A mother driving with her five-year-old daughter in the backseat takes a wrong turn and ends up in a dark back alley, forever altering the young girl’s life. It sounds like the ominous beginning of dramatic film but quite the opposite is true – this is a real-life story about a little girl whose unwavering compassion for human beings serves as an inspiration to us all.
On April 15 from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m., Research and International Relations will host the third edition of In Her Own Words: Stories from Distinguished Research Careers, an event which features McGill’s most accomplished women researchers and academic administrators in conversation about careers in academia.
A professor in the Faculty of Medicine’s School of Communication Sciences and Disorders, Nicole Li has dedicated her research to help protect people’s voices and better heal them when problems arise. “Most people use their voice as their primary method of communication – and many people need it to earn their living,” she says. “But, surprisingly, we hear very little about good vocal hygiene and how to keep your voice healthy.”
In advance of his April 2 lecture, Living and Working with Free Trade: Prince Edward Island’s Fisheries under Reciprocity and Confederation, 1854-1873, Professor Brian Payne, an expert on North American resource economics, spoke to the Reporter.
Catherine Potvin, a Canada Research Chair Climate Change Mitigation and Tropical Forests, has convened colleagues from 30 Canadian universities to join her in a collective initiative called Sustainable Canada Dialogues. The resulting group, that mobilizes over 60 researchers from every province, has built a consensus around a plan of sustainability solutions to help Canada successfully achieve transition to a low-carbon society. Potvin spoke with the Reporter about what government officials and ordinary citizens can do to mitigate climate change.
Laurence Parent is an academic, a film maker and an advocate for disability rights. She will be one of the participants in Media@McGill’s Radical Affordances panel on MArch 23. In advance of the event, Parent spoke to the Reporter about her work.
Arseli Dokumaci is a Fonds Québécois de Recherche sur la Société et la Culture (FQRSC) postdoctoral fellow at McGill’s Social Studies of Medicine Department. Her work focuses on the intersections of disability and performance, with an emphasis on everyday life performances, visual ethnography and measurements of disability in medicine. As part of Disabilities Awareness Week (March 23-27), she will participate in Media@McGill’s panel on Radical Affordances, whose title is inspired by her own research in the area of critical disability studies.
In advance of MISC’s The Cities We Need conference on Feb. 19-20, Dan Mathieson, Mayor of Stratford, talked to the Reporter about the importance of art and culture; the secret to longevity in politics; and the side of Stratford you didn’t know existed.
Antoine Jolicoeur Desroches is a man on the move – in the water, on his bike, running up and down Montreal’s icy streets. He’s a man in motion who is definitely heading places. Specifically, the 21-year-old Food & Nutritional Sciences student is going to Guadeloupe, where, on Feb. 21, he will compete in his first triathlon as a professional.
Nathalie Simon, mairesse de Châteauguay, sera l’une des participantes à la conférence Les villes qu’il nous faut, organisée par l’Institut d’études canadiennes de McGill qui se tiendra les 19 et 20 février prochains. En prévision de cet événement, la mairesse s’est entretenue avec le McGill Reporter au sujet de la vitalité de Châteauguay, ville bilingue; du travail effectué afin d’améliorer le transport entre la Rive-Sud et Montréal; et, enfin, des raisons qui l’ont poussée à quitter le journalisme pour entrer en politique.