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So long, we’ll miss you!

THE Queensland Symphony Orchestra (QSO) has been kicking goals recently and much of the credit must go to visionary CEO Sophie Galaise who has been with the orchestra for the past two and a half years. Galaise, who is French-Canadian, has just announced she is leaving us to become CEO of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. That sucks.

Published on : 22 Jan 2016

Hutchins Roundup: Macroprudential policies, bonus depreciation, and more

Studies in this week’s Hutchins Roundup find that macroprudential policies that target the cost of bank capital are the most effective way to contain housing booms, bonus depreciation has a significant impact on investment, and more.

Published on : 22 Jan 2016

The bull in the China shop: Money managers short on history and long on panic

The money managers have started 2016 in a blue funk – but most are too young to remember what kicked off at the end of the 1980s and the fact that, with the exception of the instigator, we weren’t then doomed to years of economic gloom. ...Of course, professor Henry Mintzberg described the Davos gathering as the event "where the people who spend all year causing our problems take a few days prentending to fix them."

Published on : 22 Jan 2016

The Next Page: Award Recipients

Madeleine Dube and Edith Gagnon are two recent graduates who were surprised to learn that not only did the School provide student scholarships, awards and bursaries, but that they were award recipients. “I didn’t know there were awards for Continuing Studies students,” says Madeleine Dube. “I though they were only for full-time students.” Read more on The Next Page, the School of Continuing Studies' online magazine.

Published on : 22 Jan 2016

Rosy job market for MBAs runs contrary to overall economic malaise

Several hundred aspiring MBAs will descend on Vancouver and Toronto next week for the first two Canadian stops this year on the QS World MBA Tour, which brings about two dozen Canadian and international business schools under one roof for a day-long recruitment pitch.

Published on : 22 Jan 2016

School diversity is an asset

Isabelle Bajeux-Besnainou, the first female dean of McGill University's Desautels Faculty of Management, says it is important to embrace diversity schools by having open communication. She also hopes for the day when an appointed female dean is no longer news. Watch full video: Financial Times, 22 January, 2016

Published on : 22 Jan 2016

Tipping Points: The Gender Segregating and Desegregating Effects of Network Recruitment

Author: Brian Rubineau, Roberto M. Fernandez Word-of-mouth recruitment is the most common way to fill jobs, and management scholars have long thought that this practice contributes to job segregation by gender: women tend to reach out to other women in their networks, and men do likewise. In fact, however, this form of recruitment can – and often does – contribute to gender desegregation, according to a study in the journal Organization Science by researchers at McGill University’s Desautels Faculty of Management and the MIT Sloan School of Management.

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Published on : 22 Jan 2016

Should You Go to College in Canada?

Both familiar and foreign, Canada has fine schools at bargain prices. But you'd better bundle up. ...Matthew Reid, an analyst at Sabal Financial Group in Newport Beach, Calif., attended the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill from 2009 to 2013. He also cites lower costs as a factor in his decision. The Canadian dollar is now worth only about 70 cents U.S., and tuition costs are generally much lower to begin with. The University of Toronto costs $19,754 to $25,584 a year in U.S. dollars, for example.

Published on : 22 Jan 2016

The BIC is key partner of the MNI's Open-Science Initiative

It is now official, as announced in today's issue of Science magazine: the MNI is becoming the first ever Open-Science academic institution. The BIC has already been active in multiple data-sharing and open-source software initiatives.

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Published on : 21 Jan 2016

He got game: basketball's inventor was Physical Education honours student at McGill

Dr. James Naismith is acclaimed as the inventor of basketball. Born in 1861 near Almonte, Ontario, Naismith studied physical education at McGill, "completing his BA with honours in Physical Education in 1888," according to a recent McGill Tribune article on the subject.

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Published on : 21 Jan 2016

The Neuro receives support from Montreal-based Vigilant Global for the development of first chemical brain atlas

The Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital - The Neuro, at McGill University and the McGill University Health Centre, today announced a significant donation from Montreal-based technology firm Vigilant Global that will enable the development of the world’s first chemical brain atlas. The Neuro team, led by neurosurgeon and research scientist Dr.

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Published on : 21 Jan 2016

Daniel Jutras named to the Senate Appointments Advisory Board

Dean Daniel Jutras has been named a federal member of the Independent Advisory Board for Senate Appointments by the Honourable Maryam Monsef, Minister of Democratic Institutions. Dean of the Faculty of Law since 2009 and a graduate of Harvard Law School, and of Université de Montréal, Professor Jutras currently holds the Wainwright Chair in Civil Law at McGill University.

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Published on : 21 Jan 2016

Library Blogs, Library Matters unavailable Friday, January 22, 8am to 9am

McGill Library Blogs and Library Matters will be unavailable Friday, January 22, 2016 from 8am to 9am for maintenance. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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Published on : 21 Jan 2016

Could introverted leadership be the way forward?

The CEO of a major multinational recently shared with me that, as an introverted leader, he had to put on his “game face” whenever he left his floor. He’d realised that as a CEO of a big company, you need to act like, at times, as an extrovert. After studying introverts and extroverts in the C-Suite, I have come to the conclusion that extroverts, like myself, must also put on this “game face” and occasionally act like an introvert in order to be more effective leaders. ...Professor Karl Moore is from the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University.

Published on : 21 Jan 2016

Une diplômée de McGill dans le 30 Under 30 de Forbes!

Quelle meilleure façon de commencer l’année 2016 pour Shobhita Soor, sortie diplômée en droit en 2015 de l’Université McGill ? Car en effet, comme le rapporte Canadian Lawyer Mag, la jeune femme de 26 ans, qui s’est dit très « reconnaissante de figurer en si bonne compagnie » a été identifiée par le magazine Forbes comme l’une des avocates les plus prometteuses de l’année. Lire l’article complet: Droit-Inc, 20 Janvier, 2016

Published on : 21 Jan 2016