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Céline Le Bourdais, the Canada research chair in social statistics and family change at McGill University in Montreal, cautions that the statistics on one-person households can be misleading.

Read more: The Globe and Mail

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Published on: 3 Aug 2017

Cindy Blackstock is professor of social work, McGill University, and executive director, First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada.

Classified as: truth and reconciliation commissions, First Nations Children, child welfare system, Cindy Blackstock, School of Social Work, The Toronto Star
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Published on: 2 Aug 2017

Jose Mauricio Gaona is an O’Brien Fellow at McGill Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism, a Saul Hayes Fellow at McGill University’s Faculty of Law, and a Vanier Canada Scholar.

"Sunday’s election in Venezuela of a national constituent assembly does not represent the very beginnings of Mr. Maduro’s dictatorship, but its final ascension. In truth, the actions of Mr. Maduro’s government in the past 12 months are archetypical of a dictatorship, not a democracy."

Classified as: Jose Mauricio Gaona, Faculty of Law, Venezuela
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Published on: 31 Jul 2017

"This guy thinks he is a bald eagle and I think that is what helped him survive," said David Bird, an emeritus professor of wildlife biology at McGill University who now lives in Sidney.

Read more: CBC News

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Published on: 27 Jul 2017

What explains the populist moment in politics? A common explanation is that “people are frustrated that they’ve lost democratic control of their lives and their economies.” This would seem to explain both the support for Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders in the United States and the various populist surges witnessed throughout Europe. But is it the best explanation? Jacob Levy is not so sure. 

Read more: The Washington Post

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Published on: 26 Jul 2017

A team of architecture students from McGill University, including a West Islander, have won a Canada-wide competition to design and build a pavilion for a new community garden to be constructed at an organic demonstration farm in Ottawa.

Read more: Montreal Gazette

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Published on: 25 Jul 2017

This interview has been condensed and edited from The CEO Series on CJAD, hosted by McGill University Associate Professor Karl Moore and produced by Sara Avramovic. The full interview will be heard on the latest season of The CEO Series. 

Read more: Financial Post

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Published on: 25 Jul 2017

For summer, in what is perhaps not a widely shared taste, I prefer thick biographies. This weekend I’ll be cracking open the 863 pages of “Marconi: The Man Who Networked The World,” a detailed look at the radio pioneer who later became a prominent fascist in Mussolini’s Italy. It is by Marc Raboy, a professor at McGill University in Montreal.

Read more: The New York Times

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Published on: 24 Jul 2017

“Those worried about the ridiculously low levels of ‘chemicals’ in this product should spend their energy encouraging people to eat more fruits and veggies.” Joe Schwarcz, a chemist at McGill University who heads the university’s Office for Science and Society, echoed this concern. “If you want to scare them about the mac ‘n’ cheese you can scare them about the amount of fat and salt it contains,” he said. “That’s much more meaningful than the phthalates.”

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Published on: 19 Jul 2017

A McGill University program aimed at helpings students get businesses off the ground has received a $2-million donation from the foundation that helped launch the university’s first entrepreneurship program more than 20 years ago.

Read more: Montreal Gazette

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Published on: 18 Jul 2017

TxtLAB, at McGill University, had mapped her novels along with those of other female 19th-century novelists “on a sliding scale of sociability vs. interiority.”

Read more: New York Times

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Published on: 17 Jul 2017

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will appoint former astronaut Julie Payette as Canada’s next governor-general, picking the prominent Quebecker for the high-profile position rather than a number of aboriginal leaders who were also seen to be in the running, sources say.

Read more: The Globe and Mail

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Published on: 13 Jul 2017

Are generational stereotypes ever true? A Millennial and a Baby Boomer discuss intergenerational prejudice and dialogue

Interview with Professor Karl Moore

Read more: Mind This Magazine

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Published on: 12 Jul 2017

“For me, what was really interesting is the way that these tests offer people a language of the self – a vocabulary or an idiom for talking about who they are and what they want, and what kinds of people they want to be.”

Merve Emre, Assistant Professor of English, on WNPR radio. Her book on the Myers-Briggs test and the history of personality testing will be published in Spring 2018. 

Listen to the entire interview: WNPR

Classified as: merve emre, personality testing, Myers-Briggs
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Published on: 11 Jul 2017

This would only hurt our efforts to reduce infant mortality. Jay Kaufman, a co-author of the JAMA study and a professor at McGill University, put it simply: “Wanted pregnancies are healthier than unwanted pregnancies.”

Read more: The Washington Post

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Published on: 10 Jul 2017

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