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Tory politician's proposal could mean cheaper domestic flights

 You’ve probably noticed how much cheaper domestic flights are in many other parts of the world. Given that gap, a Conservative Party leadership contender wants to make big changes by allowing more foreign involvement.

Published: 8Aug2016

Impact of train makeup on hazmat risk in a transport corridor

Authors: Cheng, J., Verma, M., Verter, V.

Publication: Journal of Transportation Safety and Security

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Published: 5Aug2016

Three athletes among 23 McGillians headed for Rio

Three athletes are among a 23-member entourage of McGill graduates and students headed to Rio de Janeiro to serve in an official capacity at the Summer Olympic Games, Aug. 5-21. The athletes, all from Montreal, include wrestler Dorothy Yeats, an engineering student, and a pair of fencers – both recent graduates – Maximilien Van Haaster (B.Ed. Kinesiology ’16) and Joseph Polossifakis (B. Com ’14).

Read full article: McGill Publications, August 3, 2016 

Published: 4Aug2016

New Study: Companies Might be Suppressing Employee Opinions When They Need Them the Most

Long-standing research shows that diversity of thought in organizations is vital to innovation and creativity. New research shows that during times of job insecurity, those vital ideas might be suppressed if they counter the organization’s values.

Published: 4Aug2016

Joseph Polossifakis: «Les athlètes, nous sommes un peu fous»

Le parcours de l’escrimeur, spécialiste du sabre, Joseph Polossifakis vers les Jeux olympiques de Rio n’a pas été de tout repos. Le Montréalais de 25 ans a raconté son aventure à Métro.

Published: 4Aug2016

The Director's Chair: Leadership Lessons From The Theater

An actor’s job is to create and bring to life characters, much like a senior leader may have to put on a game-face in order to better lead a team. Traditionally, analysis and critical thinking were valued over emotional intelligence and people-skills due to the fact that the former are more easily quantifiable. In today’s digital age, much has changed. Dale Carneige, Stephen Covey, Ray Dalio, many others have professed the importance of living consciously and developing emotional intelligence through well-constructed advice.

Published: 4Aug2016

‘Thinspiration’ is the key to losing weight

The ‘biggest loser’ in weight loss groups is more motivational than the average group weight loss, new research from the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University finds.

Assistant Professor Nathan Yang found that the top performer has an encouraging effect, acting as an inspirational target that doesn’t alienate those who fail to reach it.

Read full article: BDaily, August 3, 2016 

Published: 4Aug2016

Les altermondialistes débarquent à Montréal

Environ 50 000 altermondialistes du Québec et d'ailleurs sont attendus à Montréal à partir du 9 août pour participer au Forum social mondial (FSM), qui se tient pour la première fois dans un pays occidental.

Published: 3Aug2016

GCPA student, Brittany Klumak, awarded prestigious C. Douglas Mellor Prize

Brittany Klumak, student of the Graduate Certificate in the Professional Accounting (GCPA) program, has been selected among her graduating class as this year’s recipient of the C. Douglas Mellor Prize for academic excellence.

The prize, which is valued at $2,300, is named after Douglas Mellor, the first Executive Director of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Quebec, now  the Ordre des comptables agrées du Québec, and is awarded each year to honor Mellor’s enduring contributions to both McGill University and his profession.

 

Published: 1Aug2016

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