In a recent article in the McGill Tribune, PhD candidates from the Mittermaier and Cosa groups share their thoughts on study, research life and more. Read the article
Congratulations to McGill School of Information Studies PhD student Fei Shu, recently awarded the 2015 ASIS&T SIG/MET Student Paper Contest for the paper “Evolution of iSchool Movement (1988-2013): A Bibliometric View” by Fei Shu and Philippe Mongeon (McGill University and University de Montreal).
As well, Fei’s paper "Twitter Activity and Scientific Collaboration of LIS schools and Faculty Members", co-authored with two PhD students from EBSI, won the Best Altmetrics Paper in the SIG/MET workshop at the ASIS&T Annual Meeting in November 2015.
Please note that the deadline to submit a new application for PhD Students to the NSERC CREATE ISS training program has been extended to Friday, June 19 th. For more information about the program requirements, Please click here.
Ms. Aube Mamias
Administrator (Acting), McGill Institute for Advanced Materials
Desautels PhD candidate Feyza Guliz Sahinyazan won 2nd place in the Doing Good with Good OR - INFORMS Student Paper Competition for her paper entitled, “Optimizing Mobile Blood Collection: Application in Turkey.”
The competition is held each year to identify and honour outstanding projects in the field of operations research and the management sciences conducted by a student or student group that have a significant societal impact.
McGill University - Desautels Faculty of Management remains but shares N°2 Business School in Northern America.
The website of the World Retail Congress, which just concluded its annual confab in France, asks “Why Paris in 2014?”
Why, indeed, British retail CEO Andy Street might have asked. The chief of department store chain John Lewis made his way to the conference last week to receive the award for Best Omnichannel Retailer (No, we don’t know what that means, either).
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Congratulations to Afroza Sultana, McGill School of Information Studies PhD student, on her nomination as a Graphics, Animation and New Media Network of Centres of Excellence (GRAND NCE) Postgraduate Scholar.
As a GRAND scholar, Afroza will receive a stipend of $10,000 annually for three years to investigate the design of accessible touch-screen devices for older adults to support prolonged independent living.
Recent McGill School of Information Studies graduate Rhiannon Gainor (PhD ’14) has been awarded a 2014 Eugene Garfield Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship. This prestigious honour is awarded annually to up to six recipients in an international competition by Beta Phi Mu, the International Library and Information Studies Honor Society. This marks the second time a PhD student from the School has won the award.
Professor Patrick Augustin has won the 2014 FNR Award for Outstanding PhD Thesis 2014 given by the Luxembourg National Research Fund (FNR) for his thesis entitled, “Essays on Sovereign Credit Risk and Credit Default Swap Spreads.” The FNR provides funding for all branches of science and the humanities with an emphasis on strategically aligned research domains.
Congratulations to McGill School of Information Studies PhD student Robert Douglas Ferguson on receiving a prestigious Social Science and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Doctoral Fellowship.
Robert's research investigates how senior citizens, who wish to live independently and remain in their own homes for as long as possible, can benefit from the results of 20 years of research in Personal Information Management (PIM).
McGill University’s Desautels Faculty of Management has won the Research Excellence Award in the Primarily Doctoral/Medical University category at the 2014 Administrative Sciences Association of Canada (ASAC) conference held in Muskoka, Ontario. This award reflects the highest contribution of research papers from PhD students and faculty of the Desautels Faculty of Management.
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Authors: Chung, Sunghun; Lee, Kyungyoung; Choi, Jinho
Publication: Computers in Human Behavior, 2014
Isolated attempts to curb the growing obesity pandemic are doomed to fail to reach their potential, according to recent research from the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University.