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Congratulations to Professor Vedat Verter on receiving a CIHR/SSHRC Healthy and Productive Work Partnership Development Grant

Congratulations to Professor Vedat Verter (Co-investigator) on receiving a CIHR/SSHRC Healthy and Productive Work Partnership Development Grant for, Strengths-Based Nursing Management and Leadership Training with Innovative Story-sharing. This program is very competitive; of the 20 grants awarded, McGill University was granted one.

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Published on : 16 Sep 2016

Congratulations to Professor Brian Rubineau on receiving a SSHRC Partnership grant

Congratulations to Professor Brian Rubineau (Co-investigator)  on receiving a SSHRC Partnership grant for, A multi-sector partnership to investigate and develop policy and practice models to dismantle rape culture in universities, which was ranked 3rd among 16 applications.  

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Published on : 16 Sep 2016

Master of None: Wisdom of an MBA

“It is time to recognise conventional MBA programs for what they are,” says Henry Mintzberg, professor of management studies at McGill University in Montreal, and one of the four all-time gurus of strategy. “MBA programs train the wrong people in the wrong ways with the wrong consequences.  Read full article: The Australian, September 15, 2016 

Published on : 16 Sep 2016

Are American Voters Trumped Both Ways?

One of us is American and the other Canadian, one conservative, the other liberal. We live in Canada, a good vantage whence to watch the in U.S. election. Where, we wish to ask, are the good folks of America, in politics and in the population? In the population, they appear to be marginalized by a choice between one politician who is selling snake oil, 21st-century style, and another who epitomizes the establishment that many of them abhor -- business as usual.

Published on : 16 Sep 2016

RESOLVED: Problems with WorldCat and Colombo ILL search results

Update, September 23, 4:30pm: The problems with McGill holdings in WorldCat Local have been resolved. Update, September 22, 4:30pm: The problems with McGill holdings in WorldCat are arising again. We are working to resolve the issues as quickly as possible. In the interim, the Classic Catalogue can be used to find holdings information for physical items. Links for eresources are working properly.

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Published on : 16 Sep 2016

March of Dimes Canada is giv­ing away cus­tomized tablets to help peo­ple with dis­abil­i­ties who live in Montreal

March of Dimes Canada will help Mon­treal res­i­dents this fall with phys­i­cal dis­abil­i­ties to enhance their com­mu­nity access and par­tic­i­pa­tion through the Assis­tive Mobile Tech­nol­ogy Ini­tia­tive, by pro­vid­ing cus­tomized tablet pack­ages (a tablet, a sty­lus and a cover/​case), for up to 8 res­i­dents. The tablet prize pack­age will also include a pre-​paid credit card to purchase/​install appro­pri­ate apps to meet their needs, for a total value of up to $1,875.

Published on : 15 Sep 2016

Uber cars seized in Quebec, drivers fined and licences confiscated

Barry Eidlin, professor of sociology, explained the government is perfectly within its rights to confiscate Uber driver’s cars. “I think it’s a message from the government that they need to be taken seriously,” he said. Global News

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Published on : 15 Sep 2016

Can computer analysis tell us anything new about literature?

“There is a major flaw to all methodologies in the humanities. Traditional methods are not able to generalise in legitimate and transparent ways – though we have tried.” Andrew Piper, director of digital humanities laboratory, txt.LAB. The Guardian

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Published on : 15 Sep 2016

5 questions organisations must ask when surprised

There are five key questions to ask when adapting to surprise situations in business, according to Samer Faraj, Canada Research Chair in Technology, Management and Healthcare at Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill University. The researchers examined police data from an infamous 2011 murder – where a Dutch criminal was shot whilst under surveillance, but the assailant evaded capture due to police failings – to highlight the challenges of adaptability in high intensity situations.

Published on : 15 Sep 2016

Canada Foundation for Innovation provides $1.1M for CBRAIN computing platform at McGill

McGill University will receive more than $1.1 million for CBRAIN, one of the world’s most advanced computing platforms for brain research, through the Canada Foundation for Innovation’s (CFI) Cyberinfrastructure Initiative.   Marc Miller, Member of Parliament for Ville-Marie — Le Sud-ouest — Île-des-sœurs, made the announcement at McGill on behalf of the Honourable Kirsty Duncan, the Minister of Science.  

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Published on : 15 Sep 2016

Are you quicker than the police? Five questions to ask when reacting to business surprises

There are five key questions to ask when adapting to surprise situations in business, according to Samer Faraj, research chair at McGill University. In 2011, a Dutch criminal under surveillance was shot in plain sight. The assailant evaded capture due to police failings, which is why researchers at McGill examined police data on this case to study the challenges of adaptability in high intensity situations.

Published on : 15 Sep 2016

McGill and Safe Space

McGill is dedicated to provide its community with the safest environment possible.   While the events depicted in this video are extremely unlikely, we need to make sure that everyone is ready to respond if such a dramatic event was to occur. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wSnNZttgjk0&feature=youtu.be   Please also note that the video may be difficult to see for some students. Students are advised that the video depicts violent and traumatic situations.

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Published on : 14 Sep 2016