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Brightly-lit Jacques-Cartier Bridge ideal for the Instagram age

Thu, 2017-05-18 10:57

A Montreal Gazette op-ed co-authored by Just For Laughs co-founder (and Desautels Global Expert) Andy Nulman (BCom'83) makes the case that the new lights on the Jacques-Cartier Bridge, which were switched on for the first time on May 17th for Montreal’s 375th birthday, will help remake the bridge as a city landmark on par with the Eiffel Tower or the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

Source Site: /desautels

Prof. Robert Mellin elected President of RCA

Thu, 2017-05-18 10:00

Prof. Robert Mellin has been elected President of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts. The RCA is an honorary organization of established professional artists and designers from all regions of Canada. Members practice in more than thirty visual arts disciplines including but not limited to painting, print-making, architecture, sculpture, design, photography, ceramics, film, video, and digital art.

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McGill Library & Archives awards the inaugural Computational Research Fellowship to Rajat Bhateja

Thu, 2017-05-18 09:31

McGill University Library and Archives is delighted to announce the recipient of the inaugural Computational Research Fellowship.

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All Library branches closed for Victoria Day and Fête de Dollard

Mon, 2017-05-22 00:00 - Tue, 2017-05-23 08:00

Please note that all Library branches will be closed on Monday, May 22, 2014.

For information on Library opening and service hours, please consult our branch listing here.

Source Site: /library

McGill Password change required again for targeted users

Wed, 2017-05-17 17:31

Targeted users may receive an email from IT Announcements, advising them to change their McGill Password again by May 24th, 2017. This requirement applies to individuals whose current password is identical to the one they had before the mandatory password change in March 2017.

If you receive an email notification to this effect, please follow the instructions provided in the email and choose a new McGill Password that is distinctly different from any you have used previously.

Source Site: /it

Andrea Courey talks about granola, entrepreneurship and compassion

Wed, 2017-05-17 12:50

Andrea Courey (BCom’82) was newly divorced, with three kids to feed and no money in the bank when she started Grandma Emily’s Granola. She credits her BCom education with giving her the tools she needed to get through the early days of her business, but notes that real-world experience is a very different thing than classroom knowledge.

Source Site: /desautels

Gender bias hits male managers in female-stereotyped jobs

Wed, 2017-05-17 12:39

A new study co-authored by Desautels Professor Laura Doering looks at the role gender played in missed payments at a microfinance bank.

What the authors discovered was that clients who associated their bank manager’s job as a “female” role were more likely to miss payments. In a wider sense, male managers tend to enjoy less authority when filling a job that was previously done by a woman.

Source Site: /desautels

Worried about job automation? Not so fast…

Wed, 2017-05-17 12:30

Dire predictions about the impending robot-worker invasion abound. It seems like every day, academics and other thought-leaders trot out statistics about how many jobs are going to be vaporized by technology.

Well, new research from the Information Technology & Innovation Foundation suggests otherwise. While not all jobs are safe, there are many tasks that robots just can’t do — and technology also creates jobs, though admittedly not as many as it eliminates.

Source Site: /desautels

2016-17 Desautels Teaching Awards

Wed, 2017-05-17 12:21

Congratulations to Professor Juan Serpa and Professor Sujata Madan who have been selected as the recipients of the 2016-17 Desautels Faculty Teaching Award for Undergraduate and Graduate teaching, respectively. 

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