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Leadership: Key to care, retention among nurses

Nurses faced with abusive managers are more likely to quit. But a recent study by McGill University and Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières researchers finds that the opposite is also true – transformational leadership - a style of management in which employees are encouraged  to work towards a collective goal within a supportive milieu, is linked to nurses’ well-being, and has positive impacts upon job retention.



Published: 25 Jan 2016

University must prepare students for new labour market

Universities will have to prepare students for multiple career changes and a longer working life if they are to contribute to reducing the global inequality that is a major focus of this week’s discussion at the World Economic Forum in Davos, says the principal of McGill University, Suzanne Fortier. The Globe and Mail

Published: 22 Jan 2016

School diversity is an asset

Isabelle Bajeux-Besnainou, the first female dean of McGill University’s Desautels Faculty of Management, says it is important to embrace diversity in schools by having open communication. Financial Times

Published: 22 Jan 2016

Découvrez le Centre de la science de la biodiversité

Andrew Gonzalez, professeur à l’Université McGill, présente dans cette capsule vidéo, le Centre de la Science de la Biodiversité du Québec et ses axes de recherche. Média Terre

Published: 22 Jan 2016

Word-of-mouth recruitment can help workforce diversity

Word-of-mouth recruitment is the most common way to fill jobs, and management scholars have long thought that this practice contributes to job segregation by gender: women tend to reach out to other women in their networks, and men do likewise.

Published: 22 Jan 2016

Guidelines for human genome editing

Human genome editing for both research and therapy is progressing, raising ethical questions among scientists around the world.

Published: 21 Jan 2016

Hôtel-de-Ville Residence celebrates eclecticism

Nik Luka, an architecture and urban planning professor at McGill University, says that the Hôtel-de-Ville project is remarkable. The Globe and Mail

Published: 21 Jan 2016

100 types of bugs likely share your home

The study published this week sampled 50 homes in Raleigh, North Carolina, but Canadian homes would have just as many species, said Chris Buddle, an entomologist at McGill University. Ottawa Citizen

Published: 21 Jan 2016

Pourquoi votre panier d'épicerie augmente-t-il?

Entrevue avec Pascal Thériault, agroéconomiste. TVA

Published: 21 Jan 2016

Fighting the new-age hatred

Op-ed by Gil Troy, professor of history. The Jerusalem Post

Published: 20 Jan 2016

Fight tumors and infections with targeted drugs

ome drug regimens, such as those designed to eliminate tumors, are notorious for nasty side effects. Unwanted symptoms are often the result of medicine going where it’s not needed and harming healthy cells. To minimize this risk, researchers in Quebec have developed nanoparticles that only release a drug when exposed to near-infrared light, which doctors could beam onto a specific site. Their report appears in the Journal of the American Chemical Society.

Published: 20 Jan 2016

Michael W. Davidson, a Success in Microscopes and Neckwear, Dies at 65

"Mr. Davidson, who died on Dec. 24 at 65, used sophisticated microscopes to create stunning, psychedelic images of crystallized substances like DNA and hormones, and he contributed to Nobel Prize-honored research about the inner workings of cells. His images were on the covers of scientific journals and, as unlikely as it might seem, on neckwear" states the NY Times.

Read the full New York Times article here.

Published: 20 Jan 2016

Cost burden of Quebec’s carbon market seen as modest

The cost burden of Quebec’s carbon-pricing policy, is likely to be modest across income groups and industries, according to a McGill University research team.

The policy, which began to be implemented in 2013, provides a model for capping emissions “without undue hardship for the population,” the researchers conclude. If anything, they suggest, the program could be more aggressive in seeking to cut emissions. Their findings are reported in the December issue of Canadian Public Policy.

Published: 20 Jan 2016

Nearing the limits of life on Earth

The images in this article are available for high-resolution download on request
Published: 19 Jan 2016

Human sounds convey emotions better than words do

It takes just one-tenth of a second for our brains to begin to recognize emotions conveyed by vocalizations, according to researchers from McGill. It doesn’t matter whether the non-verbal sounds are growls of anger, the laughter of happiness or cries of sadness. More importantly, the researchers have also discovered that we pay more attention when an emotion (such as happiness, sadness or anger) is expressed through vocalizations than we do when the same emotion is expressed in speech.

Published: 18 Jan 2016