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7 Reasons Introverts Make Great Leaders

There's a paradox at the heart of how we think about leaders. Ask someone to picture a stereotypical leader and most people will think of someone confident, brash, and outgoing--the classic extrovert.

Published on : 25 Sep 2014

Double and triple threats: When an extra degree pays off

Sam Sadeghi’s career seems to be on a trajectory that only goes up. The electrical engineer has been working full-time in his field since graduating with a bachelor’s degree from Ryerson University in 2004. He continued to work full-time while pursuing a master’s in power electronics, which he earned from Ryerson in 2008. The only time he didn’t work was when he took a four-month leave in 2009 to take core courses for his master’s in business administration at Wilfrid Laurier University.

Published on : 25 Sep 2014

School of Information Studies PhD student Afroza Sultana awarded grant for research on accessible technology for older adults

Congratulations to Afroza Sultana, McGill School of Information Studies PhD student, on her nomination as a Graphics, Animation and New Media Network of Centres of Excellence (GRAND NCE) Postgraduate Scholar. As a GRAND scholar, Afroza will receive a stipend of $10,000 annually for three years to investigate the design of accessible touch-screen devices for older adults to support prolonged independent living.

Published on : 25 Sep 2014

Innobec – Travailler avec des géants

Stéphane Rouleau pourrait se vanter, clamer que c’est grâce à son leadership qu’Innobec Technologies réalise près de la moitié de son chiffre d’affaires à l’étranger, mais non. « C’est de la pure chance », avoue candidement le PDG de 43 ans.

Published on : 25 Sep 2014

Bash security vulnerability

Yesterday, a new security vulnerability, affecting Bash, was announced. The Bash shell, commonly accessed through Command Prompt or the Terminal application, is a part of many Linux, Unix, and Mac systems. Since it has been around for more than two decades, older devices are also vulnerable. If used maliciously, Bash allows an attacker to take over an operating system, access confidential information, make changes, etc..  McGill’s IT Services is devoting their full attention to addressing any potential threat this may cause to centrally-managed IT systems.

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Published on : 25 Sep 2014

Talking Management with Karl Moore: Business going gangbusters? Time for a change

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 Gautam Mukunda [assistant professor of business administration] from the Harvard Business School. Should we only look for transformational leaders when we are in trouble, or are there other times we need transformational leaders?

Published on : 25 Sep 2014

Burger King faces new ‘test’ in quest for Tim Hortons

The U.S federal government said Tuesday it’s cracking down on companies like Burger King who attempt to relocate to Canada or overseas to avoid paying U.S. taxes.

Published on : 25 Sep 2014

Employment Opportunity

The Faculty of Dentistry is currently conducting a search for a tenure-track position in restorative, prosthetic and/or rehabilitative dentistry  in the division of Restorative Dentistry.  Candidates must submit their applications, as per the instructions provided on the advertisements, by December 15, 2014.

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Published on : 24 Sep 2014

Third Annual OptionMetrics Research Conference Brings Together International Academia, Financial Professionals to 'Convene' on October 20th in New York City

OptionMetrics, a leading source for quality historical option price data, tools and analytics, has announced the upcoming OptionMetrics Research Conference (ORC2014).

Published on : 23 Sep 2014

Microplastic pollution discovered in St. Lawrence River sediments

Previously undocumented in North American rivers, concentrations of microplastic particles in the St. Lawrence are as high as has been observed in the world's most contaminated marine sediments. Sept. 18, 2014 | Phys.org

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Published on : 23 Sep 2014

Protests aim to bring attention to need to act on climate change

Dr. Catherine Potvin is a climate scientist in McGill University’s Department of Biology, at the school in Montreal, Thursday, September 18, 2014. On September 21 she will speak at Montreal’s version of the People’s Climate March, a global event billed to be the biggest climate protest in history. Sept. 7, 2014 | The Gazette by: Michelle Lalonde

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Published on : 23 Sep 2014

The time to face up to climate change is now

Gone are the days when thousands of McGill students had to subsist on doughnuts and sad steam trays. Over the last five years, the university has transformed its food services, and tapped into the wealth of produce grown at its Macdonald Campus Sept. 7, 2014 | The Gazette by: Catherine Potvin 

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Published on : 22 Sep 2014

Nicola Wealth Management Opens Newest Office in Toronto to Manage Rapid Growth

Nicola Wealth Management (NWM), an independent financial planning and portfolio management firm serving high net worth individuals and families, opened a new office in Toronto to expand its presence in Eastern Canada and accommodate clients in the Greater Toronto Area. The Toronto office is situated at Suite 1702 - 2 Bloor Street West, joining Western Canada locations in Vancouver, Kelowna and Richmond, B.C.

Published on : 22 Sep 2014

Taking care of business

The economy has changed dramatically in the 30 years since Doug Bergeron first entered the work force and, of course, Bergeron, 53, has changed with it. Best known for leading the group that purchased the credit- and debit-card terminal makerVeriFone from Hewlett-Packard for $50 million in 2001, as CEO, he transformed it into a multinational, multi-billion-dollar company.

Published on : 22 Sep 2014

The power of consumer reviews

Sean Murray Smith's name has never been mentioned in discussions about Montreal's greatest chefs. He has never appeared on a television cooking show or been profiled in a newspaper or on the radio.

Published on : 22 Sep 2014