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Social value and content value in social media: Two paths to psychological well-being

Authors: Jiao, Y., Jo, M.S., Sarigollu, E. Publication: Journal of Organizational Computing and Electronic Commerce  Abstract: 

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Published on : 10 Feb 2017

Special Section Introduction—Online Community as Space for Knowledge Flows

Authors: Faraj, S., Krogh, G., Monteiro, E., Lakhani, K.R. Publication: Information Systems Research  Abstract: 

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Published on : 10 Feb 2017

When statistics lie: politics and the US education system

For 2014-15, the graduation rate from US high schools hit a record 83%. As far as statistics go, that’s one that anyone would love, but there’s more going on than you’d think — and, according to Professor Reuven Brenner, politicians and bureaucracies can make a statistic say nearly anything.

Published on : 10 Feb 2017

AMUSE Floor Fellows: Negotiation Update

On February 9, following the filing of a request for an injunction by AMUSE / Floor Fellows, McGill and the Union appeared in Quebec Superior Court. The injunction, as requested by AMUSE / Floor Fellows, would have required McGill to immediately begin paying an hourly wage to Floor Fellows in addition to the free room and board which they currently receive. This request was denied by the Court. Another hearing date has been scheduled on May 5, 2017 to weigh the merits of the case more fully.

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Published on : 10 Feb 2017

Graduate student makes a video for the 2017 NSERC Science, Action! competition

Graduate student Bryan Lee from Dr. Ariya  group has submitted a video for the 2017 NSERC Science, Action! competition. His video is titled “Mercury on the Move”, which briefly speaks on the impact of mercury pollution in the environment to the public. His video is live on YouTube now, which can be found here.

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Published on : 09 Feb 2017

Security warning: Spam with possible malicious attachment "Past Due Invoice"

A fraudulent email containing a possibly malicious attachment has been reported with the subject line "Past Due Invoice".  A sample of one of the emails is shown below.

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Published on : 09 Feb 2017

How business can adapt to the new political realities in 2017

An uncertain business environment and the appeal of leaders such as Donald Trump provide a challenge to the consensus that has existed around leadership styles in recent years. Those at the top need to be able to adapt, as Nick Martindale reports

Published on : 09 Feb 2017

How good marketing can make social responsibility profitable

According to a new study in the Journal of Marketing, strong marketing can help a company maximize the benefits of social responsibility. The study’s authors, Desautels Associate Professor Saurabh Mishra and Sachin Modi from Iowa State University, analysed corporate social responsibility (CSR) actions across six categories: environment, products, diversity, corporate governance, employees and community.

Published on : 09 Feb 2017

Ottawa gives Bombardier a $372.5-million helping hand

Bombardier has been asking Ottawa for a billion dollars since 2015, and the Feds have finally stepped up to plate — with $372.5 million in interest-free loans. The money will go towards the company’s CSeries and Global 7000 business jets.

Published on : 09 Feb 2017

Peroxisomes: the hybrid organelle

A Q and A with Heidi McBride Like the human body itself, cells have structures within them that perform special tasks. These cellular structures are called organelles, and discovering more about organelles is key to unlocking the reasons why certain cells misbehave, causing diseases such as Parkinson’s, for example.

Published on : 09 Feb 2017

AMUSE Floor Fellows: Negotiation Update

On February 6, representatives of the Union and McGill met in the presence of the Arbitrator appointed by the Ministry of Labour, to establish their positions and discuss next steps for negotiations on a first collective agreement. This meeting was held following McGill’s decision not to endorse an agreement that includes both free room & board and wages for work performed.

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Published on : 08 Feb 2017

Hank Knox on Barthold Kuijken

(Blog post by Chris Maskell) The McGill Baroque Orchestra will feature guest conductor Barthold Kuijken in concert this Friday, February 10, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. in Redpath Hall.  Tickets are available for purchase here.

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Published on : 08 Feb 2017

McGill IT Security Awareness: “Data Retention” – this week’s featured module

The SANS Video Library, a course offering in the McGill IT Security Awareness Training program, includes a set of short videos, newsletters, and links to resources concerning IT Security.   Check out this week’s featured module: “Data Retention”.  Already registered? Access the SANS Video library.

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Published on : 08 Feb 2017

2017 Juno Nominees Announced

The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) has  announced the nominees for the 46th Annual JUNO Awards and this year Schulich faculty, alumni and former faculty are well-represented in the lists of finalists. Here below is a comprehensive list of those nominees with ties to the school.  JUNO Week 2017 will be hosted in Ottawa from March 27 through April 2, 2017, and a live broadcast of The 2017 JUNO Awards will air on CTV and CTV GO on Sunday, April 2 from the Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa.  Congratulations to all nominees. 

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Published on : 08 Feb 2017

Exotic Interest Rate Swaps: Snowballs in Portugal

Authors: Vallee, B.,  Augustin, P.,  Rich, P. Publications: Harvard Business Publishing  Abstract:

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Published on : 08 Feb 2017