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

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
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
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
Published on: 13 Sep 2016

Each year, World Suicide Prevention Day has taken place on 10th September since 2003.

Classified as: Robert Whitley, suicide, prevention, rob whitley
Published on: 8 Sep 2016

The Quebec government and Uber reached a deal late Wednesday night reports say.

Barry Eidlin, Professor of Sociology at McGill University

Classified as: Quebec, Uber, barry eidlin, Richard Shearmur
Published on: 8 Sep 2016

“France's highest administrative court has suspended a ban on full-body "burkini" swimsuits that was imposed in a town on the Mediterranean coast.” (BBC)

Morton Weinfeld, Department of Sociology, McGill University

I agree with the French court decision today, but the burkini issue is really a symptom of a much deeper issue in France and Europe generally.
—Morton Weinfeld 

Classified as: france, Morton Weinfeld, burkini, ethnic studies
Published on: 26 Aug 2016

A strong earthquake in central Italy reduced three towns to rubble as people slept early Wednesday, with reports that at least 50 people were killed and hundreds injured as rescue crews raced to dig out survivors.” (CBC)

“An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.8 has shaken central Burma, the U.S. Geological Survey says.” (CBC)

Classified as: earthquake, Christie Rowe, Rebecca Harrington, italia, burma
Published on: 24 Aug 2016

“The World Health Organization's (WHO) emergency committee on deadly yellow fever will meet on Aug. 31 to review outbreaks in Democratic Republic of Congo and Angola, a spokesman said on Tuesday, as a major vaccination campaigns continues.” (Reuters and The Washington Post)

Classified as: faculty of medicine, brian ward, Anne Andermann, tropical diseases, yellow fever, centre for the study of host resistance
Published on: 23 Aug 2016

"To sleep - to sleep, perchance to dream”, these words made famous by William Shakespeare, in the play Hamlet are familiar to many of us. But did you know that sleep is just as important as diet and exercise for a healthy lifestyle?

Classified as: Reut Gruber, sleep, great canadian sleepwalk
Published on: 16 Aug 2016

"The world woke to the smell of burning floss last week, as thunderous applause met news reports that there was, after all, no evidence for dentists recommending flossing.

Classified as: McGill University, dentistry, Expert, flossing, cavities, omid kiarash
Published on: 10 Aug 2016