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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

Expert: Labour groups protest Tim Hortons’ response to Ontario minimum wage

Labour organizations across Ontario are holding rallies today to protest the actions some Tim Hortons franchises have taken in response to an increase in the province's minimum wage. (The Globe and Mail)


Published: 10 Jan 2018

Experts: Smog in Montreal

“Officials in the city of Montreal have issued the latest of several smog alerts today and they hope to improve air quality by restricting the use of wood-burning appliances made popular after the devastating ice storm of 1998.” (RCI Net)

Published: 4 Jan 2018

Expert - Democrat Wins Senate Seat in Alabama (USA)

“Doug Jones on Tuesday became the first Democrat in a generation to win a Senate seat in Alabama.” (CNN)

Harold Waller, Political Science, McGill University

Published: 13 Dec 2017

Expert: Geminids Meteor Shower

The Geminids meteor showers will peak on the evening of Dec. 13 and continue until early morning Dec. 14. The meteors will be bright and you can see up to 120 meteors an hour stream across the sky. Observers need to go to areas with little light pollution. 

Dr. Kelly Lepo, McGill Space Institute

Published: 7 Dec 2017

What to look for in future Canada, China trade talks

“Prime Minister Justin Trudeau landed in Beijing on Sunday, with expanding trade with China at the top of his agenda. As the United States under President Trump becomes increasingly protectionist, Canada is moving in the opposite direction.” (New York Times)

Published: 4 Dec 2017

New Investment in Public Psychotherapy in Quebec

“Quebec’s mental health is getting a boost as Health Minister Gaetan Barrette announced a $35 million public program to provide psychotherapy to those who need it.” (CTV News)

Rob Whitley, Department of Psychiatry, McGill University

Published: 4 Dec 2017

Expert: Mount Agung volcano eruption in Indonesia

“A large eruption of Bali’s restless Mount Agung volcano could be imminent, Indonesian officials have said as they called for 100,000 people to leave the area.” (The Guardian)

Don Baker, professor and volcano expert at McGill University

Published: 27 Nov 2017

Expert: Why You Should Pay Attention to K-pop Group BTS Performing at The American Music Awards

The K-pop boy group BTS (aka Bangtan Sonyeondan (Korean) or “Beyond the Scene” (English)) will be performing live at the American Music Awards (AMAs) this Sunday in Los Angeles. This will mark the first time that a K-pop group has had a solo stage performance on an American music awards show, after Psy performed with MC Hammer during the 2012 AMAs.

Published: 17 Nov 2017

Experts: Trudeau’s visit in Vietnam, the TPP, and Myanmar

Talks on the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement have stalled, and some news reports are laying the blame on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, according to Global News and the National Post.

Published: 10 Nov 2017

Expert: What’s happening in Saudi Arabia?

“Hezbollah's leader said on Friday that Saudi Arabia had declared war on Lebanon and his Iran-backed group, accusing Riyadh of detaining Saad al-Hariri and forcing him to resign as Lebanon's prime minister to destabilize the country.” (The Globe and Mail)

Published: 10 Nov 2017