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McGill students give future Syrian newcomers English lessons online

Thu, 2016-01-07 09:25

Many people are offering help to Syrian refugees after they arrive in Quebec, but students are reaching out to refugees while they remain overseas.

... "We're filling that void," said Anita Nowak.

The Mentor-in-Residence at McGill said the image of Alan Kurdi, the young Syrian boy who drowned trying to make it to Turkey, motivated them to reach out overseas.

Read full article: CTV News, January 5, 2016

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25 Canadian universities make World University Ranking list

Fri, 2015-10-02 12:13

Twenty-five Canadian universities have been ranked in the top 800 worldwide by Times Higher Education. The University of Toronto (19), University of British Columbia (34) and McGill University (38) are once again the top three Canadian institutions in the annual World University Ranking. 

Read full article: CTV News, September 30, 2015

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Electrolux closes Montreal area plant, leaving thousands unemployed

Thu, 2014-07-24 13:25

After years of waiting, more than a thousand Electrolux employees are out of a job after the company wound down operations Wednesday.

... Karl Moore, associate professor at McGill Faculty of Management, says businesses are under more pressure than ever to make the most money possible for shareholders.

Read full article: CTV News Montreal

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Ottawa researcher hopes bugs can address global food insecurity

Wed, 2014-06-11 12:32

Gabe Mott is spending the summer in Mexico, where the company he's part of is trying to figure out how to industrialize the production of insects — or micro-livestock — to address global food insecurity.

Source Site: /desautels