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Researchers at McGill University have developed floor tiles that can simulate the look, sound and feel of snow, grass or pebbles underfoot. Such a tool could perhaps be used for augmented reality applications, tele-presence, training, rehabilitation or even as virtual foot controllers.
Louis Jacques Filion, professeur et titulaire de la chaire d'entrepreneuriat Rogers-J.-A.-Bombardier à HEC Montréal: "La liberté engendre la diversité d'expression et c'est de là qu'émerge l'innovation. Lorsqu'on regarde les sociétés qui se développent, elles sont la résultante de nombreuses initiatives souvent vues dans un premier temps comme étant hors norme. A l'inverse, les sociétés qui impose
McGill University and the Quebec government appear to be on a collision course over the university's plan to self-fund the MBA program at its Desautels Faculty of Management by hiking fees by more than $25,000 next fall. McGill has no plans to back down and neither does Education Minister Michelle Courchesne.
One thing about evolution — you never know what’s going to influence it. Take the European corn borer, for instance. Researchers have just made a strong case that a certain aspect of its behavior has evolved because of human harvesting of corn. The corn borer, Ostrinia nubilalis, is a pest caterpillar that spends spring and summer feeding on its host corn stalk before spinning a cocoon for the win
As neuroscientists decode how we process signals from nerves that sense touch, engineers are beginning to use their discoveries to dupe us into feeling something that isn't there. Given the right kind of manipulation, a smooth surface can be made to mimic the feel of a range of materials, and a solid slab can be made to feel like shifting sand… It is not just the sense of touch in our fingers that
At first blush, it's a little hard to understand why financial markets in Europe and North America are paying so much attention to a debt problem in a little country like Greece. … With a Greek debt default, for instance, these weaker economies would be "hammered" by skyrocketing interest rates on their government lending, predicts Mo Chaudhury, a finance specialist at McGill University's Desautel
Alain Dubuc, La Presse: "Depuis des mois, on assiste à un bras de fer entre McGill et la ministre de l'Éducation, Michelle Courchesne, parce que l'université veut transformer son programme de MBA en programme privé, qui fonctionnerait sans la subvention de quelque 10 000$ du Ministère et qui serait plutôt financé par des droits de scolarité de 29 500$..."
Le Devoir highlights various McGill initiatives that contribute to improving Quebecers’ lives, in a special supplement published in Saturday's edition. From neuroscience to heart disease, from cancer research to the training of family doctors, find out more about the many ways McGill and its affiliated hospitals are redefining health and wellness.
Lost in much of the hype surrounding new reading technologies is just how firmly entrenched the book has become as a cultural touchstone. In North America alone, the book industry is estimated to be worth more than $25 billion annually. “When something is that present it doesn’t just wither and die instantly,” said Andrew Piper, a professor in the English department at McGill University.
On his first day of classes, Francis Verreault-Paul wasn’t sure he was going to survive at McGill University. The hockey player from the small Innu community of Mashteuiatsh, Que., didn’t understand much of what professors were saying to him in English. Verreault-Paul needed to understand because he had to keep his grades up to play for the Redmen.
As the world marks World Malaria Day to commemorate the global effort to control the disease, experts note that with more than 250 million new malaria infections each year, there is still much work to be done… Dr. Timothy Geary, the director of McGill University's Institute of Parasitology, says the international community still has a long way to go in cutting the disease down to size.
Is there a place where boring people is deliberate? That would be our schools, says The Boring Institute's Alan Caruba, where we train young people to be bored and to bore others… McGill University professor of education Jon Bradley puts the blame squarely on political oversight of the education system.
At McGill University’s Desautels Faculty of Management, the tuition for an MBA degree is just $1,672 a year for two years, plus another $2,000 or so in annual administrative and other fees. Even the president of the MBA student association calls the price “too good to be true.” It is paradise, and no wonder the Quebec government doesn’t want to let the university raise its tuition to $29,500 a yea
(Op-ed by Lucien Bouchard, Stuart Cobbett, Jacques Lamarre and Paul Tellier): More than once this year, the Quebec government has reiterated that it sees the development of a vigorous knowledge economy, and the improvement of our education system, as a key route to progress and growth... Bravo. But at the same time the ministry of education is working to block attempts by McGill University's Desau
Selon Gail Chmura, directrice du Centre de l'environnement global et des changements climatiques de l'Université McGill, l'étude allemande a le mérite de relancer le débat sur les crédits liés à la gestion des terres et des forêts. "En théorie, seuls les crédits garantis par un gouvernement sont admissibles, dit Mme Chmura. Mais un changement politique peut modifier la donne..."