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DISE PhD candidate Rachel Zellars receives McGill Equity and Community Building Award

Rachel Zellars, PhD candidate in the Department of Integrated Studies in Education, has received the McGill Equity and Community Building Award for students. 

Published on : 09 May 2016

Multiple Science Prizes Received by Raphael Hotter, with Mentoring from Head of Cyclotron Unit at BIC

Congratulation to teenage sensation Raphael Hotter for winning the Montreal Neurological Institute Award, the Order of Chemistry Award, and the Highest Distinction Award at a Montreal regional science fair, with a PET-Radiochemistry project mentored with Dr. Gassan Massarweh, Head of Cyclotron at the BIC. This was one of fifteen projects chosen to represent Montreal at the upcoming provincial fair this Spring.

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Published on : 09 May 2016

Dobson Cup 2016 Winners Announced

Dear 2016 McGill Dobson Cup Participants, Judge-Mentors, and Supporters,  We're excited to announce the winners of the 2016 McGill Dobson Cup! Congratulations to all of the winning teams. Many thanks to everyone who participated. We would also like to thank all of the Pitch Phase and Finalist judge-mentors, and volunteers who contributed towards making this year's startup competition a resounding success!

Published on : 09 May 2016

Rèquiem pels plans estratègics

El 3 de febrer passat, Gas Natural Fenosa va presentar els resultats de l'exercici 2015 i va aprofitar per fer balanç del pla estratègic 2013-2015 en uns termes molt satisfactoris per l'assoliment dels objectius marcats. Tanmateix, la reacció dels mercats va ser negativa i els dies successius el preu de les accions va anar a la baixa. Hi va contribuir l'anunci de l'ajornament de la presentació del nou pla estratègic a causa de la volatilitat dels preus energètics, segons va dir el conseller delegat de Gas Natural Fenosa, Rafael Villaseca.

Published on : 09 May 2016

Gene mutations shown to cause form of HSP

Scientists at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital (MNI) have identified novel gene mutations that cause hereditary spastic paraplegia (HSP), a step forward in efforts to treat this debilitating disease. It is estimated that between two and 10 people per 100,000 in the general population have HSP, a disease characterized by weakness or spasticity in the lower limbs. HSP is caused by mutations inherited from one or both parents.

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Published on : 09 May 2016

Two conducting appointments for Karl Hirzer

Artist Diploma piano student Karl Hirzer, MMus 2015, has been named resident conductor with Calgary Philharmonic and also assistant conductor to Boris Brott at the National Academy Orchestra for the summer of 2016. Karl Hirzer is a Canadian pianist and conductor from Vancouver, BC. In May of 2015, he completed his Master’s degree in piano performance  studying with Ilya Poletaev at the Schulich School of Music, where he also studied orchestral conducting with Alexis Hauser.

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Published on : 09 May 2016

Brian Rubineau Awarded SSHRC Knowledge Synthesis Grant

The proposed knowledge synthesis project will describe novel and implementable evidence based opportunities (EBOs) for promoting the participation and retention of women in STEM careers over the school-to-work transition. The project will focus on integrating scholarship and evidence regarding informal social dynamics involving peers – peer influence, social capital, and social networks – to identify these novel EBOs.

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Published on : 06 May 2016

Patrick Augustin Awarded 2016 CME Group Foundation Grant

Detecting Informed Trading in Illiquid Option Markets Researchers: Augustin, P., Grass, G., and Subrahmanyam, M. G. Summary of research project:

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Published on : 06 May 2016

McGill IT Security Awareness: SANS Video Library now available to all faculty and staff

The newest course in the McGill IT Security Awareness Training program includes a set of short videos and newsletters concerning IT Security.  Register through myCourses. 

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Published on : 06 May 2016

Transfer of International Relations Division to Provost's Office Purview

On April 21, 2016, Principal Suzanne Fortier announced that the International Relations division of the Office of the Vice-Principal of Research and International Relations will be transitioning to the purview of the Office of the Provost. The following is an excerpt of the memo that Principal Fortier addressed to the McGill University Senate. 

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Published on : 06 May 2016

Profs. Rabbat and Bouffard are ECE's newest William Dawson Scholars

On May 1st, ECE professors François Bouffard and Michael Rabbat were each appointed as William Dawson Scholars at McGill. At the same time, Prof. Zetian Mi was reappointed as a William Dawson Scholar for a second five-year term.

Published on : 06 May 2016

Why Canada should be happy with Bombardier under family control

Karl Moore is an associate professor at the Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill University, and an associate fellow at Green Templeton College, Oxford University. He is a long-time observer of the aviation industry and Bombardier. Last week was big for Bombardier and the C Series, with a major order from Delta Air Lines. The question now is whether the federal government should financially support the company.

Published on : 06 May 2016

Le sabreur Joseph Polossifakis obtient son billet pour Rio

ESCRIME. Joseph Polossifakis rêvait depuis 14 ans à une participation aux Jeux olympiques. Son souhait deviendra réalité cet été à Rio. Le sabreur a mérité sa qualification olympique en obtenant récemment une 39e place au Grand Prix de Séoul, en Corée du Sud. Au tableau des 64, Joseph Polossifakis avait cependant baissé pavillon 15-11 à son premier affrontement face au Sud-Coréen Hansol Ha. La veille, il était passé directement de la ronde des poules au tableau principal, en remportant cinq de ses six affrontements de cinq touches.

Published on : 06 May 2016

Enough Of Hockey Nightmare In Canada

Please read this one evening, during Hockey Night in America, when you have nothing to do. That no Canadian team made the playoffs this year may be a random occurrence. That none has won a Stanley Cup for 23 years is not. Something is up -- or down. All kinds of explanations have been offered: the low Canadian dollar, higher taxes, questionable management, players preferring obscurity, and so on. Don't believe any of it; they are all excuses. The fans are here, the audiences are here, the money is here, and the energy is here, or at least could be.

Published on : 06 May 2016

Creating Attractive Websites Using the WMS

The Web Services Group held a special session for WMS site managers and editors on May 5, 2016, presenting tools to create attractive websites. Did you attend? If so, complete the evaluation and provide your feedback. Couldn’t make it or missed something? Watch the recording online.  

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Published on : 05 May 2016