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CaPS Acquisitions Update - December 2016

What's new? New titles include: The nursing job search handbook Canadian workplace culture: mastering the unspoken rules 350 métiers où ça bouge More new books: CaPS - New Books These books can be borrowed at CaPS, Brown Student Services Building (room 2200)

Published on : 01 Dec 2016

Trump's win boosts Canadian universities looking to recruit U.S. students

"We saw a lot of traffic on our social media sites the night of the election, as prospective students gave their opinions." Kim Bartlett, director of admissions at McGill. Read more: The Hollywood Reporter

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Published on : 30 Nov 2016

Ottawa approves two pipelines, rejects one

“Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced approvals for two major export pipelines Tuesday, while dismissing a third pipeline and imposing a ban on oil tanker traffic on the northern section of B.C.’s coast.” (Financial Post)

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Published on : 30 Nov 2016

Tales from the South Pole

McGill astrophysicist Matt Dobbs is spending a month at the South Pole helping to install a new camera in a huge telescope designed to help untangle mysteries of the universe by examining the cosmic microwave background -- the light left over from the Big Bang.

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Published on : 30 Nov 2016

The Neuroscience of HIV: World AIDS Day (Dec. 1)

Dec. 1 is World AIDS Day, a time to raise awareness about a disease that has afflicted 70 million people worldwide, 35 million of whom have died as a result. When most people think of AIDS, they generally do not think of a neurological disease, yet HIV infection can have an important impact on brain function. Untreated, HIV can cause severe dementia.

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Published on : 30 Nov 2016

Congrats to Dr. Erdstein, Appointed Division Director of Adolescent Medicine

Congratulations to Dr. Julius Erdstein, Assistant Professor, who has been appointed Division Director of Adolescent Medicine within the Department of Pediatrics and the MUHC for a five-year term beginning December 1st, 2016. Dr. Erdstein served as Interim Director of this Division since May 2015.

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Published on : 30 Nov 2016

First and third prizes to Rashaan Allwood and Joel Peters in OSM Manulife Competition

The 2016 edition of the OSM Manulife Competition took place last week.  This year's categories were strings and organ, for which the semi-final string rounds took place in Tanna Schulich Hall at the Schulich School of Music.  The semifinals for organ took place in the Église Saint-Jean-Baptiste and the finals in the Maison symphonique de Montréal at the Grand-Orgue-Pierre-Béique.

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Published on : 30 Nov 2016

The Ariya group develops a green method to recycle mercury

McGill University researchers led by Professor Parisa A. Ariya in Montreal-Canada developed an innovative two-step green technique to remove and recycle mercury from spent compact fluorescent lamps, using a near zero-energy system. The new findings by Hu et al. (2016) appear in the journal of ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering. This research was highlighted by Advances in Engineering in a press release.

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Published on : 29 Nov 2016

2016 Shor, Eran. “Counterterrorist Legislation and Subsequent Terrorism: Does it Work?” Social Forces 95:525-557.

2016 Shor, Eran. “Counterterrorist Legislation and Subsequent Terrorism: Does it Work?” Social Forces 95:525-557. Abstract:

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Published on : 29 Nov 2016

2016 Shor, Eran, Ina Filkobski, Pazit Ben-Nun Bloom, Hayder Alkilabi, and William Su. “Does Counterterrorist Legislation Hurt Human Rights Practices? A Longitudinal Cross-National Analysis.” Social Science Research 58:104-121.

2016 Shor, Eran, Ina Filkobski, Pazit Ben-Nun Bloom, Hayder Alkilabi, and William Su. “Does Counterterrorist Legislation Hurt Human Rights Practices? A Longitudinal Cross-National Analysis.” Social Science Research 58:104-121. Abstract

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Published on : 29 Nov 2016

Spinoff Anomera winner of the GreenCentre Canada Innovation House Chemistry Countering Climate Change (IHC4) Competition

Anomera can now count itself as an award winning McGill Chemistry spinoff! The company is a recent winner of the GreenCentre Canada Innovation House Chemistry Countering Climate Change (IHC4) Competition. Anomera joins a prestigious history of innovation from the Department.

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Published on : 29 Nov 2016

Programs and services offered by the ALS Society of Quebec in December

For more information about the programs and services offered by the Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Society of Quebec for the month of December, please click on the following link: http://lnk02.com/v/49/5d0731c9d27fc8052fb12c4c46b53db9b1e687b4a5a8af1f    

Published on : 29 Nov 2016

GPS puts our brains on autopilot and that could be shrinking our grey matter

“In the past we may never have had to go on autopilot. With GPS, you might have even less of a reason to pull out that cognitive map. The hippocampus may be lacking this requirement to work for decades when you only use it once in a while.” Véronique Bohbot, neuroscientist at the Douglas Mental Health University Institute and an associate professor at McGill University.  Read more: National Post

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Published on : 29 Nov 2016

Professor Henry Mintzberg Awarded Honorary Doctorate

Professor Henry Mintzberg was conferred the honorary degree of "Doctor Oeconomiae Honoris Causa" from the University of Economics, Prague on November 11, 2016. The award recognizes Professor Mintzberg’s influence as a leading thinker in the field of Management, as well as the far-reaching impact of his work. View Photo Gallery Read full article: VŠE Bulletin

Published on : 29 Nov 2016

Law Society announces 2016 Human Rights Award Honorees

The Law Society of Upper Canada, Online, 24 Nov 2016LAW SOCIETY ANNOUNCES 2016 HUMAN RIGHTS AWARD HONOREES

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Published on : 29 Nov 2016