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Poxel Appoints Janice Bourque and Pierre Legault to its Board of Directors

POXEL SA (Euronext – POXEL - FR0012432516), a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of innovative drugs to treat type 2 diabetes, today announced the addition of Janice Bourque, Managing Director of Hercules Technology Growth Capital, and Pierre Legault, President and CEO of Nephrogenex Inc, to its Board of Directors. Both appointments were approved by Poxel’s shareholders at the Annual Shareholder Meeting held in Paris last Friday, January 29, 2016.

Published on : 03 Feb 2016

Workforce diversity boosted by recommending a friend

Referring friends and associates for job vacancies can help to create a diverse workforce, a new study from the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University finds. Word-of-mouth recruitment, the most common way to fill jobs, has previously been thought to cause segregation at work: women tend to reach out to other women in their networks, and men do likewise.

Published on : 03 Feb 2016

Organizational knowledge generation: lessons from online communities

Authors: Zablith, F., Faraj, S., Azad, B. Publication: Business Process Management Journal Abstract:

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Published on : 03 Feb 2016

Chronic pain changes our immune systems

Epigenetics may bring us one step closer to better treatments for chronic pain Read full article here. 

Published on : 03 Feb 2016

Summer 2016 class schedule is now available on MINERVA

Summer 2016 class schedule is now available on MINERVA

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Published on : 03 Feb 2016

Rolling whole grains into chewy business success

Businesses start in many ways, and Andrea Courey didn’t know that she was going to have a business of her own. In 1997, Andrea lost her job and was raising three children as a single mother. In the face of this adversity Andrea asked herself how she was going to provide for her family – what was she “good at and what did she know how to do?”

Published on : 03 Feb 2016

Location may be key to effectively controlling pain

By Cynthia Lee Newsroom In real estate, location is key. It now seems the same concept holds true when it comes to stopping pain. New research published in Nature Communications indicates that the location of receptors that transmit pain signals is important in how big or small a pain signal will be -- and therefore how effectively drugs can block those signals.

Published on : 03 Feb 2016

Anonymous browsing hinders online dating signals

By Chris Chipello Newsroom  Big data and the growing popularity of online dating sites may be reshaping a fundamental human activity: finding a mate, or at least a date. Yet a new study in Management Science finds that certain longstanding social norms persist, even online.

Published on : 03 Feb 2016

Gabriella Coleman: Anonymous, portrait global

C’est sous tous ces angles que le collectif né dans le cyberespace est dépeint par l’anthropologue et professeure Gabriella Coleman dans un livre qui nous entraîne à travers ses dédales, et ses actions: de la lutte médiatisée menée par Anonymous contre l’Église de scientologie à son implication dans le Printemps arabe en passant par sa passion pour la satire. Journal Métro

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Published on : 02 Feb 2016

Kahnawake chief says Mohawk land can't be bought

“There are certainly precedents where urban lands can be recovered.” said Christa Scholtz, who teaches aboriginal politics at McGill University. Montreal Gazette

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Published on : 02 Feb 2016

Vers un État moins gros

«C’est une des rares idées qui pourrait rassembler la gauche et la droite. On donne une allocation à tous les citoyens. En échange, on abolit un paquet de programmes qui ont beaucoup de critères et d’évaluation», explique Amélie Quesnel-Vallée, titulaire de la Chaire de recherche du Canada en politiques et inégalités de santé et professeure aux départements de sociologie et d’épidémiologie de l’Université McGill. Le Journal de Québec

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Published on : 02 Feb 2016

Social Business Creation competition

The Grameen Creative Lab, together with partner HEC Montréal, invites students to take up a unique opportunity and participate in the Social Business Creation competition. The competetion is structured as an online course that is designed to enhance students’ learning experience and help them develop their business idea into a real business. It offers a win-win platform that allows for bottom-up development.

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Published on : 02 Feb 2016

Guaranteed minimum income

Phillipe Couillard mandated François Blais, the minister of Employment and Social Solidarity, to set up guaranteed minimum income in Quebec. (Source: Le Journal de Québec)

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Published on : 01 Feb 2016

La ségrégation à Montréal, de ghettos à condos

Selon la géographe historique de l’Université McGill Sherry Olson, tout est une question d’échelle. «Les statistiques qu’on va obtenir dépendent vraiment de la façon dont on les mesure.» Journal Métro

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Published on : 01 Feb 2016