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Connectivity is more than a smartphone and online access

Thu, 2017-05-18 11:07

A recent article in Graphic Arts makes the point that the word “connectivity” brings to mind images of smartphones and online transactions, but that according to Desautels Professor Henry Mintzberg, net-based communications do a poor job of building real interpersonal relationships.

Source Site: /desautels

AMT rejects Bombardier bid for new train cars, goes with Chinese firm

Thu, 2017-05-18 11:03

At one point, Bombardier would have been a shoo-in for the contract to build new commuter-train cars for Montreal’s Agence Métropolitaine de Transport, but not this time.

Instead, the contract is going to the China Railway Rolling Stock Corporation, which bid at $69 million, compared to Bombardier’s $103 million — and boasts a wait of six-months less for the new cars.

Source Site: /desautels

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.

Source Site: /architecture
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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.

Source Site: /library
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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