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THE CONVERSATION: How a U.S. Supreme Court ruling could modernize Canada's tax system

(Opinion by Ivan O. Ozai, Doctoral Candidate, Faculty of Law, McGill University) In the last few months, several countries have considered the idea of levying taxes on digital companies. But because these companies can operate from virtually anywhere, a digital tax would require updating old tax rules that only allow governments to tax companies that have a physical presence in the country....

Published: 9 Jul 2018

GLOBE AND MAIL | Could your diabetes medication be the next anti-aging pill?

Scientists studying metformin say the generic drug slows the ‘burn rate’ in living cells in ways that increase longevity. […] Metformin, by contrast, has both an enviable safety profile and a decades-long history of human use, said Dr. Michael Pollak, director of cancer prevention in the department of oncology at McGill University. […] Read more

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Published: 9 Jul 2018

PSYCHOLOGY TODAY: It’s Time to Stop Blaming Men for Their Mental Health Woes

"This is men's health week, a chance to renew thinking about men's mental health.

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Published: 11 Jun 2018

McGill researchers call for the creation of a global database of land prices

Improved access to data on land prices is vital for future advances in global change science and policy. Spatially explicit land price information should be a public good available to the international community. An open-access, global land price database would enable policymakers, scientists, and civic society to better grapple with the economic, social, and environmental challenges posed by global change....

Published: 30 May 2018

CTV | Quebec government, McGill partner to study and curb post-graduate exodus

The Quebec Government is partnering with McGill University to try to stem the "Anglophone brain drain" - a phenomenon among university graduates who opt to leave the province with a diploma in hand. 

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Published: 23 May 2018

HARPERS | Rachel Cusk’s unforgiving eye

McGill English prof Merve Emre, in the June issue of Harpers, on “Rachel Cusk’s unforgiving eye” 

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Published: 23 May 2018

THE GUARDIAN | Separating sick Inuit kids from their parents is medical colonialism all over again

Opinion | In Quebec, air ambulances continue the incomprehensible practice of separating children and parents – despite no written policy demanding it. By Samir Shaheen-Hussain, a pediatric emergency physician and assistant professor at McGill University

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Published: 23 May 2018

WASHINGTON POST: People who live in small towns and rural areas are happier than everyone else, researchers say

Heaven is wide open spaces — at least, it is for most people, according to a massive new data set of happiness in Canada.

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Published: 18 May 2018

THE GAZETTE | Montreal company pioneers carbon-negative concrete

A Montreal startup founded by McGill grads has developed a carbon-negative method for making concrete that doesn't use cement, one of the world's largest sources of carbon emissions.

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Published: 29 Apr 2018

STAT News | Cancer centers sell out science when they advertise clinical trials as treatment

 

By Jonathan Kimmelman, associate professor at McGill University and director of its Biomedical Ethics Unit, and Alex John London (Carnegie Mellon) 

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Published: 25 Apr 2018

CNN | The cost of child care around the world

Finding the right child care can be a frustrating -- and expensive -- process for parents around the world, from New York to Nairobi. Access to adequate child care for all has become a "global" need, said Shelley Clark, a demographer and professor of sociology at McGill University in Canada, who has studied child care and other family dynamics.

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Published: 25 Apr 2018

CNN | The disparities in how black and white men die in gun violence, state by state

"The important thing here is that we were able to estimate these differences between black and white men, and that helps us understand health inequalities," said Corinne Riddell, a postdoctoral researcher at McGill University in Canada who was lead author of the study.Read more 

Published: 24 Apr 2018

CBC | Montreal's homeless count aims to paint picture of life on the street

Volunteers will span out across Montreal this evening in attempt to get an idea of how many people in the city have nowhere to call home. Montreal's second homeless count aims to give policymakers a sense of the challenges facing the city. "We are capturing the number of individuals who are chronically homeless, staying in the street....

Published: 24 Apr 2018

LA PRESSE | Le difficile respect des personnes non binaires

Opinion | Un récent article du journaliste Philippe Teisceira-Lessard a suscité bien des réactions avec son titre (« Iels sont nombreuxes et heureuxes ») ainsi que sa référence au français neutre, ou non binaire. Mais qu’est-ce que la non-binarité ? C’est une question qui est peu discutée dans les médias québécois et qui demeure nébuleuse pour l’ensemble de la population. En lire plus

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Published: 22 Apr 2018

LA PRESSE | Charles Taylor, philosophe «atypique»

Samedi prochain, le philosophe Charles Taylor recevra le Grand Prix littéraire international du festival Metropolis bleu. Coprésident de la commission Bouchard-Taylor, professeur émérite de l'Université McGill, auteur de nombreux ouvrages, dont Les sources du moi et Le malaise de la modernité, Charles Taylor est un des penseurs les plus importants et pertinents de notre époque. Ce prix est l'occasion d'échanger avec cet homme qui a consacré sa vie à la réflexion et au dialogue....

Published: 22 Apr 2018

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