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Le Devoir: Cancer: constat d'échec dans les soins palliatifs

Pour la moitié, la mort est plutôt venue à l'hôpital dans des lits dédiés aux soins généraux. «La fin de vie est vécue comme une surprise au Québec. Pourtant, on le sait, elle est inévitable pour une majorité de cancéreux.

Published: 20 May 2010

La Presse: La leçon britannique: David Cameron ne s'est pas emparé du pouvoir sans le soutien d'une majorité

Denis Saint-Martin, professeur de science politique et directeur du Centre d'excellence de l'Union européenne à l'Université de Montréal et l'Université McGill: "De la Grande-Bretagne nous est parvenue la semaine dernière une belle leçon de démocratie..."

Published: 20 May 2010

The Gazette: Thailand unravelling: Red Shirts' anger has its roots in deep-seated inequalities

(Op-ed by Erik Martinez Kuhonta, who teaches political science at McGill): "Despite some 18 coups in its contemporary history, Thailand has long been a bastion of stability in Southeast Asia... However, the current crisis that has parts of Bangkok looking like Beirut has the potential to unhinge Thailand from its stable moorings..."

Published: 19 May 2010

Le Devoir: Le PIB, une menace pour la biodiversité

Enrayer le déclin de la biodiversité exige des gouvernements qu'ils adoptent des politiques qui vont imposer aux grands utilisateurs des ressources vivantes et des grands écosystèmes qu'ils intègrent le prix de leur utilisation dans leurs coûts de production...

Published: 19 May 2010

Portfolio Magazine: The Golden Rule of Profitability

A new McGill Institute for Health and Social Policy study published by the Harvard Business Review rolls up conclusive findings that, no matter the size of your business, the way you treat employees at the bottom rung of the company ladder has an impact on your bottom line.

Published: 19 May 2010

CTV: Canadian kids' blood pressure not on the rise

There's a little bit of good news on the childhood obesity front. A new Canadian study has found that rates of high blood pressure among Canadian kids are very low. That's despite the fact that there are record levels of obese and overweight children and teens and obesity and high blood pressure generally go hand in hand...

Published: 19 May 2010

Branchez-Vous: Nouvel hôpital de Montréal pour enfants: visite virtuelle disponible

Les travaux sont commencés afin de construite le nouvel Hôpital de Montréal pour enfants. C'est le Groupe immobilier santé McGill qui a été retenu pour la construction du nouvel hôpital du Campus Glen. Le site Internet du nouvel hôpital offre d'ailleurs aux internautes de faire une visite virtuelle et propose aussi une vidéo illustrant le projet.

Published: 19 May 2010

Wall Street Journal: A team the Rocket would love

They barely got into the playoffs, but the Montreal Canadiens have somehow managed to eliminate the top-ranked team in hockey, send the defending Stanley Cup champions packing and advance to the NHL conference finals. If you ask most Montrealers why this is happening, you won't hear much talk of practical concerns.. more likely, you'll hear talk of Les Fantômes...

Published: 18 May 2010

The Suburban: LaSalle’s Whyte-Potter-Mal wins Andrea Taylor Memorial award

There seems to be nothing that Majenta Whyte-Potter-Mal won't embrace with enthusiasm and a positive attitude. For those reasons, the 23-year-old medical student from LaSalle was selected to receive the Andrea Taylor memorial award at the annual McGill track and field awards evening.

Published: 18 May 2010

Globe and Mail: Talking management: Azim Premji talks to Karl Moore

Desautels Faculty of Management professor Karl Moore speaks with one of India’s great entrepreneurs, the former CEO now chairman of WIPRO, Azim Premji and his vision for business success.

Published: 18 May 2010

National Post: Finishing what they started

(Joint op-ed by Brett House and Désirée McGraw - Désirée McGraw lectures in international development at McGill): The activist echo chamber surrounding June's G8 and G20 summits is becoming filled with the din of lobbyists clamouring for action on international poverty. The earnest hopefulness of these requests is laudable. And, granted, new needs sometimes require new forms of assistance...

Published: 18 May 2010

The Gazette: Do boys and girls learn differently?

Do boys and girls have different styles of learning? It’s a hot question these days, because girls have been pulling ahead of boys in terms of academic achievement for several years. For example, females represent about 60 per cent of students on university campuses these days – and the gap is widening. Meanwhile, the vast majority of high-school dropouts consist of boys…

Published: 18 May 2010

Globe and Mail: A careerist conundrum of Supreme proportions

(Op-ed by history professor Gil Troy): "U.S. President Barack Obama's nomination of Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court triggered the frissons of pride and envy many of us feel when someone our age and from our humble background makes it. But Ms. Kagan's careerist conundrum is particularly fascinating..."

Published: 17 May 2010

Vancouver Sun: There's a sports doctor for every ailment

The right treatment by the right professionals will take care of your exercise-related injuries fast… But what do you do when the pain doesn't go away? And whom do you trust to provide not only the best treatment, but the kind of advice that doesn't send you back to the couch?

Published: 17 May 2010

La Presse Affaires: 1,5 million pour le Royal Victoria

La Fondation du cancer du sein du Québec (FCSQ) a annoncé le 5 mai qu'elle contribuera 1,5 million de dollars à la campagne Les meilleurs soins pour la vie, en vue du projet de redéploiement du Centre universitaire de santé McGill (CUSM) sur les campus Glen, de la Montagne et Lachine.

Published: 17 May 2010