max Bell School commissioned a study examining what facts Canadians believe, what media types they consume, and how much Canadians trust media sources. 

Royal Victoria Hospital to be transformed, housing Max Bell School of Public Policy

The McGill Reporter outlines next steps for the Royal Victoria Hospital's transformation into a hub for learning, research and innovation in environmental sustainability and public policy. 

Learn why Brown donated $5M to Max Bell School in McGill Giving interview

“If the world had a more reasonable set of electoral systems, we might be having less passionate and more constructive conversations about our past and our future," says Garvin Brown. 

Max Bell School of Public Policy launch announced in the Bull and Bear

McGill University's student-run news magazine, the Bull and Bear, announces the unveiling of new graduate school, the Max Bell School of Public Policy in Montreal. 

Sauvé fellow calls for Max Bell School to address 3 challenges in policy-making

"To stay relevant, today’s public policy schools need to engage with citizens, understand technological change, and look at problems horizontally," says Policy Options author.

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The Max Bell School of Public Policy launch published in the McGill Tribune

On Nov. 7, at a panel discussion at the Hotel Omni Mont-Royal, McGill announced its plans to launch the Max Bell School of Public Policy after receiving a donation from the Max Bell Foundation.

Jeanne Sauvé Foundation covers Max Bell School of Public Policy Launch

The Jeanne Sauvé Foundation attended the launch in November 2017, highlighting panelists' concerns regarding Canada's major policy issues, in this event recap article. 

Max Bell Foundation featured the Max Bell School, announcing a generous investment

“Max Bell Foundation is proud to be associated with the creation of a School of Public Policy at McGill and its potential to benefit Canada and Canadians," said the Foundation's President, Allan Northcott.

William Watson covers Max Bell School launch in opinion piece in the Financial Post

"There’s no shortage of soft hearts in the policy world. What we need more of are hard heads," says William Watson, columnist and ex-McGill Professor of Economics.

Max Bell School of Public Policy and Max Bell Foundation cited in McGill Giving

The Max Bell School of Public Policy will bring McGill’s unique international and transdisciplinary perspectives to key political, social economic and scientific issues.

Max Bell School of Public Policy launch event featured in the Montreal Gazette

"On the heels of a historic election in Montreal where we elected our first female mayor, issues vital to our city and citizens have never been more prominent," said the university. 

Read Chris Ragan's editorial on the hard work it takes to do good public policy

In this editorial in the Globe and Mail, Christopher Ragan, the inaugural director of McGill University's Max Bell School of Public Policy, discusses the key issues in making good public policies. 

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