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Job Posting: Assistant Course Director Transition to Clinical Practice (TCP) Course

Please find attached the job description for Assistant Course Director Transition to Clinical Practice (TCP) Course   Interested individuals should send their letter of intent and curriculum vitae to:   Susanne Gomes (undergrad [dot] fammed [at] mcgill [dot] ca) Deadline to apply: Aug 26, 2016

Published on : 29 Jul 2016

In memory of Sandy Pearlman

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Sandy Pearlman (August 8, 1943 – July 26, 2016). Producer, Lyricist, Manager, and in his words, a Relentless brainstormer of the ever-tightening embrace of Music by Technology and Technology by Music.

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Published on : 29 Jul 2016

Graduate & Postdoctoral 2016–17 info Live

Courses, programs, application procedures, and other Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies information for 2016–2017 are now available on the eCalendar! Browse to your specific academic unit via the Faculties & Schools overview.

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Published on : 28 Jul 2016

Finding inspiration in the EMBA Sustainability Module and turning a final paper into a business

From EMBA McGill-HEC Montréal, July 26, 2016: "Last week, Clément Joubert, pianist, former director of the McGill Conservatory and a 2015 McGill-HEC Montréal EMBA graduate, launched Men’s Seasons, a new range of skincare products designed for men, which meets the seasonally specific needs of the skin. The products are made in Quebec and sold online.

Published on : 28 Jul 2016

Do you run for cure? How about running for cause.

You probably know people who have had some sort of cancer. You also know many more who will be getting these diseases—you just don’t know who they are. So when you “Run for Cancer”, the money likely goes for those people who have the disease, to find a cure, rather than to the investigation of cause, so that many more people needn’t get the disease in the first place. We certainly need to celebrate concern for the ill, but shouldn’t we show equivalent concern for the healthy, so that they don’t get ill? Is not an ounce of prevention worth a pound of cure?

Published on : 28 Jul 2016

McGill X-1 Weekly Recap Series | Week 7

Can you believe Week 7 has already passed? Its incredible how quickly our startups are nearing their McGill X-1 Accelerator graduation and we can’t wait to celebrate! With only two weeks left for the program, it’s time to switch into high gear and get ready for McGill Montreal Demo Day on September 7th. To learn more about Demo Day, as well as the amazing guest speakers who shared their stories with our startups this past week, keep reading!

Published on : 28 Jul 2016

How academic research is subject to racism, sexism

From the rise of social media campaigns such as #blacklivesmatter and #oscarssowhite to the anti-immigration rhetoric fuelling the Brexit and U.S. presidential campaigns, race has dominated conversations worldwide in 2016. There’s a long-standing tradition among businesses spanning industries to try and control the narrative around what they do “and say this is the truth and this is our version and our version is correct,” says Dror Etzion, associate professor of strategy and organizations at McGill University’s Desautels Faculty of Management in Montreal.

Published on : 28 Jul 2016

Student investors leap into trading world

Recognizing the need to give students real-world experience as well as the ability to apply what they’ve learned in class about asset management, York University this year created a student investment fund. Using $60,000 donated by alumni and others, a team of 15 to 20 student analysts take a value investment approach to the portfolio, seeking to achieve a positive return while minimizing risk. ...Sebastien Betermier, a finance professor at the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University in Montreal, calls the competitions “varsity academics.”

Published on : 28 Jul 2016

Entrepalooza

This year, hundreds of eager entrepreneurs competed to win $200,000 in funding, and for the opportunity to pitch their ideas to experienced investors and mentors. The participants also met legendary and inspirational startup celebrities from companies such as Reddit, Shopify and Oculus.

Published on : 28 Jul 2016

L’HOMME AU GRÉ DES SAISONS

Dès demain, Men’s Seasons, une toute nouvelle gamme de soins conçue au Québec pour répondre aux besoins spécifiques de la peau des hommes au fil des saisons, sera offerte sur le web. La Presse a discuté avec son fondateur et président, Clément Joubert, afin d’en savoir plus. L’idée derrière Men’s Seasons a germé alors que Clément Joubert terminait son MBA. Sa dissertation finale s’intéressait à la psychologie du comportement masculin à travers la consommation des produits de beauté.

Published on : 28 Jul 2016

Press Release: Maintaining a healthy heart through bile acids

Canadian discovery may soon lead to the prevention of cardiac fibrosis Groundbreaking research from the University of Alberta and McGill University has opened the door towards the future prevention of cardiac fibrosis—a condition leading to heart failure for which there is currently no treatment.

Published on : 27 Jul 2016

News from the Chair's Office - July 2016

Click to view the Department of Psychiatry News letter- July 2016

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Published on : 26 Jul 2016

KPE's Professor Paquette to receive New Investigator Award from Parkinson Canada's Research Program

Dr. Caroline Paquette, of our Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education (KPE), has been approved for a New Investigator Award on behalf of the Scientific Advisory Board of Parkinson Canada. The award will aid Dr. Caroline Paquette in continuing the research project "Neuronal correlates of turning impairments in Parkinson's disease”.

Published on : 26 Jul 2016

Writing data on atoms: researchers have found a way to write and retrieve data at the atomic level

A team of researchers in the Netherlands has developed the means to store data at the atomic level. This technique would allow 502 terabytes of data to fit into one square inch. According to the authors, "[t]ranslating the two-dimensional storage density presented here to three dimensions, would ... allow the storage of the entire US Library of Congress in a cube 100 µm wide." At the moment, the memory array can operate up to a temperature of 77 K (about -210 C), meaning that the technology would be restricted to data centres capable of maintaining such temperatures.

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Published on : 26 Jul 2016

From ore mining to data mining: the economy of Western Labrador diversifies for the 21st Century

An item in today's CBC News reports on towns in Labrador West that are repositioning their economies for the 21st Century. These local economies once relied on mining minerals but are now housing data centres. The cheaper power and cooler air of the area make them ideal for data warehousing, since such centres use a lot of electricity and cause machines to heat up. Great North Data, a company based out of St.

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Published on : 26 Jul 2016