"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)
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.
"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)
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.
"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:
“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.
Here are McGill professors and researchers that are available to comment on the upcoming 2018 US midterm elections on November 6, 2018:
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
"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)
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.
"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 )
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
Distinguished author and journalist Graham Fraser joined the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada as a visiting professor.
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.