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Human Development Conference reviewed

by Devin Mills, Human Development, Dept. of Educational and Counselling Psychology, McGill University  Over 50 people attended the first Human Development Conference at McGill University on April 22nd. The Keynote Speaker, Dr. William Bukowski from Concordia University, gave an excellent talk on the role of friendship in the onset and further development of anxiety during adolescence. 

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Published on : 19 May 2016

Desautels Alumni Giving Back: Yalmaz Siddiqui, BCom ’92 and Senior Director of Sustainability for Office Depot

On March 17-18, 2016, Yalmaz Siddiqui, BCom '92 and Senior Director of Sustainability for Office Depot Inc. visited his alma mater to impart his knowledge and lessons learned through leading global sustainability efforts. Mr. Siddiqui spoke in several Desautels classes, providing insight on understanding the B2B Green Marketing and Purchasing Landscapeto strategies for stakeholder engagement and community consultation when introducing sustainability into operations.

Published on : 24 May 2016

ECP's Dr. Susanne Lajoie featured in promotional flyer from the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences

Dr. Susanne Lajoie’s research is featured in a flyer promoting the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences’ campaign on “Smart Ideas for a Better Tomorrow – Supporting Youth and Education.” The flyer explains that “Dr. Lajoie designs and assesses new technologies that support learning and training to solve complex real-world problems. By studying how people learn and retain information, Lajoie and her team design innovative, intelligent, computer-based learning environments for high school math and science classrooms and for university medical schools.”

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Published on : 24 May 2016

Waite, Sean and Nicole Denier. 2016. "Self-Employment among Same-Sex and Opposite-Sex Couples in Canada." Canadian Review of Sociology, 53(2): 143–175.

Waite, Sean and Nicole Denier. 2016. "Self-Employment among Same-Sex and Opposite-Sex Couples in Canada." Canadian Review of Sociology, 53(2): 143–175.Abstract

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Published on : 21 May 2016

TA and Grader positions for the Fall 2016 semester are now open

As of 17:00 on May 20th 2016, Teaching Assistant (TA) and Grader postings are open for potential qualified applicants: Teaching Assistant postings can be found at http://tabot.ece.mcgill.ca/index.php Grader postings can be found at http://tabot.ece.mcgill.ca/grader_postings.php​

Published on : 20 May 2016

Paper-based biosensor to detect HIV-hepatitis C co-infections

The research group of Prof Xinyu Liu is developing a portable, paper-based biosensor for point-of-care diagnosis of HIV and hepatitis C virus (HCV) co-infections. The research, led by graduate student Chen Zhao, has been published in the journal Biomicrofluidics.  The article has been selected as an Editor’s Pick of the journal and has been featured by Science Daily, American Institute of Physics (AIP), the Electrochemical Society and other science news websites.

Published on : 20 May 2016

Le Centre interdisciplinaire de recherche en musique, médias et technologie: à la fine pointe de la recherche entre musique, technologie et science

Par Raymond Desmarteau | francais [at] rcinet [dot] ca jeudi 19 mai, 2016

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Published on : 20 May 2016

Thinspiration from the "Biggest Loser": Social Interactions in a Weight Loss Program

Authors: Uetake, K., Yang, N. Abstract: 

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Published on : 20 May 2016

Employment Opportunity: Research Associate

Position title: Research Associate Brief description of duties:  This position, available for a period of 8 months, is to complete a research project on the effects of chiral acidic amino acids on vaterite biomineral growth.  The person accepted into this position will be expected to build upon previous work done in the lab to extend our findings that chiral amino acids exert regulatory hierarchical control over the formation of biomineralized chiral suprastructures.  

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Published on : 20 May 2016

Downtime for McGill WorldCat and McGill Full Text links, June 4-5

Due to scheduled maintenance, the following services and systems will be unavailable from June 4, 2016 at 9pm until June 5, 2016 at noon: McGill WorldCat Local catalogue McGill Full Text links We apologize for any inconvenience.

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Published on : 19 May 2016

DISE's Dr. Susan Ballinger co-edits "Peer Interaction and Second Language Learning," John Benjamin Publishing Co.

Co-edited by Dr. Susan Ballinger of our Department of Integrated Studies, Peer Interaction and Second Language Learning is now available via John Benjamin Publishing Company. The volume "represents the first collection of empirical studies focusing on peer interaction for L2 learning," states the publisher. Peer Interaction and Second Language Learning was also co-edited by Masatoshi Sato of Universidad Andres Bello.

Published on : 19 May 2016

Dr. Choudry's "Just Work? Migrant Workers’ Struggles Today" featured in LSE's Review of Books

Professor Aziz Choudry, of our Department of Integrated Studies, was recently featured in the London School of Economics and Political Science's Review of Books. Dr. Choudry recently co-edited, with Mondli Hlatshwayo, the publication Just Work? Migrant Workers’ Struggles Today. Reviewer Paul Clewett refers to the recent publication as a "fascinating read."

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Published on : 19 May 2016

KPE's Dr. Schaefer among AERA Conference award winners

Dr. Lee Schaefer, of our Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education, was the recipient of the American Educational Research Association's (AERA) Narrative Research Special Interest Groups' Award for the Most Outstanding Publication of 2016.

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Published on : 19 May 2016

Next-Gen Retirement

Authors: Vough, H., Bataille, C., Sargent, L., Lee, M. Publication: Harvard Business Review Abstract: 

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Published on : 19 May 2016