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Violist Marina Thibeault wins McGill Concerto Competition for Strings.

The String Area Winner of the McGill concerto competition is violist Marina Thibault, a student of André Roy.  In the competition she performed the Schnittke Viola Concerto. The other finalists were Veronika Cherniak, student of Andrew Wan; Elizabeth Skinner, student of Axel Strauss; Maïthéna Thibault, student of Andrew Wan.  Congratulations to all who participated.

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Published on : 17 Feb 2015

Talks with MCLIU course lecturers and instructors now in arbitration

On February 3rd and 4th, at the union’s request, negotiations were held in the presence of a government appointed arbitrator.  At these last two bargaining sessions, the parties discussed monetary matters.  At the February 4th meeting, the union rejected the University’s proposal to increase on January 1st of this year the value of a “standard” contract (39 contract hours) from $7,200

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Published on : 17 Feb 2015

Meeting with SEU (facilities) focuses on wages

At the February 4 session with SEU (facilities), the parties started discussing how to approach negotiating wages. The university accepted to present a detailed proposal on what the approach would resemble at the next meeting, set for February 10. 

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Published on : 17 Feb 2015

Talks with SEU (trades) focus on work-life balance

At the February 3 session with SEU trades, the parties pursued their discussion of temporary alternative work arrangements (TAWA), more particularly as it relates to work-life balance.  The union agreed to present a written counter-proposal on this matter at the next meeting, set for March 11.

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Published on : 17 Feb 2015

Discussions with AGSEM TAs on discrimination and harassment

At the February 2 session with AGSEM TAs, the university proposed an amendment to the clause on discrimination and harassment, in response to the union’s concerns about having information on all possible recourses at their disposal in such circumstances.  The parties were unable to reach an agreement.

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Published on : 17 Feb 2015

Discussions continue with AMUSE floor fellows on ‘purpose of the agreement’

At the January 23 session with AMUSE floor fellows, the parties discussed the inclusion in the collective agreement of descriptions of roles and responsibilities and values. More specifically, the union wants the focus to be on harm reduction and anti-oppression as key issues they must deal with in their work.

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Published on : 17 Feb 2015

New funding for biosensor research

Prof Xinyu Liu is one of 10 McGill researchers to receive a 2015 NSERC Strategic Project Grant. His proposal, entitled "Paper-based microfluidic devices intergrating inGaN/GaN semiconductor microtubes for ultrasensitive detection of disease markers," has been awarded $394,300 to investigate portable, ultrasensitive biosensors that can quickly detect disease markers.

Published on : 16 Feb 2015

Pierre Beaudoin steps down as chief in dramatic Bombardier shakeup

In a dramatic shakeup at family controlled Bombardier Inc., Pierre Beaudoin is stepping down as president and chief executive officer while his father, Laurent, is retiring as chairman and there are plans afoot for the possible sale of some business units. Former United Technologies Corp. executive Alain Bellemare is set to replace Pierre Beaudoin – who held the CEO position for 6 1/2 years – on Friday and Pierre Beaudoin will become executive chairman of Bombardier.  

Published on : 16 Feb 2015

Managing the family firm: Evidence from CEOs at work

The exceptional economic success of many European countries in the post-War period was characterised by the wide presence of family firms across the Continent. Particularly, in countries like Germany and Italy, family ownership came to be seen as the best guarantee of economic and social development. However, the consensus that family firms are good for growth has come under scrutiny in recent years.

Published on : 16 Feb 2015

Professor Sujata Madan, McGill University

Written by Professor Sujata Madan Career Change – How can an MBA help? There are generally two types of career change sought out by MBAs—a complete switch of role and industry, or a move within the same field.

Published on : 16 Feb 2015

How technology affects our search for love

Love in the digital era has changed many aspects of romance in our times. Richard Dagenais chats with Jui Ramaprasad, Assistant Professor at the Information Systems, Desautels Faculty of Management about how online dating sites have impacted the search for "love".   Watch full interview: Yahoo News Canada, February 10, 2014

Published on : 16 Feb 2015

Can Pharrell, Bono and other Davos regulars really change the world?

The Globe’s roundup of research from business schools. ... Social media efforts prove good for a firm’s bottom line

Published on : 16 Feb 2015

KeyCorp : Terry Jenkins Appointed President Of Key Private Bank

KeyCorp (NYSE: KEY) today announced that Terry Jenkins has joined the bank as president of Key Private Bank. In this role, Mr. Jenkins will be responsible for the development and execution of the strategy for Key's wealth management segment, which includes trust and investment management, institutional trust, and banking services for affluent individuals, families, business owners and institutions. He will be based in Cleveland, and report to E.J. Burke, co-president, Key Community Bank.

Published on : 16 Feb 2015

Les angles morts des enterprises

Written by Professor Estelle Metayer Les entreprises ont de nombreux angles morts, ces zones non visibles d'où peut provenir le danger. Elles peuvent pourtant s'en prémunir. par Estelle Metayer, professeure adjointe à McGill University. Read full article: La Tribune, February 9, 2014

Published on : 16 Feb 2015

Desautels BCom students to contribute over $500,000 to facilities

BCom students will have contributed over $500,000 by 2018 towards enhancement and construction of undergraduate space in the Bronfman Building. Read full article here: Mcgill Reporter, February 9, 2015

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Published on : 16 Feb 2015