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Tough on litigators who prattle on, famously reserved in person, McLachlin has a plain-speaking, often wry style in court. Yet those who know her speak of her easy laugh. McGill University law professor Daniel Jutras, who worked as her executive legal officer for three years, said McLachlin deals with stress by resorting to humour and was an impressive champion for the Canadian charter, Canadian judges and the independence of the judiciary abroad.

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Published on: 14 Jun 2017

"In a welcome development, 40 years after publishing the first Essential Medicines List (EML), WHO is poised to begin the development of an Essential Diagnostics List (EDL). An EDL should help amplify the impact of the EML. After all, patients need access to both diagnosis and treatment."

Op-ed by Dr. Madhukar Pai, Professor & Director of Global Health, McGill University

Read more: Huffington Post Canada
 

 

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Published on: 13 Jun 2017

Jamie Orchard speaks to Paul Martin after McGill University awarded the former prime minister an honorary doctorate recognizing his work after politics.

Find out more: Global News

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Published on: 13 Jun 2017

To Andrew Piper, a professor and director of the .txtLAB at McGill University in Montreal, that's another potential pitfall and danger of data visualizations like these: People read a lot into it. "Just picking the top [word] isn't a good way of representing what comes across as really important semantic implications," he said. "Are people googling 'pneumonia' because it's raining in BC? We have no idea."

Read more: Motherboard

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Published on: 9 Jun 2017

Still, Ecofiscal chairman Chris Ragan – an economist at McGill University – said future governments should raise the levy significantly after 2022, and could offset the impact of a higher carbon levy by lowering other taxes. “It would be a very bad outcome if the price peaked out at $50 in 2022 and everything else is done by complementary policies,” he said in an interview.

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Published on: 8 Jun 2017

Health care is about serving people. Yet it is being managed badly, with serious consequences to patients, argues celebrated McGill University management professor Henry Mintzberg. He calls it an epidemic: Managing without soul, which is common in organizations throughout society, including health.

Read more: The Globe and Mail

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Published on: 7 Jun 2017

Moses Gashirabake is a confident, distinguished, sharply dressed 28-year-old who is normally completely composed. But after his convocation ceremony at McGill University, with degrees in both civil and common law in his hands, he spotted Rosemarie Schade making her way toward him for a hug and was simply overwhelmed with emotion. "Over and above being my professor, she ended up being my international mother," Gashirabake said, as he searched for a tissue to wipe away his unexpected tears.

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Published on: 6 Jun 2017

Overall, there is a wealth of expertise in retailing at McGill to draw from, a vibrant history in Montreal to build upon, and definitely a very bright future to shape.

Op-ed by Isabelle Bajeux-Besnainou, dean of the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University.

Read more: Montreal Gazette

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Published on: 5 Jun 2017

“The universe still contains mysteries,” says astrophysicist Daryl Haggardof McGill University. “We thought we were walking through the world knowing how black holes happened, and now we’re seeing that there’s some real discovery space here.”

Read more: National Geographic

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Published on: 2 Jun 2017

A surgeon at Montreal's McGill University Health Centre is breaking ground by using a new medical technology — augmented reality — for sinus operations.

Read more: CBC News

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Published on: 1 Jun 2017

Most of us have heard about baby bluesand postpartum depression, but to be clear: these are not the topic of this discussion. This is about pregnancyblues, a common yet rarely talked about experience that affects up to 20 percent of moms during pregnancy, moms whose questions and concerns are too often going unanswered. If you or someone you know has been suffering in silence or without support, you are not alone and there are answers.

Article by By Vanessa Babineau, Ph.D. Candidate in Child Psychology at McGill University

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Published on: 31 May 2017

"Pronouns might seem like a small price to pay for greater consensus. They aren’t. The removal of pronoun protection will kneecap the Bill. Here’s why."

Op-ed co-written by Florence Ashley, LL.M. Candidate and O’Brien Fellow in the Faculty of Law at McGill University

Read more: The Globe and Mail

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Published on: 30 May 2017

"Doctors refuse to prescribe for more than two to four weeks because the available standard medical evidence suggests harm, and no benefit to extended treatment," said Dr. Michael Libman, infectious disease specialist and director of tropical medicine centre at the McGill University Health Centre.

Read more: CBC News

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Published on: 30 May 2017

“The study provides evidence that some of the characteristic brain signals in people who have developed addictions are also present much earlier than most of us would have imagined,” said Prof Marco Leyton, an expert on the neurobiology of drug use and addictions at McGill university in Montreal, Canada.

Read more: The Guardian

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Published on: 26 May 2017

Professor Karl Moore speaks with Shannon Cuciz about the difference between introverts, ambiverts and extroverts on Global News Morning.

Find out more: Global News

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Published on: 25 May 2017

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