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On the cover: Biomaterial breakthrough

Research led by Dr Hossein Heris of the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Dr Jamal Daoud of the Department of Biomedical Engineering is featured on the cover of the journal Advanced Healthcare Materials. Their article describes the successful adhesion of human fibroblast cells to a scaffold biomaterial composed of hyaluronic acid and gelatin composite microgels.

Published on : 27 Jan 2016

ALS soci­ety of Que­bec events for Jan­u­ary 2016

Click here for a list of all upcom­ing events orga­nized by the ALS soci­ety of Que­bec for Jan­u­ary 2016.

Published on : 27 Jan 2016

Mac women chop down the competition at the 56th annual Macdonald College Woodsmen Competition

  The sun was out, the saws were out and our Woodsmen teams performed fabulously over the weekend. Thanks to all on campus and the many alumni who helped make the 56th annual Woodsmen Competition a success.

Published on : 26 Jan 2016

Dr. Derevensky interviewed by CJAD regarding new Loto Quebec venture

Professor Jeffrey Derevensky, Director of the International Centre for Youth Gambling Problems and High-Risk Behaviours, was interviewed by CJAD recently regarding a new venture by Loto Quebec that will see the provincial lottery corporation allowing users to lay bets on the upcoming American presidential election.

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Published on : 26 Jan 2016

Dr. Douglass Dalton appointed Director of Accreditation, Undergraduate Medical Education

Dr. Douglass Dalton appointed Director of Accreditation, Undergraduate Medical Education It is with pleasure that we announce the appointment of Dr. Douglass Dalton to the new position of Director of Accreditation, Undergraduate Medical Education (UGME), Faculty of Medicine, McGill University. This position is the McGill equivalent to Interim Review Coordinator, mandated by the Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada.

Published on : 26 Jan 2016

Students fund first school for Syrian children in refugee camp

Four students have set up the first school in an Iraqi refugee camp after meeting on the online course ‘Social Learning for Social Impact’ at the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University in Canada.

Published on : 26 Jan 2016

Five Canadian universities make the Financial Times' MBA rankings. Only one from Quebec: McGill

McGill made it to No. 85, an improvement over last year, when it was No. 100 on the FT Global MBA rankings. The other four universities that made it this year are: 60. University of Toronto: Rotman. (Last year: 53) 88. Western University: Ivey. (Last year: 97) 93. Queen’s University: Smith.  (Last year: 86) 96. University of British Columbia: Sauder. (Last year: 81)

Published on : 26 Jan 2016

Reflecteren kun je leren. Het maakt je een betere beslisser

De betere leiders denken na voordat ze handelen, maar ze zien en grijpen kansen terwijl anderen (nog) afwachten. Niet iedereen is echter een geboren leider, maar ze moeten het wel elke dag laten zien op de werkvloer. Volgens de Amerikaanse onderzoeker, auteur en kunstenares Nancy Adler ligt de sleutel bij meer reflectie, bij voorkeur met een papieren dagboek. Alleen dan geven we onszelf de tijd om naar onze behoeften te luisteren. Adler heeft deze dagboekmethode bij veel directeuren en managers succesvol geadviseerd. In dit artikel enkele handvatten om te starten.

Published on : 26 Jan 2016

«Manager wälzen Kosten auf die Gesellschaft ab»

Henry Mintzberg ist ein BWL-Doyen. Mit den heutigen Managern und Business Schools geht er hart ins Gericht. Die Gier der VW-Manager sei nur die Spitze des Eisberges. In einer losen Reihe widmet sich die «Handelszeitung» den Gurus der Business Schools. Wie sehen sie die Welt? Was läuft falsch in der Wirtschaft? Und was muss sich ändern? Den Auftakt macht Henry Mintzberg.

Published on : 26 Jan 2016

Decommissioning of People Pages

People Pages, located at people.mcgill.ca, are slated for decommissioning by the end of May 2016. As such, any issues related to People Pages will no longer be addressed. The replacement tool for managing biographical information is called McGill Profiles and will be available to all Site Managers shortly. For more information, see McGill Profiles - Overview. 

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Published on : 26 Jan 2016

Workforce diversity boosted by recommending a friend

Workforce diversity boosted by recommending a friend Referring friends and associates for job vacancies can help to create a diverse workforce, a new study from the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University finds. Word-of-mouth recruitment, the most common way to fill jobs, has previously been thought to cause segregation at work: women tend to reach out to other women in their networks, and men do likewise.

Published on : 25 Jan 2016

Meet the dean: Isabelle Bajeux-Besnainou of Desautels

It was with a sense of déjà vu that Isabelle Bajeux-Besnainou arrived at work last September to take up her post as the first female dean at McGill University’s Desautels Faculty of Management. Montréal provided the Paris-born and raised Bajeux-Besnainou with her first north American teaching job almost a quarter of a century ago, albeit not at McGill but at the nearby Université de Montréal. Read full article: Financial Times, 22 January, 2016

Published on : 25 Jan 2016

Dogfight: Inside the decades-long battle over Toronto’s Billy Bishop airport

Someone with a healthy streak for mischief must have come up with the idea to rename the airport on Toronto Island after Billy Bishop. The 2009 decision to link the legendary First World War flying ace to the airport was meant to be a feel-good story: Bishop once ran a flight service for wealthy Torontonians from the island to Ontario cottage country, and the new name was a popular choice.

Published on : 25 Jan 2016

Lancement de la deuxième édition de Lait’s Go Sport

Le Réseau du sport étudiant du Québec (RSEQ) et Lait’s Go Sport sont fiers d’annoncer le lancement de la deuxième édition du «Programme Ambassadeurs Lait’s Go Sport». Quatorze étudiants-athlètes universitaires du RSEQ, provenant de sept universités, représenteront la marque sur leurs campus respectifs. ...Après un processus de sélection, voici donc les étudiants-athlètes qui ont été sélectionnés. ...François Bourque - Redmen de l’Université McGill, Basketball, Gestion (comptabilité)

Published on : 25 Jan 2016

Word-of-mouth leads to more diverse workforce says report

A study from the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University has found referring friends and associates for job vacancies can help to create a diverse workforce. Word-of-mouth recruitment, the most common way to fill jobs, had previously been thought to cause segregation at work: women tend to reach out to other women in their networks, and men do likewise.

Published on : 25 Jan 2016