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How big is your prefrontal cortex?

Fri, 2007-09-14 12:00

Psychologists from McGill, the University of Toronto, Harvard and the University of Hawaii have developed new computerized measures of "executive intelligence" to predict whether job candidates will excel in managerial roles. The research findings, published in the August issue of the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, demonstrate that those who do exceptionally well at tasks assessing the cognitive functions of the prefrontal cortex -- often labelled the "executive" of the brain -- obtain high ratings of managerial competence from supervisors. Robert Pihl was the researcher involved from McGill.

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Inuit health survey

Thu, 2007-09-20 09:00

The impact of diet change is the focus of the Inuit Health Survey, headed by McGill epidemiologist Grace Egeland. On board the Amundsen icebreaker since Aug. 17, Egeland is leading this comprehensive look at the health and welfare of Inuit in Nunavut, the Northwest Territories and Labrador's Nunatsiavut communities.

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Invasive crab species identified in Panama Canal

Thu, 2007-09-20 12:00

A Smithsonian scientist and his colleague from McGill report that a potentially harmful invasive crab species that has spread to several countries is now established and reproducing in Panama. Mark Torchin, a staff scientist at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama, and Dominique Roche, a McGill pre-doctoral student, report their research in the September issue of Aquatic Invasions.

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The MUHC jury is in: When it comes fighting to C. difficile, the Palme d'Or goes to soap and warm water

Thu, 2007-09-20 12:00

Hospitals world-wide battle nosocomial infections on a daily basis.

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Contact: Isabelle Kling
Organization: MUHC Public Relations and Communications
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Office Phone: (514) 934-1934 ext. 36419
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Significant number of children arrive at The Montreal Children’s Hospital of the MUHC in pain due to dental caries and abscesses

Thu, 2007-09-20 12:00

Since January of this year, 280 children have arrived at the Dentistry Department or Emergency Room of the Montreal Children’s Hospital (MCH) of the MUHC in pain because of dental caries or abscesses.

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Contact: Lisa Dutton
Organization: The Montreal Children’s Hospital of the MUHC
Office Phone: 514-412-4307
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Joe Clark: The World Needs More Canada

Fri, 2007-09-21 17:00

The McGill Institute for the Study of Canada (MISC) is pleased to announce that Rt. Hon. Joe Clark, former Prime Minister of Canada and Professor of Practice for Public-Private Sector Partnerships at McGill's Centre for Developing-Area Studies, will deliver the public lecture, The World Needs More Canada, at 4:00 p.m. on September 25th, at McGill's Faculty Club.

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Contact: Pascal Zamprelli
Organization: McGill University
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Office Phone: 514-398-1385
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Podcast: McGill's Karl Moore talks management with Michael Sabia

Fri, 2007-09-21 12:00

Every Monday in the Globe and Mail's Report on Business, Karl Moore interviews professors and thinkers, CEOs and exciting young professors.

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New Wars and the New Media

Mon, 2007-09-24 12:00

Tariq Ali to present Media@McGill Public Lecture

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Contact: Allison Flynn
Organization: McGill University
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Office Phone: 514-398-7698
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Class disruption due to power outage

Tue, 2007-09-25 06:30

Due to a fire yesterday evening, September 24, there is currently no electrical power in either the Currie Gymnasium or the Tomlinson Fieldhouse. These buildings are therefore closed until power is fully restored. Until then, all classes and other activities scheduled for these facilities are cancelled. We anticipate a resumption of electricity to these buildings in the next day or two. Please monitor this space and we will update it as new information becomes available.

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Community Update: Electrical fire in Currie Gym, Macdonald substation

Tue, 2007-09-25 09:30

Last evening, Monday, September 24, at 19h50, a power failure was reported on the McGill campus that alerted fire and security officials to an electrical fire at the Currie Gymnasium at 475 Pine Avenue West.

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