Whither Canada: In conversation with ex-diplomat, Colin Robertson

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In advance of his lecture at the upcoming conference, Canada on the Global Stage, hosted by the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada on Feb. 11-12, former diplomat Colin Robertson spoke to the Reporter about Canada’s place in the world, the primary challenges the country must tackle in the next five years, and the changing face of the diplomatic corps.

In conversation with Dr. Marina Klein, co-infection researcher

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On this, World AIDS Day (Dec. 1), the Reporter spoke to Dr. Marina Klein about her research on patients with HIV and chronic hepatitis – a particularly virulent combination that effects more than 20,000 Canadians and millions more worldwide. According to Dr. Klein, the key to treating these patients lies just as much in education and social programs as it does in antiretroviral pharmaceuticals.

In conversation with Dr. Phil Gold, pioneering cancer researcher

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This year marks the 50th anniversary of the pioneering research by Drs. Phil Gold and Samuel Freedman, who, together, discovered and defined the Carcinoembryonic Antigen, the most frequently used blood test used as a biomarker in the diagnosis and management of patients with cancer. Dr. Gold spoke to the Reporter about the past, present and future of cancer research.

In conversation with Dr. E. Fuller Torrey

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In advance of his Nov. 4 Osler lecture, Dr. E. Fuller Torrey sat down with the Reporter to discuss schizophrenia, modern psychiatry and patient advocacy.

Gil Troy on Cundill, the Clintons and an author’s existentialism

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McGill History prof., Gil Troy, talks about the kinds of challenges writers like the Cundill Prize finalists face, his own existential fears as an author and his new book, The Age of Clinton.

In conversation with François Miller, Manager, Office of Sustainability

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Francois Miller arrived at McGill this past spring as Manager of the Office of Sustainability. Recently, Miller sat down with the Reporter to talk about his mandate, the Sustainability Projects Fund (SPF), Vision 2020 and his plans to further grow the culture of sustainability at McGill.

Changing the world, one reader at a time

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In advance of his Beatty Memorial Lecture (Sept. 24), former Microsoft executive and founder of Room to Read, a global non-profit organization focused on literacy and gender equality in education, spoke to the Reporter about social entrepreneurship and “the major choices facing the world at this epochal moment.”

Outgoing Provost reflects on his 10 years

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Provost Anthony C. Masi’s second five-year term comes to an end June 30. He will be succeeded by outgoing Dean of Arts Christopher Manfredi. Masi has spent 36 years at McGill, as a Professor of Sociology, as Chief Information Officer and as Deputy Provost and Provost. As Provost, Prof Masi has had oversight for both the McGill’s academic mission and the University’s budget. He sat down with The Reporter for a look back and a look ahead.

To vaccinate or not to vaccinate? That is the question

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If you want to make important decisions regarding vaccines, it’s important to understand the facts. What is the value of vaccines? How do they fight diseases? Dr. Brian Ward, a prominent researcher in the field of immunization, spoke to the Reporter about the vital role vaccinations play in our health and wellbeing.

Education students grow from work with SEDE

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Over the past year McGill’s Social Equity and Diversity Education Office (SEDE) hired a trio of Education students who have since been leaving their mark on our community and the University. Teyesha Mullick, Carmen Villa and Rachel Zellars of the Department of Integrated Studies in Education each have different roles with SEDE and with the community, but, in an interview with the Reporter each of them had plenty to say about their experiences.