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Sun, 2016-10-30 09:00 - 17:00
Trottier Building : 3630 rue University Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0C6

Come to Open House!

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Facing contentious issues head-on may be best approach for industries under siege

Tue, 2016-10-25 14:42

Denial and resistance in the face of public pressure on industries is ineffective, according to Professor Robert David of Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University.

In many industries, contentious issues – such as pertaining to the environment, corporate governance, or social equity – can incite media attention and public pressure on organisations to change their behaviour.

Source Site: /desautels

​​​​​​​​​​Nadeem Velani named CP’s Chief Financial Officer

Tue, 2016-10-25 14:39

Canadian Pacific today announced that Nadeem Velani has been named Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer. Velani had been serving as Vice-President and interim CFO since September 9, 2016.

Velani holds an undergraduate degree in Economics from Western University and an MBA in Finance/International Business from McGill. 

Read full article: Street Insider, October 24, 2016 

Source Site: /desautels

Why some dental implants work and others don’t

Two commonly-used drugs affect implant integration - one helps, the other hinders
Tue, 2016-10-25 14:09

Each year, about 500,000 North Americans get dental implants. If you are one of them, and are preparing to have an implant, it might be a good idea to start taking beta blockers, medication that controls high blood pressure, for a while. And to stop taking heartburn pills.

A body of research from McGill led-teams indicates that in order to raise the odds that dental implants will attach properly, there are clear benefits to taking certain common medications and avoiding others.

Bone cell growth, healing and death

Contact Information

Contact: Katherine Gombay
Organization: Media Relations Office, McGill University
Office Phone: 514-398-2189
Source Site: /newsroom

A key to unlocking the mystery of triple negative breast cancer

RI-MUHC research could lead to new breast cancer treatments linked to prolactin receptor
Tue, 2016-10-25 13:02

A study conducted at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) suggests screening breast cancer patients for the prolactin receptor could improve the prognosis for patients and may help them avoid unnecessary and invasive treatments. Using a database of 580 women with triple negative breast cancer (TNBC), the researchers found that survival was prolonged in patients who expressed the prolactin receptor and that prolactin hormone was able to reduce the aggressive behavior of cancerous cells. It does so by decreasing their ability to divide and form new tumors.

Contact Information

Contact: Cynthia Lee
Organization: McGill University
Office Phone: 514-398-6754
Source Site: /newsroom

How this Montreal grad student plans to finish school with zero debt

Tue, 2016-10-25 12:48

When Olivia White goes job hunting in a few years’ time after she graduates, she will be bringing a unique set of skills to the table. That’s because the 24 year old, who is pursuing an MA in urban planning at McGill University, has spent the last five years tree planting in northern B.C., a gruelling job that requires a lot of resilience.

Read more: The Globe and Mail

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Essential tremor sufferers needed for groundbreaking study

Tue, 2016-10-25 11:59

You probably know someone who has it. It is the most common movement disorder, yet most people don’t even know its name.

Essential tremor affects nearly one per cent of the world’s population, increasing to four per cent of those over 40. The involuntary shaking of hands is the most common symptom, but symptoms can also include shaking of the head and legs.

Contact Information

Contact: Shawn Hayward
Organization: Montreal Neurological Institute
Office Phone: 514 398 3376
Source Site: /newsroom

Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research-Psychosocial Axis: “Expressive writing and its effects of physical and mental health”, Dr. James W. Pennebaker

Wed, 2016-12-14 15:00 - 16:00
Institute of Community and Family Psychiatry : Room G-23, 4333 Cote St. Catherine Road Montreal, Quebec
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Doctoral Dissertation Defense (Music Technology): David Romblom

Mon, 2016-11-07 14:15 - 16:15
Tanna Schulich Hall : Room A832, 527 Sherbrooke St. West, Montreal, QC
Price: Free admission

The Physical and Perceptual Properties of Spatialized Reverberation

Source Site: /music

Ph.D. Oral Defense - Daniel Woodhouse

Wed, 2016-11-09 03:15 - 05:00
Burnside Hall : Room 1025 - Lounge, 805 rue Sherbrooke Ouest Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0B9


The Department of Mathematics and Statistics invites you to attend the Ph.D. Oral Defense of Mr. Daniel Woodhouse


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