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Experts: Federal Budget 2017

Finance Minister Bill Morneau will introduce the federal government's latest budget on March 22, 2017.

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Published: 20 Mar 2017

Expert: NASA News Conference on exoplanet (Feb. 22, 2017)

NASA will hold a news conference at 1 p.m. EST Wednesday, Feb. 22, to present new findings on planets that orbit stars other than our sun, known as exoplanets. The event will air live on NASA Television. (Source: NASA)

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Published: 22 Feb 2017

Expert on Israel: What's happening to the Two-state solution?

"Palestinians reacted with anger and bafflement on Wednesday after the Trump administration apparently backed away from insisting that having two states — one for Israelis, one for Palestinians — was the only viable solution to the decades-long Middle East conflict." (New York Times)

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Published: 16 Feb 2017

McGill University at the American Academy for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

Hynes Convention Center - Boston

Jumpstarting Neurological Research through Open Science – MNI & McGill University

Friday, February 17, 2017, 1:30-2:30 PM/ Room 208

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Published: 14 Feb 2017

Experts: Quebec mosque shooting

Here are McGill professors available to comment on the Quebec mosque shooting:

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Published: 31 Jan 2017

Experts: U.S. travel ban

Here are some McGill professors available to comment on the US Executive order that suspends the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program for 120 days and suspends entry by citizens of Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen for 90 days:

 

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Published: 31 Jan 2017

Experts: Donald Trump's Administration

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

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Published: 23 Jan 2017

Separated Fathers: Breaking the Isolation

Around 40% of heterosexual marriage in Canada ends in divorce, and 70% of breakups are initiated by the woman. Robert Whitley, professor in social psychiatry at McGill University, directed a short documentary on a group of separated fathers in Montreal who discuss their struggles, challenges and perseverance. Documentary can be live-streamed here.

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Published: 11 Jan 2017

Expert: “Intelligence report claims Russia has compromising information on Trump”

"The chiefs of America’s intelligence agencies last week presented President Obama and President-elect Donald J. Trump with a summary of unsubstantiated reports that Russia had collected compromising and salacious personal information about Mr. Trump, two officials with knowledge of the briefing said.” (New York Times)

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Published: 11 Jan 2017

Experts: US Presidential Inauguration (Jan. 20, 2017)

These McGill University experts are available to comment on the US presidential inauguration of Donald Trump: Jacob Levy, Dept. of Political Science, McGill University

Jacob Levy is one of the world’s leading libertarian political theorists....

Published: 22 Dec 2016

Expert: Famine in Nigeria

“More than 2,000 people may have died of famine this year in parts of northeast Nigeria which cannot be reached by aid agencies due to an insurgency by Islamic militant group Boko Haram, hunger experts said on Tuesday.” (Reuters)

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Published: 13 Dec 2016

Academic Freedom in a Volatile World

The Scholars at Risk Network organizes two sessions on December 8 in Ottawa to discuss threats to academic freedom.

Around the world today, scholars are attacked because of their words, their ideas and their place in society.

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Published: 7 Dec 2016

Sea ice extent in Arctic and Antarctic reached record lows in November

“Both the Arctic and Antarctic experienced record lows in sea ice extent in November, with scientists astonished to see Arctic ice actually retreating at a time when the region enters the cold darkness of winter.” (The Guardian) (National Snow & Ice Data Center)

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Published: 7 Dec 2016

Ottawa approves two pipelines, rejects one

“Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced approvals for two major export pipelines Tuesday, while dismissing a third pipeline and imposing a ban on oil tanker traffic on the northern section of B.C.’s coast.” (Financial Post)

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Published: 30 Nov 2016

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