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(Op-Ed by Shauna Van Praagh, associate professor and associate dean in the Faculty of Law at McGill): "The government of Quebec has tabled a law meant to establish guidelines for responding to individual complaints of discrimination and related claims for accommodation…"
The Gazette: Quebec's health-care system has enough money; but it needs to reorganize its funding to reward innovation and efficiency
(Op-Ed by Wendy Thomson, Director of McGill School of Social Work): "With its announcement of what will ultimately be a $200-per-adult health tax and its plan to introduce user fees, the Quebec budget brought the financing of our health-care system roaring back onto the public agenda…"
Better management practices would improve Canadian health care, according to many experts in the organization and administration of medicine. From reimbursement formulas for physicians to the way we conceptualize health care, institutions, practices and practitioners must be transformed if our system is to become sustainable while providing excellent care.
For years, researchers have struggled to understand why so many women leave careers in science and engineering. Theories run the gamut, from family-unfriendly work schedules to innate differences between the genders. A new paper by McGill University economist Jennifer Hunt offers another explanation: women leave for the same reasons men do.
Kimberly Cosgrove's entire career has been in the construction industry and in 1992 she co-founded Montreal-based Construction Cogela Inc. In 2008, she enrolled in McGill University's Desautels Faculty of Management and HEC Montreal's joint EMBA. Encouraging open-classroom discussion won Ms. Cosgrove over.
How do women experience and influence classroom and team dynamics in MBA programs? On average, MBA classrooms across the country are made up of about two-thirds men to one-third women, which can mean women often find themselves the only female in their MBA team. Yet female students hold their own, says Susan Christoffersen, an associate professor at McGill University and Leibovitch Faculty.
The Gazette: McGill students, professors looking for the "God particle" with CERN's Large Hadron Collider
When the Large Hadron Collider began its subatomic smashing in Switzerland, McGill students, professors and Twitter were there. The McGill team currently consists of four faculty members, seven graduate students, and four post-doctorates, with a few undergraduates expected to join them during the summer.
Scientists have thought that the ability to learn from others evolved in step with communal living. Now a study demonstrates an exception: A solitary reptile is an adept social learner. In a study showing that when they could watch another, tortoise complete the task, red-footed tortoises quickly learned how to navigate a fence to get food.
This year the 11th Annual Rob Lutterman Ski for a Cure day, held March 13 at Mont Sutton in the Eastern Townships, raised more than $40,000 for the Cancer Research Society.
McGill University's faculty of law hosts an international seminar that will bring together experts from government, academia and workers' associations from around the world seeking better ways to protect domestic workers by ensuring they have decent working conditions and the legal rights to fight back if they don't.
Scientists are discovering how tiny clocks inside each cell can march to the beat of a master drummer in the brain. Bourque’s team has deciphered some of the chemical messages the SCN uses to regulate a circadian rhythm that keeps the body from dehydrating during sleep.
Chemistry prof Joe Schwarcz's column in The Gazette: Want to weigh less, be healthier and live longer? Just watch your fat intake, particularly those nasty saturated fats that lurk in meat, dairy products and rich pastries. They're artery-cloggers and will kill you.
On Episode Six of the Charlie Rose Brain Series, a discussion of the Aging Brain with Brenda Milner of McGill University, Larry Squire of the University of California San Diego, John Hardy of University College London, and Scott Small of Columbia University.
McGill's public affairs office has pulled together a wacky YouTube video to celebrate the return of Mike Babcock's Olympic champion alumni tie to a place of honour, roping everyone from Principal Heather Munroe-Blum, the music school and swim team and veteran athletics guru Earl "The Pearl" Zukerman into the act.
The Canadian Press: McGill launches web program to let people create their own one-stop medical file
The day is not too far off when your cellphone, iPhone or Blackberry will ring to remind you to take your medication. That's one of the eventual goals of a new web tool launched Monday by the McGill University Health Centre. The secure program, known as Unani.ca, allows anyone with Internet access build his own medical file.