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Business schools heed the call for more data-literate graduates

Deloitte Analytics and other companies have been pushing Canadian universities for years to produce more data-literate graduates to fill their talent needs. Their efforts appear to be paying off, with business schools ramping up their offerings in data analytics. [...]

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Published: 9 Jan 2017

Should dangerous goods be travelling on Montreal's highways?

Alain Duguet and Gilbert Prince crisscrossed Canada and the United States together a number of times, two truck drivers cramped in a relatively small space.

They could chat for hours, getting into disagreements every now and then, but Prince was such a jovial person that he laughed even when he was upset, Duguet said.

"I'm talking about him in the past tense…" Duguet said. He sighed. His voice trailed off.

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Published: 19 Aug 2016

Transport de matières dangereuses: aux élus d'agir

Un camion-citerne rempli de diesel qui s'enflamme au coeur d'une grande ville, en pleine heure de pointe : ce genre d'événement donne froid dans le dos. L'accident survenu cette semaine sur l'autoroute 40 est certes tragique, mais il aurait pu être encore plus grave. Il doit maintenant servir de signal d'alarme et nous forcer à évaluer chaque maillon de la chaîne du transport routier de matières dangereuses au Québec.

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Published: 19 Aug 2016

Why dangerous materials go through cities

Watch the full interview with Professor Vedat Verter here

CTV News, August 11, 2016 

Published: 18 Aug 2016

Daoust songe à restreindre le transport des matières dangereuses

Le ministre des Transports Jacques Daoust envisage de restreindre le transport des matières dangereuses pendant les heures de pointe, au lendemain du spectaculaire accident qui a coûté la vie au chauffeur d'un camion-citerne sur l'autoroute Métropolitaine, mardi après-midi.

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Published: 18 Aug 2016

An eye for efficiency

A new strategy leads to the improvement of cataract surgery 

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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....

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.

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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....

Published: 25 Sep 2012