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What the Chinese stock bust and US productivity decline have in common

Thu, 2015-08-27 12:46

Though it was recently announced that productivity in the US rose 1.3% from the previous quarter, Alan Greenspan is worried about the collapse in productivity: “I think it’s the most serious problem that confronts not only the United States but the world at large and more exactly the developed world especially. American productivity is not significantly different from zero growth in the last 6 or 8 quarters. 
... Reuven Brenner holds the Repap Chair at McGill University’s Desautels Faculty of Management. The article draws on his Force of Finance (2001).

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2015 TROTTIER SYMPOSIUM. A Question of Evidence: Vaccines, GMOs, and Cell Phones.

Mon, 2015-09-28 (All day) - Tue, 2015-09-29 (All day)
Price: Free admission, no reservations required.

In the Information Age, how can you discern legitimate science from cherry-picked data, opinion posing as fact, association confused with cause and effect, bogus advice from self-appointed experts, misused statistics, and even fraud?

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Global Environmental Health: From Cell to Society: Abstract Deadline

Tue, 2015-09-15 17:00

Do not  miss this unique opportunity to showcase your work or research on Global Environmental Health!  Selected posters will be presented on October 30  at the

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Deadline for Fall Travel Awards

Wed, 2015-09-30 17:00

The McGill Global Health Programs coordinates a variety of Award competitions to encourage students to grain experience in Global Health abroad.  We are now welcoming applications for all of our Fall Competitions.

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World’s first Group MOOC set to ignite global social change

Wed, 2015-08-26 16:03

For Immediate Release

World’s first Group MOOC set to ignite global social change

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Drs. Bertrand Lebouché and Charo Rodriguez were awarded a grant totaling 160,000.00 CAD for their application to the Mitacs-Accelerate Internship Program

Wed, 2015-08-26 15:05

On August 18, 2015, Drs. Bertrand Lebouché and Charo Rodriguez were awarded a grant totaling 160,000.00 CAD for their application to the Mitacs-Accelerate Internship Program (72,000 from the partner organization, Merck Inc, and 88,000 from Mitacs). Mitacs is a national, not-for-profit organization that supports research-based innovation, in part, through a research internship program designed to increase deployment of highly educated graduates into the private sector.

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“COLA LIFE” IMPLEMENTATION FILM SCREENING

Thu, 2015-11-05 18:00 - 20:00
McIntyre Medical Building : Meakins Amphitheater, Room 521, 3655, Promenade Sir William Osler, 3655 promenade Sir William Osler Montreal Quebec Canada , H3G 1Y6

Save the Date!

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Global Health Night 2015-2016

Tue, 2015-11-03 17:30 - 20:30
New Residence Hall : Ballroom, 3625 avenue du Parc Montreal Quebec Canada , H2X 3P8

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!

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One Direction Breakup Could Have A Big Impact On Global Music Sales In 2016

Wed, 2015-08-26 11:11

That plaintive cry you heard over the weekend was the sound of millions of teens and tweens around the world mourning the imminent loss of One Direction, the hugely popular British boy band launched by "X Factor" and "American Idol" svengali Simon Cowell.
... “There’s a spillover effect,” said Jui Ramaprasad, a professor at McGill University who teaches a course on the music business. “It’s not just the effect of One Direction’s sales.”

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