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Experts: G7

The 2018 G7 Summit will take place from June 8-9 in the Charlevoix, Quebec. The McGill experts who are attending or who can comment on various issues related to the G7 meeting are:

G7 Summit in general & Venezuela (may be attending)

Jose Mauricio Gaona, O'Brien Fellow, McGill Centre for Human Rights (CHRLP), McGill's Faculty of Law (English, French, Spanish, or Italian)

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Published: 17 May 2018

Experts: W.H.O. calls on all nations to rid foods of artificial trans fats in the next five years

The World Health Organization is calling on all nations to rid foods of artificial trans fats in the next five years. (Source CBC news)

 

Andre Krumel Portella, Postdoctoral fellow of nutrition and neuroscience at the McGill Centre for the Convergence of Health and Economics

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Published: 16 May 2018

Experts: Donald Trump's Administration

These McGill University experts are available to comment on decisions made by Donald Trump and his team:

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Published: 23 Jan 2017

Expert: May 17 – International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia

The International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia is observed on May 17 every year and aims to coordinate international events that raise awareness of LGBT rights violations and stimulate interest in LGBT rights work worldwide.

Shannon Herrick, Master's student with the Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education, McGill University

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Published: 14 May 2018

WHO says 19 dead, 39 infected so far in Congo Ebola outbreak

A new volcanic fissure on Hawaii's Big Island sent gases and lava exploding into the air, prompting officials to issue calls for more evacuations as residents awaited a possible major eruption at Kilauea volcano's summit. (source Reuters)

 

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Published: 14 May 2018

Expert: New volcanic lava fissure in Hawaii prompts more evacuations

A new volcanic fissure on Hawaii's Big Island sent gases and lava exploding into the air, prompting officials to issue calls for more evacuations as residents awaited a possible major eruption at Kilauea volcano's summit. (source CTV News)

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Published: 14 May 2018

Expert: Israel and Iran trade fire

Iran says it is ready to restart its nuclear program on an "industrial scale" in the wake of the decision by US President Donald Trump to abandon the deal that curbs the country's nuclear ambitions. (source CNN)

 

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Published: 11 May 2018

Expert: Nursing shortages - National Nursing Week, May 7-13 2018

The Comité jeunesse of the Ordre des infirmières et infirmiers du Québec believes that the clinical and academic milieu must individually and collectively ensure a better integration of new nursing graduates into the workforce.

(Link to report)

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Published: 10 May 2018

Expert: Google Duplex / AI

Google’s AI fest offers an ominous glimpse of the robot future: Machines fooling humans into thinking they are people raise obvious ethical concerns (source: Financial Times)

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Published: 10 May 2018

Expert : Trump pulls out of Iran Nuclear Deal

"Trump pulls U.S. out of 'disastrous' Iran nuclear deal, will restore sanctions; President Donald Trump announced Tuesday the U.S. will pull out of the landmark nuclear accord with Iran, dealing a profound blow to U.S. allies and potentially deepening the president's isolation on the world stage." (CBC)

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Published: 8 May 2018

Experts: La Presse becomes a non-profit entity.

"Montreal's La Presse to become non-profit entity; Desmarais family will donate $50M before severing ties" CBC

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Published: 8 May 2018

Amnesty for Caribbean Immigrants in Britain: A Question of Moral and Human Rights Protection

Prime Minister Theresa May has apologised to Caribbean leaders over the Windrush generation controversy, at a Downing Street meeting. She said she was "genuinely sorry" about the anxiety caused by the Home Office threatening the children of Commonwealth citizens with deportation. The UK government "valued" the contribution they had made, she said, and they had a right to stay in the UK. It comes amid reports some are still facing deportation. (source BBC News)

 

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Published: 18 Apr 2018

Epilepsy research and care at The Neuro

The institute that developed the “Montreal Procedure” continues to be on the cutting edge

The Neuro is recognized worldwide as a leader in epilepsy research and treatment. From the beginning, Neuro founder, Dr. Wilder Penfield, made epilepsy a central focus. He and his colleagues developed a surgical treatment for epilepsy patients known as the “Montreal Procedure,” which today is in use throughout the world....

Published: 26 Mar 2018

Expert: March for our Lives

These McGill University experts are available to comment on a Montreal protest to show support for stricter gun laws in the US:

"Montrealers show support for U.S. youth leading movement for stricter gun laws", CBC News

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Published: 23 Mar 2018

Expert: Risks of Under-Age Drinking

"Acute intoxication with alcohol is common in Quebec. Between January 1 and November 26, 2017, emergency services received 2,332 young people aged 12 to 24 for this reason. This equates to 214 cases per month, 49 cases per week or 7 cases per day." (Institut national de santé publique)

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Published: 14 Mar 2018

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