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)
Last year, Justin Trudeau, the son of former prime minister Pierre Trudeau, became Canada’s new leader, ending 10 years of Stephen Harper rule.
The number of cholera cases is on the rise Haiti after hurricane Matthew. (CNN)
“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)
“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
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)
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.
Each year, World Suicide Prevention Day has taken place on 10th September since 2003.
The Quebec government and Uber reached a deal late Wednesday night reports say.
Barry Eidlin, Professor of Sociology at McGill University
“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.”
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)
"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?