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A Globe and Mail article looks at how Big Data might help university students graduate

Wed, 2016-09-21 22:14

Last Friday's edition of The Globe and Mail newspaper included a story on how predictive analytics might help decrease university drop-out rates. Several Data Science companies, including  IBM’s Watson Analytics and Microsoft, are offering universities their expertise on identifying students at risk of dropping out. Of course, having low marks is a good predictor, but it is not the only one. Women, for example, are less likely than men to leave university before finishing their studies, but when they do, their marks are usually quite good. So why are they dropping out?

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Source Site: /datascience

Paul Laurendeau wins Governor General’s Medal in Architecture

Wed, 2016-09-21 15:33

Paul Laurendeau (BSc[Arch] ’89, BArch ’91) is a 2016 recipient of the Governor’s General Award in Architecture, presented on 20 September 2016 in a ceremony at Rideau Hall.  Laurendeau was the lead design architect on the Amphithéâtre Cogeco in Trois-Rivières, in consortium with François R. Beauchesne.

Source Site: /architecture
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Two McGill Professors Participate in Prestigious Workshop on Green Chemistry

Wed, 2016-09-21 14:56

On May 24-25, 2016, experts from the field of green (sustainable) chemistry gathered in Washington, DC, for a workshop on Sustainable Chemistry Technologies. The event was organized by the National Academy of Science’s Board on Chemical Sciences and Technology at the request of the United States General Accountability Office.

Source Site: /desautels

Neuroscience Seminar - Dr. Simon Chen

Mon, 2016-09-26 11:00 - 12:00
Douglas Hospital : Bowerman Room (B-1127), 6825, boulevard LaSalle Verdun Quebec Canada , H4H 1R3
Source Site: /psychiatry

Grad School 101

Wed, 2016-10-12 04:30 - 05:30
Education Building : 3700 rue McTavish Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 1Y2

 

Coming up with a plan for getting into graduate school isn’t easy, but our Grad School 101 Workshop can make the process a whole lot less painful.

 

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McGill earns Gold rating in sustainability

Wed, 2016-09-21 12:48

Four years of innovative projects and collaborative action planning have upgraded McGill’s rating in sustainability to Gold in the newest version of the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System (STARS).

Among other achievements, the increasing integration of sustainability in curriculum, research, dining services, and purchasing helped McGill achieve Gold. The last time McGill reported to STARS, a self-reported assessment tool developed by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), in 2012, it earned a silver rating.

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Source Site: /sustainability

CIPP/Lallemand Seminar: A Privacy Shield to Protect an Unsafe Harbour? The EU-US Data Protection Debate and Its Implications for Canada

Mon, 2016-09-26 11:30 - 13:00
Chancellor Day Hall : NCDH 316, 3644 rue Peel Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 1W9
Price: Free ($40 for lawyers seeking CLE accreditation)

The Centre for Intellectual Property and Policy (CIPP) welcomes Prof. Bernd Holznagel, Director of the Institute for Information, Telecommunications and Media Law at the University of Münster in Germany, and a leading scholar on i

Source Site: /law

Skills for Managing Anxiety & Stress

Tue, 2016-10-04 09:30 - 11:30
Education Building : Room 233, 3700 rue McTavish Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 1Y2

 

Skills for Managing Anxiety & Stress

 

Source Site: /isa

Global Antiquities Seminar: Peter Fibiger Bang, "Rome, Universal Empire and the Challenge of World History"

Thu, 2016-09-29 17:30 - 19:30
Peterson Hall : Room 116, 3460 rue McTavish Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0E6

The Research Group on Global Antiquities
of the Yan P. Lin Centre for the Study of Freedom and Global Orders in the Ancient and Modern Worlds

Source Site: /lin-centre

Macdonald Campus Career Fair

Tue, 2016-09-27 10:00 - 14:00
Macdonald-Stewart Building : Foyer, 21111 Lakeshore Road St Anne de Bellevue Quebec Canada , H9X 3V9

 

Sponsored by CaPS, the annual Macdonald Campus Career Fair will take place on September 27. Students are encouraged to attend. This event is open to all.

 

Source Site: /macdonald