Canadians differ from Trump on view of public health care, poll shows

Antonia Maioni, a political-science professor at McGill University who has written extensively about health care, said Wednesday that she and her colleagues recently conducted their own poll about Canadian and American attitudes on health care. It found that there is much more polarization in the U.S. than in Canada around the issue of public funding.
Read more: The Globe and Mail

Published: 15Nov2016

Leonard Cohen has died, but he hasn't gone anywhere

Op-Ed by Andrew Potter, director of the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada.
Read more: Montreal Gazette

Published: 14Nov2016

How to restore your faith in democracy

In dark times, it’s tempting to give up on politics. The philosopher Charles Taylor explains why we shouldn’t.
Read more: The New Yorker

Published: 14Nov2016

What President Donald Trump will mean for Canada

Catherine Potvin, a biology professor and climate change expert at McGill University, said her biggest worry is that Trump will reverse many of the green initiatives launched under President Barack Obama, and that it will have a direct impact on Canada. “Because the Congress is largely Republican, I think it’s pretty bad news for the climate,” she said.
Read more: Global News

Published: 11Nov2016

Leonard Cohen dies at 82

“Leonard Cohen, the hugely influential singer and songwriter whose work spanned nearly 50 years, died at the age of 82.” (Rolling Stone)

Will Straw, Department of Art History and Communication Studies, McGill University

He’s available this afternoon to comment on the legacy of Leonard Cohen. He’s interested among other things in cultural industries, urban culture, film studies, Canadian culture and globalization.

Published: 11Nov2016

Effective parenting: how to help your child overcome anxiety (Nov. 14)

How parents can help their children overcome anxiety? Professor Tina Montreuil is the next speaker in the Effective Parenting: New Trends And Approach series. She will discuss strategies for parents to help their child overecome their anxiety. 

Tina Montreuil, Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology, McGill University

Published: 11Nov2016

Keeping our balance - a tale of two systems

The transition from being sea creatures to living on land, even if it happened over 300 million years ago, seems to have left its traces on the way we keep our balance today.

“It’s a discovery that is likely to be controversial,” says Kathy Cullen, the senior researcher on a paper on the subject that was published recently in Nature Communications. She has been working on this problem for over a decade with her colleague Maurice Chacron who also teaches in McGill’s Department of Physiology.

Published: 11Nov2016

The Example of Ronald Reagan

"So far, Mr. Trump, the political amateur and sputtering demagogue, has lacked Reagan’s magnanimity or his flexibility. Can the reality-show star turned president-elect mimic the actor turned president?" Op-ed by Gil Troy, professor of history at McGill University
Read more: The New York Times


Published: 10Nov2016

McGill to host panel discussion on journalism and police surveillance

The issue of police surveillance of journalists will be debated Thursday night at the McGill Faculty Club by a panel of lawyers and editors.
Read more: Montreal Gazette


Published: 9Nov2016