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Scientists create a new way to categorize music

A team of scientists from McGill University, the University of Cambridge, and Stanford Graduate School of Business developed a new method of coding and categorizing music. They found that people’s preference for these musical categories is driven by personality. The researchers say the findings have important implications for industry and health professionals.

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Published on : 10 May 2016

Can introverts be better bosses for extroverts?

For the last 10 years I have worked for an introverted boss. Introverts have become an increasing part of the leadership conversation however vast majority of the leadership literature seems to be written to and for extroverted managers. Why do introverted bosses work? In this article I want to talk about a key way that introverted managers can be better managers for their extroverted employees.

Published on : 10 May 2016

MBA – mặt trái của tấm bằng

Không phải ngẫu nhiên mà các nhà tuyển dụng lại ưa thích những sinh viên tốt nghiệp từ các trường đào tạo chuyên ngành Kinh doanh. Theo khảo sát do Hội đồng Tuyển sinh Sau Đại học (Graduate Management Admission Council), Mỹ, thực hiện vào tháng 01/2016, 96% nhà tuyển dụng cho rằng thuê những sinh viên chuyên ngành kinh doanh sẽ tạo ra nhiều giá trị hơn cho công ty của họ.

Published on : 10 May 2016

Saving the Planet From Governments And Markets

Countries have been signing the pledges they made last December at the Paris Conference on Climate Change. Think back to that time and ask yourself which had greater influence on your personal behavior: the TV clips you saw from that conference, or the ads that sponsored those clips?

Published on : 10 May 2016

Desautels BCom Students make finals at GBCC 2016

A Desautels undergraduate student case team composed of Kangni Chen, Manuel Gobeille-Leblanc, Victoire Monnier and Alexie Morin made the finals at the 18th annual Global Business Case Competition (GBCC) hosted by Foster School of Business at the University of Washington held from April 4 to 10, 2016. 

Published on : 10 May 2016

Gene mutations shown to cause form of HSP

By Shawn Hayward, Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital Discovery will aid development of treatments for this debilitating disease Scientists at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital (MNI) have identified novel gene mutations that cause hereditary spastic paraplegia (HSP), a step forward in efforts to treat this debilitating disease.

Published on : 10 May 2016

Les enjeux de l'immigration au Québec

Mais il y a aussi des conséquences politiques, a souligné Daniel Weinstock, directeur de l'Institut de recherche sur les politiques sociales et de santé de McGill. Selon M. Weinstock, la province est témoin d'un «évidemment» de la position nationaliste modérée sur l'immigration et la diversité qui avait caractérisé les discours politiques dans la province, depuis les années 1960 et au temps de René Lévesque. La Presse

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Published on : 09 May 2016

Teen makes discovery in relapsed lymphoma patients

Melissa Lu had some help along the way and said the project would have been impossible without her mentor Dr. Koren Mann, project director at the Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research and an assistant professor of oncology at McGill. "What she's done is just incredible. It's incredible, truly," said Mann. CBC News

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Published on : 09 May 2016

Enough of hockey nightmare in Canada

Article by Henry Mintzberg, Cleghorn Professor of Management Studies. Huffington Post

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Published on : 09 May 2016

DISE PhD candidate Rachel Zellars receives McGill Equity and Community Building Award

Rachel Zellars, PhD candidate in the Department of Integrated Studies in Education, has received the McGill Equity and Community Building Award for students. 

Published on : 09 May 2016

Multiple Science Prizes Received by Raphael Hotter, with Mentoring from Head of Cyclotron Unit at BIC

Congratulation to teenage sensation Raphael Hotter for winning the Montreal Neurological Institute Award, the Order of Chemistry Award, and the Highest Distinction Award at a Montreal regional science fair, with a PET-Radiochemistry project mentored with Dr. Gassan Massarweh, Head of Cyclotron at the BIC. This was one of fifteen projects chosen to represent Montreal at the upcoming provincial fair this Spring.

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Published on : 09 May 2016

Dobson Cup 2016 Winners Announced

Dear 2016 McGill Dobson Cup Participants, Judge-Mentors, and Supporters,  We're excited to announce the winners of the 2016 McGill Dobson Cup! Congratulations to all of the winning teams. Many thanks to everyone who participated. We would also like to thank all of the Pitch Phase and Finalist judge-mentors, and volunteers who contributed towards making this year's startup competition a resounding success!

Published on : 09 May 2016

Rèquiem pels plans estratègics

El 3 de febrer passat, Gas Natural Fenosa va presentar els resultats de l'exercici 2015 i va aprofitar per fer balanç del pla estratègic 2013-2015 en uns termes molt satisfactoris per l'assoliment dels objectius marcats. Tanmateix, la reacció dels mercats va ser negativa i els dies successius el preu de les accions va anar a la baixa. Hi va contribuir l'anunci de l'ajornament de la presentació del nou pla estratègic a causa de la volatilitat dels preus energètics, segons va dir el conseller delegat de Gas Natural Fenosa, Rafael Villaseca.

Published on : 09 May 2016

Gene mutations shown to cause form of HSP

Scientists at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital (MNI) have identified novel gene mutations that cause hereditary spastic paraplegia (HSP), a step forward in efforts to treat this debilitating disease. It is estimated that between two and 10 people per 100,000 in the general population have HSP, a disease characterized by weakness or spasticity in the lower limbs. HSP is caused by mutations inherited from one or both parents.

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Published on : 09 May 2016

Two conducting appointments for Karl Hirzer

Artist Diploma piano student Karl Hirzer, MMus 2015, has been named resident conductor with Calgary Philharmonic and also assistant conductor to Boris Brott at the National Academy Orchestra for the summer of 2016. Karl Hirzer is a Canadian pianist and conductor from Vancouver, BC. In May of 2015, he completed his Master’s degree in piano performance  studying with Ilya Poletaev at the Schulich School of Music, where he also studied orchestral conducting with Alexis Hauser.

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Published on : 09 May 2016