“Together, we can stop HIV and AIDS,” says incoming Osler lecturer

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In advance of his Osler Lecture on Oct. 26, renowned HIV/AIDS expert, Dr. Julio Montaner tells the McGill Reporter that an AIDS-free world is possible by the year 2030 and discusses what ordinary Canadians can do to fight the global pandemic.

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.”

Science should be “core literacy for everyone,” says Trottier speaker

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“I think we all need to understand what makes good evidence good – how to get it and where to find it,” says Trevor Butterworth, Director of Sense About Science USA, leading up to his Trottier Symposium lecture. “This has to be a core literacy for everyone.”

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.”

Erica Johnson on the challenges of science journalism

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In advance of her Trottier Symposium lecture on Oct. 17, the CBC’s Erica Johnson spoke to the Reporter about the challenges of being a science journalist and the impact of the internet on the public’s scientific literacy.

Shaheen Shariff on rape culture on university campuses

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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.

Cindy Blackstock joins School of Social Work

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Cindy Blackstock was catapulted into the headlines earlier this year when the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal made a landmark ruling in favour of her complaint that the federal government financially discriminates against First Nations children. Blackstock has now joined McGill’s School of Social Work.

Tim Raybould on Indigenous self-government

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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.

One on one with Chris Buddle, Dean of Students

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To many, going from being a spider-hunting entomologist to Dean of Students may seem like a strange career move. But for Chris Buddle, the move fulfills his long-standing passion for student affairs.