It is alarming, but obesity has reached epidemic proportions in Kuwait. Oil has not only brought great wealth to the Gulf, but a huge change in lifestyle and food habits. Fast food, fast cars and everything else that money can buy has led to the rise of obesity so much so that today at least 88 percent of Kuwaitis are considered overweight.
Imagine Inside the Actors Studio with top CEO's. In this four-part special series McGill University professor and noted author, Karl Moore, sits down with Montreal business leaders. Each week he asks a different CEO about their path to success, their advice to budding entrepreneurs, their work/life balance and more. Listen to full interview: CJAD, April 6, 2014
On March 21st, the McGill HEC Montreal EMBA program organised an event to celebrate its 5th anniversary. Participants from five alumni classes and the current class joined together for the first time as one group and discussed with an energy and openness you’d expect from people who have known each other for years. The EMBA McGill-HEC Montréal was the common thread and common language which made that possible. Fully 60% of the alumni took part in the day’s activities, confirming the strong link they feel to the program and the network it has created.
Le 21 mars dernier, l’EMBA McGill HEC Montréal a tenu un événement afin de célébrer son 5e anniversaire. Les participants provenant de cinq cohortes de diplômés et de la cohorte actuelle étaient réunis pour la première fois et ont discuté, tous ensemble, avec une énergie et une ouverture qui se retrouvent généralement chez les gens qui se connaissent depuis de nombreuses années. Pas moins de 60 % des diplômés ont participé aux activités de la journée, ce qui confirme le fort engagement qui lie les diplômés au programme et entre eux.
In the news: Cyber forensics research by Dr. Fung of the School of Information Studies featured in McGill's Headway magazine
Dr. Benjamin Fung's work on cyber forensics and data mining is featured in the latest edition of Headway magazine, which highlights the best of research, discovery, and innovation at McGill University. Read the full text article about Dr. Fung's research and cyber forensic tool in Headway, Volume 8, Number 1 Spring 2014: The Big Picture on Big Data - 002//Cyber Forensics.
In the news: School of Information Studies Director France Bouthillier interviewed by Ottawa Citizen re: national library catalogue move to OCLC
McGill School of Information Studies (SIS) Director Dr. France Bouthillier was interviewed for an April 1, 2014 article by the Ottawa Citizen regarding the outsourcing by Library and Archives Canada (LAC) of the national AMICUS catalogue to the Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) library cooperative. Read the full article here.
Miranda Campbell, DISE PhD 2010 graduate and now professor of English at Dawson College has been short-listed for the prestigious 16th Annual Donner Prize. Her book "Out of the Basement: Youth Cultural Production in Practice and in Policy is one of five books vying for the 2013/2014 Donner Prize, the award for the best public policy book by a Canadian. Dr. Campbell's book was based on her dissertation which was supervised by Dr. Bronwen Low.
Spotlight on X-STEM Speaker Dr. Joe Schwarcz! Don’t miss the opportunity to learn about the science of the paranormal from X-STEM Speaker Dr. Joe Schwarcz at the X-STEM Extreme STEM Symposium on April 24 !
Recommendations to be released in April in response to criticism of Milton bike gates. Published on April 1, 2014 | McGill Tribuneby Chelsea Ju Cycling regulations on campus could undergo substantial changes following the work of McGill’s Cycling Working Group, which is scheduled for release in April. The group was created in order to analyze issues regarding bicycles on campus, with the goal of devising a well-compromised accommodation for cyclists at the university.
If a year ago someone told me I’d be spending my spring break camping in the Gobi desert, 30 degrees below zero, I probably wouldn’t believe them. Yet “expect the unexpected” seems to be the tagline for the week we experienced during the sixth edition of the Hot Cities of the World Tour, led by Professor Karl Moore.
Being an authentic leader is something that the Millennials are increasingly demanding. Though as a Boomer, I find that I also want authenticity in my leaders. I guess times and people change. In this interview I speak to Jennifer Petriglieri from INSEAD, a top business school located just outside Paris. -Article by Karl Moore Read full article: Forbes, April 2, 2014
"Matching Patient and Physician Preferences in Designing a Primary Care Facility Network," Journal of the Operational Research Society
Authors: Güneş, Evrim Didem; Yaman, Hande; Çekyay, Bora; Verter, Vedat Publication: Journal of the Operational Research Society, April 2014 Abstract:
Students completing the Graduate Diploma in Translation (GDIT) must sit a comprehensive examination at the conclusion of the GDIT Program. The examination consists of an oral defense of a best-work portfolio. This portfolio represents a record of progress made by the candidate throughout his/her studies. Each candidate prepares a written introduction and comments on selected examples of coursework with a view to demonstrating his/her progress toward greater translation competence.
On March 26, 2014, the parties discussed the implementation steps of a contemplated change in pay frequency, from weekly to bi-weekly. The union voiced its concerns and indicated it is not in favor of such a change under the present conditions.