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New trends in United Nations Peacekeeping: Canadian and Global Perspectives Conference at McGill

On Oct. 21, the Centre for International Peace and Security Studies (CIPSS), a joint academic body of McGill and the Université de Montreal, hosted a conference titled, “New trends in United Nations Peacekeeping: Canadian and Global Perspectives” to discuss the future of Canadian peacekeeping. The talks primarily focused on how Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s promise… Keep Reading

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Realizing the full potential of a generation

During the recent United Nations (UN) conference on climate change (COP21) last December, youth activists successfully negotiated with member states to acknowledge the importance of intergenerational equity when taking action to address climate change in the Paris Agreement. “This is a testament to an entirely youth-driven, multi-year lobbying effort to situate the well-being of future generations… Keep Reading

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Thousands march to commemorate missing and murdered indigenous women

Approximately 2,000 people marched to raise awareness for missing and murdered indigenous women in downtown Montreal on Saturday.  The march was organized by Missing Justice, a Montreal grassroots collective focused on indigenous women’s rights. According to Monica van Schiak, who was in charge of the march’s public relations, it was one of the biggest gatherings… Keep Reading

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Montreal to become a Future Earth hub

As announced on Jul. 8, Montreal is set to be one of five hubs for Future Earth, a United Nations (UN)-based program that aims to fuel research and public policy reform in the field of environmental sustainability through international collaboration. Stressing the importance of global partnerships in resolving key environmental issues, Future Earth will have… Keep Reading

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