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Expert: New volcanic lava fissure in Hawaii prompts more evacuations

A new volcanic fissure on Hawaii's Big Island sent gases and lava exploding into the air, prompting officials to issue calls for more evacuations as residents awaited a possible major eruption at Kilauea volcano's summit. (source CTV News)

Published: 14 May 2018

Expert: Israel and Iran trade fire

Iran says it is ready to restart its nuclear program on an "industrial scale" in the wake of the decision by US President Donald Trump to abandon the deal that curbs the country's nuclear ambitions. (source CNN)


Published: 11 May 2018

Expert: Nursing shortages - National Nursing Week, May 7-13 2018

The Comité jeunesse of the Ordre des infirmières et infirmiers du Québec believes that the clinical and academic milieu must individually and collectively ensure a better integration of new nursing graduates into the workforce.

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Published: 10 May 2018

Expert: Google Duplex / AI

Google’s AI fest offers an ominous glimpse of the robot future: Machines fooling humans into thinking they are people raise obvious ethical concerns (source: Financial Times)

Published: 10 May 2018

Expert : Trump pulls out of Iran Nuclear Deal

"Trump pulls U.S. out of 'disastrous' Iran nuclear deal, will restore sanctions; President Donald Trump announced Tuesday the U.S. will pull out of the landmark nuclear accord with Iran, dealing a profound blow to U.S. allies and potentially deepening the president's isolation on the world stage." (CBC)

Published: 8 May 2018

Experts: La Presse becomes a non-profit entity.

"Montreal's La Presse to become non-profit entity; Desmarais family will donate $50M before severing ties" CBC

Published: 8 May 2018

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

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

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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)

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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