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La Presse : McGill : Un exemple à suivre

Louis Jacques Filion, professeur et titulaire de la chaire d'entrepreneuriat Rogers-J.-A.-Bombardier à HEC Montréal: "La liberté engendre la diversité d'expression et c'est de là qu'émerge l'innovation. Lorsqu'on regarde les sociétés qui se développent, elles sont la résultante de nombreuses initiatives souvent vues dans un premier temps comme étant hors norme. A l'inverse, les sociétés qui impose

Published: 27 Apr 2010

The Gazette: McGill takes a tough stance

McGill University and the Quebec government appear to be on a collision course over the university's plan to self-fund the MBA program at its Desautels Faculty of Management by hiking fees by more than $25,000 next fall. McGill has no plans to back down and neither does Education Minister Michelle Courchesne.

Published: 27 Apr 2010

New York Times: Insect may make moves to survive the harvest

One thing about evolution — you never know what’s going to influence it. Take the European corn borer, for instance. Researchers have just made a strong case that a certain aspect of its behavior has evolved because of human harvesting of corn. The corn borer, Ostrinia nubilalis, is a pest caterpillar that spends spring and summer feeding on its host corn stalk before spinning a cocoon for the win

Published: 27 Apr 2010

New Scientist: Putting the touch into touch screens

As neuroscientists decode how we process signals from nerves that sense touch, engineers are beginning to use their discoveries to dupe us into feeling something that isn't there. Given the right kind of manipulation, a smooth surface can be made to mimic the feel of a range of materials, and a solid slab can be made to feel like shifting sand… It is not just the sense of touch in our fingers that

Published: 27 Apr 2010

Vancouver Sun: Greek bailout is the best of bad alternatives

At first blush, it's a little hard to understand why financial markets in Europe and North America are paying so much attention to a debt problem in a little country like Greece. … With a Greek debt default, for instance, these weaker economies would be "hammered" by skyrocketing interest rates on their government lending, predicts Mo Chaudhury, a finance specialist at McGill University's Desautel

Published: 27 Apr 2010

Le Devoir: McGill in Quebec (Cahier spécial)

Le Devoir highlights various McGill initiatives that contribute to improving Quebecers’ lives, in a special supplement published in Saturday's edition. From neuroscience to heart disease, from cancer research to the training of family doctors, find out more about the many ways McGill and its affiliated hospitals are redefining health and wellness.

Published: 26 Apr 2010

Marketing Magazine: Don't write off books just yet, publishers say

Lost in much of the hype surrounding new reading technologies is just how firmly entrenched the book has become as a cultural touchstone. In North America alone, the book industry is estimated to be worth more than $25 billion annually. “When something is that present it doesn’t just wither and die instantly,” said Andrew Piper, a professor in the English department at McGill University.

Published: 26 Apr 2010

La Presse: Tout le monde pareil!

Alain Dubuc, La Presse: "Depuis des mois, on assiste à un bras de fer entre McGill et la ministre de l'Éducation, Michelle Courchesne, parce que l'université veut transformer son programme de MBA en programme privé, qui fonctionnerait sans la subvention de quelque 10 000$ du Ministère et qui serait plutôt financé par des droits de scolarité de 29 500$..."

Published: 26 Apr 2010

Winnipeg Free Press: Hockey player Verreault-Paul overcomes language barrier to excel at McGill

On his first day of classes, Francis Verreault-Paul wasn’t sure he was going to survive at McGill University. The hockey player from the small Innu community of Mashteuiatsh, Que., didn’t understand much of what professors were saying to him in English. Verreault-Paul needed to understand because he had to keep his grades up to play for the Redmen.

Published: 25 Apr 2010

CTV: Problems persist in the epic battle against malaria

As the world marks World Malaria Day to commemorate the global effort to control the disease, experts note that with more than 250 million new malaria infections each year, there is still much work to be done… Dr. Timothy Geary, the director of McGill University's Institute of Parasitology, says the international community still has a long way to go in cutting the disease down to size.

Published: 25 Apr 2010

The Gazette: Boredom begins at school

Is there a place where boring people is deliberate? That would be our schools, says The Boring Institute's Alan Caruba, where we train young people to be bored and to bore others… McGill University professor of education Jon Bradley puts the blame squarely on political oversight of the education system.

Published: 25 Apr 2010

Globe and Mail editorial: Time to let tuition rise at McGill

At McGill University’s Desautels Faculty of Management, the tuition for an MBA degree is just $1,672 a year for two years, plus another $2,000 or so in annual administrative and other fees. Even the president of the MBA student association calls the price “too good to be true.” It is paradise, and no wonder the Quebec government doesn’t want to let the university raise its tuition to $29,500 a yea

Published: 24 Apr 2010

The Gazette (Op-ed): Quebec should keep its nose out of McGill's MBA program

(Op-ed by Lucien Bouchard, Stuart Cobbett, Jacques Lamarre and Paul Tellier): More than once this year, the Quebec government has reiterated that it sees the development of a vigorous knowledge economy, and the improvement of our education system, as a key route to progress and growth... Bravo. But at the same time the ministry of education is working to block attempts by McGill University's Desau

Published: 24 Apr 2010

La Presse : Les ratés de Copenhague

Selon Gail Chmura, directrice du Centre de l'environnement global et des changements climatiques de l'Université McGill, l'étude allemande a le mérite de relancer le débat sur les crédits liés à la gestion des terres et des forêts. "En théorie, seuls les crédits garantis par un gouvernement sont admissibles, dit Mme Chmura. Mais un changement politique peut modifier la donne..."

Published: 23 Apr 2010

La Presse : Mme Courchesne contre M Charest

(Editorial): A l'ouverture de la rencontre économique de Lévis, en janvier dernier, le premier ministre Charest avait exprimé le souhait qu'un jour, des jeunes de partout sur la planète viennent étudier au Québec. Il semble que sa ministre de l'Éducation n'ait pas compris le message, car voici qu'elle traite l'université québécoise la plus tournée vers le monde avec la même désinvolture que s'il s

Published: 23 Apr 2010