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CTV: Weekend camp draws Aboriginal teens to McGill

Nearly three-dozen Aboriginal teens from across the country are spending their long weekend at McGill University to take part in the Eagle Spirit High Performance Camp, a program designed to facilitate access to sports through education. The First Peoples' House, the university's Aboriginal student group, is hosting the event -- which is in its fourth year...

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Published on : 25 May 2010

The Atlantic: The reason women leave science: too many men?

Larry Summers once famously and controversially speculated that women might be underrepresented in science and engineering because of a lack of natural aptitude. But a new paper by Jennifer Hunt, an economics professor at McGill University, suggests otherwise, looking at the high exit rates for women...

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Published on : 24 May 2010

NY Times: Finding profit from investing in workers

Giving pay incentives to low-level workers and investing in their health and well-being can increase companies’ productivity and profits. Moreover, listening to the suggestions of low-level workers can go far to save companies money...

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Published on : 21 May 2010

The Gazette: Climate change doesn't have to cause more malaria

Fears climate change might lead to deadly malaria outbreaks and an expansion of the global range of the mosquito-borne disease are overblown, according to a new study released yesterday...

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Published on : 20 May 2010

Canoe: Le nouveau Stade McGill sera prêt bientôt

La construction du Stade McGill, domicile des Alouettes de Montréal, est actuellement dans sa phase finale en prévision de la prochaine saison des champions de la Coupe Grey. Environ 5000 nouvelles places seront ajoutées. Par le biais d’un communiqué de presse, l’équipe a indiqué que des billets de saison sont toujours disponibles...

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Published on : 20 May 2010

Reuters: Nut allergies may be on the rise in children

Schools may have a good reason for banning nuts from the classroom and canteen with a U.S. study finding the number of children allergic to peanuts and tree-nuts may be rising. Researchers from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York found that between one and two per cent of children in the United States may have allergies to peanuts or tree nuts, with rates seemingly tripling since 1997.

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Published on : 20 May 2010

The Gazette: Bielby takes home the hardware

Pointe Claire swimmer Steven Bielby recently won three major trophies at the Friends of McGill Swimming awards gala. The 20-year-old electrical engineering student was named team MVP in addition to receiving the Redmen performance-of-the-year award for his record-breaking swim in the 400 individual medley at the CIS championship meet...

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Published on : 20 May 2010

Le Devoir: Cancer: constat d'échec dans les soins palliatifs

Pour la moitié, la mort est plutôt venue à l'hôpital dans des lits dédiés aux soins généraux. «La fin de vie est vécue comme une surprise au Québec. Pourtant, on le sait, elle est inévitable pour une majorité de cancéreux.

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Published on : 20 May 2010

La Presse: La leçon britannique: David Cameron ne s'est pas emparé du pouvoir sans le soutien d'une majorité

Denis Saint-Martin, professeur de science politique et directeur du Centre d'excellence de l'Union européenne à l'Université de Montréal et l'Université McGill: "De la Grande-Bretagne nous est parvenue la semaine dernière une belle leçon de démocratie..."

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Published on : 20 May 2010

The Gazette: Thailand unravelling: Red Shirts' anger has its roots in deep-seated inequalities

(Op-ed by Erik Martinez Kuhonta, who teaches political science at McGill): "Despite some 18 coups in its contemporary history, Thailand has long been a bastion of stability in Southeast Asia... However, the current crisis that has parts of Bangkok looking like Beirut has the potential to unhinge Thailand from its stable moorings..."

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Published on : 19 May 2010

Le Devoir: Le PIB, une menace pour la biodiversité

Enrayer le déclin de la biodiversité exige des gouvernements qu'ils adoptent des politiques qui vont imposer aux grands utilisateurs des ressources vivantes et des grands écosystèmes qu'ils intègrent le prix de leur utilisation dans leurs coûts de production...

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Published on : 19 May 2010

Portfolio Magazine: The Golden Rule of Profitability

A new McGill Institute for Health and Social Policy study published by the Harvard Business Review rolls up conclusive findings that, no matter the size of your business, the way you treat employees at the bottom rung of the company ladder has an impact on your bottom line.

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Published on : 19 May 2010

CTV: Canadian kids' blood pressure not on the rise

There's a little bit of good news on the childhood obesity front. A new Canadian study has found that rates of high blood pressure among Canadian kids are very low. That's despite the fact that there are record levels of obese and overweight children and teens and obesity and high blood pressure generally go hand in hand...

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Published on : 19 May 2010

Branchez-Vous: Nouvel hôpital de Montréal pour enfants: visite virtuelle disponible

Les travaux sont commencés afin de construite le nouvel Hôpital de Montréal pour enfants. C'est le Groupe immobilier santé McGill qui a été retenu pour la construction du nouvel hôpital du Campus Glen. Le site Internet du nouvel hôpital offre d'ailleurs aux internautes de faire une visite virtuelle et propose aussi une vidéo illustrant le projet.

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Published on : 19 May 2010

Globe and Mail: Talking management: Azim Premji talks to Karl Moore

Desautels Faculty of Management professor Karl Moore speaks with one of India’s great entrepreneurs, the former CEO now chairman of WIPRO, Azim Premji and his vision for business success.

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Published on : 18 May 2010