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Winning Dobson Cup team on entrepreneurship, plans for the future and head movement as disease indicator

Tue, 2017-04-11 13:00

Startup Saccade Analytics was the first place winner of the 2017 McGill Dobson Cup Health Sciences Track. The team’s pitch involved analyzing eye and head movement to help diagnose neural diseases. The team sat down with the Dobson Chronicles to talk about what made them dive into the entrepreneurial life, and eye-head movement as an indicator of disease — including, but not limited to, concussion. The team’s work builds on a foundation laid by team member Professor Mimi Galiana, who is a pioneer in the field.

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Is Bombardier too big to fail? A TV panel discusses the seminal Quebec company

Tue, 2017-04-11 12:55

Desautels Associate Professor Karl Moore appeared on an April 7th Breakfast Television panel to address the question of whether or not Bombardier is too big to fail. Professor Moore stated that, in some ways, this is definitely true, just because of the role it plays in the Canadian economy and the fact that it is “Canada’s greatest global competitor, in terms of size and in terms of where the exports go.”

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McGill lands on Corporate Knights’ Future 40 list

Tue, 2017-04-11 12:46

Now in its fourth edition, Corporate Knights’ Future 40 ranking is a yearly roundup of companies and organizations that are transitioning towards a low-carbon future. The list heavily reflects Ontario-based companies and utilities, but there is also a lot of representation from Canada’s mining sector and medium-sized oil and gas producers, all of which are pivoting towards greater sustainability in their production processes.

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Imran Amed honoured with Vanguard Award

Tue, 2017-04-11 12:34

“I’m not looking at fashion through a Canadian lens, or even a Western lens, but a global lens,” says Imran Amed (BCom'97). Indeed, he doesn’t even look at it through the eyes of someone who grew up steeped in fashion. Mr. Amed started Business of Fashion as a personal blog while he was working as a management consultant with zero fashion training. Today, his London-based site is the go-to source for news-hungry glitterati.

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Montreal team nets $50,000 for its green housing design

Tue, 2017-04-11 12:30

A joint McGill-Concordia effort has won a $50,000 federal grant to bring its innovative row-house design to the International Solar Decathlon in China next year. TeamMTL’s design takes aim at the growing affordable-urban-housing crisis, successfully marrying energy efficiency and sustainability with comfort and affordability.

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When children see war as better than peace

Children born of wartime rape in northern Uganda endure post-war violence, stigma, social-exclusion
Tue, 2017-04-11 10:58

For most people, the end of a war offers relief, hope, and an end to violence. This may not be the case for children born of wartime rape, however, who often endure continued brutality in the post-war period.

That finding emerges from a new study of children born to mothers who were abducted, held captive, and sexually violated by members of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), a rebel group led by Joseph Kony during the civil war in northern Uganda from 1986 to 2007.

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Energy Systems Integration: a multidisciplinary global imperative for a low-carbon society

Tue, 2017-05-02 17:30 - 19:00
Faculty Club : 3450 rue McTavish Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0E5
Price: FREE | RSVP required!

An obvious path to a low-carbon economy requires a simultaneous increase in the penetration of variable renewable energy sources and an increase in the efficiency of the energy system overall.

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Quebec's resource recovery potential!

Wed, 2017-05-10 17:30 - 19:30
Macdonald Engineering Building : Room 267, 817 rue Sherbrooke Ouest Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0C3
Price: FREE | RSVP required

Quebec has a goal to eliminate organics disposal to landfills by 2020.

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Omar Farahat to join the Faculty of Law as Assistant Professor

Tue, 2017-04-11 09:42

The Faculty of Law is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Omar Farahat as Assistant Professor.

Dr. Farahat completed his Ph.D. at Columbia University in 2016, after which he worked as a Research Fellow at Yale Law School. Prior to that, he obtained a dual law degree from Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne and Cairo University in 2004, an LL.M. from Harvard Law School in 2007, and an interdisciplinary M.A. in the humanities from New York University in 2010. He has practiced law in Cairo, New York, and Paris.

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Dr. Catherine Guastavino will be presenting at ACFAS on May 10th, 2017

Mon, 2017-04-10 14:44

Please see the ACFAS website for more information about the event

 

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