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TELUS Health and McGill University announce a multi-disciplinary million dollar research partnership

Tue, 2013-05-07 10:36

Health information technologies to improve care of patients with life-long chronic diseases

Montréal, Québec (May 7, 2013) – TELUS Health and McGill University have entered into a three-year, million dollar partnership to create a learning environment and conduct research on how best to use technology to improve health and healthcare delivery for Canadians.

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ICAO Fight

Mon, 2013-05-06 11:29

Professor Karl Moore discusses with CBC News about the possibility of the International Civil Aviation Organization moving to the Middle East.

Watch full interview: CBC News, May 3, 2013

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Le prix payé pour nous habiller

Mon, 2013-05-06 11:27

Il y a quelques semaines, le détaillant H&M, deuxième joueur mondial du prêt-à-porter, a fait ce que d’autres n’oseront jamais : publier l’adresse des 1800 usines — et le nom des 785 propriétaires — qui fabriquent ce qui se retrouve dans ses 2800 magasins. Passée inaperçue, la recension révèle toute l’ampleur d’une industrie complexe, ultrarapide et à ce point tentaculaire que près de 90 % des vêtements achetés au Canada viennent maintenant de l’étranger.

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Canadian Entrepreneurs: Born or Made?

Mon, 2013-05-06 11:22

As the chief financial officer of a start-up company, Kevin Fan has learned a thing or two about cash management.
Never count the money while people are talking to you, for example.

Wise advice – from a 12-year-old.

Kevin is a Grade 6 student at Ottawa’s Knoxdale Public School in west-end Ottawa. He and his class have spent the past four months launching a company as part of Entrepreneurial Adventure, a hands-on program that exposes 3,000 Canadian kids a year to the world of business.

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Crickets for Dinner Anyone? A Crazy, Yet Clever Idea from Students of McGill University

Fri, 2013-04-26 10:07

Five students from the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University, Canada offered a rather innovative (read bizarre) solution to the challenge of the 2013 Hult Prize, considered by some as the Nobel Prize of the b-school arena. Responding to the challenge of developing a viable social enterprise to tackle the challenge of food security for urban slum dwellers, these students have offered crickets as an inexpensive source of food as well as a new source of income.

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Healthy Montrealer: Shirley So

Fri, 2013-04-26 10:07

Shirley So (BCom'08) is the owner of Ha Yoga, a studio that boasts the philosophy that “yoga is meant to strengthen and stretch your arms and legs, not cost you one.” The classes live up to the claim, costing only $7 for 70 minutes. Having grown up in Hong Kong and lived in Vancouver, Shirley came to Montreal to study Commerce at McGill University. After going through yoga teacher training in New York, she decided came back to Montreal to open her own studio and make her passion a full-time job.

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Understanding the YOLO Generation

Fri, 2013-04-26 10:07

Millennials are bold, inquisitive, ambitious and adept. If this demographic had the chequing accounts to match, they’d be a marketer’s dream. Unfortunately, they’re totally broke.

Youth unemployment rates are grim (14.1%), and many bright-eyed young graduates will stay jobless and deep in debt for a long time (the average Canadian university student takes 14 years to pay off their loan).

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Credit for Home-Support Services for Seniors

Fri, 2013-04-26 10:07

There is a Quebec refundable tax credit for expenses relating to home-support services for the 2012 filing year that is available to seniors over the age of 70.

The tax credit is designed to make it easier for you to remain in your home so that you do not have to move into an establishment that is part of the public health and social services network or so you can delay such a move.

-Article by Mike Dellar

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Talking Management with Karl Moore: Want to Keep Younger Employees? You've Got to Play by Their Rules

Fri, 2013-04-26 10:07

Professor Karl Moore of the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University speaks to Brian Fetherstonhaugh (BCom'79), CEO and Chairman of OgilvyOne in New York City.

Read full transcript: The Globe and Mail, April 23, 2013

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Running Rural Estate Was Step into New World

Fri, 2013-04-26 10:07

Few people have the confidence to apply for a job - especially a high-level position - without meeting the main criteria for the role. But John Varley (IMPM'00) did and was offered the job.

He then suffered two or three sleepless nights agonising over whether to accept it.

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