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"Sitting is the new smoking," argues Australian Broadcasting Corp. program featuring KPE's Dr. Ross Andersen

Tue, 2016-05-03 14:16

Dr. Ross Andersen, of our Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education, spoke recently to the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) regarding the potential risks associated with prolonged sitting. "Sitting is the new smoking," argues Ellen Fanning of ABC's RN (Radio National) during her hour-long radio segment, Life MattersABC.net has provided a unique page for the interview with Drs.

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Congratulations to Karine Auclair and Gonzalo Cosa on their appointment as full professors

Tue, 2016-05-03 13:57

On May 2 Prof. Karine Auclair and Gonzalo Cosa were promoted to the rank of full professors. Congratulations to both of them. This piece of news was covered by the McGill Reporter.

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DES ANGES INVESTISSEURS QUI VEULENT BOIRE BIO

Tue, 2016-05-03 13:47

Le marché des microbrasseries a beau être de plus en plus encombré, cela n’empêche pas des investisseurs privés et des institutions publiques de continuer à se bousculer au portillon.

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Les absents (aux rendez-vous) ont tort

Tue, 2016-05-03 13:44

Lorsque je faisais mes premiers stages de médecine à l'hôpital, il y a plus de quinze ans, j'avais été surpris et indigné de constater que des rendez-vous de patients étaient programmés à la même heure ou à des intervalles de 15 minutes ou moins, alors que les consultations pouvaient durer en moyenne 20 à 25 minutes. On m'en avait expliqué la raison : c'était pour compenser le fait que, chaque jour, plusieurs patients ne se présentaient pas à leur rendez-vous ou l'annulaient in extremis.

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The Soulful Economy

Tue, 2016-05-03 13:40

Today the millennial generation, which comprises close to 90M people in NA, as well as many baby boomers, is demanding a change in the manner in which they interact with the world around them. The money they spend has to have an added benefit to their surroundings and exemplify a set of core values, which respect the vision of the world they wish to live in and help mold. There is a movement to return to the experience of community, both physical, and virtual, where shared values will be the common bond.

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Want to Improve Diversity? Look to Networks

Tue, 2016-05-03 13:35

Industry-leading tech companies recruit heavily from the most selective colleges and universities in the U.S., so is it any wonder that their employees lack diversity? The top 150 higher-ed institutions would have to recruit an additional 50,000 black students and 58,0000 Hispanic students each year if they want their student bodies to reflect the American population, according to research from the Posse Foundation, a New York-based organization that works to improve diversity on campus.

Source Site: /desautels

‘Up until recently I was a rock star’s agent, now I’m a true CEO’: Cirque du Soleil’s Daniel Lamarre

Tue, 2016-05-03 13:29

Daniel Lamarre, 62, is the president and chief executive officer of Montreal-based Cirque du Soleil, which has about 4,000 employees working on more than 20 shows in about 50 countries.

Lamarre was born and raised in Grand-Mere, Quebec, about 170 kilometres northeast of Montreal. He earned a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Ottawa, which later honoured him with a doctorate.

Lamarre spoke to Karl Moore, a professor of strategy and organization at the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University.

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Thesis Defense Presentation: P. Judson Kenney

Fri, 2016-05-27 10:15 - 12:15
Bronfman Building : 1001 rue Sherbrooke Ouest Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 1G5

Mr. P. Judson Kenney, a doctoral student at McGill University in the Area of Operations Management will be presenting his thesis defense entitled:

Information Sharing Behaviour in Assembly Systems

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Research Proposal Presentation: Zachary T. Mendenhall

Thu, 2016-05-12 12:00 - 14:00
Bronfman Building : 1001 rue Sherbrooke Ouest Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 1G5

Zachary T. Mendenhall, a doctoral student at McGill University in the Marketing area will be presenting his research: 

Two Essays on Charitable Behaviour

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Info Session: Graduate Certificate in Professional Accounting

Fri, 2016-05-06 12:30

Graduate Certificate in Professional Accounting
Dates:
Thursday, May 5 - 5:30 pm - Register here.