As part of the newly established Indigenous Studies Program, the annual Indigenous Knowledge Holder Series invites a leader within the Indigenous community to spend a week at McGill to share their scholarship, work, or advocacy. This year, it is with great honour that the Indigenous Studies Program welcomes Lee Maracle as the 2017 Indigenous Knowledge Holder.
The Semi-finals of the McGill Dobson Cup 2017 powered by National Bank are over, and of the 121 teams that competed, 40 of them are still standing. After four days of pitches, the event’s judges have chosen 10 finalists from each of four categories (Health Sciences, Social Enterprise, Small & Medium Enterprise and Innovation Driven Enterprise) to move on to the last phase of the competition.
The McGill context can be a make-or-break thing when it comes to the University’s ability to take disciplinary action in the case of breach of the Code of Student Conduct at an event that is only peripherally McGill-related. In the latest McGill Tribune, Dean of Students Christopher Buddle points out that events held off-campus by faculty student societies (which are separate legal entities) may not be McGill jurisdiction.
From last year’s emphasis on personalized in-store shopping, Desautels alumnus and Salesfloor CEO Oscar Sachs (MBA'99) writes that many retailers are kicking up their online game for 2017 by integrating sales associates into their web-based services. Look for suggestions based on your buying habits to come over online chat or email. Or even artificial intelligence: according to the article, some retailers are testing chatbots and other technologies.
Buying new glasses? A Desautels alumna is changing how you may do it
In a recent interview for La Presse, BonLook CEO and Desautels alumna Sophie Boulanger (BCom'03) discusses how BonLook is shaking up the industry, the value of designing and producing product rather than being a multi-brand retailer, and using social-media influencers as an integral part of her marketing strategy. The company is also opening physical shops, which Boulanger calls “service points,” where a customer can try frames on before putting their money down.
An exhibition by Dominique St-Pierre of her travels in Scandinavia on the Hugh McLennan Memorial Scholarship. Monday to Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Vernissage: Tuesday 4 April at 5:00 p.m.
An exhibition by Prof. Ricardo L. Castro of images of the architecture we walk on. Monday to Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Vernissage date TBA.
Division of Child Psychiatry Research Seminar: Bipolar disorder as a vascular disease: Research and clinical implications, Dr. Benjamin Goldstein
The SANS Video Library, a course offering in the McGill IT Security Awareness program, includes a set of short videos, newsletters, and links to resources concerning IT Security.
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The Concours d'Art lyrique de la Relève Musicale was held on February 17, 18 and 19 in Québec City. Three current students were awarded prizes: tenor Jeremy Scinocca, BMus'19 received 1st Prize, tenor Graeme Linton, B.Mus'19 and bass-baritone Reed Copeland, BMus'17 each received 3rd Prize. In addition baritone Igor Mostovoi, MMus'17 was engaged by the Opéra national du Rhin, Strasbourg, France for their Young Artists Program for the 2017-2018 season.