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CFTRc Team Participates in Walk to Make Cystic Fibrosis History!

Tue, 2016-05-31 17:39

Once again the Cystic Fibrosis Translational Research Centre (CFTRc) team from McGill University participated in the annual Walk to Make Cystic Fibrosis History. As a nation, Canada raised $3 million dollars and counting for Cystic Fibrosis research and care. 

Source Site: /cftrc

Exhibition: Jewish Bibliophilia: Sacred and Secular

Wed, 2016-06-01 09:00 - Sat, 2016-12-31 17:00
McLennan Library Building : McLennan Library Lobby, 3459 rue McTavish Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0C9

What drives humans to collect? Walter Benjamin, the early 20th century philosopher and cultural critic, commented: “O bliss of the collector… Ownership is the most intimate relationship one can have to objects.

Source Site: /library
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Three Sisters Garden planted in Outdoor Education Space

Tue, 2016-05-31 14:04

Over the course of the last two weeks the Faculty of Education's Garden Space has received a new addition: the Three Sisters Garden. As per Haudenosaunee tradition the three sisters of the vegetable kingdom, corn, beans, and squash, are planted in intercropped mounds.

Source Site: /education
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Women in financial sector an asset being wasted in Canada

Tue, 2016-05-31 13:01

A 15-year veteran of Canadian capital markets (including extensive senior-level experience in investment banking with BMO), Reynolds has been the president and CEO of Women in Capital Markets for the past three years.

During her time in the industry, she has seen the stagnation of workplace diversity, especially in the executive ranks where key decisions are made. Research backs up Reynolds’ observations: A recent Peterson Institute study showed Canada ranking in the bottom 10 among 91 countries for boardroom diversity, on par with Pakistan and below Kenya and Argentina.

Source Site: /desautels

Décor company Commonwealth Home Fashions toasts 70 profitable years

Tue, 2016-05-31 12:57

The Montreal company, which designs and manufactures ready-made indoor and outdoor curtains and draperies, decorative cushions and shower curtains, has managed to adapt to changing trends, technology and market forces in a way its 1946 contemporaries did not.

“Not one of the curtain companies that existed in Canada when we started is still in business today. We outlasted them all,” president Harvey Levenson said. “And we pride ourselves on the fact we’ve never had a losing year.”

Source Site: /desautels

Diary: Lessons from Chilecon Valley

Tue, 2016-05-31 12:55

EIGHT flights, two developing countries, five cities, 25 meetings with 25 different companies in 10 different industries. If I told you that you could do this in less than 10 days, you would probably think I was crazy. And then I would tell you about the Hot Cities of the World Tour at the University of McGill’s Desautels Faculty of Management, which has followed such a hectic schedule for the past eight years.

Source Site: /desautels

Official Launch of the Social Innovators' Integration Lab (SIIL)

Tue, 2016-05-31 11:10

On May 30, 2016, members of the McGill and Montreal community gathered for the launch of the Social Innovators' Integration Lab (SIIL). The SIIL research project, located at Le Salon 1861 in the heart of Montreal's Quartier de l’Innovation, is dedicated to develop scientific and practical knowledge around the social economy, social entrepreneurship and social innovation in urban environments.

Source Site: /desautels

PhD Oral Defense

Fri, 2016-06-10 14:15 - 16:45
Purvis Hall : Room 24, 1st Floor, 1020 avenue des Pins Ouest Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 1A2

Alissa Koski, PhD Epidemiology Candidate

"Child marriage in sub-Saharan Africa: Trends, health effects, and efforts to limit the practice"

Source Site: /epi-biostat-occh

PhD Oral Defense

Mon, 2016-06-27 14:15 - 16:45
Purvis Hall : Room 24, 1st Floor, 1020 avenue des Pins Ouest Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 1A2

Renée Carter, PhD Epidemiology Candidate

"Assessing the Effects of Primary Care Reform Within Quebec’s Diabetic Patient Population"

Source Site: /epi-biostat-occh

George Burnett (BEd, 1985) named GM of OHL's Flint Firebirds

Mon, 2016-05-30 16:05

George Burnett (BEd, 1985) was named General Manager of the Ontario Hockey League's Flint Firebirds. Burnett has coached Junior hockey since 1989, spending nine years with the Belleville Bulls, and most recently as Coach and GM of the Hamilton Bulldogs. Burnett also played hockey with OHL's London Knights and McGill Redmen.

[Read the OHL announcement, May 17, 2016]

Source Site: /education
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