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Not-so-secret intelligence: The tapping of central banks

Whereas countries’ Secret Intelligence Services tapping one anothers’ politicians, armies and companies has not been a secret, it is sometimes tough to assess if accusations are true or false, and, at other times, recognize with delay what previously not-spied-on institutions  would suddenly be subject to intelligence gathering – Central Banks, for example, as I show below.

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Published on : 09 Jan 2017

CARE Research Group receives Outstanding Research Award

The Childhood Anxiety and Regulation of Emotions (C.A.R.E.) Research Group is a new laboratory operation under the direction of Dr. Tina Montreuil, Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology. Researchers at C.A.R.E.

Published on : 09 Jan 2017

3 Silicon Valley-Tested Tips For Introvert Networking

In the Silicon Valley, many senior leaders are introverted—in fact, many more than in most other industries we’ve studied in our research of over 200 C-Suite Executives. There are some great lessons that we can learn about introverts from the Valley.

Published on : 09 Jan 2017

Our Favorite MBA Professors Of 2016

Henry Mintzberg: The first rule of academia: “Don’t bite the hand that feeds you.” Mintzberg did just that in 2004, when he authored Managers Not MBAs. The premise? MBA programs were teaching management backwards by focusing on science over craft and experience. “In management, if you don’t have the practice, the science doesn’t take you very far,” he told Poets&Quants. “And if you leave the MBA program with the impression that you can manage, you tend to lean on technique and numbers, and so you’ve got all kinds of people mismanaging because of that.”

Published on : 09 Jan 2017

Montreal physician bridges North-South divide to bring quality care to Nunavik

At the Inuulitsivik Health Centre, where she is chief of medicine, Dr. Auclair oversees the scheduling for physicians in three remote Inuit communities clustered along the shores of Hudson Bay: Puvirnituq, Inukjuak and Salluit. She also recruits new doctors who, like her, have travelled thousands of kilometres to practise medicine in the Canadian North. Its a balancing act. Like most health-care professionals who are not from the region, we always say we have two lives, one north and one south of the 55th parallel, says Dr. Auclair.

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More than 1,000 students to participate in stock-picking contest

Last year, McGill University finance student Charles Feng’s big investment idea was buying stock in Tesla Motors Inc. This year, he is searching for better investments, as the stakes are far higher, and a strategy that worked in the past may not pay dividends going forward: Tesla shares were down 11 per cent in 2016.

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Passengers lament nickel-and-dime fees as airlines face thin profit margins

Consumers have greater access to air travel than ever before, but with long lines, uncomfortable seats and additional fees now commonplace for most travellers, it s tempting to long for a time when things were simpler.

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McGill s’attaque à la réalisation d’un atlas de l’innovation sociale à Montréal

Détentrice d’un doctorat en sciences économiques et de gestion de l’Université de Liège en Belgique, la professeure Rijpens est la nouvelle boursière postdoctorale de la Faculté de gestion Desautels de McGill. Suite à un appel à candidatures, elle a été choisie l’an dernier pour diriger le Laboratoire d’intégration des innovateurs sociaux (LIIS), une cellule de réflexion regroupant spécialistes, étudiants et chercheurs ayant pour but d’examiner les entreprises sociales innovantes montréalaises ainsi que les facteurs qui les vouent à l’échec ou à la réussite.

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St. Catharines Hydro victim of cyber fraud

St. Catharines Hydro has fallen victim to cyber fraud after more than $655,000 was removed from one of its accounts. At a special meeting last Friday the board appointed Mark Steinman, a member of the board, to oversee the investigation and the utility’s operations.

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An Extrovert’s guide to Introverts

...An obvious person to ask for help on understanding how to deal with introverts is fellow extrovert Professor Karl Moore of McGill University, whose work on the treatment of introverts in the corporate environment has gained much attention, including in this popular Economist article. He combines real-world experience with academic thinking, which has led him to publish 28 refereed journal articles and ten books, leading to over 1,950 Google Scholar cites.

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Opinion: In Montreal, leadership diversity remains a work in progress

Efforts to advance evidence-based approaches to diversity and inclusion are more important than ever, particularly in the wake of the U.S. election. The campaign and its outcome exposed misogyny and racism and seemingly legitimized barbaric views on women and immigrants.

Published on : 09 Jan 2017

The best thing I read all year — 2016

Business school professors share the books and articles that changed their outlook. Henry Mintzberg, John Cleghorn professor of management studies, McGill University’s Desautels Faculty of Management I love to read books, and usually I have one that I am reading but I haven’t even given myself a chance to do that recently because of what has been going on with the US election. Instead, I have been consumed by the commentary in The New York Times international edition. 

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Le Brésil se tourne vers l’OMC pour contrer Bombardier

La bataille qui a ponctué les 20 dernières années recommence : après l’avoir évoqué il y a quelques mois, le Brésil a confirmé lundi qu’il se tournera vers l’Organisation mondiale du commerce (OMC) au sujet des appuis gouvernementaux reçus par le constructeur Bombardier, lequel répond n’avoir rien à se reprocher. Son concurrent brésilien, Embraer, est ravi.

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Nouveaux défis pour l'avocate du CH!

Cette avocate vient d’être promue vice-présidente exécutive, affaires commerciales et corporatives du Club de hockey Canadien, Centre Bell et Evenko... Diplômée de la Faculté de droit de l'Université d'Ottawa, l’avocate est également titulaire d'une maîtrise en administration des affaires (EMBA) McGill-HEC Montréal obtenue en 2015. Lire l'article complet: Droit-Inc, le 22 decembre, 2016 

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Pourquoi les manufacturiers doivent augmenter leur productivité de 5 % par année

«C’est extrêmement ambitieux, il faut en être conscient. Electricity symbols ks2 Mais je pose la question : avons-nous le choix ?» demande le patron des MEQ dans un entretien avec Les Affaires. Saibal Ray, vice-doyen de la Faculté de gestion Desautels à l’Université McGill, est aussi sceptique quant à la possibilité que l’industrie québécoise puisse accroître sa productivité de 5 % par année pendant 10 ans. Electricity outage sacramento Malgré tout, il ne croit pas la chose irréalisable.

Published on : 09 Jan 2017