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.
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.
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.
In December, leaders from Canada’s Greek community came together to donate $1.2 million to McGill to strengthen Modern Greek research and scholarship and endow the University’s Phrixos B. Papachristidis Chair in Modern Greek and Greek-Canadian Studies in perpetuity. The Reporter caught up with Professor Anastassios (Tassos) Anastassiadis, the current Papachristidis Chair, to get his thoughts on what this gift means to McGill and to Modern Greek Studies in Canada.
Ben Heppner, one of the world’s premier dramatic tenors, will join the voice faculty of the Schulich School of Music for the academic year 2015-16. “[Life on the road] may seem glamorous from the outset, but pretty darn quick you learn that it’s hard to be out there,” he says. “I want to teach students the strategies they need to have in place so that they can be both successful and happy.”
In advance of MISC’s The Cities We Need conference on Feb. 19-20, Bonnie Crombie is the Mayor of Mississauga,talked to the Reporter about her life in politics and what she hopes to get out of the conference.
McGill grad, Mark Heyck is the Mayor of Yellowknife, the capital of the Northwest Territories. Prior to his appearance at the upcoming MISC conference, The Cities We Need, Heyck spoke to the Reporter about his journey from from the halls of McGill to the Mayor’s office; and about life in the Northwest Territories.