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Desautels Faculty among top in the world for research productivity

According to a recent ranking of research productivity in the field of Information Systems, the Desautels Faculty of Management is among the best in the world when it comes to publishing in top IS journals. The Desautels Faculty ranked 6th globally for the number of papers published in MIS Quarterly and Information Systems Research (ISR) in the last 3 years.

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Published on : 10 Feb 2012

Warning! Collision imminent!

Researchers at The Neuro and the University of Maryland have figured out the mathematical calculations that specific neurons employ in order to inform us of our distance from an object and the 3D velocities of moving objects and surfaces relative to ourselves.

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Published on : 07 Feb 2012

NEUROPSYCHOLOGY DAY

Neuropsychology Day: Monday, May 7, 2012

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Published on : 02 Feb 2012

Assistant Professor Ruthanne Huising wins ‘Best Article’ prize by Regulation & Governance

Assistant Professor Ruthanne Huising (Desautels Faculty of Management) and and Susan S. Silbey (MIT) have won a Regulation & Governance prize for the best article published in Volume 5 (2011) of the journal for their paper entitled, “Governing the Gap: Forging Safe Science Through Relational Regulation.”

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Published on : 02 Feb 2012

Wait-time predictors for customer service systems with time-varying demand and capacity

We develop new, improved real-time delay predictors for many-server service systems with a time-varying arrival rate, a time-varying number of servers, and customer abandonment. We develop four new predictors, two of which exploit an established deterministic fluid approximation for a many-server queueing model with those features.

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Published on : 02 Feb 2012

Genetic breakthrough for brain cancer in children

Canadian-led research team identifies two mutations in crucial gene involved in deadly pediatric brain tumours

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Published on : 30 Jan 2012

Exploring how a parent’s education can affect the mental health of their offspring

Could depression in adulthood be tied to a parent’s level of education? A new study led by Amélie Quesnel-Vallée, a medical sociologist from McGill University, suggests this is the case.

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Published on : 26 Jan 2012

Setting Your Own Standards: Internal Corporate Governance Codes as a Response to Institutional Pressure

This paper is concerned with organizational response to institutional pressure. We argue that when faced with externally imposed standards, organizations can sometimes respond by developing alternative standards for the same practices. This “substitution response” can shift the attention of stakeholders away from noncompliance with the original standards to adherence to the alternative standards.

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Published on : 26 Jan 2012

Supporting Innovation

The CFI awards more than $1 million to seven McGill researchers

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Published on : 24 Jan 2012

Solving the mystery of an old diabetes drug that may reduce cancer risk

In a new paper published in the journal Cancer Prevention Research, researchers from McGill University and the University of Montreal reported on how the diabetes drug metformin potentially reduces cancer risk.

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Published on : 18 Jan 2012

Defective cell ‘battery’ plays central role in neurodegenerative disease

A devastating neurodegenerative disease that first appears in toddlers just as they are beginning to walk has been traced to defects in mitochondria, the ‘batteries’ or energy-producing power plants of cells.

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Published on : 17 Jan 2012

The impact of client choice on preventive healthcare facility network design

In contrast with sick people who need urgent medical attention, the clientele of preventive healthcare have a choice in whether to participate in the programs offered in their region. In order to maximize the total participation to a preventive care program, it is important to incorporate how potential clients choose the facilities to patronize.

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Published on : 13 Jan 2012

Predicting the need for CT imaging in children with minor head injury using an ensemble of Naive Bayes classifiers

Objective: Using an automatic data-driven approach, this paper develops a prediction model that achieves more balanced performance (in terms of sensitivity and specificity) than the Canadian Assessment of Tomography for Childhood Head Injury (CATCH) rule, when predicting the need for computed tomography (CT) imaging of children after a minor head injury.

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Published on : 13 Jan 2012

How we relate to brands: Psychological and neurophysiological insights into consumer-brand relationships

In three experiments, this research provides new insights into branding by studying the psychological and neurophysiological mechanisms of how consumers relate to their beloved brands.

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Published on : 13 Jan 2012