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In memory of Sandy Pearlman

Fri, 2016-07-29 09:21

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Sandy Pearlman (August 8, 1943 – July 26, 2016). Producer, Lyricist, Manager, and in his words, a Relentless brainstormer of the ever-tightening embrace of Music by Technology and Technology by Music.

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Graduate & Postdoctoral 2016–17 info Live

Thu, 2016-07-28 17:50

Courses, programs, application procedures, and other Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies information for 2016–2017 are now available on the eCalendar! Browse to your specific academic unit via the Faculties & Schools overview.

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Finding inspiration in the EMBA Sustainability Module and turning a final paper into a business

Thu, 2016-07-28 12:55

From EMBA McGill-HEC Montréal, July 26, 2016:

"Last week, Clément Joubert, pianist, former director of the McGill Conservatory and a 2015 McGill-HEC Montréal EMBA graduate, launched Men’s Seasons, a new range of skincare products designed for men, which meets the seasonally specific needs of the skin. The products are made in Quebec and sold online.

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Do you run for cure? How about running for cause.

Thu, 2016-07-28 11:38

You probably know people who have had some sort of cancer. You also know many more who will be getting these diseases—you just don’t know who they are. So when you “Run for Cancer”, the money likely goes for those people who have the disease, to find a cure, rather than to the investigation of cause, so that many more people needn’t get the disease in the first place. We certainly need to celebrate concern for the ill, but shouldn’t we show equivalent concern for the healthy, so that they don’t get ill? Is not an ounce of prevention worth a pound of cure?

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McGill X-1 Weekly Recap Series | Week 7

Thu, 2016-07-28 11:28

Can you believe Week 7 has already passed? Its incredible how quickly our startups are nearing their McGill X-1 Accelerator graduation and we can’t wait to celebrate!

With only two weeks left for the program, it’s time to switch into high gear and get ready for McGill Montreal Demo Day on September 7th. To learn more about Demo Day, as well as the amazing guest speakers who shared their stories with our startups this past week, keep reading!

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How academic research is subject to racism, sexism

Thu, 2016-07-28 11:25

From the rise of social media campaigns such as #blacklivesmatter and #oscarssowhite to the anti-immigration rhetoric fuelling the Brexit and U.S. presidential campaigns, race has dominated conversations worldwide in 2016.

There’s a long-standing tradition among businesses spanning industries to try and control the narrative around what they do “and say this is the truth and this is our version and our version is correct,” says Dror Etzion, associate professor of strategy and organizations at McGill University’s Desautels Faculty of Management in Montreal.

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Student investors leap into trading world

Thu, 2016-07-28 11:17

Recognizing the need to give students real-world experience as well as the ability to apply what they’ve learned in class about asset management, York University this year created a student investment fund.

Using $60,000 donated by alumni and others, a team of 15 to 20 student analysts take a value investment approach to the portfolio, seeking to achieve a positive return while minimizing risk.

...Sebastien Betermier, a finance professor at the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University in Montreal, calls the competitions “varsity academics.”

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PokemonGo discriminates based on bias in algorithm

Thu, 2016-07-28 11:16

"These games are built by humans and therefore they contain all the biases of humans." -- Geography professor Rene Sieber. CBC The Current


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Thu, 2016-07-28 11:05

This year, hundreds of eager entrepreneurs competed to win $200,000 in funding, and for the opportunity to pitch their ideas to experienced investors and mentors. The participants also met legendary and inspirational startup celebrities from companies such as Reddit, Shopify and Oculus.

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Thu, 2016-07-28 10:49

Dès demain, Men’s Seasons, une toute nouvelle gamme de soins conçue au Québec pour répondre aux besoins spécifiques de la peau des hommes au fil des saisons, sera offerte sur le web. La Presse a discuté avec son fondateur et président, Clément Joubert, afin d’en savoir plus.

L’idée derrière Men’s Seasons a germé alors que Clément Joubert terminait son MBA. Sa dissertation finale s’intéressait à la psychologie du comportement masculin à travers la consommation des produits de beauté.

Source Site: /desautels