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“Leonard Cohen, the hugely influential singer and songwriter whose work spanned nearly 50 years, died at the age of 82.” (Rolling Stone)

Will Straw, Department of Art History and Communication Studies, McGill University

He’s available this afternoon to comment on the legacy of Leonard Cohen. He’s interested among other things in cultural industries, urban culture, film studies, Canadian culture and globalization.

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Published on: 11 Nov 2016

How parents can help their children overcome anxiety? Professor Tina Montreuil is the next speaker in the Effective Parenting: New Trends And Approach series. She will discuss strategies for parents to help their child overecome their anxiety. 

Tina Montreuil, Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology, McGill University

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Published on: 11 Nov 2016

This series of public lectures focuses on topics of concern for parents/guardians/grandparents in our fast-paced world and digital age. On November 7, Dr. Adam Dubé, will be giving a talk titled: "The myths and merits of children's iPad use from the cradle to the classroom”. 

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Published on: 7 Nov 2016
These McGill University experts are available to comment on the race for the White House:

Jacob Levy, Dept. of Political Science, McGill University

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

jacob [dot] levy [at] mcgill [dot] ca (English)

Classified as: gil troy, harold waller, jacob levy, presidential, race, United States, Elections, Rex Brynen, barry eidlin, Presidential campaigning
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Published on: 7 Nov 2016

"South Africa's main opposition party on Monday tried to block a government plan to withdraw from the International Criminal Court, saying the move is illegal and that the country's top court should intervene.

Classified as: South Africa, René Provost, International Criminal Justice, icc, international criminal court
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Published on: 25 Oct 2016

“Some major internet companies suffered service disruptions for several hours on Friday morning as internet infrastructure provider Dyn said it was hit by a cyber attack that disrupted traffic mainly on the U.S. East Coast.” (CBC)

Classified as: hackers, Cybersecurity, ddos, cyber security, internet, hacktivism
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Published on: 21 Oct 2016

The upcoming Denis Villeneuve movie Arrival was filmed in Montreal and when the filmmakers went looking for a linguistics scholar to consult on the screenplay and offer on-set advice, they turned to McGill. Prof. Jessica Coon supplied feedback on the film’s script, worked with the set crew, and some of her books from her office even wound up in the film. (McGill News)

Classified as: Jessica Coon, Denis Villeneuve, Department of Linguistics
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Published on: 21 Oct 2016

The 2016 Beaverbrook Annual Lecture on Oct. 24 will present two speakers followed by a Q&A with the audience on the overall issues of media and the environment.:

Classified as: Beaverbrook Annual Lecture, elena bennett
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Published on: 21 Oct 2016

135 years of McGill graduate scholarship is now available online. In 2012, McGill Library went to the stacks of Rare Books and Special Collections and began digitizing print only theses and dissertations. The project took four years to complete and to date almost 7,000 theses have been digitized representing almost a million pages.

Classified as: McGill Library, Sarah Severson
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Published on: 21 Oct 2016

Returning to work after any illness can be a challenge. For cancer survivors, the return to work can be especially difficult due to the effects of cancer and its treatment. Employers may lack understanding of cancer’s impact on work abilities, and how to provide accommodations. On Wednesday, October 19, cancerandwork.ca, a new resource, will bring this information together.

Classified as: Ingram School of Nursing, Cancer and work, Christine Maheu
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Published on: 17 Oct 2016

Denis Coderre made “an early October side trip to Iran to meet the mayor of Tehran, a prominent figure in the country’s repressive theocracy.” (The National Post)

Classified as: Iran, Denis Coderre, Payam Akhavan
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Published on: 17 Oct 2016

"The Canada-European Union trade agreement has been dealt what could be a fatal blow after the Belgium’s Walloon parliament voted by a large margin on Friday not to accept the agreement." (The Globe and Mail)

Classified as: Faculty of Law, Andrea Bjorklund, Canadian-European Union trade, Belgium
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Published on: 14 Oct 2016

"One-in-four say they have family or close friends who have a gambling problem, or have one themselves." (Source: Angus Reid)

Classified as: Canada, gambling, Jeffrey Derevensky
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Published on: 13 Oct 2016

The Nobel Prize in Literature for 2016 is awarded to Bob Dylan "for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition". (NobelPrize.org)

Classified as: literature, poetry, Department of English, Nobel prize, song, merve emre, bob dylan
Published on: 13 Oct 2016

Last year, Justin Trudeau, the son of former prime minister Pierre Trudeau, became Canada’s new leader, ending 10 years of Stephen Harper rule.

Classified as: MISC, Prime Minister, justin trudeau, Andrew Potter
Published on: 13 Oct 2016

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