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Chemistry professor Joe Schwarcz
Karl Moore of the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University, Talking Management for the The Globe and Mail speaks to a colleague from Australia’s University of Queensland Neal Ashkanasy.
McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, has placed among the top 20 universities globally for the sixth consecutive year in the QS World University Rankings. In the 2012 rankings, released today, McGill is listed in 18th place, compared with 17th in 2011 and 19th in 2010.
A $9-million investment in an initiative at McGill's School of Nursing was launched Monday – and it is expected to translate into better patient care. The McGill Nursing Collaborative Program for Education and Innovation in Patient and Family-Centred Care will focus on clinical research to help improve outcomes for patients and their families. A unique partnership in North America, the program includes the McGill School of Nursing and the nursing departments of the MUHC and the Jewish General Hospital.
Master's physics student Tim Blais' a capella "Rolling in the Higgs" video picked up steam over the weekend, racking up over 60,000 hits (at last count) on YouTube and picking up some major international press.
A new study, published in Nature on August 30, suggests that increasing deforestation could be avoided provided farmers made better use of water and nutrients on land currently under cultivation around the globe.
Pitchfork, Huffington Post - Members of Arcade Fire, The Strokes to play basketball for charity at POP Montreal
This year's POP Montreal will host the second annual "POP vs. Jock" basketball game, featuring athletes, musicians, and Martin Starr of "Freaks and Geeks"/"Party Down" fame. Win Butler of Arcade Fire will play once again, as will Nikolai Fraiture of the Strokes. Arcade Fire's Régine Chassagne will provide organ accompaniment, and David Byrne & Moment Factory will play the halftime show.
Widespread worker disengagement is a major factor behind slowing revenue growth, says Harvard Business School professor Teresa Amabile, speaking with Desautels' Karl Moore.
In a new study, researchers have uncovered fresh evidence of a genetic predisposition to eating disorders that is passed on from mothers to daughters.
McGill University is taking an interest in Prince Edward Island's environment. A professor and some students are looking to develop an "ecosystem management model" based on Island research. Students were on P.E.I. during the summer, collecting data.
Si Montréal est une ville hautement culturelle, on peut en dire autant de ses universités.
When one of the residents of the National Zoo in Washington recently revealed her love of music to zookeepers there, some ears perked up. Shanthi, a 36-year-old Asian elephant loves playing (with) her harmonica.
(Chemistry prof Joe Schwarcz): "Double, double toil and trouble, fire burn, and cauldron bubble!" But how do you make that cauldron bubble on stage? That's what the stage manager of a local production of Macbeth wanted to know. Wasn't too hard to answer that one. It just takes a little chemical witchcraft in the form of dry ice!
Selected by Travel & Leisure magazine as one of the world's most beautiful universities… McGill’s 79-acre campus, punctuated by a series of pavilions that were built over hundreds of years, has a unified design derived from the college’s Scottish roots (the school was founded by Scottish trader James McGill in 1821).
Research suggests infants may be able to perceive that speech can communicate unobservable objects that are essential for social interactions.