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Expert: how to restore Notre-Dame de Paris?

"A fire swept across the top of the Notre Dame Cathedral while the soaring Paris landmark was under renovations Monday, collapsing its spire and threatening one of the world's greatest architectural treasures." (CTV News)

Published: 16 Apr 2019

Expert: 100th anniversary of the International Labour Organization

On April 11, the International Labour Organization (ILO) will celebrate its 100th anniversary and Adelle Blackett, Canada Research Chair in Transnational Labour Law and Development, is available to discuss with reporters why this organization is still relevant today.

Published: 9 Apr 2019

Expert: Ethiopian Airlines air crash

"A jetliner carrying 157 people crashed shortly after takeoff from the Ethiopian capital Sunday, killing everyone aboard and carving a crater into the ground, authorities said. At least 35 nationalities were among the dead, including 18 Canadians." (CBC)

Published: 11 Mar 2019

Experts: 2019 Canadian Federal Election

Here are McGill professors and researchers that are available to comment on the upcoming Canadian Federal Election. The election is scheduled to take place on October 21, 2019.

Published: 18 Feb 2019

Experts: New Canada's Food Guide

"Instead of eating four food groups, Canadians are now encouraged to follow three guidelines on what to eat regularly, what to avoid and the importance of cooking and preparing meals at home." (CBC)

Here are two McGill experts from the School of Human Nutrition who are available to answer media requests on the newly released Canadian food guide:

Published: 22 Jan 2019

Experts: What to expect from Brexit?

The March 29th Brexit deadline is coming fast for the United Kingdom and the European Union. What then can we expect from Brexit? Here are McGill experts available to answer your questions:

Published: 16 Jan 2019

Experts: COP24 UN Climate Change Conference

Sébastien Jodoin, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Law, McGill University

“For the last twenty years, international negotiations in the field of climate change have failed to lead to effective measures for reducing carbon emissions in line with the recommendations provided by the scientific community.

Published: 4 Dec 2018

Experts: US Midterm Elections 2018

Here are McGill professors and researchers that are available to comment on the upcoming 2018 US midterm elections on November 6, 2018:

Published: 24 Oct 2018

Expert - Cyber security

Organized crime is moving online and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police is struggling to keep up, according to a briefing note prepared for RCMP Commissioner Brenda Lucki when she took over the top job earlier this year. CBC

Allen Mendelsohn – Faculty Lecturer, Faculty of Law, McGill University

Published: 24 Sep 2018

Expert: Hurricane Florence

"With a Category 4 hurricane rapidly approaching and weather officials issuing a hurricane warning for more than 300 miles of coastline, more than 1 million people faced a choice Tuesday: stay home and take their chances with the storm, or compete with heavy traffic to drive inland." (CNN)

Published: 12 Sep 2018

Experts: World Suicide Prevention Day (Sept. 10, 2018)

Rob Whitley, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, McGill University

Rob Whitley’s research focuses on promoting recovery and diminishing the stigma of mental illness. His recent peer reviewed paper looks at the Canadian media coverage surrounding the Netflix show 13 Reason’s Why. He found that media coverage adhered to best practices and that suicide was discussed from various angles.

Published: 5 Sep 2018

Experts - Federal Court of Appeal revokes construction approvals for Trans Mountain

"In a stunning blow, the Federal Court of Appeal has quashed the government's approvals to build the Trans Mountain expansion project — a major victory for Indigenous groups and environmentalists opposed to the $7.4-billion project." (CBC )

Published: 30 Aug 2018

Experts - NAFTA negotiations

Kryzsztof Pelc, Political Science, McGill University

Professor Pelc's research examines the international political economy, with a focus on international rules. He also look at the rules of the World Trade Organization (WTO).

kj.pelc [at] mcgill.ca (English, French)

 

Canada ready to make concessions on dairy to secure NAFTA deal

Published: 27 Aug 2018

Experts - Quebec election campaign

Graham Fraser, Visiting Professor, McGill Institute for the Study of Canada 

Distinguished author and journalist Graham Fraser joined the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada as a visiting professor.

Published: 23 Aug 2018

Experts - Back to school

Social anxiety

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

Professor Montreuil is the Director of Childhood Anxiety and Regulation of Emotions Laboratory (C.A.R.E.) Research Group at McGill. She can talk about social anxiety in children and how parents can help their children overcome anxiety.

Published: 16 Aug 2018

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