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“Big Data” study discovers earliest sign of Alzheimer’s development

Research underlines importance of computational power in future neurological breakthrough Scientists at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital have used a powerful tool to better understand the progression of late-onset Alzheimer’s disease (LOAD), identifying its first physiological signs.

Published on : 11 Jul 2016

Farming camp at Macdonald campus could cultivate love of agriculture

Montreal Gazette | July 6, 2016 by: Victor Schukov A friend realized his life’s dream through one of the generous programs offered by the MacDonald campus of McGill University in Saint Anne-de-Bellevue. Read the full story here.

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Published on : 11 Jul 2016

Apa yang bisa dilakukan jika Anda tak lagi staf favorit bos?

Karl Moore tak bisa melupakan saat-saat ketika disingkirkan oleh bosnya ketika sang bos memasukkan orang baru. Sebelum orang baru ini masuk, Moore yang bekerja sebagai manajer di kantor IBM di Toronto, Kanada, adalah bagian dari 'kelompok elite' yang sangat dekat dengan bos. Tapi orang baru ini langsung menjadi bawahan favorit dan Moore langsung terlempar. "Ibaratnya masuk ke kursi cadangan," ungkap Moore. "Ini jelas bukan pengalaman yang mengenakkan," kata Moore yang sekarang adalah guru besar di Fakultas Manajemen di Universitas McGill.

Published on : 07 Jul 2016

Le pari gagné de Serge Postigo

À la fin de Mary Poppins, les chanteurs entonnent en chœur: «Si vous visez la Lune, vous n’aurez que la Lune; Mais visez le firmament: Vous obtiendrez les étoiles et la Lune en même temps!» Cette phrase fait l’éloge de l’ambition. Pourquoi viser petit quand on peut viser grand? Pourquoi viser bas quand on peut viser haut? Serge Postigo, qui signe la traduction, l’adaptation et la mise en scène deMary Poppins, ne se contente jamais de viser la moyenne.

Published on : 07 Jul 2016

A look into challenges faced by women in Korogocho, Kenya

What happens when mothers from an informal urban settlement are asked to take photos that answer these questions:

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Published on : 07 Jul 2016

Building Bike Lanes Could Slow Climate Change, New Research Finds

Momentum Mag | July 5, 2016 by: Hilary Angus New research presented by scientists at McGill University suggests that the construction of safe bike infrastructure could significantly reduce vehicle tailpipe emissions by offering potential motorists an attractive alternative to getting in their cars.  Read the full story here.

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Published on : 07 Jul 2016

Dr. Annmarie Adams appointed Chair of the Department of Social Studies of Medicine

Announced 7 July 2016 by Dr. David Eidelman, Vice-Principal (Health Affairs) and Dean, and Dr. Mara Ludwig, Vice-Dean (Academic Affairs), of the Faculty of Medicinehttp://publications.mcgill.ca/medenews/2016/07/07/dr-annmarie-adams-appointed-chair-of-the-department-of-social-studies-of-medicine/

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Published on : 07 Jul 2016

SCSD Outreach 2016 Media Coverage

Click the link below to view media coverage on SCSD clinical outreach 2016. http://publications.mcgill.ca/medenews/2016/06/29/preparing-a-new-generation-of-health-care-professionals-through-community-engagement/

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Published on : 07 Jul 2016

LISTSERV upgrade Friday, July 15

McGill's LISTSERV service will be upgraded on Friday, July 15, 2016 at approximately 9:30 am. There will be a 1-hour interruption in service, during which time communications to McGill LISTSERV lists will not be delivered. If any mail is sent to a Listserv during the upgrade it will be queued and delivered once the new server is up and running. List managers and administrators will notice a new web interface and several new features, listed below. These will be documented in the IT Knowledge Base over the coming days.

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Published on : 06 Jul 2016

Winnipeg Jets land Jamie Kompon (BEd, Physical Education, 1989) as new Assistant Coach

The NHL's Winnipeg Jets hockey team has named Education alumnus Jamie Kompon (BEd, Physical Education, 1989) as assistant coach. Previously Kompon had served as Head Coach and General Manager of the WHL's Portland Winterhawks (2014-15). Kompon's NHL experience includes stints with the LA Kings (2006-12) and Chicago Blackhawks (2012-14). In 2013 Kompon became the first NHL coach in 78 years to win back-to-back Stanley Cup titles with different teams.

Published on : 06 Jul 2016

Catering startup nourishes McGill MBA’s soul

This story is the 10th in a series that features students and graduates who are using their MBAs and EMBAs in unique fields other than the traditional ones of finance or consulting.

Published on : 06 Jul 2016

How to best manage teams at work to improve efficiency

This is Karl Moore of the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University with Talking Management for The Globe and Mail. Today I am delighted to be in Vancouver with a former colleague from McGill who is now at INSEAD, Mark Mortensen. Read full transcript: The Globe and Mail, July 4, 2016 

Published on : 06 Jul 2016

We never see Trump or Brexit coming because we drown in data and biases

Markets were sent reeling after Britain’s unexpected vote to leave the European Union. Less discussed in the analysis that followed this result was what lessons we can all take from our collective failure to predict it. The Brexit shock is a perfect instance of two crucial decision-making failure modes: overreliance on data and the presence of biases. ...Mike Ross and Davide Pisanu are co-founders and Blanche Ajarrista is an analyst at Montreal-based boutique consulting firm Juniper.

Published on : 06 Jul 2016

EXplorance Announces Three Executive Appointments to Further Growth

eXplorance, the leading provider of Learning Experience Management solutions, is pleased to announce the appointment of three new members to its executive team, cementing its commitment to continuous improvement and growth. Marc Lamy joins eXplorance as Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Charles Assaf as Chief Revenue Officer (CRO) and Dr. Yeona Jang as Executive VP, Strategic Initiatives Office (SIO).

Published on : 06 Jul 2016

2017 Acta Materialia Gold Medal Award - Emeritus Prof. John J. Jonas

Emeritus Prof. John J. Jonas - Winner of the 2017 Acta Materialia Gold Medal Award Congratulations to Prof. Jonas on receiving this award in recognition of research contributions and leadership in materials science.   The presentation of this award will take place during the TMS Spring Meeting to be held in San Diego from 26th February – 2nd March 2017.

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Published on : 06 Jul 2016