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What Makes Public Disclosure Effective?

Hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) is a technology employed in the production of oil and gas from unconventional shale formations. Over the last decade, tens of thousands of fracking wells have been drilled worldwide. Fracking often takes place in relatively populated areas, thus posing an array of risks to public health such as water contamination and induced seismicity. In addition to inspecting and monitoring these risks, regulators now face the challenge of keeping the public well informed about their extent.

Published on : 30 Jun 2016

David Leduc out as D&P’s executive director

The sudden departure of David Leduc has left the Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace searching for a new executive director for the second time in less than 12 months. Leduc’s hiring was announced July 28 last year. He came to Development and Peace with a history of frontline community development work in the Middle East and 11 years as director of operations at McGill University’s International Community Action Network. His undergraduate degree in international development from Dalhousie University was supplemented with an MBA from McGill.

Published on : 30 Jun 2016

Seven from McGill appointed to the Order of Quebec

On June 22, seven members of the McGill community were among the 34 new appointments to the National Order of Quebec, the province’s highest civilian honour.

Published on : 30 Jun 2016

Quebecers closely watching Brexit vote results

Some Quebecers like Angus Bell are ready to pull an all-nighter to find out whether the United Kingdom will leave the European Union. "I am very nervous. It's another referendum where it's 50-50," says Bell, who is the owner and founder of a multi-sports centre in Montreal called Ministry of Cricket and Other Homeless Sports.

Published on : 30 Jun 2016

B-School Deans & Profs On BREXIT

Britain’s historic vote to exit the European Union has the financial markets in a tizzy and many observers expressing hyperbolic views of a disaster ahead. While BREXIT has many implications for the United Kingdom’s higher education market, much of what will actually occur is uncertain. Some conclude that there will be limited impact. Others are more pessimistic. “The global attractiveness of British higher education will take a hit,” flatly predicts John A. Quench, a Harvard Business School professor who had been dean of London Business School from 1998 to 2001.

Published on : 30 Jun 2016

Mission: Restore - building sustainable global surgical capacity

The import of making choices is often revealed after the choice has been made.  In global health we are often faced with the reality that there is never really a “right choice” or a “wrong choice”.   It is a series of trade-offs and in low resource environments how one allocates scarce resources takes on a zero-sum persona.

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Published on : 27 Jun 2016

Crunch time: Edible-bug trend on the rise

Have you heard about the next big food trend? You won’t find it growing in your garden, but you might find it crawling there.

Published on : 23 Jun 2016

Montreal manque de vision

Ce n’est pas moi qui fais ce constat lapidaire et déprimant, c’est Estelle Métayer, véritable gourou de l’information et des données. J’ai eu la chance de la rencontrer hier en marge du panel qu’elle animait sur la gestion des villes avec intelligence, au New Cities Summit, à Montréal. Un mot, avant de poursuivre sur le manque de vision de Montréal, sur cette femme de 46 ans qui maîtrise quatre langues, bientôt cinq, et qui pilote des avions par passion.

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Published on : 22 Jun 2016

2016 MBAs To Watch: Fatoumata Diane, Cambridge (Judge)

Fatoumata Diane Judge Business School, University of Cambridge Age: 26 Hometown: Conakry, Guinea Undergraduate School and Degree: McGill University, Bachelor of Commerce Where did you work before enrolling in business school? I started my career in Montreal in the Investment Banking Division of CIBC, the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce. Later, I took over a Financial Analyst role at Air Canada, initially focusing on labor negotiations with major unions. Following this, I was promoted to Financial Analysis Manager.

Published on : 22 Jun 2016

Fortune 500 CEO on the strengths of introverts

This is Karl Moore of the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University with Talking Management for The Globe and Mail. Today I am delighted to sit down with Kevin Lobo, who is the CEO of a Fortune 500 Company, Stryker. Read full article: The Globe and Mail, June 21, 2016 

Published on : 22 Jun 2016

Four things you must do before retiring

Retirement is not an end but a beginning - an opportunity to experiment and explore, to engage in pursuits you value, and perhaps to reinvent your legacy. Rather than just slipping quietly into retirement, here's why you should create new opportunities towards the end of your career. Mary Dean Lee is professor Emeritus, organisational behaviour and human resource management at the Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill University. 

Published on : 22 Jun 2016

Week 2 | McGill X-1 Weekly Recap Series

As week 2 of the McGill X-1 Accelerator comes to an end, we’re happy to see our 6 teams — Appetite, Fractal, FRSH, NXTSENS Microsystems, UGo Smoothies, and Venndor — swiftly settling into their space. Day by day, the walls and windows are increasingly covered with sticky notes of all colours shapes and sizes, every writable surface is covered with notes, and each desk has someone calling it home — for the next 8 weeks at least.

Published on : 22 Jun 2016

Are Women Exiting Engineering Because Men Have All the Fun?

Researchers Caroll Serron at the University of California at Irvine, Susan S. Silbey at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Erin Cech (who performed the research at Rice University but is now at the University of Michigan), and Brian Rubineau at McGill University conducted the study to try to get a better idea of just why women who made it through years of STEM education start migrating out of tech. The effort, funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation, looked at 40 undergraduate engineering students, male and female, spread among the four schools.

Published on : 22 Jun 2016

Spotkanie i debata z prof. Reuvenem Brennerem

„Na czym powinna polegać skuteczna polityka proinnowacyjna?” – to temat wykładu profesora Reuvena Brennera, który we wtorek został zorganizowany dla członków Narodowej Rady Rozwoju oraz ekspertów z zakresu innowacji w Pałacu Prezydenckim. Read full article: Prezydent, June 7, 2016 

Published on : 21 Jun 2016

We Need To Learn How To Manage With A Soul

“Managing without soul has become an epidemic in society. Many managers these days seem to specialize in killing cultures, at the expense of human engagement.” That’s what management guru Henry Mintzberg recently wroteabout the current state of corporate culture on his blog. Read full article: Forbes, June 19, 2016 

Published on : 21 Jun 2016