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.
“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.”
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.”
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.
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.”
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.
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 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.
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.
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.