Graham Abbey on the Bard and Brussels sprouts

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Prior to delivering the annual Shakespeare Lecture on Nov. 15, Canadian actor Graham Abbey talked to the Reporter about the power of Shakespeare and the importance of finding a healthy work-life balance.

Trudeaumania: The rise to power of Pierre Elliott Trudeau

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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.

Joel Achenbach on science and pseudoscience

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“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.”

In conversation with Julia Belluz

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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.”

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.

Tim Raybould on Indigenous self-government

Four Burning Questions

On Sept. 22, Raybould, Professor of Practice at the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada, will deliver a lecture at the McGill Faculty Club titled “Implementing the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples: Opportunities and Challenges.”

In conversation with Michel L. Pettigrew

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Earlier today, Ferring Pharmaceuticals announced a $2 million donation to McGill. The Reporter spoke with Michel L. Pettigrew, BCom’76, President of the Executive Board and Chief Operating Officer of Ferring about the importance of this gift.

Lily Cho on the Chinese immigration experience

Four Burning Questions

In advance of her March 16 lecture, Lily Cho spoke to the Reporter about everything from the Chinese diaspora and the negative impact of the Chinese Head Tax, to the unifying influence of Chinese restaurants.

In conversation with Melissa Aronczyk

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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

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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.