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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.
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
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
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
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.
Human genome editing for both research and therapy is progressing, raising ethical questions among scientists around the world.
Nik Luka, an architecture and urban planning professor at McGill University, says that the Hôtel-de-Ville project is remarkable. The Globe and Mail
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
Entrevue avec Pascal Thériault, agroéconomiste. TVA
Op-ed by Gil Troy, professor of history. The Jerusalem Post
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.
"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.
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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.
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.