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Entangled strands: A process perspective on the evolution of careers in the context of personal, family, work, and community life

The goal of this study is to develop a theoretical framework to illuminate the process of careers unfolding over time in an overall life context. We draw on data from a qualitative field study of the career paths of 81 professionals who pursued working on a reduced-load basis as a strategy for sustaining commitment to both their careers and family lives.

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Published on : 15 Dec 2011

An Analysis of Monopolistic and Competitive Take-Back Schemes for WEEE Recycling

We study two prevailing types of take-back schemes for electrical and electronic equipment waste recycling: monopolistic and competitive. We address key market and operating factors that make one scheme preferable to the other from the viewpoints of recyclers, manufacturers, and consumers.

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Published on : 09 Dec 2011

Video game players advancing genetic research

Users of game designed by McGill researchers contributing to analysis of DNA sequences Thousands of video game players have helped advance our understanding of the genetic basis of diseases such as Alzheimer’s, over the past year. They are the users of a web-based video game developed by Dr. Jérôme Waldispuhl of McGill's School of Computer Science and collaborator Mathieu Blanchette.

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Published on : 06 Dec 2011

Budding scientists explore their career options at Discovery Day

More than 200 students from 26 high schools and CEGEPS across Montreal got a taste of what it’s really like to be a scientist at TD Discovery Day in Health Sciences on Tuesday, December 6, 2011.

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Published on : 06 Dec 2011

A gerontological network as an interface between healthcare professionals and homecare professionals

This study aims to investigate healthcare professionals' perceptions of the links between the various actors involved in older patient care (professionals, health services and community services) and to examine the perceived impact of a gerontological network among a range of different actors.

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Published on : 01 Dec 2011

Gene acts as a brake on breast cancer progression

New research out of McGill University’s Goodman Cancer Research Centre provides compelling new evidence that a gene known as 14-3-3σ plays a critical role in halting breast cancer initiation and progression. The study, led by the Dept. of Biochemistry’s William J. Muller, will be published online today in the journal Cancer Discovery.

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Published on : 29 Nov 2011

Gerald Bronfman Centre turns 20

McGill community set to celebrate two decades of excellence in patient-focused cancer research.

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Published on : 21 Nov 2011

A new model for understanding biodiversity

Researchers develop a unified theory of ecosystem change by combining spatial modelling and food web analysis

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Published on : 21 Nov 2011

Economic instruments for obesity prevention: results of a scoping review and modified delphi survey

Comprehensive, multi-level approaches are required to address obesity. One important target for intervention is the economic domain. The purpose of this study was to synthesize existing evidence regarding the impact of economic policies targeting obesity and its causal behaviours (diet, physical activity), and to make specific recommendations for the Canadian context.

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Published on : 17 Nov 2011

New target identified to stop the spread of breast cancer

A new potential target to slow breast cancer tumor progression and metastasis has been identified by a team of researchers led by Dr. Richard Kremer from the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC).

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Published on : 10 Nov 2011

Funds From Operations versus net income: Examining the dividend-relevance of REIT performance measures

This study compares Funds From Operations (FFO) and net income by examining how well these two performance measures explain the dividend policy of Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) beyond operating cash flows.

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Published on : 08 Nov 2011

Professor Shanling Li wins Best Paper Award by Information Systems Research

Desautels Professor Shanling Li, along with Jennifer Shang and Sandra A. Slaughter, have won the Best Paper Award for their paper, "Why do Software Firms Fail? Capabilities, Competitive Actions, and Firm Survival in the Software Industry from 1995 to 2007," which was published in Information Systems Research (ISR) in 2010.

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Published on : 08 Nov 2011

Professors Francesca Carrieri and Vihang Errunza win Emerald Management Reviews Citation of Excellence

Professors Francesca Carrieri and Vihang Errunza have won an Emerald Management Reviews Citation of Excellence for their article “Characterizing world market integration through time”, published in the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis in 2007.

Published on : 08 Nov 2011