McGill University, the University of Oxford and the Neuroscience Center Zurich (ZNZ) signed a partnership agreement today in Montreal aimed at enhancing their research collaborations in neuroscience.
Consider it a cram session for change.
Starting at 9 a.m. on May 21 (in Montreal at least), some of the world’s brightest young thinkers will have one short day to create, develop, and pitch solutions to some of society’s stickiest problems. This is the 24h de l’Innovation competition.
“Architects have always looked back in order to move forward,” observed the great British architect, James Stirling.
After 14 years in senior university administration, Dr. Rima Rozen will return full-time to her work in research and teaching as the James McGill Professor of Human Genetics and Pediatrics, when her current term as Associate Vice-Principal (Research and International Relations) ends on January 31, 2013.
On February 5, Normand Labrie, directeur scientifique, and Marie-Thérèse Duquette, directrice des programmes et du développement des partenariats, of the Fonds de recherche du Québec – Société et culture (FRQSC) will hold a special information and outreach event with the McGill research community.
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Despite high per-capita spending, health care in Canada consistently underperforms, according to the Commonwealth Fund, which tracks indicators for accessibility, timeliness and outcomes across a number of developed countries. The system that is straining to meet demand today will face an even higher burden in the years ahead, as the population ages. A number of Canadian business schools are looking to meet this challenge by educating future health care managers to bring new perspectives to old problems.
CASCO (The Commerce and Administration Student Charity Organization) is a student-driven charity whose purpose is to raise money for a local children’s hospital. The charity would allow business students to integrate their knowledge for a good cause and demonstrate social responsibility.
These days, when Jesper Hornberg goes to work he's likely to be stepping into a mud hut in Kenya, checking on a solar lamp. He's the founder of an NGO called Givewatts, which is trying to reduce dependence on kerosene lamps. Rather than having to work in the poor light given off by kerosene, children whose families have his lamps can now see well enough to do their homework. In some cases, their school test scores have increased by 50%.
Throughout the last two decades, a wave of studies criticizing current curricula have swept through the field of management, leading to the discussion of widespread reforms throughout educational institutions. Specifically, many criticized the lack of “functionally integrated curricula in higher education,” one that is inclusive of social and ecological factors in business practices.