In conversation with Melissa Aronczyk

Four Burning Questions

In advance of her lecture as part of the upcoming conference, Canada on the Global Stage, Melissa Aronczyk, author and Rutgers communications professor discusses the importance of national identity for countries and their citizens with the Reporter.

The last Straw

Four Burning Questions

Will Straw will bid farewell to his post as Director for the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada in August after five years at the helm. In an interview with the Reporter, Straw looks back at MISC’s last five years and ahead to what the future holds for him.

Justin Trudeau: Now the hard part begins

Four Burning Questions

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his new Liberal government have enjoyed a significant honeymoon with Canadian voters in their first 100 days since winning last October’s general election. But, as McGill’s Political Science Professor Antonia Maioni observes in Four Burning Questions, now the hard part begins.

Jeffrey Mogil on Melzack and Wall’s Gate Control Theory

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Nov. 19 marks the 50th anniversary of the publication of the single most important scientific article in the field of pain, “Pain Mechanisms: A New Theory” co-authored by McGill’s Ronald Melzack and the late Patrick Wall. Dr. Jeffrey Mogil discusses the significance of this groundbreaking paper.

In conversation with Visiting Eakin Fellow Dr. Craig Moyes

Four Burning Questions

In advance of his 2015 Eakin Lecture, the Reporter spoke to Dr. Craig Moyes, Visiting Eakin Fellow.

Breathing new life into lung cancer treatment

Four Burning Questions

In advance of his public lecture Advances in Lung Cancer Diagnosis and Workup on Nov. 4, Dr. Jason Agulnik
, medical director of the pulmonary oncology program at the Jewish General Hospital, discusses whether or not only smokers develop lung cancer; if there are tests to screen for the disease; and new advances in the treatment.

“Fear mongers” make good living by misrepresenting science, says GMO expert

Four Burning Questions

In advance of his appearance at the upcoming Trottier Symposium (Sept. 28-29), GMO expert Kevin Folta spoke to the Reporter about genetically modified foods.

Calls to ban wifi in schools based on cancer risk “cuckoo,” says epidemiologist

Four Burning Questions

In advance of his lecture at the upcoming the Lorne Trottier Public Science Symposium, Dr. Geoffrey Kabat spoke with the Reporter about the lack of evidence linking cell phone use with cancer.

Four burning questions for Paul Offit

Four Burning Questions

In advance of his presentation at the Lorne Trottier Public Science Symposium, Dr, Paul Offit, Professor of Pediatrics at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, spoke to the Reporter about the controversy surrounding vaccinations.

Q&A with Roberta Thomson, inclusive education expert

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The Office for Students with Disabilities is hosting its first conference, Universal Design for Learning: Canadian Perspectives, May 20–22. This conference explores sustainable pedagogical practices and tools, empowering educators to respond to diverse learning styles found in today’s classroom. In advance of the conference, the Reporter spoke to Roberta Thomson, an instructor for the Faculty of Education at McGill in the inclusive education, diverse learners and assistive technology areas and at LaSalle College for disability related courses.