- In the Headlines
Last Friday's edition of The Globe and Mail newspaper included a story on how predictive analytics might help decrease university drop-out rates. Several Data Science companies, including IBM’s Watson Analytics and Microsoft, are offering universities their expertise on identifying students at risk of dropping out. Of course, having low marks is a good predictor, but it is not the only one. Women, for example, are less likely than men to leave university before finishing their studies, but when they do, their marks are usually quite good. So why are they dropping out?
“Nixon reintroduced himself in 1968 as older, wiser, even-tempered. He was well-known in politics and hated, but he was able to reinvent himself and reassure people on the trust issue just enough.” Gil Troy, professor of history. Portland Press Herald
Indigenous people of America participate in traditional native dances during the annual McGill pow wow held on the McGill university grounds on Friday, Sept. 16, 2016. Montreal Gazette
Op-ed by Henry Mintzberg, Cleghorn Professor of Management Studies. Huffington Post
Barry Eidlin, professor of sociology, explained the government is perfectly within its rights to confiscate Uber driver’s cars. “I think it’s a message from the government that they need to be taken seriously,” he said. Global News
“There is a major flaw to all methodologies in the humanities. Traditional methods are not able to generalise in legitimate and transparent ways – though we have tried.” Andrew Piper, director of digital humanities laboratory, txt.LAB. The Guardian
Column by William Watson, professor of economics. The Ottawa Citizen
Le 11 septembre rappelle de douloureux souvenirs au Saguenéen Bruno Tremblay. Il y a exactement 15 ans, le professeur-chercheur en sciences atmosphériques et océanographiques vivait la terrible attaque terroriste de l'intérieur. La Presse
Op-ed by Jonathan Sterne, professor of communication studies. The Globe and Mail
Article covering research by Moshe Szyf, molecular biologist and Michael Meaney, neurobiologist, on epigenetic changes from the environment that are written into our DNA, and then passed down to the next generation. Big Think
Un regroupement de chercheurs internationaux semble avoir trouvé un médicament qui pourrait retarder de trois ou quatre ans le développement de la maladie d'Alzheimer chez les gens qui sont au stade léger. Catherine Perrin parle de cette percée médicale avec le spécialiste Serge Gauthier, de l'Institut Douglas. Radio-Canada
Chronique de Maïa Korotkina, École d'éducation permanente. Journal de Montréal
Starting this month, students from five faculties (arts, science, engineering, music, and agriculture and environmental sciences) can pursue minors in entrepreneurship, with finance, accounting, marketing and other business fundamentals taught by professors from the Desautels Faculty of Management. The Globe and Mail...
Karl Moore of McGill University in Montreal, who has asked over 200 CEOs about introversion on the radio show he hosts, says that introverts who make it to the top usually learn how to behave like extroverts for some of the time. The Economist
Article d’opinion par Robert Whitley, Professeur adjoint au département de psychiatrie. Huffington Post Québec