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SIS PhD student Fei Shu awarded FRQSC Doctoral Fellowship for research on bibliometric database comparison

Congratulations to McGill School of Information Studies PhD student Fei Shu on receiving a FRQSC Doctoral Fellowship. Fei’s research investigates the difference between Web of Science and local Chinese bibliometric databases and contributes to understanding of whether international bibliometric databases can be used to evaluate national research performance. Fei's supervisors are Dr. Charles-Antoine Julien and Dr. Vincent Larivière, EBSI, UdeM.

Published on : 28 Apr 2016

Daniel Jutras to receive the Barreau’s 2016 Mérite award

In recognition of his exceptional career as a jurist and academic, Professor Daniel Jutras, Ad. E., Wainwright Chair of Civil Law and Dean of the Faculty, will receive the Barreau du Québec 2016 Mérite award.

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Published on : 28 Apr 2016

A ‘tropical’ parasitic disease emerges in the Arctic

An outbreak of an intestinal parasite common in the tropics, known as Cryptosporidium, has been identified for the first time in the Arctic. The discovery was made in Nunavik, Quebec, by a team from the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC), in collaboration with the Nunavik Department of Public Health, Institut National de Santé Publique du Québec and Health Canada. The discovery, which was documented in the journal PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, could have long-term implications for the health of children in Nunavik and Nunavut’s communities. 

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Published on : 28 Apr 2016

Let citizens decide electoral reform

Op-ed by Arash Abizadeh, associate professor of political science. The Globe and Mail

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Published on : 28 Apr 2016

Breakthrough in cure for brain tumour

Researchers in Canada have found that a gene called 'OSMR' plays a key role in driving the growth of glioblastoma tumours. The more active the gene is, the shorter the patient's life span, the study suggests. Doctor Arezu Jahani-Asl, assistant professor of medicine at McGill University and a neuroscientist at the Jewish General Hospital's Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research in Canada, led the research. Mirror UK

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Published on : 28 Apr 2016

Supplier selection considering product structure and product life cycle cost

Authors: Ebrahimipour, V., Maleki Shoja, B., Li, S. Publications: International Journal of Quality and Reliability Management Abstract: 

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Published on : 28 Apr 2016

Obituary: Michal Hornstein was one of city's most renowned philanthropists

As a young man in Poland, Michal Hornstein was arrested by the Nazis and set to be deported to Auschwitz, the notorious death camp where thousands were executed during the Holocaust. But Hornstein evaded his captors by jumping from a train and hiding in the forests of Czechoslovakia. Of the 70 people who tried to escape the Nazis on that day in 1943, only seven survived. Were it not for this twist of fate, it’s unlikely Hornstein would have survived the war, immigrated to Canada and become one of the city’s most renowned philanthropists.

Published on : 28 Apr 2016

McGill business students focus on helping Syrian refugees

Every semester, McGill University faculty lecturer Anita Nowak challenges her students to come up with projects for her social entrepreneurship and social innovation class based on a theme that she finds particularly timely and relevant. For this semester, it was helping Syrian refugees integrate into Canadian society.

Published on : 28 Apr 2016

Why Valeant Pharmaceuticals International’s new CEO may signal a shift from ‘disruptor’ to ‘plain vanilla’

 Less than a year ago Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc.’s CEO Michael Pearson represented a disruption to big pharma by coming from outside the industry, using aggressive acquisitions and strategic business tactics to grow the company to a global giant.   Now the company has hired Joseph Papa as the new CEO, a 35-year pharmaceutical industry veteran with a history of taking a balanced approach to business. If the past few months of Pearson’s tenure can be described as rocky road, Papa could help bring a new flavour to Valeant.

Published on : 28 Apr 2016

Looking for love on a laptop

According to Jui Ramaprasad, an assistant professor in the Desautels Faculty of Management, digital dating can be remarkably – and dishearteningly – similar to off-line interfacing. “We still see these off-line social norms. Our results are derived from the idea men make the first move and that women leave this weak signal. It was more than surprising, it was disappointing – you would have hoped we have evolved beyond that.”

Published on : 28 Apr 2016

Paid Summer Research Opportunity in Montreal / Washington DC

We are proud to announce that the Institute for the Study of International Development is teaming up with the Inter-American Development Bank and Google to develop a new executive education program, “Real Development, a Good Business Strategy? Closing the Gap.” As part of this project, we are commissioning original case studies written by McGill graduate students.  

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Published on : 28 Apr 2016

Congratulations ISS GSPC Photo Contest WNE 2016 Winners

The ISS Training Program would like to congratulate the winners of the NSERC CREATE – ISS Winter Networking Event 2016 Photo contest, held at Thompson House on February 24th. Category 1: Research Project First Prize: Etienne Bourbeau, Physics, McGillSecond Prize: Donald MacNearney, Biomedical Eng., McGillThird Prize: Julia Bairos, Biomedical Eng., Polytechnique

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Published on : 28 Apr 2016

Congratulations ISS GSPC Photo Contest WNE 2016 Winners

The ISS Training Program would like to congratulate the winners of the NSERC CREATE – ISS Winter Networking Event 2016 Photo contest, held at Thompson House on February 24th. Category 1: Research Project First Prize: Etienne Bourbeau, Physics, McGillSecond Prize: Donald MacNearney, Biomedical Eng., McGillThird Prize: Julia Bairos, Biomedical Eng., Polytechnique

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Published on : 28 Apr 2016

ami Quebec's programs in May

Click here to know more about the ami Quebec’s pro­grams and announce­ments in May.

Published on : 28 Apr 2016