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Expert: Order for 60 Airbus A220 jets

“A new U.S. airline start-up announced its plans Tuesday to buy 60 Airbus A220-300 aircraft, with deliveries beginning in 2021. (…) Airbus markets and supports the A220 aircraft, which is manufactured under the recently finalized partnership agreement between Airbus, Bombardier & Investment Québec.” (Fox)

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Published: 17 Jul 2018

Expert: Trudeau in Latvia commits to extra troops, extended stay in NATO mission

Canada will commit extra troops and remain in Latvia as part of NATO's mission to deter potential Russian aggression until 2023, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau confirmed Tuesday. (source: CBC)

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Published: 10 Jul 2018

Teens suffer more concussion during the World Cup

McGill professor Isabelle Gagnon and colleagues have recently shown that the number of teenagers in the Montreal area who were admitted to the emergency room because of injuries caused during an improvised soccer game had experienced peaks during World Cups organized between 1999 and 2014.

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Published: 15 Jun 2018

Expert: World Cup and knee injuries in soccer

As the World Cup in Russia is ongoing, did you know that McGill hosts a  Medical Centre of Excellence in partnership with CBI-Concordia Physio Sport?

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Published: 15 Jun 2018

Expert: Hurricane Season 2018

The first named storm, Alberto had already passed through the gulf coast by the end of May....
Published: 7 Jun 2018

Expert: America may soon face its biggest labor strike in decades

The Teamsters and UPS could be heading toward the nation's largest strike in decades. Source CNN

Barry Eidlin, Professor of Sociology, McGill University

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Published: 7 Jun 2018

Experts: Guatemala volcano eruption

“Rescuers scoured a lava- and ash-ravaged landscape in Guatemala for a third straight day on Wednesday in search of survivors and victims of Fuego volcano’s calamitous eruption, which has killed at least 99 people.” (Reuters)

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Published: 7 Jun 2018

Experts: Federal government to buy Trans Mountain pipeline for $4.5B

“The Liberal government will buy the Trans Mountain pipeline and related infrastructure for $4.5 billion, and spend billions more to build the controversial expansion.” (CBC)

Sébastien Jodoin, Faculty of Law, McGill University

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Published: 29 May 2018

Experts: G7

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

Trade treaties & World Trade Organization (WTO)

Krzysztof Pelc, Department of Political Science, McGill University

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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

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

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