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Using foods high in sugar, fat as rewards can lead to obesity in children

You’re late getting out the door and your six-year-old isn’t co-operating. You know it isn’t the best parental decision you’ve ever made but you offer him a treat if he agrees to obediently put on his shoes and get into the car. What’s the harm in that?

A study co-authored by Laurette Dubé of McGill University’s Desautel Faculty of Management suggests there could be long-term consequences to these types of actions, especially if they become a regular routine.

Published: 29Sep2015

How the Volkswagen scandal reflects entrenched corporate corruption

Written by Henry Mintzberg

‘What was Volkswagen thinking?’ This question makes a big assumption: that the Volkswagen people were thinking about anything beyond their greed. About decency, about our environment, about their progeny.

Okay, so you won’t be buying a Volkswagen. A Chevrolet? Watch out for the ignition. Or how about a Toyota? Just duck as the airbag comes your way. Do you, by any chance, see a pattern? Have webeen thinking?

Published: 28Sep2015

A handful of US companies are trying to grow insects people will want to eat

It’s hard to hear anything over the chirping. Cardboard boxes filled with egg cartons and sheets of plastic buzz with thousands of young-adult crickets calling out to one another to mate.
... Gabriel Mott, the chief operating officer of Aspire Food Group, yells above the noise and points inside one of the boxes. “You see the one with the wings?” he asks. “That’s a female. They get their wings at their final stage.”

Published: 28Sep2015

J'ai tapé "HEC" dans LinkedIn, voici ce que je n'ai pas trouvé

À l'heure où Peter Todd prend la tête de HEC, avec un excellent track-record financier sur son précédent poste à McGill, c'est l'occasion de faire un point sur la présence de HEC sur LinkedIn, réseau social où sont présents la plupart des dirigeants internationaux.

Published: 25Sep2015

How to Breed a Tasty Cricket

It’s hard to hear anything over the chirping. Cardboard boxes filled with egg cartons and sheets of plastic buzz with thousands of young-adult crickets calling out to one another to mate. The brush of the insects’ legs against the various surfaces sounds like hail on a tin roof. Their feed, which sits on top of the cartons on paper plates, looks like a cross between sawdust and sand.

Published: 25Sep2015

How many immigrants can Europe accommodate?

Written by Reuven Brenner

Europe is now facing a prospect similar to what the US has been facing for decades: the march of millions upon its borders. But whereas the US got millions of immigrants fleeing Mexico for a better life, the potential millions moving on Europe come from failing states from around the world: Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya – and through the latter, from Nigeria, Eritrea and other.

Published: 25Sep2015

Melissa et Gabriel, 22 ans, financiers et entrepreneurs sociaux

Vouloir changer le monde c’est bien.
... Plusieurs groupes à travers le monde planchent sur des mesures d’impact. Le dernier en liste est composé de cinq diplômés de McGill: Melissa Serfaty, Joanna Klimczak, Eleonor Tsang, Courtney Warren et Gabriel Gougaud. Leur projet se nomme dare2impact. 

Published: 25Sep2015

Feature: Solar backpack to boost learning for poor Kenyan children

From hunger and malnutrition to striking teachers keeping them off normal learning for many days, a Kenyan child goes through diverse challenges to succeed in education.
... While various state and non-state actors seek to increase distribution of the electricity and promote widespread use of solar, 22-year-old Salima Visram, a Kenya-born from coastal region, is seeking to change the learners' studying lifestyle.

Published: 25Sep2015

Terence Corcoran: Nobody died in a Volkswagen

Poor old VW, caught in the giant pincers of the U.S. regulatory machine that keeps closing in on car markers and car drivers in the name of the climate and the environment. 

Published: 25Sep2015

Don't call it a scandal: Volkswagen corruption is a syndrome

Written by Henry Mintzberg

What were they thinking? That’s the question on everyone’s mind as the Volkswagen crisis unfolds. That question makes a big assumption: that the company’s leaders were thinking about anything beyond their greed. About decency, about our environment, about their progeny.

Published: 25Sep2015

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