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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

The number of cholera cases is on the rise Haiti after hurricane Matthew. (CNN)

Classified as: Haiti, michael libman, cholera
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Published on: 13 Oct 2016

“Hurricane Matthew is poised to deliver a potentially catastrophic strike on Haiti beginning Monday, and poses a danger to eastern Cuba and Jamaica by Monday night.” (The Weather Network)

Classified as: Geography, John Gyakum, atmosphere, Expert, Hurricanes, matthew, department of atmospheric and oceanic sciences, Renee Sieber
Published on: 6 Oct 2016

“Voters in Colombia have rejected a landmark peace deal with Farc rebels in a shock referendum result, with 50.2% voting against it.” (BBC)

Catherine LeGrand, Department of History, McGill University

"The close ‘no’ vote in the plebiscite on the recent peace accord is a shock that plunges Colombia into deep political-institutional crisis.  What comes next is not clear.”—Catherine LeGrand

Classified as: Latin America, referendum, Colombia, catherine legrand, farc
Published on: 3 Oct 2016

Classified as: US elections
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Published on: 26 Sep 2016

Each year, the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology at McGill organize a symposium to review new studies and practices in order to help practicing gynecologists, family physicians, residents, fellows and allied health professionals with interest in Women’s Health. (Website)

Classified as: women, Eduardo Franco, health, symposium, zika, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, cleve ziegler, togas tulandi, pierre lebel
Published on: 13 Sep 2016

The second, HMS Terror, of the two Franklin Expedition shipwrecks was found earlier this month, Arctic Research Foundation expedition lead Adrian Schimnowski confirmed Monday. (Toronto Star)

Bruno Tremblay, Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, McGill University

As an expert on ice and snow in the Arctic, he can comment about this discovery.

Classified as: Arctic, Bruno Tremblay, hms terror, ship
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Published on: 13 Sep 2016

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