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The Mark News: Canada must compete where the world economy is heading

(Karl Moore, Desautels Faculty of Management): Innovation is the lifeblood of today’s global economy. What used to take five years to be adopted in advanced economies now takes two or three. New ideas are sourced in many countries, spread faster, and die a quicker death. All this puts greater pressure on Canada to be a critical source of innovation if we want to retain our standard of living...

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Published on : 08 Jun 2010

Discovery News: World Cup 2010: Can abstinence affect athletic performance?

After four years of anticipation and endless hours of training, soccer players from 32 countries are doing everything they can to play their best at the World Cup. Among their last-minute preparations in South Africa, the athletes are eating well and sleeping enough. They might also be abstaining from sex — or not...

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Published on : 08 Jun 2010

The Gazette University City Blog: Kudos to Brassard, Doyon, Kaspi and Mysak -- Everybody gets a prize!

Convocations are pretty much over and the conventioneers have gone home. Graduates have turned in their gowns and are strapping bicycles to the roof and leaving battered chairs and mattresses in the lanes of the ghetto. Before everyone disappears, here's a short, belated update of this spring's big prize winners among top university researchers...

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Published on : 08 Jun 2010

National Post: Creating wealth in the Google Age

(William Polushin, Founding Director of the Program for International Competitiveness at the Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill): In this, the fifth of FP Executive's five-part series on Competing to Win in the Global Economy, William Polushin discusses creating wealth and prosperity in the Google Age.

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Published on : 08 Jun 2010

The Mark News: The facts on abortion

(Margaret Somerville, Founding Director of the Centre for Medicine, Ethics and Law, McGill University): Two myths - that late-term abortion is rare, and that there is consensus in Canada on abortion policy - cloud the debate over the procedure.

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Published on : 07 Jun 2010

CBC: Economic Forum

Desautels Professor Karl Moore comments for CBC on how Quebec has weathered the economic storm at the Economic Forum held on Sunday.

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Published on : 07 Jun 2010

The Gazette: Poll studies bike-transit links

Montrealers are increasingly being encouraged to use public transit and bicycles, but a McGill researcher says it's unclear how best to integrate the two modes of transport. McGill's School of Urban Planning is asking people what they think of connections between cycling and transit in Montreal, and how more intermodal transport can be encouraged...

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Published on : 07 Jun 2010

Times of India: Molding tomorrow's leaders

How does the idea of a scholarship programme in Canada sound? Mr. Inal Rajaram meets Anu George, the third Indian to be eligible for this scholarship. For those of us who haven't heard of the Sauve Scholars Programme, it is a scholarship for young leaders from around the globe who want to change the world...

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Published on : 07 Jun 2010

Physorg: Stroke recovery goes 3-D: Canadian video game takes rehab to the next level

An innovative use of virtual reality is emerging as a major technique in brain recovery for stroke patients, Dr. Mindy Levin told the Canadian Stroke Congress today. "Our brains have an extraordinary plasticity which can limit the damage caused by some types of stroke," says Dr. Mindy Levin, professor in the School of Physical and Occupational Therapy at McGill University...

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Published on : 07 Jun 2010

Nunatsiaq Online: Study: Inuit language schooling brings long-term benefits

Long-term studies of school children in Nunavik show that students learn best and benefit from higher self-esteem when taught in their mother tongue. The findings mean Inuit students with a good base in Inuttitut tend to do better in their studies, says McGill psychology professor Don Taylor...

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Published on : 06 Jun 2010

Times Live: Lying is the smart thing for kids to do

Lying in childhood is normal, and research has shown that children as young as 2½ will lie to get out of trouble. So parents who believe their young children don't lie may be fooling themselves - or being fooled. Lying has also been related to intelligence...

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Published on : 06 Jun 2010

The Gazette: Managers learn from each other in local programs

Sometimes the wisdom you are seeking can be found within. One Montreal-based firm has developed a program that enables teams of managers to coach each other. "(It's) the concept of practical learning in a team meeting setting," Coaching Ourselves founder and executive director Phil LeNir said in a phone interview...

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Published on : 05 Jun 2010

Vancouver Sun: Arctic microbes bolster hopes of life on Mars

A team of Canadian scientists has discovered "unique," methane-eating microbes living in a cold, super-salty spring on Nunavut's Axel Heiberg Island, proof that similar organisms could have survived in such inhospitable conditions on ancient Mars - and could even live on the Red Planet today...

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Published on : 05 Jun 2010

The Gazette: Worst retreat of arctic sea ice in thousands of years

A major international study of Arctic sea ice has concluded that the recent, record-setting retreat is the worst in thousands of years -- a conclusion that challenges skeptics' claims that the meltdown being witnessed in Canada's North is probably just the latest low ebb in a historical cycle of ice loss and regeneration...

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Published on : 04 Jun 2010

The Telegraph: HRT patches may be safer than tablets researchers suggest

Hormone replacement therapy delivered through a skin patch instead of a tablet may be safer for women, doctors have suggested as research shows it does not increase the risk of stroke. A study has found that women who use low doses of HRT through a patch to combat the symptoms of the menopause are at no greater risk of suffering a stroke than those not using the medication...

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Published on : 04 Jun 2010