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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

WAMC | University travelers discuss asian business perspectives on tariffs

As the war of words over tariffs between the U.S. and  China escalates, a group of students, alumni and faculty from McGill University have returned from Asia.  While the tariff controversy would appear to be a heated global topic, the group found that it took a backseat to other economic concerns....

Published: 5 Apr 2018

GAZETTE | Montrealers remember King's mission; U.S. civil rights hero's legacy held up as increasingly poignant

"In this critical moment, of ... racial profiling, of brutality that has made a Black Lives Matter movement (in the United States) urgently necessary, a moment in which white supremacist groups are on the rise, a moment in which the black community is still calling for economic justice, for equity in employment ... let us not forget the Reverend Dr....

Published: 5 Apr 2018

LA PRESSE | S’attaquer aux préjugés à l'université - femmes en finances

Doyenne de la faculté de gestion Desautels de l'Université McGill, Isabelle Bajeux-Besnainou se dit perturbée par la sous-représentation des femmes en finance. Après trois décennies à observer la situation en France, aux États-Unis et au Canada, elle tente de renverser la vapeur.

La Presse

Published: 5 Apr 2018

SCOTSMAN | Hospital built by Scots philanthropists set for transformation

A Canadian hospital built by a pair of immigrant Scottish philanthropists to celebrate Queen Victoria’s fiftieth year on the throne is set to be transformed into an academic centre for climate change.

The Scotsman

Published: 3 Apr 2018

CBC | McGill prof says he's found a better, faster way to flood-proof your home

Dr. Amar Sabih says all you need is synthetic plastic tarp and metal barriers commonly seen at outdoor events

CBC, CTV

Published: 3 Apr 2018

GLOBE AND MAIL | Why expatriates should be able to vote

(Frédéric Mégret, Associate professor of law at McGill)

Last week, the Supreme Court heard arguments on the barring of expatriates who have resided away from Canada more than five years from voting in Canadian elections. The Ontario Court of Appeal had earlier found the restrictions democratically justifiable because they preserved the “social contract” between voters and lawmakers.

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Published: 3 Apr 2018

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