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Clean ride mapper: Cycling the less polluted routes

The McGill Reporter | April 15, 2015 By: Katherine Gombay  Cyclists in Montreal and Toronto can now choose the least polluted routes to get around their cities thanks to an online tool developed at McGill.  Read the full story here. Further news on this topic:

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Published on : 28 Apr 2015

We've looked at clouds from both sides now

No one can deny that cloud services offer the most affordable solution for file storage. Never before has our consumption of video and audio been higher and we seem to have an insatiable need for more space. The packrats among us are no doubt thrilled about the virtually limitless and often free space provided by the cloud -- it's like having a spare room in a magic dimension that lets you keep a much as you like without seeing the mess.

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Published on : 27 Apr 2015

Library Blogs, Library Matters unavailable Tuesday, April 28, 8am to 9am

McGill Library Blogs and Library Matters will be unavailable Tuesday, April 28, 2015 from 8am to 9am for scheduled maintenance. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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Published on : 27 Apr 2015

Martti Koskenniemi to receive LL.D. at upcoming Law spring convocation ceremony

McGill University has announced the 16 recipients of honorary doctorates for the upcoming spring convocation. Among them is Professor Martti Koskenniemi, who will be awarded the LL.D. distinction during the Faculty of Law’s convocation ceremony on Thursday, May 28, 2015, at 2 pm.

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Published on : 27 Apr 2015

Reimbursement of Expenses Policy Update - G4.4.6 Expense Type (2) Car Rental

Dear Colleagues, The Reimbursement of Expenses Policy has been updated to clarify where responsibility lies with regards to liability and collision damage waiver insurance when claiming reimbursement for car rentals. A note to this effect has been added to Section G4.4.6 Summary by Expense Type - Expense Type (2) Car Rental:

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Published on : 27 Apr 2015

Aboriginal students, staff at McGill University call for more recognition

CBC News | April 23, 2015 Kakwiranoron Cook, McGill's aboriginal outreach administrator, would like to see the university put up a more noticeable monument. Read the full story here.

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Published on : 25 Apr 2015

Memorandum to researchers regarding the 2015 federal budget

Office of the Vice-Principal                                         (Research and International Relations)                        James Administration Building, Suite 419                      Tel.: 514-398-3991   Fax: 514-398-8257 DATE: April 24, 2015 TO: McGill’s community of researchers FROM: Rosie Goldstein         SUBJECT: Federal Budget 2015 – investment in research                             

Published on : 24 Apr 2015

Professor Sebastien Betermier wins CFR Best paper award

Professor Sebastien Betermier wins 2015 CFR Best Paper Award at the 14th Colloquium on Financial Markets “Who are the Value and Growth Investors?” Authors:  Sebastien Betermier, Laurent Calvet and Paolo Sodini

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Published on : 24 Apr 2015

Fostering a lifelong love of learning

Young students get a taste of McGill By Jean Murray, McGill Reporter, April 23rd, 2015 A line of eager students formed outside SNAX – the student-run cafe in the Arts building – expectantly waiting to grab a cookie in between classes.

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Published on : 24 Apr 2015

McGill prof Chris Ragan: We need smart tolls on our bridges

McGill Reporter | April 20, 2015 by: Doug Sweet Montreal, like other cities, needs to consider “congestion pricing” – putting a price on traffic congestion the way provinces should be putting a price on carbon, says Economics Professor Christopher Ragan, Chair of Canada’s Ecofiscal Commission, a McGill-based think-tank developing practical policies to improve economic performance and the environment.  

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Published on : 24 Apr 2015

McGill Geography Chair Jeffrey Wells: Cold carbon conservation' is important in fighting climate change

Montreal Gazette | April 22, 2015 by: Jeffrey Wells We were heartened last week to see leaders of Canada’s provincial and territorial governments meet in Quebec City to seek real solutions to the runaway problem of carbon pollution.  Read the full story here

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Published on : 24 Apr 2015

Email delivery delays to Videotron and other email service providers

Periodically, there is a delay in delivering mail from McGill to Videotron, Gmail, Hotmail, Yahoo, and Sympatico email addresses. This mainly occurs when sending a large number of emails (several hundred and up) at once as part of a McGill mailing list (such as a LISTSERV). IT Services is investigating the issue. Further updates will be posted here.

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Published on : 23 Apr 2015

Dr David Eidelman quoted in the Journal de Montréal about family medicine residencies and Bill 20

Dr. David Eidelman, Dean of Medicine at McGill University and Chairman of the conference of Deans of the four Faculties of Medicine in Quebec, was quoted this week in the Journal de Montréal. The article briefly discussed the increasing popularity of family medicine, which for the first time filled 424 residency positions, compared to 425 in other specialities. However, this was prior to the introduction of controversial Bill 20. Dr.

Published on : 23 Apr 2015