“I map, therefore I am.” The importance of location to modern Society

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D. R. Fraser Taylor, recipient of the 2014 Killam Prize, introduced the world to the power of cybercartography, an enhanced form of multimedia mapping. On October 28 at 5:30 Prof. Fraser will participate in a moderated discussion exploring the impact of cybercartography on trade and economic patterns, international development and the risk of homelessness.

Four Burning Questions for Anne Applebaum, winner of the 2013 Cundill Prize

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On Wednesday, Oct. 8, Anne Applebaum, winner of the Cundill Prize in Historical Literature, will deliver the annual Cundill Lecture, True Believers? The Nature of Collaboration and Opposition in Communist Regimes. Applebaum took the time to speak to the Reporter in advance of her visit to McGill.

No such thing as UFOs, says Trottier Symposium speaker

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In advance of the Lorne Trottier Public Science Symposium, “Are We Alone? Searching for life out there,” on Oct. 6-7, Joe Nickell, Senior Research Fellow of the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry, discusses the possibility (or lack thereof) that aliens have visited our planet; and that UFOs are really extraterrestrials.

Four Burning Questions for Audra Simpson, professor of Anthropology at Columbia University

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As part of McGill’s first Aboriginal Homecoming event on Sept. 18, Audra Simpson, a McGill alumna who is an associate professor of Anthropology at Columbia University, will deliver the keynote address. In advance of the event, Professor Simpson took the time to speak with the Reporter about the significance of McGill as a training ground for scholarship and engaged political life.

Literature, authors and the woman he loved

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On Tuesday, Sept. 16, philanthropist Jack Rabinovitch and Dean of Arts Christopher Manfredi will announce the long list for the 2014 Scotiabank Giller Prize -celebrating the best in Canadian fiction – at 10:30 a.m. in Moyse Hall of the Arts Building. Rabinovitch, who graduated from McGill in 1952 with a BA in Honours English, recently spoke with the Reporter about the Prize and why the long list announcement will be made here.

MISC to celebrate 20th year with busy fall schedule

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On September 23, the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada (MISC) will celebrate its 20th anniversary with a public symposium, Canada Remix. MISC Director Will Straw has recently returned from a sabbatical leave. The Reporter caught up with Dr. Straw to talk about this and other upcoming events at the MISC.

Four Burning Questions for Suzanne Morton

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After a whirlwind six months, Professor Suzanne Morton is ending her tenure as Acting Director at the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada (MISC) to head back to the Department of History and Classical Studies. As her stint at the MISC winds down, the Reporter caught up with Professor Morton to get her thoughts on what’s next for the Institute.

Budget Book FY2015: Four Burning Questions for Provost Anthony C. Masi.

Budget Corner

After the Budget Book was approved by the Board of Governors on April 28, the McGill Reporter sat down with Provost Anthony C. Masi to talk about Budget FY2015, reinvestment, funding our priorities and McGill’s financial future.

Kids and the internet – a parent’s primer on how to make surfing safe

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Many parents worry their kids will quickly outpace them when it comes to using digital technologies. How do we guide their use of Internet tools and keep them safe when they know so much more than we do? Educational consultant Alissa Sklar, Ph.D., offers parents the general guidelines and basic skills they need in a two-hour crash course on social media Tuesday, April 29 (7 p.m. – 9 p.m.) at the McGill Faculty Club. Ideal for parents of kids in kindergarten through 7th grade. Sklar will cover the basics to help parents understand the logic behind basic settings, privacy controls, reporting and blocking inappropriate behaviour and cyberbullying.

Cheryl Suzack on reparatory justice, human rights and Indigenous feminism

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On Monday, March 31, 2014 Visiting Eakin Fellow Cheryl Suzack (Assistant Professor, Department of English, University of Toronto), will join N. Bruce Duthu (Samson Occom Professor and Chair of Native American Studies, Dartmouth College), to deliver the 2014 Eakin Lecture, Discussing Indigenous Agency.