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2016 was a year of insanity. What’s next?

Mon, 2017-01-09 12:45

The year 2016 started with an insane US decision concerning the Middle East and the world: signing a deal on January 16 with Iran’s mullahs (a deal whose details have not been revealed to these days).

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Not-so-secret intelligence: The tapping of central banks

Mon, 2017-01-09 12:27

Whereas countries’ Secret Intelligence Services tapping one anothers’ politicians, armies and companies has not been a secret, it is sometimes tough to assess if accusations are true or false, and, at other times, recognize with delay what previously not-spied-on institutions  would suddenly be subject to intelligence gathering – Central Banks, for example, as I show below.

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CARE Research Group receives Outstanding Research Award

Mon, 2017-01-09 12:28

 2 people, people smiling, people standingThe Childhood Anxiety and Regulation of Emotions (C.A.R.E.) Research Group is a new laboratory operation under the direction of Dr. Tina Montreuil, Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology. Researchers at C.A.R.E.

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3 Silicon Valley-Tested Tips For Introvert Networking

Mon, 2017-01-09 12:21

In the Silicon Valley, many senior leaders are introverted—in fact, many more than in most other industries we’ve studied in our research of over 200 C-Suite Executives. There are some great lessons that we can learn about introverts from the Valley.

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Our Favorite MBA Professors Of 2016

Mon, 2017-01-09 12:19

Henry Mintzberg: The first rule of academia: “Don’t bite the hand that feeds you.”

Mintzberg did just that in 2004, when he authored Managers Not MBAs. The premise? MBA programs were teaching management backwards by focusing on science over craft and experience. “In management, if you don’t have the practice, the science doesn’t take you very far,” he told Poets&Quants. “And if you leave the MBA program with the impression that you can manage, you tend to lean on technique and numbers, and so you’ve got all kinds of people mismanaging because of that.”

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Montreal physician bridges North-South divide to bring quality care to Nunavik

Mon, 2017-01-09 12:16

At the Inuulitsivik Health Centre, where she is chief of medicine, Dr. Auclair oversees the scheduling for physicians in three remote Inuit communities clustered along the shores of Hudson Bay: Puvirnituq, Inukjuak and Salluit.
She also recruits new doctors who, like her, have travelled thousands of kilometres to practise medicine in the Canadian North. Its a balancing act.
Like most health-care professionals who are not from the region, we always say we have two lives, one north and one south of the 55th parallel, says Dr. Auclair.

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More than 1,000 students to participate in stock-picking contest

Mon, 2017-01-09 12:12

Last year, McGill University finance student Charles Feng’s big investment idea was buying stock in Tesla Motors Inc.

This year, he is searching for better investments, as the stakes are far higher, and a strategy that worked in the past may not pay dividends going forward: Tesla shares were down 11 per cent in 2016.

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Passengers lament nickel-and-dime fees as airlines face thin profit margins

Mon, 2017-01-09 12:08

Consumers have greater access to air travel than ever before, but with long lines, uncomfortable seats and additional fees now commonplace for most travellers, it s tempting to long for a time when things were simpler.

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McGill s’attaque à la réalisation d’un atlas de l’innovation sociale à Montréal

Mon, 2017-01-09 12:06

Détentrice d’un doctorat en sciences économiques et de gestion de l’Université de Liège en Belgique, la professeure Rijpens est la nouvelle boursière postdoctorale de la Faculté de gestion Desautels de McGill. Suite à un appel à candidatures, elle a été choisie l’an dernier pour diriger le Laboratoire d’intégration des innovateurs sociaux (LIIS), une cellule de réflexion regroupant spécialistes, étudiants et chercheurs ayant pour but d’examiner les entreprises sociales innovantes montréalaises ainsi que les facteurs qui les vouent à l’échec ou à la réussite.

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St. Catharines Hydro victim of cyber fraud

Mon, 2017-01-09 12:00

St. Catharines Hydro has fallen victim to cyber fraud after more than $655,000 was removed from one of its accounts.

At a special meeting last Friday the board appointed Mark Steinman, a member of the board, to oversee the investigation and the utility’s operations.

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