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American discontent stems from the pretense of caring

Written by Reuven Brenner "If we can prevent the Government from wasting the labor of the people under the pretense of caring for them, they will be happy,” Thomas Jefferson said. The last few decades in the US showed that the “we” Jefferson referred to were not successful achieving this goal. Read full article: Asia Times, November 3, 2016   

Published on : 24 Nov 2016

The pitfalls of infrastructure spending: Lessons from Canada

Written by Reuven Brenner Recent experience and debates about spending on infrastructure as being the panacea for Japan, the US, Western Europe, Canada, for job creation in particular, have reminded me of a long, detailed study I wrote about that topic back in 1998 about the miserable Canadian experience. At the root of that experience was the destruction of accountability in the federal government: and it is worth repeating how that happened. Perhaps present decisionmakers in political capital today can learn some lessons.

Published on : 24 Nov 2016

Three Indo-Canadians are Honorees at Royal Society of Canada

Three Indo-Canadians have been named Honorees in the prestigious Royal Society of Canada (RSC). All three are academics teaching and conducting research in various disciplines at McGill University in Montreal. They are Dr. Vijay Raghavan, James McGill Professor, Department of Agricultural Engineering; Prof. Saibal Ray, Vice-Dean, Research and Faculty at the Desautels Faculty of management and the Director of the Global Manufacturing and Supply Chain Management Program; and Prof. Hosahali S. Ramaswamy, Professor of Food Science and Agriculture Chemistry.

Published on : 24 Nov 2016

Head of the Class

McGill University is considered to be one of the top 30 universities in the world according to the QS World University Rankings 2016 and its Desautels Faculty of Management is ranked in the top 20 on Bloomberg’s list of Best International MBAs 2015.

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Published on : 24 Nov 2016

Comedian is rising through the ranks at Second City

Young and ambitious, Nadine Djoury is passionate about comedy and determined to succeed in the business. A Montrealer, Djoury obtained a degree in business and commerce at McGill, then in 2007 headed down to New York City to work in the finance industry. However, after office hours she pursued her true love – comedy. Realizing that New York was a cornucopia of first-rate performing arts classes, she studied with various teachers and participated in amateur comedy reviews.

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Published on : 24 Nov 2016

Le bon plan de la Desautels Faculty of Management, au Québec

Dans le bâtiment cubique qui abrite la Desautels Faculty of Management, sur Sherbrooke, l’une des principales artères de Montréal, on entend parler français presque autant qu’anglais. Et pas seulement avec le délicieux accent québécois. Desautels, l’une des facultés de l’université McGill, est une business ­school dont la cote monte parmi les étudiants de l’Hexagone.

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Published on : 24 Nov 2016

Education students Mélodie Daoust and Joel Houle are co-winners of inaugural Jean Béliveau Award

McGILL UNIVERSITY FACULTY OF EDUCATION, NOV. 23, 2016: A new financial award in Athletics and Recreation –known as the Jean Béliveau Award– will recognize and support top McGill student-athletes as well as honour the memory of the legendary Montreal Canadiens captain and inspirational community leader.

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Published on : 24 Nov 2016

MNI researchers receive funding to study ARSACS

Two researchers at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital (MNI) of McGill University have received funding to study a devastating neurodegenerative disease that first appears in toddlers just as they are beginning to walk.

Published on : 24 Nov 2016

Palladium(II) Dithiocarbamates - Anticancer Metallodrugs of the Future?

Most chemistry students are well aware of the anticancer properties of cisplatin, cis-Pt(NH3)2Cl2,  as a result of the pioneering work of Professor Barnett Rosenberg and his colleagues at the Michigan State University in the late 1960s. Over the years, this simple Pt(II) coordination complex and some structurally closely related ones have become the FDA-approved drugs of choice for cancer treatment, especially ovarian and testicular cancers.

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Published on : 23 Nov 2016

Major ALS Research Funding Announced

MNI scientists will study stem cells, genetic mutations to develop new treatments Researchers at the Montreal Neurological Institute of McGill University who are playing key roles in uncovering the mechanisms underlying ALS will share in $3.9 million in research funding, part of $4.5 million announced on Nov. 23 by the ALS Society of Canada in partnership with Brain Canada.

Published on : 23 Nov 2016

Olfactory perception influenced by background and semantic information

When two people smell the same thing, they can have remarkably different reactions, depending on their cultural background. Researchers at the Neuro have found that even when two cultures share the same language and many traditions, their reactions to the same smells can be different.

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Published on : 23 Nov 2016

Reflections on Day One of #NAPCRG2016 - a spotlight on Claire Godard-Sebillotte

Domhnall MacAuley is a CMAJ Associate Editor and a professor of primary care in Northern Ireland, UK. He attended the North American Primary Care Research Group (NAPCRG) annual meeting in Colorado Springs, CO this past week and spoke to a number of people about their research projects. Notably, he spoke to Claire Godard-Sebillotte, of the McGill Department of Family Medicine and a Vanier Scholar.

Published on : 22 Nov 2016

Teleworkshop: Coping with Holiday Stress on December 7, 2016, 7-8pm EST With Dr. Mark Ellenbogen, psychologist

Click on the link http://amiquebec.org/tele1216/ for further information and to register to the teleworkshop.

Published on : 22 Nov 2016

RESOLVED: Classic Catalogue access problems from off campus

Update, November 23: Yesterday's issues affecting off-campus access to the Library's Classic Catalogue have been resolved. We are currently experiencing issues with off-campus access to the Library's Classic Catalogue. From off campus, users encounter the error: Error 403 Forbidden | Access from IP address 132.174.254.12 not allowed.

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Published on : 22 Nov 2016