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February 2016 | A recently published article by Shelley Clark and Sarah Brauner-Otto has received wide media coverage.

February 2016 | A recently published article by Shelley Clark and Sarah Brauner-Otto has received wide media coverage. You can listen to a report by the BBC here.

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Published on : 08 Feb 2016

"Strong Muscles Make For Strong Bones," Bloomberg Manulife prizewinner Dr. Giangregorio tells Gazette

Dr. Lora Giangregorio, winner of 2015 Bloomberg Manulife Prize for the Promotion of Active Health -administered by the Faculty of Education- was interviewed by The Montreal Gazette recently regarding her research.

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Published on : 08 Feb 2016

Registration and abstract submission for the 2016 EBOH Research Day are now open!

Dear EBOH members, Find yourself longing to get some feedback on your research? Curious about what others in the Department are researching?  Registration and abstract submission for the 2016 EBOH Research Day are now open!

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Published on : 08 Feb 2016

CTV News: Rona's sales and Quebec will begin shortly

Watch full video: CTV News, 5 February, 2016 

Published on : 08 Feb 2016

BeaverTails bets on skiers and fair-goers being in the mood for its quintessential Canadian treat

BeaverTails found success when the Montreal-based company finally decided to embrace the iconic dessert’s biggest asset — marketing the decadent hand-stretched sweet pastry made to resemble a beaver’s tail as a treat for special occasions, rather than positioning it as a food for people to eat every day.

Published on : 08 Feb 2016

Un nouveau directeur pour Moisson Montréal

La banque alimentaire basée à Saint-Laurent a un nouveau directeur général. Richard D. Daneau entrera en fonction chez Moisson Montréal le 8 février, succédant à Dany Michaud, qui a quitté ses fonctions en octobre. Titulaire d’un baccalauréat en commerce de l’Université McGill et d’une maîtrise en administration de HEC, il cumule près de 25 ans d’expérience en gestion des opérations et administration dans le domaine des transports, des technologies et des équipements industriels.

Published on : 08 Feb 2016

New programs try to make sense of all that data

From baseball to banking, the ability to mine data on performance, customer preferences and other trends is the new must-have for the corporate bottom line. But still too rare, say employers, is the analyst who combines technical expertise to delve into “big data” and communication skills to explain the findings in everyday language to colleagues and senior managers.

Published on : 08 Feb 2016

Péladeau likely won't scuttle Rona deal: Moore

Pierre Karl Péladeau is calling on the Caisse de Depot to intervene in Lowe's takeover of Rona, but Karl Moore, Professor of Business Strategy, McGill University says he likely won't be able to scuttle the deal, as the Caisse has a duty to maximize value for Quebec pensioners. Watch full video: Business News Network, 3 February, 2016 

Published on : 08 Feb 2016

Women don't make first move when dating online

All men please take note! In the online dating world, women do not like to send personal messages to initiate contact and later mating and would rather send "weak signals" than making the first move, a team of Indian-origin researchers has revealed. According to Jui Ramaprasad, assistant professor of information systems at McGill University, they still see that women don't make the "first move" online.

Published on : 08 Feb 2016

Director of International Sales to Receive International Trade Award

Health Enterprises, Inc. is pleased to announce that Mr. Brooke Fishback, director of international sales, will receive the National Association of Small Business International Trade Educators (NASBITE) “2016 Advancing International Trade Award” for the State of Massachusetts at its upcoming annual conference.

Published on : 08 Feb 2016

One-fifth of largest companies now Chinese, but no need to worry

Professor Karl Moore of the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University with Talking Management for The Globe and Mail talks with Cornell’s Chris Marquis. Read full transcript: The Globe and Mail, 3 February, 2016 

Published on : 08 Feb 2016

What do shareholders ‘own’?

During a recent roundtable, I was startled when a participant brought me a recent Financial Times (Nov. 10, 2015) article, titled “Shareholders think they own the company – they are wrong,” subtitle elaborating “So whose is the business? No one’s, just like the river Thames.” Eh?

Published on : 08 Feb 2016

Punny Valentine’s Day Cards

Need a card to go with that perfect gift for that special someone this Valentine’s Day? Do they love chemistry related puns? Then McGill Chemistry Department recent graduate Nick Uhlig has you covered. The Li lab alum has recently made available several charming Valentine’s Day cards through the online marketplace Redbubble. “I wanted to do it for a long time and kept saving up the ideas, but really only got to it after graduating.” says Uhlig, who now works as a medicinal chemist at Gilead Sciences’ in Edmonton, Alberta.

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Published on : 08 Feb 2016

Lowe's Pitch to Acquire Rona Seen Succeeding This Time Around

Second time will likely be a charm for Lowe’sCos. in its attempt to acquire Quebec’s Rona Inc. The fact both boards agreed to the C$3.2 billion ($2.3 billion) offer, along with Lowe’s commitment to preserve head-office jobs and maintain supply agreements, will likely seal the deal. Political conditions in Canada’s second-most populous province also favor the acquisition after helping to scupper a hostile offer in 2012.

Published on : 08 Feb 2016

Doc / Post-doc : Brigitte Cadieux

La science par les jeunes chercheurs où, chaque semaine, un étudiant d'université explique son sujet de recherche, sa passion pour sa discipline et ses plaisirs de la vie. Cette semaine, Les légumes en désintox avec Brigitte Cadieux. Radio-Canada

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Published on : 08 Feb 2016