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Daniel Jutras to receive the Barreau’s 2016 Mérite award

Thu, 2016-04-28 17:01

In recognition of his exceptional career as a jurist and academic, Professor Daniel Jutras, Ad. E., Wainwright Chair of Civil Law and Dean of the Faculty, will receive the Barreau du Québec 2016 Mérite award.

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A ‘tropical’ parasitic disease emerges in the Arctic

Canadian researchers describe the first outbreak of Cryptosporidium parasite in Nunavik
Thu, 2016-04-28 16:26

An outbreak of an intestinal parasite common in the tropics, known as Cryptosporidium, has been identified for the first time in the Arctic. The discovery was made in Nunavik, Quebec, by a team from the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC), in collaboration with the Nunavik Department of Public Health, Institut National de Santé Publique du Québec and Health Canada. The discovery, which was documented in the journal PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, could have long-term implications for the health of children in Nunavik and Nunavut’s communities. 

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Let citizens decide electoral reform

Thu, 2016-04-28 16:09

Op-ed by Arash Abizadeh, associate professor of political science. The Globe and Mail

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Breakthrough in cure for brain tumour

Thu, 2016-04-28 16:07

Researchers in Canada have found that a gene called 'OSMR' plays a key role in driving the growth of glioblastoma tumours. The more active the gene is, the shorter the patient's life span, the study suggests. Doctor Arezu Jahani-Asl, assistant professor of medicine at McGill University and a neuroscientist at the Jewish General Hospital's Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research in Canada, led the research. Mirror UK

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Wild Animal” - An Ethnography About Older Individuals And Chronic Illnesses In A Brazilian Shantytown

Sun, 2016-04-17 12:00 - 13:00
Wilson Hall, Wendy Patrick Room : 3506 University Street Montreal, Quebec

Soraya Fleischer is a medical anthropologist and professor at the anthropology department of the University of Brasilia (UnB). She just completed fieldwork, lasting several years, about older people in a poor city at the outskirts of Brasilia.

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Family Nature Clubs for 24 HEURES DE SCIENCE @ Redpath Museum

Sat, 2016-05-07 10:00 - 12:00
Redpath Museum : 859, rue Sherbrooke St. ouest, 859 rue Sherbrooke Ouest Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0C4
Price: FREE/ GRATUIT

Do you love getting outside to play and to explore nature? We do too! Early May is a perfect time for families to join us and learn how they can receive a Canadian Wildlife Federation  backpack full of activity cards and gear. All for FREE!

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Supplier selection considering product structure and product life cycle cost

Thu, 2016-04-28 14:18

Authors: Ebrahimipour, V., Maleki Shoja, B., Li, S.

Publications: International Journal of Quality and Reliability Management

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Obituary: Michal Hornstein was one of city's most renowned philanthropists

Thu, 2016-04-28 14:11

As a young man in Poland, Michal Hornstein was arrested by the Nazis and set to be deported to Auschwitz, the notorious death camp where thousands were executed during the Holocaust.

But Hornstein evaded his captors by jumping from a train and hiding in the forests of Czechoslovakia. Of the 70 people who tried to escape the Nazis on that day in 1943, only seven survived.

Were it not for this twist of fate, it’s unlikely Hornstein would have survived the war, immigrated to Canada and become one of the city’s most renowned philanthropists.

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McGill business students focus on helping Syrian refugees

Thu, 2016-04-28 13:35

Every semester, McGill University faculty lecturer Anita Nowak challenges her students to come up with projects for her social entrepreneurship and social innovation class based on a theme that she finds particularly timely and relevant.

For this semester, it was helping Syrian refugees integrate into Canadian society.

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Why Valeant Pharmaceuticals International’s new CEO may signal a shift from ‘disruptor’ to ‘plain vanilla’

Thu, 2016-04-28 13:14

 Less than a year ago Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc.’s CEO Michael Pearson represented a disruption to big pharma by coming from outside the industry, using aggressive acquisitions and strategic business tactics to grow the company to a global giant.  

Now the company has hired Joseph Papa as the new CEO, a 35-year pharmaceutical industry veteran with a history of taking a balanced approach to business. If the past few months of Pearson’s tenure can be described as rocky road, Papa could help bring a new flavour to Valeant.

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