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The welfare state and its consequences: The case of unemployment insurance

Mon, 2007-04-02 18:00
Maass Chemistry Building : 801 rue Sherbrooke Ouest Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0B8

Michael R. Smith, James McGill Professor of Sociology. Over a long period, particularly since WWII, rich countries have equipped themselves with a set of protections (the welfare state) to reduce the likelihood people will experience catastrophic income loss. While the welfare state itself is not a matter of debate, the design of its institutions is. There's been particular interest in the (un)employment insurance program. Until the early '80s Canadian and US unemployment rates were generally close. Since then, Canadian rates have persistently exceeded US rates. The extent to which this gap can be attributed to program design differences has been the subject of considerable debate, which this talk will review. Also, potential program design effects will be explored using comparative data from Canada and Australia, two countries with very different unemployment compensation program designs.

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Contact: Prof. Juan Vera
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Formalizing Cree hydrography

Fri, 2007-03-16 12:30 - 14:00
Chancellor Day Hall : 3644 rue Peel Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 1W9

Christopher Wellen, MA candidate, Geography, McGill

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Convergence on a standard model of corporate governance?

Wed, 2007-03-14 14:30
Chancellor Day Hall : 3644 rue Peel Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 1W9

Dr. Tobias H. Tröger, Senior Lecturer for Private Law, Trade & Business Law, and Comparative Law, Eberhard-Karls University Law School, Tübingen, Germany

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Contact: Dr Helge Dedek
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The right to dignity in the Chinese civil code: A case of 'westernalism'

Wed, 2007-03-14 16:30
Chancellor Day Hall : 3644 rue Peel Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 1W9

Hélène Piquet, Dép. des Sciences Juridiques, Université du Québec à Montréal. The newly deposited civil code project in China includes the notion of the right to dignity. This right, which is not clearly defined, normally is found in public law instruments. What factors from the Chinese perspective explain this blending of public and private law? Organized by APLAM.

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Contact: Asia Pacific Law Association
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Evolution and the latitudinal diversity gradient: Speciation, extinction, and biogeography

Thu, 2007-04-12 12:00
Redpath Museum : 859 rue Sherbrooke Ouest Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0C4

Dr. Gary Mittelbach, Michigan State University

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Contact: Luisa Sabaz
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A theoretical perspective on the evolutionary dynamics of mutualisms

Thu, 2007-04-19 12:00
Redpath Museum : 859 rue Sherbrooke Ouest Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0C4

Dr. Claire de Mazancourt, ass't professor, Redpath Museum, McGill

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Contact: Luisa Sabaz
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Information session on laptop examinations and SecureXam

Mon, 2007-03-19 12:30
Chancellor Day Hall : 3644 rue Peel Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 1W9

After two successful trials in December 2005 and 2006, the Faculty of Law will proceed with the final stage in the pilot for the Winter 2007 term. This stage will extend the laptop option to ALL Law sit-down examinations for the April 2007 final examination period. The information session will explain what students must do to prepare their laptops and how to proceed.

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Contact: Prof. Geneviève Saumier
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Colloquium – The BAnQ: Successes and challenges

Fri, 2007-03-23 13:30 - 15:00
McLennan Library Building : 3459 rue McTavish Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0C9

Hélène Roussel, Directrice générale de la diffusion, Bibliothèque et archives nationale du Québec. Two years after opening, the Grande Bibliothèque has registered 6 million visitors, who have borrowed 7.5 million documents and asked 2 million information and reference questions. On the Internet, 14 million visits were made in one year. The BAnQ is working to improve its services and continues its development, with new services and new collections aimed at specific clientele, using the library on site or at a distance. All welcome.

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Contact: Larissa Kowbuz
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Convocation - Faculty of Science 'A'

Mon, 2007-05-28 10:00
Downtown Lower Campus : Downtown Lower Campus

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Convocation - Faculty of Science 'B' and students with a degree in Arts & Science

Mon, 2007-05-28 14:00
Downtown Lower Campus : Downtown Lower Campus

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