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“South Africans are heading to the polls on Wednesday in what Barclays analysts have dubbed "the most important elections since the 1994 democratic transition" — back when Nelson Mandela was elected in the country's first elections post-Apartheid.” (Business Insider)

 

Classified as: Nelson Mandela, South Africa, Elections, democratic transition, african history
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Published on: 8 Aug 2016

 

“Moon Express, based in Cape Canaveral, Fla., announced Wednesday that it had received approval from the Federal Aviation Administration to set a robotic lander on the moon.” (The New York Times)

Classified as: air and space, moon express, federal aviation administration, robot, SpaceX
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Published on: 8 Aug 2016
“Just days ahead of the Olympic Games the waterways of Rio de Janeiro are as filthy as ever, contaminated with raw human sewage teeming with dangerous viruses and bacteria, according to a 16-month-long study commissioned by the Associated Press.” (The Independent)
 
Classified as: virus, brian ward, jose teodoro, adenovirus, rio 2016, olympic games
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Published on: 2 Aug 2016

Philip Oxhorn, Political Science, Founding Director of the Institute for the Study of International Development, McGill University

Professor Oxhorn is an expert in democracy, economic development and Latin American Comparative Politics. He can comment on social, political, and economic angles.

philip [dot] oxhorn [at] mcgill [dot] ca (English, Spanish)

Classified as: Latin America, Alfred Jaeger, virus, Brazil, Philip Oxhorn, brian ward, Manuel Balan, zika, Latin American politics, cédric yansouni, michael libman
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Published on: 1 Aug 2016

"Turkey has banned all academics from leaving the country, cancelling their annual leave, as President Tayyip Erdogan's post-coup crackdown escalated to 'exceptional proportions'. One British academic at a state-run university in Istanbul told the Telegraph that foreign nationals had also been told to come back to work." (The Telegraph)

Classified as: human rights, Payam Akhavan, Turkey, human rights law, International human rights
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Published on: 21 Jul 2016

 June is National Brain Injury Awareness Month. Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is the leading cause of death and disability in children and adults from ages 1 to 44. Brain injuries are most often caused by motor vehicle crashes, sports injuries, or simple falls on the playground, at work or in the home.

Classified as: McGill University, concussions, Traumatic brain injury, physiotherapist, Montreal Children’s Hospital of the McGill University Health Center, McGill University professor, School of Physical and Occupational Therapy, Isabelle Gagnon
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Published on: 10 Jun 2016

"Transport Minister Jacques Daoust stood firm on his promise to regulate the ride-sharing service Uber and tabled Bill 100 on Thursday, which would effectively force Uber drivers to buy or rent taxi permits." (The Montreal Gazette)

Classified as: Uber, taxi, Richard Shearmur Quebec
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Published on: 13 May 2016

The Quebec government has the intention to prohibit all accessory fees in health care. (La Presse)

Classified as: McGill University, Health Care, McGill, health, healthcare, Expert, amélie quesnel-vallée, accessory fees, affordability, inequalities
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Published on: 2 May 2016

"Prince, the superstar American singer-songwriter known for his incredible musicianship, diverse appeal across multiple genres and cavalcade of award-winning hits, has died at age 57." (CBC)

Classified as: McGill, schulich school of music, university, Expert, prince, music theory
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Published on: 22 Apr 2016

Brazilian legislators voted on Sunday night to approve impeachment of Dilma Rousseff, the nation’s first female president. (The New York Times)

Classified as: Latin America, McGill University, corruption, Brazil, Expert, Manuel Balan, dilma rousseff
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Published on: 18 Apr 2016

Earthquakes struck Japan and Ecuador just hours apart on Saturday April 16, 2016. Were the two earthquakes related?

Classified as: McGill University, Japan, earthquake, Christie Rowe, ecuador, earthquakes
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Published on: 18 Apr 2016

A new report released today by UNICEF highlights the inequalities in child well-being in the world’s most affluent nations, including Canada. While progress in reducing child well-being gaps has been modest overall, Canada’s children are at the back of the pack, ranking in the bottom third when measured against other rich nations. (UNICEF)

Classified as: McGill University, children, Frank Elgar, Child, social inequalities, Expert, well-being, unicef
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Published on: 18 Apr 2016

"In a broad proclamation on family life, Pope Francis on Friday called for the Roman Catholic Church to be more welcoming and less judgmental, and he seemingly signaled a pastoral path for divorced and remarried Catholics to receive holy communion.'" (The New York Times)

Classified as: McGill University, McGill, Douglas Farrow, Pope Francis, Expert, Pope
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Published on: 12 Apr 2016

Prescriptions for dangerous alternatives to OxyContin are soaring, showing that a crackdown on the popular painkiller has failed to curb Canada’s opioid crisis.

Classified as: medicine, McGill University, ethics, McGill, Nicholas King, epidemic, Crisis, Expert, social studies, bioethics, opioid
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Published on: 12 Apr 2016

About 422 million people worldwide have diabetes, a number likely to more than double in the next 20 years, according to research published today by the World Health Organization. April 7, 2016 is World Health Day and the focus this year is on diabetes.

Classified as: McGill University, Montreal, Kaberi Dasgupta, diabetes, world health day
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Published on: 6 Apr 2016

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