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McLaughlin's Lunch Talk Series

Listen to interesting speakers on a variety of topics and eat a free lunch! Students who attend 6 lunch talks over the year will receive a Certificate of Participation, while those who attend 10 talks or more will receive a Certificate of Active. Talks take place in the Senior Common Room.

The Trump Transition

Five Fellows of McLaughlin College will discuss the transition to the new U. S administration of President Donald Trump. Poster: Poster_Trump Transition_March 1_17 Speaker: Panel Session (Robert Drummond, Jerry Ginsburg, Ian Greene, David Leyton-Brown, Stephen Newman) Date: Wednesday, March 1, 2017 Time: 12 pm - 2:00 pm Location: Senior Common Room, 140 McLaughlin College For further […]


For the Love of Money: The Cash for Access Controversy

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has been the subject of media and opposition criticism during the past few months for so-called “cash for access” fund-raisers, where donors pay up to $1500 for a social event with the PM or one of his cabinet ministers.  In reaction, the PM has announced new fundraising rules to provide greater […]


Prime Ministers and the Canadian Public Service

Canada possesses a Parliamentary System of Government which is Executive Dominant, in that, the Executive the Prime Minister and Cabinet controls the decision-making agenda. In the 1960s the decision-making system was rationalized by the recommendations of the royal commission on Government Organization (Glassco). In the 1970s following criticisms by the Auditor General the Lambert Commission […]

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Robert Burns Poetry Contest, January 25, 2017

25th Annual McLaughlin College Burns Night Date: Wednesday, January 25, 2017 Time: 7:00 pm Location: 140 McLaughlin College, Senior Common Room Poetry for cash prize! Piper - Haggis - Cash Bar! Be a Scot! Bring a Scot! Be a Pretender! Bring a friend! Have some fun! Deadline to submit your poetry is January 16, 2017. Please e-mail all submissions to Shakira […]

Academic Critical Thinking and Writing Skills

Academic Critical Thinking - Tuesday, January 17, 2017 Critical Thinking and Writing - Thursday, January 26, 2017 Critical Thinking and Test-Taking - Tuesday, January 31, 2017 Critical Thinking and Writing II - Tuesday, February 28, 2017  Critical Thinking and Test-Taking II - Thursday, March 9, 2017 Speaker: Prof. Robert A. Kenedy Location: Senior Common Room, 140 McLaughlin College All sessions […]