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As a consequence, researchers such as Abhishek Gupta are trying to help Montreal lead the world in ensuring AI is developed responsibly. "The spotlight of the world is on (Montreal)," said Gupta, an AI ethics researcher at McGill University who is also a software developer in cybersecurity at Ericsson. His bi-monthly "AI ethics meet-up" brings together people from around the city who want to influence the way researchers are thinking about machine-learning.

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Published on: 18 Dec 2017

En cette fin d'année, nous vous proposons une réflexion sur l'agriculture avec une femme qui a consacré sa vie aux enjeux agricoles. Anja Geitmann est doyenne de la faculté des sciences de l'agriculture et de l'environnement à l'Université McGill.

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Classified as: agriculture, Anja Geitmann
Published on: 18 Dec 2017

National PostLisa Trimble, of our Department of Integrated Studies in Education (DISE), spoke to the Canadian Press recently regarding the province's compulsory sex education courses for primary and secondary students.

Published on: 15 Dec 2017

District m, co-founded by Jean-François Côté, is a digital advertising agency that develops technological platforms to help advertisers target their audiences more effectively.

Having experienced considerable growth over the last five years, they recognise that much of their success is owed to their employees.

With their sights set on the future, the company continues to invest heavily in professional development, with three members of their team currently pursuing their MBA studies at the Desautels Faculty of Management.

Classified as: Masters in Business Administration (MBA)
Published on: 15 Dec 2017

Suzannah Raff (BCom’92) is paving the way in the beauty industry’s natural deodorant boom.

As Cleo&Coco, her aluminum-free deodorant line, reaches new heights, she recently sat down to talk about the trials and tribulations of launching a new beauty product.

Along the way, she discusses the frustrations of waiting for major brand expansion, how to survive packaging hiccups, and the importance of giving back.

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Classified as: Bachelor of Commerce (BCom), BCom Alumni
Published on: 15 Dec 2017

In response to Desautels Professor Henry Mintzberg’s oft-quoted assertion that that no direct link exists between leadership education and business success, an article for HR Magazine argues that business schools can indeed prepare the leaders of tomorrow to thrive in the wake of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

Classified as: Henry Mintzberg, Strategy & Organization
Published on: 15 Dec 2017

According to new research conducted by Desautels Professor Patricia Hewlin, employees who conform to workplace values that they do not necessarily believe in are more likely to be less engaged at work, or even burn out.

“Managers should encourage employees to voice their opinions without fear of repercussions.

They should create a comfortable work environment and clearly communicate that disagreements can actually be good for business”, advises Prof. Hewlin.

Classified as: Patrick Hewlin, Organizational Behaviour
Published on: 15 Dec 2017

Professor Nandini Ramanujam, Executive Director of the Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism, was recently appointed co-chair of the Principal’s Task Force on Respect and Inclusion in Campus Life, alongside with the Dean of the Faculty of Science, Bruce Lennox.

Published on: 14 Dec 2017


by Aaron Richmond & Victoria Stanton, Artists-in-Residence, Faculty of Education

Classified as: IHDW, MAHI
Published on: 14 Dec 2017

"To some extent, it is beyond the control of world leaders, and has more to do with the cycle of protest," says Rex Brynen, a political science professor at McGill University whose work focuses on the conflict. "Most Western leaders will be trying to calm things. The Palestine Authority, although deeply dismayed by the U.S. decision, has no interest in protests getting out of hand. Nor does Jordan. However, some in the region—President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan of Turkey, for example, or Hamas, or Hizbullah—will be trying to build on popular anger, however."

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Published on: 14 Dec 2017

Believe it or not, a tropical blood parasite native to Latin America could be harmful to Canadians. Infectious diseases like malaria or Zika may have dominated recent headlines but Chagas – the “Kissing Bug” disease – is in the spotlight following the publication of a new case study in the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ). Tropical and laboratory medicine experts from Winnipeg and Montreal warn natives of specific Central and South American nations and their offspring are at risk of contracting Chagas disease - even after they have moved to Canada.

Classified as: McGill University Health Centre, Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC), health and lifestyle
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Published on: 14 Dec 2017

Learning ActivismProfessor Mehmet Ugur, of the Department of International Business and Economics with University of Greenwich, has reviewed Aziz Choudry's book Learning Activism: The Intellectual Life of Contemporary Social Movements (University of Toronto Press, 2015

Classified as: Research
Published on: 14 Dec 2017

Authors: Yun-Hsuan Wu, Spencer Moore and Laurette Dubé

Publication: Preventive Medicine, Forthcoming

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Classified as: Laurette Dube, Marketing
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Published on: 14 Dec 2017

Congratulations to alum Valérie Toupin-Dubé, BSc (AgEnvSci)’16, recipient of the Canada’s Volunteer Awards’ Emerging Leader Award for the Quebec region!

“My village, Oka, has left a deep agricultural imprint on me. It formed my desire to bridge the gap between consumers and the hard-working farmers who provide us with three meals a day. As an agronomist, my commitment to children and families is to teach them where their food comes from so that they can consume better and live in a community that is more tightly knit and respectful of the environment.”

Classified as: Valérie Toupin-Dubé
Published on: 14 Dec 2017

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