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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.

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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

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