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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.

Source Site: /desautels

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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Looking for love on a laptop

Thu, 2016-04-28 13:11

According to Jui Ramaprasad, an assistant professor in the Desautels Faculty of Management, digital dating can be remarkably – and dishearteningly – similar to off-line interfacing.

“We still see these off-line social norms. Our results are derived from the idea men make the first move and that women leave this weak signal. It was more than surprising, it was disappointing – you would have hoped we have evolved beyond that.”

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McGill helps Ecuador

Mon, 2016-05-09 (All day) - Tue, 2016-05-10 (All day)

May 9-10, 2016, in the Education building lobby, 3700 McTavish St., 9:30am-5pm

McGill helps Ecuador

On behalf of Daniela Donoso (MA, Sport Psychology, 2016):

What happened in Ecuador?

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