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Phishing scam: "Subject: Please Upgrade Your McGill University Account"

There is a phishing email circulating to users about an update to McGill's email services . The email asks users to click on a fraudulent link in order to verify their account information. See an example of this phishing message below.

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Published on : 09 May 2017

Bio-Inspired Coupling of Phenols and Amines

1,2-Oxy-aminoarenes are omnipresent in biologically active molecules and advanced materials, but current syntheses are often atom and step inefficient, and can require highly optimized and expensive catalysts. Recent work, conducted by graduate student Kenn Esguerra and postdoc Wenbo Xu in the Lumb Group, has made important strides towards improving the efficiency of 1,2-oxy-amioarene synthesis by interfacing two unrelated, but complementary, biosynthetic processes.

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Published on : 09 May 2017

Social Capital and Job Search in Urban China: The Strength-of-Strong-Ties Hypothesis Revisited

Authors: Elena Obukhova & Letian Zhang Publication: Chinese Sociological Review, Forthcoming Abstract: 

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Published on : 08 May 2017

Bernard Lapointe honoured with CSPCP Lifetime Achievement Award

Dr. Bernard Lapointe, Eric M. Flanders Chair in Palliative Medicine, Director of Palliative Care McGill University and Chief of Palliative Care Services at the Jewish General Hospital has been selected as the 2017 winner of the Canadian Society of Palliative Care Physicians (CSPCP) Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his sustained and lasting contribution to palliative medicine and to the CSPCP.

Published on : 08 May 2017

May 8, 2017. Scheduled exam recitals will take place. Classes and exams cancelled.

A message from Eleanor Stubley, Associate Dean of Graduate Studies, Schulich School of Music:   Please note recitals and recital rehearsals will take place today, May 8, 2017.  Students and faculty who have been affected by the flooding and need to reschedule or cancel should email helene [dot] drouin [at] mcgill [dot] ca to inform the Graduate Studies Office.  Arrangements will be made to replace adjudicator and/or re-schedule as is needed in response to the request. 

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Published on : 08 May 2017

Guest Editors’ Introduction: Corporate Sustainability Management and Environmental Ethics

Authors: Douglas Schuler, Andreas Rasche, Dror Etzion and Lisa Newton Publication: Business Ethics Quarterly, Vol. 27, No. 2, April 2017 Abstract: 

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Published on : 08 May 2017

Month of April Closing Delayed | Month of May Fund Balances

Please note that due to the extended University year end period, the month of April will not be closing according to the usual month end schedule. April 2017 is scheduled to be closed on May 30th. This means that financial statements for April are still not available. An email notification will be sent when the financial statements are ready to be picked up in Minerva.  Until April is closed, please be mindful that May fund balances may not include the new fiscal year’s budgets nor the budget carry forwards.

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Published on : 08 May 2017

Classes and exams cancelled Monday, May 8th

Because of flooding issues, day and evening summer classes and exams are cancelled on Monday, May 8, 2017, at both McGill’s Macdonald Campus and its downtown campus. McGill Newsroom.  

Published on : 07 May 2017

2017 Faculty of Education Teaching Awards recognize Professors Sinacore, Quintin

This week the Faculty of Education recognizes the teaching excellence of Professors Ada Sinacore and Eve-Marie Quintin, of our Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology (ECP). 

Published on : 05 May 2017

Think that job tenure is evaporating? Not so fast

Experts keep saying that median job tenure has been in free fall for years; that switching careers and jobs is just the new reality. But the facts don’t necessarily support that position. It’s a more nuanced field than most people realise, and some segments are actually seeing less movement than before.

Published on : 05 May 2017

International Advisory Board member awarded Alumni Association’s highest honour

On May 2nd, 300 guests gathered at Montreal’s Omni Mont-Royal Hotel for this year’s McGill Alumni Association Awards. All told, 17 members of the McGill community were honoured for outstanding service to the university and society. Desautels International Advisory Board member Mark A. Hantho (BCom’81) and his wife, Monica (BEd’81), were given the Award of Merit, in part for service to the Desautels Faculty of Management and for setting up the Hantho Family Fund for Sustainability and Environmental Management.

Published on : 05 May 2017

Sarah Nemetallah, GrDipMusic'10, making a difference in her community

Each year the McGill Alumni Association recognizes alumni, friends, students, faculty and staff whose commitment has had a significant impact on alumni life, the University and/or the community. This year, one of our graduates, Sarah Nematallah, has received the 2017 James G. Wright Award for her work in developing the accessible, interactive Xenia Concert Series for individuals with a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder and their families.   

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Published on : 05 May 2017

Audible Reality wins First Prize at Dobson Cup

Two Schulich PhD students, Bryan Martin and Mathew Boerum, received first prize and $11,000 in the category of Innovation Driven Enterprise at the McGill Dobson Cup awards ceremony held March 30, 2017.  Audible Reality develops revolutionary 3D audio imaging which captures and delivers fully-immersive, life-like sound from any source.

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Published on : 04 May 2017

Luc Papineau’s next big thing

After four years as VP and Director at Valeurs Mobilières Desjardins, Luc Papineau (BA’81, MBA’91) thinks it’s time to kick his game up a notch by doubling VMD’s Montreal-area advisors and diving further into the opportunities offered by the allophone market.

Published on : 04 May 2017