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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

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

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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

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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)

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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

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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

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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.

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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.

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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)

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Published: 10 Nov 2017

Expert: Global atmospheric CO2 levels hit record high

“The concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere increased at record speed last year to hit a level not seen for more than three million years, the UN has warned.” (The Guardian)

Eyad Atallah, Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, McGill University

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Published: 10 Nov 2017

Experts: Bombardier to partner with Airbus on CSeries program

Bombardier Inc. announced it has sold a majority stake in its CSeries passenger jet business to European aerospace giant Airbus for no cost. (CBC)

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Published: 17 Oct 2017

Experts: Municipal elections

Here are McGill researchers available and interested to comment on the municipal elections in Montreal:

Richard Shearmur, School of Urban Planning, McGill University

Professor Shearmur is an urbanist who studies innovative municipalities, urban and regional development, and real estate.

richard.shearmur [at] mcgill.ca (English, French)

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Published: 16 Oct 2017

Experts: NAFTA

“Contentious new U.S. demands are set to hit NAFTA negotiating tables on Wednesday, threatening to push modernization talks toward collapse as Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau again tries to remind U.S. President Donald Trump of the trade pact's merits.” (BNN)

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Published: 11 Oct 2017

Nobel Prize in Physics goes to gravitational wave scientists

The Nobel Prize in Physics 2017 was divided, one half awarded to Rainer Weiss, the other half jointly to Barry C. Barish and Kip S. Thorne "for decisive contributions to the LIGO detector and the observation of gravitational waves". (Nobel Prize)

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Published: 3 Oct 2017

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