Christopher Barrington-Leigh

Amid war and disease, World Happiness Report shows bright spot

Published: 18Mar2022

In this troubled time of war and pandemic, the World Happiness Report 2022 shows a bright light in dark times. According to the team of international researchers, including McGill University...

Experts: COP 26 United Nations Climate Change Conference

Published: 1Nov2021

The twenty-sixth session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 26) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) will be hosted by the United Kingdom, in partnership with...

Expert: Canada ranks 15th in latest World Happiness Report

Published: 19Mar2021

While happiness may have felt far off as the COVID-19 pandemic raged across the globe, the latest World Happiness Report (WHR) has ranked Canadians in 15th place, slipping down from the 10th...

Happiness really does come for free

Published: 8Feb2021

Economic growth is often prescribed as a sure way of increasing the well-being of people in low-income countries, but a study led by McGill and the Institute of Environmental Sciences and...

Street network patterns reveal worrying worldwide trend towards urban sprawl

Published: 14Jan2020

New research from McGill University and the University of California, Santa Cruz has found that the local streets of the world’s cities are becoming less connected, a global trend that is driving...

Global well-being in coming decades hinges on non-material factors

Published: 4Feb2019

To improve people’s well-being as much as possible in coming decades, policy makers should look beyond narrow economic calculations and prioritize non-material factors when making big decisions.

Global project to reduce health inequalities in cities around the world

Published: 6Feb2018

A major new research partnership has been launched to explore ways of reducing health inequalities in cities around the world.  

Experts: National Climate Strategy

Published: 29Feb2016

“With the wind at his back from Paris and a fresh mandate from Canadians, Mr. Trudeau meets provincial and territorial leaders in Vancouver this week to pursue a national climate strategy.” (The...

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