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McGill expert: Japan volcano eruption

''More than 30 hikers were feared dead Sunday, a day after a volcano in Japan erupted without warning, spewing ash and rocks down slopes crowded with people on a sunny autumn weekend.Rescue efforts were still underway Sunday night on Mount Ontake, a 10,000-foot-high ... [Published McGill University - 20 hours ago]
First reported 19 hours ago - Updated 19 hours ago - 1 reports

Brave hearts and wise heads

News and EventsDemography is not destiny, but it sheds light on the events leading to these two referenda, the Quebec one taking place in 1995, and the Scottish one last week, and has also implications concerning the changing voting ages around the world. ... [Published McGill University - 19 hours ago]
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Global Marketing Leader Mario D'Amico Joins the Nature Conservancy as Chief Marketing Officer

The Nature Conservancy issued the following news release: The Nature Conservancy announced today that Mario D'Amico , a leading international advertising and communications executive and former Global Chief Marketing Officer for Cirque du Soleil, has ... [Published McGill University - 19 hours ago]
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McGill experts: Brazil's presidential election

News and Events Source: McGill expertsManuel Balan – Department of Political Science (English, Spanish)Expertise: Latin American politics, corruption and development, social tensions in Brazil.514-398-4400 ext. 09191manuel [dot] balanPhilip Oxhorn – Department ... [Published McGill University - 19 hours ago]
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Warming Temperatures Threaten Fragile Balance in Canadian Arctic

News and Events"As a doctoral candidate at McGill University in Montreal, I have spent three years researching how the planet’s changing climate is affecting the polar desert ecology of the high Arctic. It’s precisely this balance of climate and permafrost, ... [Published McGill University - 22 hours ago]
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Shortlist: 2014 Cundill Prize in Historical Literature

News and EventsThe six books vying for the 2014 Cundill Prize in historical literature were announced today by Professor Christopher Manfredi, Dean of McGill University’s Faculty of Arts.“The Cundill jury has once again delivered an impressive list of ... [Published McGill University - 22 hours ago]
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World-renowned green chemist joining McGill

News and EventsDr. Robin Rogers, one of the world’s most renowned green chemists, will become (CERC) in Green Chemistry and Green Chemicals at McGill University. Rogers comes to Canada from The University of Alabama, where he was Robert Ramsay Chair of ... [Published McGill University - 22 hours ago]
First reported Sep 27 2014 - Updated Sep 27 2014 - 1 reports

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is now inviting applications to Grand Challenges Explorations

News and EventsTwo-page proposals are being accepted online until November 12, 2014 on the following topics:Initial grants will be US $100,000 each, and projects showing promise will have the opportunity to receive additional funding of up to US $1 million. ... [Published McGill University - Sep 27 2014]
First reported Sep 27 2014 - Updated Sep 27 2014 - 1 reports

Canada Gairdner Global Health Symposium: A New Dawn for Tropical Disease

The annual Canada Gairdner Global Health Symposium is upcoming on Wednesday October 29, 2014 at the MaRS Auditorium. The symposium will be celebrating the work of Dr. Satoshi Omura, who discovered the microorganism that would lead to the development of ... [Published McGill University - Sep 27 2014]
First reported Sep 26 2014 - Updated Sep 26 2014 - 1 reports

Official Launch of Education's LCII Office

News and EventsThe Faculty of Education formally launched the Office of Leadership and International Initiatives (LCII) on September 17, 2014. Mandated to develop partnerships with institutions around the world, LCII implements exchanges for students ... [Published McGill University - Sep 26 2014]
First reported Sep 25 2014 - Updated Sep 25 2014 - 1 reports

Thousands meet at Lafontaine Park to push leaders on environment

News and EventsThousands of environmentally-minded demonstrators assembled at Lafontaine Park Sunday to make a passionate appeal prior to Tuesday’s United Nation Climate Summit in New York. Sept 21, 2014 | The New York meeting aims to set the table for ... [Published McGill University - Sep 25 2014]
First reported Sep 25 2014 - Updated Sep 25 2014 - 1 reports

Obama calls for action on Ebola crisis at United Nations

The West Africa Ebola outbreak is "a growing threat to regional and global security," U.S. President Barack Obama said Thursday, telling a high-level meeting on the deadly epidemic at the U.N. General Assembly that only an international response can prevent ... [Published McGill University - Sep 25 2014]

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"More than 30 hikers were feared dead Sunday, a day after a volcano in Japan erupted without warning, spewing ash and rocks down slopes crowded with people on a sunny autumn weekend."
"As a doctoral candidate at McGill University in Montreal, I have spent three years researching how the planet’s changing climate is affecting the polar desert ecology of the high Arctic. It’s precisely this balance of climate and permafrost, ice and ecosystems that I’ve come here to study."
“It’s the whole process of, "first they ignore you, then they laugh at you then they fight you and then you win." I think this is the first step. There were 30,000 people in Delhi, Melbourne and Bangladesh...
  "Generous pledges of aid and unprecedented U N resolutions are very welcome. But they will mean little, unless they are translated into immediate action" Dr. Joanne Liu [IMHL'14], international president of Médecins Sans Frontières, or Doctors Without Borders, will say, according to an advance transcript...

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McGill experts: Brazil's presidential election [Published McGill University - 19 hours ago]
Global Marketing Leader Mario D'Amico Joins the... [Published McGill University - 19 hours ago]
Brave hearts and wise heads [Published McGill University - 19 hours ago]
McGill expert: Japan volcano eruption [Published McGill University - 20 hours ago]
World-renowned green chemist joining McGill [Published McGill University - 22 hours ago]
Shortlist: 2014 Cundill Prize in Historical Lit... [Published McGill University - 22 hours ago]
Warming Temperatures Threaten Fragile Balance i... [Published McGill University - 22 hours ago]
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is now invi... [Published McGill University - Sep 27 2014]
Canada Gairdner Global Health Symposium: A New ... [Published McGill University - Sep 27 2014]
Official Launch of Education's LCII Office [Published McGill University - Sep 26 2014]
Thousands meet at Lafontaine Park to push leade... [Published McGill University - Sep 25 2014]
Obama calls for action on Ebola crisis at Unite... [Published McGill University - Sep 25 2014]
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