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Niederbuhl inducted into Hall of Fame

Fri, 2015-10-30 10:54

Arthur S. Niederbuhl, of Bloomingdale, was inducted into Concordia University’s Hall of Fame Sept.  27 in Montreal. Niederbuhl, a 1970 graduate of St. Pius X in Saranac Lake, played for Concordia’s Loyola Warriors football team during his undergraduate days from 1970 to 1975. 

Read full article: Press Republican, October 20, 2015

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Bombardier ‘committed’ to troubled CSeries jet

Mon, 2015-10-26 11:10

Bombardier says it has no plans to pull the plug on the CSeries even though its efforts to secure a rescue deal from Airbus stoked fears about the future of the aircraft program and the company itself.
… Karl Moore, professor at McGill University’s Desautels Faculty of Management, said Bombardier may sell a majority stake in its transportation division to raise funds but he’d be “astonished” if Bombardier’s new CEO Alain Bellemare bailed on the CSeries that is two years late and $2 billion over budget.

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A handful of US companies are trying to grow insects people will want to eat

Mon, 2015-09-28 10:47

It’s hard to hear anything over the chirping. Cardboard boxes filled with egg cartons and sheets of plastic buzz with thousands of young-adult crickets calling out to one another to mate.
... Gabriel Mott, the chief operating officer of Aspire Food Group, yells above the noise and points inside one of the boxes. “You see the one with the wings?” he asks. “That’s a female. They get their wings at their final stage.”

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How to Breed a Tasty Cricket

Fri, 2015-09-25 18:15

It’s hard to hear anything over the chirping. Cardboard boxes filled with egg cartons and sheets of plastic buzz with thousands of young-adult crickets calling out to one another to mate. The brush of the insects’ legs against the various surfaces sounds like hail on a tin roof. Their feed, which sits on top of the cartons on paper plates, looks like a cross between sawdust and sand.

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Beakerhead festival attendees to dine on crickets

Thu, 2015-09-17 09:59

Many people would gag at the thought of snacking on crickets. But on Wednesday, the brave crew on the Calgary Eyeopener gave them a try and unanimously decided the insects actually taste like sunflower seeds.

"I'd do another one," said traffic reporter Angela Knight, who was the first to pop a crunchy morsel in her mouth. But she preferred the Crickers — crackers made from crickets which have been milled into a powder. The cricket powder is paleo-friendly, gluten-free and a surefire way to not get any legs or antennae stuck between your teeth.

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LifeSciences BC announces new Board of Directors leadership at AGM

Fri, 2015-09-11 11:08

The Board of Directors of LifeSciences BC announced today at their Annual General Meeting, thatJames P. Hatton Q.C. has been appointed new Chairman of the LifeSciences BC Board of Directors. 

It was also announced that Nancy Harrison, Board of Director member since 2012, will take over as Vice Chair.

Read full article: Money News, September 9, 2015

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Restaurant Week Kicks Off Today!

Thu, 2015-08-27 12:58

Cornwall's best chefs have gone all out to create some unique meals for Restaurant Week, a five-day celebration of Cornwall’s vibrant culinary scene.
... Born and raised in Cornwall, Sebastien (Mani) Manigat has over 10 years of hospitality, marketing and event management experience. A recent graduate of McGill's MBA program, Mani has also completed the Restaurant Management program at the French Culinary Institute in New York City. 

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Is this video software company set to take hockey analytics to the next level?

Wed, 2015-08-19 10:16

What actually happened? What was actually important? Those are water cooler questions that go back a long time. They’re also questions that hockey’s number-crunchers have been chasing for some time now. The challenge in answering those questions, since day one, has been the quality of data.
... Buntin is the CEO of SportLogiq, the Montreal-based tech startup which is looking to change the way coaches, scouts, players, fans and broadcasters look at the game.

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Homecoming 2015

Thu, 2015-10-22 (All day) - Sun, 2015-10-25 (All day)
Bronfman Building : 1001 rue Sherbrooke Ouest Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 1G5

We invite alumni with degree years ending in 5 and 0 to reconnect and reminisce, share accomplishments, and celebrate achievements at Homecoming on October 22 - 25, 2015.

Desautels Homecoming Events:

Friday, October 23 at 4:00pm
Social Economy Initiative Keynote Address

Friday, October 23 at 4:30pm
Faculty Tours

Friday, October 23 at 5:00pm
Desautels' Reconnect Reception

Friday, October 23 at 7:00pm
Gerts Pub Night
Gerts Student Bar, 3480 McTavish Street

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Open House 2015

Sun, 2015-10-25 10:00 - 16:00

The Desautels Faculty of Management looks forward to welcoming you to McGill University's Open House on Sunday, October 25, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Prospective students (undergraduate, graduate and doctoral) will have the opportunity to learn more about what the Desautels has to offer both inside and outside the classroom.

BCom Information Sessions: 

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