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Spring Convocation

Thu, 2017-06-01 10:00 - 12:00

Join us as we celebrate our 2017 graduates from the Desautels Faculty of Management.

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Thesis Defense Presentation: Johnny Boghossian

Tue, 2017-06-13 14:15 - 16:15
Bronfman Building : Room 575, 1001 rue Sherbrooke Ouest Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 1G5


Mr. Johnny Boghossian, a doctoral student at McGill University in the Strategy & Organization area will be presenting his thesis defence entitled:

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Alena Erchenko (Penn State)

Wed, 2017-05-17 13:30 - 14:30
Burnside Hall : Room 920, 805 rue Sherbrooke Ouest Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0B9

Title: A flexibility program in dynamical systems and first results.

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Turning skin cells into brain cells

Tue, 2017-05-16 10:09

Microglia, critical to Alzheimer’s research, can now be produced artificially

The quest for better understanding of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) has a powerful new tool at its disposal — the ability to artificially generate brain cells that have been shown to play an important role in the disease function.

Source Site: /neuro

McGill announces 2017 honorary doctorate recipients

Tue, 2017-05-16 10:04

McGill University has released the names of the inspirational leaders who will be receiving honorary doctorates this year. The slate includes luminaries in fields ranging from music to sustainability. Nobel Prize winners Arthur McDonald and Paul Nurse will be honoured, as will former prime ministers Paul Martin and Brian Mulroney.

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Air Canada moves to a new loyalty program after 2020

Tue, 2017-05-16 10:02

After 2020, Air Canada plans to be running its own in-house loyalty program instead of sticking with Aeroplan. So, what does that mean?

For now, not much. Aeroplan members have plenty of time to use up their points. But once Air Canada shifts to its new plan, there are several possibilities.

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Rima Qureshi leaves Ericsson North America after less than a year as boss

Tue, 2017-05-16 09:59

After less than a year at the job, Ericsson Senior VP and head of North American operations Rima Qureshi (BCom’87, MBA’96) has left the company. Chief Strategy Officer Niklas Hueveldop has stepped in on an interim basis, and the company has started the search for a permanent replacement. Ericsson is in the midst of a turnaround, streamlining operations and bumping up its investment in R&D.

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WestJet pilots vote to unionize

Tue, 2017-05-16 09:54

The last time WestJet’s pilots voted on unionization, only 45 per cent were in favour — but times change.

Last Friday, 62 per cent voted to make the Air Line Pilots Association their bargaining agent, despite WestJet’s stance that being non-union represents a competitive advantage.

Professor Karl Moore calls the vote a likely result of the growth that WestJet has undergone since its early days, saying that the airline has “lost that kind of feisty upstart David and Goliath feeling.”

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Douglas Institute Research Centre and McGill Department of Psychiatry Research Day 2017

Fri, 2017-06-02 08:30 - 19:00
Douglas Hospital : Douglas Hall, 6825, boulevard LaSalle Verdun Quebec Canada , H4H 1R3
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Global Ransomware Attack - WannaCry

Tue, 2017-05-16 09:37

An unprecedented cyber-attack, named WannaCry, began targeting Microsoft Windows users worldwide on Friday, May 12th, 2017. WannaCry is a type of malware called “ransomware”, which works by encrypting all files on a user’s computer and network drives, and holds information hostage in an attempt to extort money for its release.

Source Site: /it