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Unwanted life insurance can be a valuable asset for seniors’ retirement

Seniors looking for an additional source of income should think twice about letting unwanted life insurance lapse, because these policies may be sold for substantial value to help fund a better quality of life in their retirement.

Published on : 24 Nov 2014

Library Blogs, Library Matters unavailable Tuesday, Nov. 25, 8am to 9am

Due to scheduled maintenance, the Library Blogs and Library Matters will be unavailable Tuesday, November 25 from 8am to 9am. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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Published on : 24 Nov 2014

Paper from Sleiman group selected for a “Spotlight” by JACS.

The article entitled "Precision Polymers and 3D DNA Nanostructures: Emergent Assemblies from New Parameter Space” has been chosen by the editors of JACS as a Spotlight entitled: "COMPLEX FUNCTIONALITY FROM DNA BOXES AND POLYMER SNAKES"

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Published on : 24 Nov 2014

Opinion: What it means to be an 'Aboriginal student' today

Nov. 18, 2014 | The Gazette by: Stephanie Willsey First of all, I should introduce myself: I am a First Nations Canadian, of the Chippewa, or Ojibwe, community of Rama, Ont. I was raised off the reserve, but only a short drive away, and I am there often.

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Published on : 23 Nov 2014

Mariusz on Jeopardy!

Mariusz Galczynski, lecturer and PhD student in the Faculty of Education's Department of Integrated Studies in Education, is slated to appear on the popular American television game show Jeopardy! on Tuesday, November 25th. Originally created by Merv Griffin and hosted by the iconic Alex Trebek since 1984, Jeopardy! tests, in increasing levels of difficulty, the general knowledge of participants by providing clues phrased as answers.

Published on : 21 Nov 2014

Rise in self-harm hospitalizations over past five years: Dr. Heath responds

Dr. Nancy Heath of the Department of Educational & Counselling Psychology with McGill's Faculty of Education was recently interviewed by CTV National News about self-harm cases in Canada. Dr. Heath was asked to comment on a recent report by the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) that found a rise in incidents of intentional self-harm related hospitalizations over the past five years.

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Published on : 20 Nov 2014

Desautels expanding into Bookstore space

The Desautels Faculty of Management will take over the adjacent McGill Bookstore at 3420 McTavish St. sometime in 2016, providing a new home for the Faculty’s MBA programs, which will be moved out of the overcrowded Bronfman Building.

Published on : 20 Nov 2014

How to successfully use shame and guilt in advertising

Shame and guilt have different effects on consumer buying habits, new research from the Desautels Faculty of Management in Canada finds. ... Professor DaHee Han says: “To get the best response, a fitness club could produce an ad that induces shame and highlights the bigger picture, such as ‘Are you overweight? How ashamed do you feel? Stop overeating, join our fitness programme and feel healthy all the time!’

Published on : 20 Nov 2014

Neither crisis mode nor complacency

In September, the Quebec government announced that McGill’s operating grant would be almost $15 million less than what it had proposed in the spring — and warned that a second wave of cuts were to come. On Nov. 12, Quebec’s universities and CEGEPs were hit with that new round of cuts, amounting to $31.6 million. McGill’s share is close to $5 million. Provost Anthony C. Masi talked to the McGill Reporter about this development, and the University’s ongoing underfunding situation.

Published on : 20 Nov 2014

EduQuarium space offers public computers, tranquility

Recently reopened to all students in the Faculty of Education, an enclosed area on the Education building’s 1st floor offers state-of-the-art computers for private use without reservation, ideal for those who wish to work efficiently in quiet solitude. As a result of its transparent glassed walls, the room has already earned the friendly sobriquet “EduQuarium”. Outside of those rare hours posted by the entrance, in which it is earmarked for examinations or class use, the new computer lab is open at all times for public use.

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Published on : 20 Nov 2014

McGill celebrates top teachers

With the highest admission standards in Canada, McGill attracts many of the brightest students in the country and from around the world. Being entrusted to guide these exceptional students is a huge responsibility, which is why the Principal’s Prize for Excellence in Teaching was established in 2000 to celebrate teachers.

Published on : 20 Nov 2014

Judicial appointments

The Judiciary today (November 19) announced 21 judicial appointments in the Magistrates' Courts.The appointments include 16 Permanent Magistrates and five Special Magistrates. All appointments are made by the Chief Executive on the recommendation of the Judicial Officers Recommendation Commission. They will take effect from November 20, 2014. ... Mr Colin Wong Sze-cheung:

Published on : 20 Nov 2014

Talking Management with Professor Karl Moore: How the cloud is shaking up the consulting business

This is Karl Moore of the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University, Talking Management for The Globe and Mail. Today I am delighted to speak to Bill Currie, who is the Managing Director of Deloitte for the Americas, the worlds largest professionals services firm. Bill, what is the future of consulting? Where is it going from here?

Published on : 20 Nov 2014

McDonald-Currie Lecture Recording Now Available Online

The Annual McDonald-Currie Lecture held in New Residence Ballroom on October 23, 2014, is now available for viewers online. Simply visit this page to stream the video, or download the video onto your personal device(s) here.   Title: Building Real Opportunity: Entrepreneurialism’s Essential Contributions to Sustainable Development

Published on : 18 Nov 2014

McGill's dynamic duo receive Top 8 Academic All-Canadian commendation from Governor General

Two student-athletes from McGill University were among the CIS Top Eight Academic All-Canadians honoured by His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada -- and former principal at McGill -- at Rideau Hall in the nation's capital, Monday. Mariam Sylla, a basketball player and pharmacology student, as well as Cedric McNicoll, a hockey player and accounting major in the Desautels faculty of management, were representing the Réseau du sport étudiant du Québec conference at the event.

Published on : 18 Nov 2014