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Experts: Donald Trump's Administration

These McGill University experts are available to comment on decisions made by Donald Trump and his team:

Published: 23 Jan 2017

Amnesty for Caribbean Immigrants in Britain: A Question of Moral and Human Rights Protection

Prime Minister Theresa May has apologised to Caribbean leaders over the Windrush generation controversy, at a Downing Street meeting. She said she was "genuinely sorry" about the anxiety caused by the Home Office threatening the children of Commonwealth citizens with deportation. The UK government "valued" the contribution they had made, she said, and they had a right to stay in the UK. It comes amid reports some are still facing deportation. (source BBC News)


Published: 18 Apr 2018

Epilepsy research and care at The Neuro

The institute that developed the “Montreal Procedure” continues to be on the cutting edge

The Neuro is recognized worldwide as a leader in epilepsy research and treatment. From the beginning, Neuro founder, Dr. Wilder Penfield, made epilepsy a central focus. He and his colleagues developed a surgical treatment for epilepsy patients known as the “Montreal Procedure,” which today is in use throughout the world....

Published: 26 Mar 2018

Expert: March for our Lives

These McGill University experts are available to comment on a Montreal protest to show support for stricter gun laws in the US:

"Montrealers show support for U.S. youth leading movement for stricter gun laws", CBC News

Published: 23 Mar 2018

Expert: Risks of Under-Age Drinking

"Acute intoxication with alcohol is common in Quebec. Between January 1 and November 26, 2017, emergency services received 2,332 young people aged 12 to 24 for this reason. This equates to 214 cases per month, 49 cases per week or 7 cases per day." (Institut national de santé publique)

Published: 14 Mar 2018

Media advisory: Reaction to the 2018 Federal Budget

Will the upcoming federal budget deliver and implement the Naylor report’s recommendations to fund and revitalize fundamental science research in Canada?

Martha Crago, Vice-Principal (Research and Innovation) at McGill University, is available to provide reactions in media interviews on Federal budget day on February 27, 2018, and on February 28.

Published: 26 Feb 2018

Expert: Consumer-price inflation and U.S. monetary policy (Feb. 14, 2018)

“Analysts forecast U.S. consumer price inflation, to be released on Wednesday, to have slowed to 1.9 percent in January from a year earlier, while the core measure is seen ticking down to 1.7 percent… An above-forecast figure could well spark a fresh selloff in stocks and bonds....

Published: 13 Feb 2018

Expert: Milk Price Hike in Quebec

“The province’s Régie des marchés agricoles et alimentaires has authorized an increase in the price of milk....
Published: 2 Feb 2018

Expert: Hydro-Québec's Northern Pass electricity project rejected by New Hampshire

“Regulators in the state of New Hampshire have rejected a major electricity project being piloted by Quebec's hydro utility and its American partner, Eversource.” (CBC)     François Bouffard...
Published: 2 Feb 2018

Expert: Brexit

“The government is to release a leaked Brexit analysis that shows the UK economy would be significantly worse off in every modelled scenario, after it decided not to oppose a Labour motion calling for the documents to be issued.” (The Guardian)

Published: 31 Jan 2018

Expert: 'Super Blue/Blood Moon' coming on Jan. 31

NASA says that the next full moon will be a ‘super blue blood moon’. What does it mean? Kelly Lepo, coordinator of the McGill Space Institute, is available to answer your questions. (NASA)


Kelly Lepo, Coordinator, McGill Space Institute

Published: 22 Jan 2018

Expert: Philippine Volcano Erupts

Expert: Philippine Volcano Erupts

“The Philippines' most active volcano exploded thunderously Monday, sending a huge grey column of lava fragments, ash and steam into the sky and prompting authorities to warn that a violent eruption may be imminent.” (CBC)


Published: 22 Jan 2018

Experts: NAFTA negotiations in Montreal

A sixth round of NAFTA negotiations is taking place this week in Montreal, with key players say the focus is on constructive discussion.” (CTV News)


Kryzsztof Pelc, Political Science, McGill University

Published: 22 Jan 2018

Experts: Alzheimer’s disease

January is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month in Canada. McGill and its affiliated institutions have experts in the following areas of Alzheimer’s detection and treatment who are available to comment:


Published: 18 Jan 2018

Experts: DACA and TPS

Jose Mauricio Gaona, O’Brien Fellow at the McGill Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism

Published: 15 Jan 2018