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An eye for efficiency

A new strategy leads to the improvement of cataract surgery 

Published: 25 Feb 2015

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: 25 Sep 2014

CTV Montreal: Are freight trains a risk?

McGill Prof Vedat Verter discusses a new train safety report.


Watch full video: CTV Montreal

Published: 28 Aug 2014

CHQR NEWS TALK 770

Professor Vedat Verter was interviewed by Angela Kokott, host of Calgary Today – CHQR NEWS TALK 770 radio. The interview focused on the protective directive issued by Transport Minister Lisa Raitt requiring rail companies to inform municipalities about the volume and type of hazardous materials being shipped through their jurisdiction.

Listen to full interview (choose November 20, 5:00 PM, 47:00): CHQR 770, November 20, 2013

Published: 21 Nov 2013

Crude Oil Shipments from the US to Canada

Professor Vedat Verter talks to CHQR News Talk 770 Radio about crude oil shipments from the US to Canada.

Listen to full interview (select August 12, 2013 - 10:00 am, scroll to minute 35:00): CHQR News Talk 770 Radio, August 12, 2013

Published: 14 Aug 2013

Transport des marchandises dangereuses - Le silence radioactif d'Ottawa

La catastrophe de Lac-Mégantic a ravivé les inquiétudes liées au projet canado-américain de transport d'uranium sous forme liquide. Devant les craintes soulevées, le gouvernement Harper réplique que l'entente vise à " réduire la menace que pose le terrorisme international". Mais il ne dit mot des conséquences possibles, un silence radioactif qui ne rassure pas les experts, étant donné les carences de Transports Canada en matière de transport des marchandises dangereuses.

Published: 14 Aug 2013

Emergency Directives for Rail: Is It Enough?

Professor Vedat Verter analyzes the latest instructions from Transport Canada.

Watch full interview: CTV News, July 30, 2013

Published: 2 Aug 2013

Fixing the other health care issue

Despite high per-capita spending, health care in Canada consistently underperforms, according to the Commonwealth Fund, which tracks indicators for accessibility, timeliness and outcomes across a number of developed countries. The system that is straining to meet demand today will face an even higher burden in the years ahead, as the population ages. A number of Canadian business schools are looking to meet this challenge by educating future health care managers to bring new perspectives to old problems.

Published: 25 Sep 2012

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