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The Faculty of Education is pleased to announce that Professor Jeffrey Derevensky, of our Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology, has received the prestigious James McGill Professor award.
Dr. Anoop Kumar (IMHL’15) has published a new book, Michelanglo’s Medicine: how redefining the human body will transform health and healthcare. The book offers a refreshing look at the human body not just as a bunch of organs, but rather as “a masterpiece, waiting to be discovered.” Dr. Kumar proposes a new approach based on his experiences as an ER doctor, as well as the eastern philosophies he grew up with.
A City of Montreal project concrete pour on Friday, April 7 will have approximately twelve trucks accessing McTavish through the alley behind the Bronfman Building. As a result, the pedestrian access across McTavish at Bookstore/McLennan-Redpath Complex crossing point will be blocked off. A detour will be in place for approximately one week starting from April 7. The detour will have people walking up to Sherbrooke before gaining access to the east or west sidewalk on McTavish. Please view the image for clarification.
The following branches will provide 24-hour access for study for McGill users over the Easter weekend (Friday, April 14 through Monday, April 17): Humanities and Social Sciences Library Schulich Library of Physical Sciences, Life Sciences, and Engineering Nahum Gelber Law Library
McGill University’s Macdonald campus in Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue received some good news last Friday when the Quebec government made two funding announcements that will help boost the Faculty of Agricultural Environmental Sciences. Read more in The Gazette
Congratulations to M.Sc. candidate Émile Brisson-Curadeau (Supervisor: Prof. Kyle Elliott, NRS) for capturing second place in "NSERC -" Science, action!" competition contest for "La sentinelle des mers". ABOUT ÉMILE
West Vancouver-based PNG Gold has announced the appointment of Wesley Marstaller (BCom'05) as Executive Vice President of the corporation. Before coming on board at PNG Gold, Mr. Marstaller served in several capacities at the Macquarie Group, then as COO of the Rennie Group. PNG Gold CEO Greg Clarkes praises Mr. Marstaller, saying that his expertise will help with “building the management group necessary to achieve the Company’s near and long term goals.” PNG Gold is a mining company specialized in gold exploration in Papua New Guinea.
Are we good, or are we lucky? On Thursday, February 9th and Friday, February 10, 2017, the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada (MISC) held its 22nd annual conference on the theme of immigration and multiculturalism in celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary. Government officials, journalists and scholars from various fields were brought together to explore whether Canada is indeed unique and if so, whether this is a matter of history, geography, or circumstance, or because there is something exceptional in our policies, institutions, or character.
Bombardier’s recent executive pay raises have caused heavy public criticism in the face of recent cash injections from the federal and Quebec governments. In an interview on BNN, Desautels Professor Karl Moore states that some of the outrage is misguided, since so many of the execs joined Bombardier partway through the year, which skews the numbers.
A recent Forbes book review delves into James Rickards’ The Road to Ruin: The Global Elites’ Secret Plan For The Next Financial Crisis, which makes the case that there is a big-ticket financial collapse coming, one that dwarfs the 2008 recession. Rickards lays much of the blame on macroeconomics, drawing a parallel between it and astrology.
In a recent piece for the Harvard Business Review, Desautels Professor Henry Mintzberg takes aim at US President Trump’s attempts to run the United States like a business, then demolishes them. Professor Mintzberg questions the wisdom of trying to marry such disparate systems — after all, business has a very simple, measureable yardstick in the form of profit, which makes it a poor model for governing.
The International Higher Education (IHE), a quarterly journal published by the Boston College Center for International Higher Education, published a French edition for the first time in January 2017.