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Creativity and collaboration: Not talking to your colleagues is holding you back

Mon, 2014-09-22 14:36

THERE’S plenty of hullabaloo surrounding the idea of creativity in the workplace. As the world grows increasingly automated, it seems natural to fear that creativity — the signature characteristic of human intellect — will become less and less important over time.

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Kelowna's Buntin to act as athlete ambassador for 2014 Skate Canada International

Mon, 2014-09-22 14:35

Olympian Craig Buntin returns home to Kelowna to act as the 2014 Skate Canada International Athlete Ambassador.

... Since retiring from skating in 2010, Buntin has completed an MBA at McGill University and worked as an entrepreneur. His most recent project is VeriSkate, a software app that is used to analyze the movements of figure skaters: how high they jump or throw, the distance the move travels, the speed at which it travels, the flow, the ice coverage.

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Three student lawyers get scholarship boost from MDM

Mon, 2014-09-22 14:33

Three young student lawyers yesterday got a $5,000 boost after top law firm Marshall, Diel & Myers split its annual scholarship award between them.

... Ms [Alexis] Haynes, who has graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce degree from McGill University, also Canada, later graduated from Queen Mary, University of London with a law degree and will now read for her legal practice certificate and Master’s degree in law at the University of Law in London.

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Fait-on des aubaines aux boutiques hors taxes?

Mon, 2014-09-22 14:30

Un pied dans l'avion, l'autre dans l'aéroport, la directrice éditoriale des guides de voyage Frommer's passe certainement plus de temps à proximité des boutiques hors taxes que dans les centres commerciaux près de chez elle. Et pourtant, elle n'y fait jamais aucun achat.

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The Scottish independence movement learned from Quebec's failed votes for separation

Mon, 2014-09-22 14:27

The first time was in 1980 when Quebec’s premier, René Lévesque, called for a provincial referendum on pursuing a negotiated secession from CanadaThe key issue for the separatists was the preservation of the French language and culture.

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Divisive faultlines and the unplanned dissolutions of multipartner alliances.

Fri, 2014-09-19 17:04

Authors: Heidl, Ralph, Steensma, H. Kevin & Phelps, Corey

Publication: Organization Science, 25 (5) (September-October, 2014): 1351-1371

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Talking Management with Karl Moore: Building your brand in the era of digital marketing

Wed, 2014-09-17 14:01


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 Mitch Joel, who is the president of Twist Image, one of the top digital marketing firms in the world.

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McGill comes in 21st in QS World University Rankings

Wed, 2014-09-17 10:22

McGill University and the University of Toronto might be neck-and-neck in the quest to be the top-ranked Canadian university in the world, but the real story in this year’s new QS World University Rankings has to be the surge of several other Canadian universities, including Université de Montréal, which jumped to 83rd in the world from 92nd last year.

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Financial Options for a Country Waiting for a Divorce

Mon, 2014-09-15 13:11

Authors: Reuven Brenner

Publication: La Presse, IRRP

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In its first paragraph, the draft bill of the Quebec government, tabled on December 7, 1994 in the National Assembly, declares that "Quebec is a sovereign country."


In the next paragraphs the bill indicates ways in which constitutional, territorial and legal issues, as well as those linked with currency and international alliances would be settled in case of separation. Paragraph 15 states:

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