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Scriver shares international award for pediatric research

Dr. Charles Robert Scriver, Alva professor Emeritus of Human Genetics in the Faculty of Medicine at McGill and Dr. Roscoe O. Brady, scientist emeritus and senior investigator at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke in Bethesda, Md., have been awarded the 2010 Pollin Prize in recognition of their discovery of the molecular and [...]

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Published on : 10 May 2010

CaPS: Teaching the art of job hunting

By Jim Hynes One of the main purposes of a place of higher learning – the preparing of young people for the working world – can sometimes get lost in the all-encompassing swirl of academia. Everywhere except for McGill’s Career Planning Service (CaPS), that is, where the eyes never drift from the prize of finding jobs [...]

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Published on : 06 May 2010

McGill Medal to honour exceptional careers of retiring professors

Emeriti selection process revamped By McGill Reporter Staff With the closing of the Vancouver Winter Olympic Games on Feb. 28, it has been more than two months since medal counts actually mattered. Until now – with the imminent announcement of the first recipients of the inaugural “McGill Medal for Exceptional Academic Achievement.” The McGill Medal will be awarded [...]

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Published on : 05 May 2010

« On ne sait jamais d’où viendront les idées dont nous aurons besoin dans 20 ans »

Une centaine de chercheurs de McGill participent au rendez-vous annuel de l’ACFAS, du 10 au 14 mai Par Julie Fortier La variété des sujets traités est sans contredit un attrait important du congrès annuel de l’Association francophone pour le savoir (ACFAS). Des sciences de la vie aux sciences sociales en passant par les arts et les lettres, [...]

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Published on : 05 May 2010

ACFAS 2010

Une centaine de chercheurs de McGill participent au rendez-vous annuel, du 10 au 14 mai Par Julie Fortier La variété des sujets traités est sans contredit un attrait important du congrès annuel de l’Association francophone pour le savoir (ACFAS). Des sciences de la vie aux sciences sociales en passant par les arts et les lettres, on y [...]

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Published on : 05 May 2010

McGill Law Faculty keeps Supreme Court streak going

By Pascal Zamprelli Recent McGill law graduate Sam Walker wasn’t sure who was trying to call him one morning a few weeks ago when his ringing cell phone’s call display read “private number,” so he wasn’t sure he should bother answering. He’s glad he did – on the other end of the line was Justice Morris [...]

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Published on : 05 May 2010

Principal stands firm on MBA tuition

By McGill Reporter Staff McGill is determined to implement a self-funded tuition model for its MBA program because the new structure will promote “accessibility, equity and quality,” Principal Heather Munroe-Blum told Senate at its April 28 meeting. Media coverage of the issue heated up recently, after Le Devoir carried a story April 20 saying the Ministry of [...]

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Published on : 05 May 2010

Step into my office…

For many people, workspace is merely that – the area in which they perform their daily tasks. While many employees personalize their office with family pictures, children’s artwork, a plant or the logo of a favorite sports team, the vast majority of work areas are fairly generic. Desks, chairs, shelves, computers. But with some 5,800 full-time [...]

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Published on : 05 May 2010

With Prof. Jennifer Hunt, Labour Economist

From compressed workweeks to gender discrepancies on the job By Allison Flynn As this Special Issue of The McGill Reporter delves into the many aspects of our working lives, who better to chat with about why we work the way we do than labour economist, Jennifer Hunt? She has done research in the areas of employment [...]

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Published on : 05 May 2010

It does have an Off button

Profs. Peter Todd and Henry Mintzberg offer their takes on the connected work world To anyone who works in an office, it’s quite clear the proliferation of mobile computing technologies – from BlackBerries to laptops to iPhones – has a huge effect on the way managers and other workers go about their daily business. What may [...]

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Published on : 05 May 2010

Discovering our urban forest

We tend to think that biodiversity exists only in the wild — wherever that is. But cities, in fact, are often havens of biodiversity. A walk through McGill’s campus – through our gardens and trees – is proof that such leafy sanctuaries thrive in the city. To celebrate 24 heures de sciences, the 6th edition of [...]

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Published on : 05 May 2010

When going to the dogs means a better life

Working dogs help disabled students navigate everyday obstacles By Cynthia Lee Navigating the slippery streets of Montreal in the middle of a January deep freeze is hard enough; imagine trying to do so without the benefit of sight. And working your way through throngs of freshmen to find your class in August is one thing; doing [...]

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Published on : 05 May 2010

Volunteerism: A different kind of work, but equally rewarding

By Cynthia Lee The essence of life, Aristotle once said, is to serve others and to do good. The ancient Greek philosopher, it seems, was an early proponent of volunteerism. McGill’s Redpath Museum is blessed to have many dedicated volunteers, people who give of their time for the benefit of others in a variety of ways. Bruno Paul [...]

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Published on : 05 May 2010

THE WORK ISSUE

Productivity. Output. Multi-tasking. Getting the job done. Efficiency. The bottom line. Overtime. Man-hours. The Boss. HR. Work. Work. Work. It seems we spend most of our waking lives at work (generally, we don’t) and our society is built upon the concept of work, the production of goods and services. In this special issue, the [...]

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Published on : 05 May 2010

Law Prof. Adelle Blackett: Setting “decent” standards for domestic workers

By Pascal Zamprelli In the early 90s, during her law studies at McGill, Adelle Blackett was offered an internship with the International Labour Organization (ILO), a United Nations specialized agency dedicated to the promotion of globally recognized labour rights, where she focused on the plight of domestic workers. Both connections would stick. Today, Blackett teaches Labour [...]

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Published on : 05 May 2010