Exploring the roots of the war in Ukraine
After Russia invaded Ukraine in 2022, Maria Popova became one of the media’s most popular go-to experts for providing context for the conflict. The McGill associate professor of political science has a new book out that examines the factors that led to the war.Read the article
Taking stock of the state of English in Canada
Do English-speaking Canadians still say “chesterfield”? Are we more likely to opt for “Zee” or Zed”? These are some of the questions that McGill associate professor of linguistics Charles Boberg hopes to answer with a national survey that is looking at how English is being spoken in different parts of the country.
This top marine ecologist puts an emphasis on hope
Don’t tell Carlos Duarte, PhD’87, the oceans are dying. He’s heard it before, as one of the world’s most respected marine ecologists, and he has a clear message for those who lament about the state of marine ecosystems: “We’re within reach to achieve a positive future for our oceans but we have to stop focusing on […]
Managing in a multi-generational workplace
Karl Moore, an associate professor at the Desautels Faculty of Management, works with young people all the time – and he sees no reason why his fellow boomers can’t forge productive workplace relationships with millennials and Gen Z. His new book Generation Why offers tips on how to go about it.
A research lab that looks like a dep (because it is a dep)
The Retail Innovation Lab is a handy spot on campus for McGillians looking to grab a quick snack between classes. A partnership between McGill’s Bensadoun School of Retail Management and Couche-Tard, it is also the site for research examining consumer behaviour and other aspects of retail operations.
A complicated quest for belonging
Associate professor of political science Debra Thompson's new book The Long Road Home: On Blackness and Belonging, a finalist for the Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for Nonfiction, examines the complicated nature of Black identity in North America.
Shedding light on the inventor gender gap
Men are still far more likely than women to be inventors – and that might have a big impact on the availability of new medical technologies that benefit women. “Does who gets opportunities to invent affect what gets invented?” asks McGill’s John-Paul Ferguson.