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Experts: COP24 UN Climate Change Conference

Sébastien Jodoin, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Law, McGill University

“For the last twenty years, international negotiations in the field of climate change have failed to lead to effective measures for reducing carbon emissions in line with the recommendations provided by the scientific community....

Published: 4 Dec 2018

Experts: US Midterm Elections 2018

Here are McGill professors and researchers that are available to comment on the upcoming 2018 US midterm elections on November 6, 2018:

Published: 24 Oct 2018

Expert - Cyber security

Organized crime is moving online and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police is struggling to keep up, according to a briefing note prepared for RCMP Commissioner Brenda Lucki when she took over the top job earlier this year. CBC

Allen Mendelsohn – Faculty Lecturer, Faculty of Law, McGill University

Published: 24 Sep 2018

Expert: Hurricane Florence

"With a Category 4 hurricane rapidly approaching and weather officials issuing a hurricane warning for more than 300 miles of coastline, more than 1 million people faced a choice Tuesday: stay home and take their chances with the storm, or compete with heavy traffic to drive inland." (CNN)

Published: 12 Sep 2018

Experts: World Suicide Prevention Day (Sept. 10, 2018)

Rob Whitley, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, McGill University

Rob Whitley’s research focuses on promoting recovery and diminishing the stigma of mental illness. His recent peer reviewed paper looks at the Canadian media coverage surrounding the Netflix show 13 Reason’s Why. He found that media coverage adhered to best practices and that suicide was discussed from various angles....

Published: 5 Sep 2018

Experts - Federal Court of Appeal revokes construction approvals for Trans Mountain

"In a stunning blow, the Federal Court of Appeal has quashed the government's approvals to build the Trans Mountain expansion project — a major victory for Indigenous groups and environmentalists opposed to the $7.4-billion project." (CBC )

Published: 30 Aug 2018

Experts - NAFTA negotiations

Kryzsztof Pelc, Political Science, McGill University

Professor Pelc's research examines the international political economy, with a focus on international rules. He also look at the rules of the World Trade Organization (WTO).

kj.pelc [at] (English, French)


Canada ready to make concessions on dairy to secure NAFTA deal

Published: 27 Aug 2018

Experts - Quebec election campaign

Graham Fraser, Visiting Professor, McGill Institute for the Study of Canada 

Distinguished author and journalist Graham Fraser joined the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada as a visiting professor....

Published: 23 Aug 2018

Experts - Back to school

Social anxiety

Tina Montreuil, Assistant Professor, Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology, McGill University

Professor Montreuil is the Director of Childhood Anxiety and Regulation of Emotions Laboratory (C.A.R.E.) Research Group at McGill. She can talk about social anxiety in children and how parents can help their children overcome anxiety.

Published: 16 Aug 2018

Expert: Saudi Arabia expels Canadian envoy over criticism

"Saudi Arabia expelled the Canadian ambassador on Monday and froze "all new business" with Ottawa over its criticism of the ultraconservative kingdom's arrest of women's rights -- yet another warning to the West reflecting Riyadh's new assertive foreign policy." (CTV News)

Published: 6 Aug 2018

Experts: Radar evidence of liquid water on Mars

"A Mars orbiter has detected a wide lake of liquid water hidden below the planet’s southern ice sheets. There have been much-debated hints of tiny, ephemeral amounts of water on Mars before. But if confirmed, this lake marks the first discovery of a long-lasting cache of the liquid." (Science News)

Published: 25 Jul 2018

Experts: AIDS 2018 conference (July 23-27)

"The International AIDS Conference is the largest conference on any global health issue in the world. First convened during the peak of the AIDS epidemic in 1985, it continues to provide a unique forum for the intersection of science, advocacy, and human rights. Each conference is an opportunity to strengthen policies and programmes that ensure an evidence-based response to the epidemic....

Published: 25 Jul 2018

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)

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)

Prof. T.V. Paul, James McGill Professor of International Relations, Department of Political Science, McGill University

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.

Published: 15 Jun 2018