One of the reasons I love the industry that I work for is the opportunity to experience different parts of the world. There are many differences across cultures, some a bit obvious – like the food we eat and the things we do. But in essence, there is a really strong commonality. People all over the world want to come to work, be recognized for doing a great job, and contribute to something that energizes them. Everyone wants to make a real difference.
Professor Quintin and the BAND Research Group: Finding Strengths of Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Fragile X Syndrome
[source: Dialogues, newsletter of the Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology, Fall 2016 edition]
Education alumna Kim St. Pierre has been featured in a recent Journal de Montréal article titled "Ça bouge autour de Kim St-Pierre: L’ancienne gardienne de but s’implique dans un programme d’activité physique dans les écoles".
I spent the first fourteen years of my life under communism. When my parents got out in 1962, I realized to my utter astonishment that much of academia was on the left, praising communism, rationalizing increased centralization of powers under a variety of jargons. Even the US was not immune to these ideas, and that the left and academia despised workers who wanted routine lives, rather than revolutions. Read full article: Asia Times, December 4, 2016
In today’s fast-changing corporate world, team-building, global leadership and how to build start-up companies are more important than ever. Those business principles are all taught at the McGill MBA Japan Program, one of the most well-known programs in Asia.
The pollster-defying results of the recent presidential election in the United States have left many people around the world reeling in surprise, but don’t count Wendy Cukier and Suzanne Gagnon among them.
Air Miles Canada may have thought abandoning its unpopular expiration policy would calm the cardholder backlash from those who rushed to spend miles, but were frustrated by full flights, sold out merchandise, and long customer service delays. In fact, many fans of the popular loyalty rewards program are still fuming mad. “Air Miles is going to increase the number of miles it takes to redeem a particular product or service,” said Corey Phelps, an associate professor of strategy and organization at McGill University.
Column by Joe Schwarcz, director of McGill University’s Office for Science & Society. Read more: Montreal Gazette
[From the McGill Reporter, “16 Canada Research Chairs for McGill,” by Kathryn Jezer-Morton] “On Friday, Dec. 2, the Honorable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science, announced over $173 million in funding for 203 new and renewed Canada Research Chairs at universities across Canada. Sixteen CRCs went to McGill faculty. Eleven of McGill’s new CRCs went to women, which reflects the national trend; this cohort is among the highest percentage of women ever, at 38 per cent.”
Canada’s prosperity has long been dependent on an educated population. Today, that’s not quite enough. To be globally competitive, Canada needs its newest graduates to arrive in the workforce equipped with international skills and experiences. Op-ed co-signed by Suzanne Fortier, principal and vice-chancellor of McGill University Read more: Montreal Gazette
(Review by Peter Dobrin) How long will it be before the pianist hits that last note? You might have held your breath, as I did, waiting for Ilya Poletaev to strike the final note of the Bach "Sarabande" encore Wednesday night at the end of his Philadelphia Chamber Music Society recital debut at the American Philosophical Society.
Congratulations to Dr. Maxine Dumas-Pilon and Dr. Marion Dove on becoming Fellows of the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC). They were celebrated in a graduation ceremony at the end of the Family Medicine Forum (FMF), held in Vancouver, British Colombia this past November. Dr. Dove and Dumas-Pilon are pictured with Dr. Guillaume Charbonneau, the president-elect of the CFPC. Dr. Charbonneau will commence his presidency at the next FMF held in Montreal from November 8-11, 2017.