Trudeaumania: The rise to power of Pierre Elliott Trudeau

Four Burning Questions

In advance of his Oct. 28 discussion of Pierre Trudeau, author Robert Wright spoke to the McGill Reporter about the Trudeau “the visionary” and compares his rise power to Justin Trudeau’s victory in the 2015 federal election.

“Together, we can stop HIV and AIDS,” says incoming Osler lecturer

Entre Nous

In advance of his Osler Lecture on Oct. 26, renowned HIV/AIDS expert, Dr. Julio Montaner tells the McGill Reporter that an AIDS-free world is possible by the year 2030 and discusses what ordinary Canadians can do to fight the global pandemic.

Senate discusses draft policy against sexual violence


McGill moved a step closer to establishing a policy against sexual violence following a discussion at Senate’s meeting of Wednesday, Oct. 19.

Joel Achenbach on science and pseudoscience

Four Burning Questions

“The Internet channels people into echo chambers,” says the Washington Post’s Joel Achenbach in advance of his Trottier Symposium lecture. “You can find affirmation of your beliefs no matter however ridiculous they may be.”

Surreal Emile collects 8 points in lacrosse win


Midfielder Emile Sassone-Lawless of Ithica, N.Y., collected eight points and attacker Spencer Bromley of Surrey, B.C., scored six goals as the McGill men’s lacrosse team overwhelmed Ottawa 15-8 at Percival Molson Stadium, Sunday.

Science should be “core literacy for everyone,” says Trottier speaker

Entre Nous

“I think we all need to understand what makes good evidence good – how to get it and where to find it,” says Trevor Butterworth, Director of Sense About Science USA, leading up to his Trottier Symposium lecture. “This has to be a core literacy for everyone.”

Cundill Prize short list announced


Today, the jury for the Cundill Prize in Historical Literature, the world’s most lucrative award for historical non-fiction writing, announced this year’s short list. The winning author, to be announced on Nov. 17, will take home $75,000 (US).

In conversation with Julia Belluz

Four Burning Questions

Leading up to her Trottier Symposium lecture on Oct. 17, award-winning journalist Julia Belluz spoke with the McGill Reporter about the challenges of being a science journalist and what she calls “the backlash against science and evidence-informed thinking.”

Erica Johnson on the challenges of science journalism

Entre Nous

In advance of her Trottier Symposium lecture on Oct. 17, the CBC’s Erica Johnson spoke to the Reporter about the challenges of being a science journalist and the impact of the internet on the public’s scientific literacy.

Shaheen Shariff on rape culture on university campuses

Four Burning Questions

Professor Shaheen Shariff of the Department of Integrated Studies in Education has embarked upon an ambitious seven-year project to address sexual violence on university campuses across Canada and internationally.