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Connectivity is more than a smartphone and online access

A recent article in Graphic Arts makes the point that the word “connectivity” brings to mind images of smartphones and online transactions, but that according to Desautels Professor Henry Mintzberg, net-based communications do a poor job of building real interpersonal relationships.

Published on : 18 May 2017

AMT rejects Bombardier bid for new train cars, goes with Chinese firm

At one point, Bombardier would have been a shoo-in for the contract to build new commuter-train cars for Montreal’s Agence Métropolitaine de Transport, but not this time. Instead, the contract is going to the China Railway Rolling Stock Corporation, which bid at $69 million, compared to Bombardier’s $103 million — and boasts a wait of six-months less for the new cars.

Published on : 18 May 2017

Brightly-lit Jacques-Cartier Bridge ideal for the Instagram age

A Montreal Gazette op-ed co-authored by Just For Laughs co-founder (and Desautels Global Expert) Andy Nulman (BCom'83) makes the case that the new lights on the Jacques-Cartier Bridge, which were switched on for the first time on May 17th for Montreal’s 375th birthday, will help remake the bridge as a city landmark on par with the Eiffel Tower or the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

Published on : 18 May 2017

Prof. Robert Mellin elected President of RCA

Prof. Robert Mellin has been elected President of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts. The RCA is an honorary organization of established professional artists and designers from all regions of Canada. Members practice in more than thirty visual arts disciplines including but not limited to painting, print-making, architecture, sculpture, design, photography, ceramics, film, video, and digital art.

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Published on : 18 May 2017

McGill Library & Archives awards the inaugural Computational Research Fellowship to Rajat Bhateja

McGill University Library and Archives is delighted to announce the recipient of the inaugural Computational Research Fellowship.

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Published on : 18 May 2017

McGill Password change required again for targeted users

Targeted users may receive an email from IT Announcements, advising them to change their McGill Password again by May 24th, 2017. This requirement applies to individuals whose current password is identical to the one they had before the mandatory password change in March 2017. If you receive an email notification to this effect, please follow the instructions provided in the email and choose a new McGill Password that is distinctly different from any you have used previously.

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Published on : 17 May 2017

Andrea Courey talks about granola, entrepreneurship and compassion

Andrea Courey (BCom’82) was newly divorced, with three kids to feed and no money in the bank when she started Grandma Emily’s Granola. She credits her BCom education with giving her the tools she needed to get through the early days of her business, but notes that real-world experience is a very different thing than classroom knowledge.

Published on : 17 May 2017

Gender bias hits male managers in female-stereotyped jobs

A new study co-authored by Desautels Professor Laura Doering looks at the role gender played in missed payments at a microfinance bank. What the authors discovered was that clients who associated their bank manager’s job as a “female” role were more likely to miss payments. In a wider sense, male managers tend to enjoy less authority when filling a job that was previously done by a woman.

Published on : 17 May 2017

Worried about job automation? Not so fast…

Dire predictions about the impending robot-worker invasion abound. It seems like every day, academics and other thought-leaders trot out statistics about how many jobs are going to be vaporized by technology. Well, new research from the Information Technology & Innovation Foundation suggests otherwise. While not all jobs are safe, there are many tasks that robots just can’t do — and technology also creates jobs, though admittedly not as many as it eliminates.

Published on : 17 May 2017

2016-17 Desautels Teaching Awards

Congratulations to Professor Juan Serpa and Professor Sujata Madan who have been selected as the recipients of the 2016-17 Desautels Faculty Teaching Award for Undergraduate and Graduate teaching, respectively. 

Published on : 17 May 2017

Vrinda Narain awarded the 2017 Gonthier Fellowship

Professor Vrinda Narain is the recipient of the Canadian Institute for the Administration of Justice’s 2017 Charles D. Gonthier Research Fellowship. She will present results of her research project entitled “Difference and Inclusion: Reframing Multiculturalism and Reasonable Accommodation” at CIAJ’s Annual Conference on diversity this fall.

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Published on : 17 May 2017

FRSQ Competition results 2017-2018

Congratulations to the FRSQ Competition 2017-2018 winners! Chercheurs-bousiers Dr. Xiangfei Meng Dr. Jamie Near Dr. Brett Thombs Chercheurs-bousiers cliniciens Dr. Michael Bodnar Dr. Eduardo Chachamovich Dr. Tuong-Vi Nguyen Dr. Soham Rej Dr. Pedro Rosa-Neto

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Published on : 17 May 2017

CIHR Fall 2016 Project Grant and Bridge Grant results

Congratulations to the CIHR 2016 Project Grant and Bridge Grant winners!

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Published on : 17 May 2017

Omar Toulan appointed to Editorial Review Board of AMR

Omar Toulan, Associate Professor in Strategy & Organization was recently appointed to the Editorial Review Board of Academy of Management Review (AMR), one of the top ten most influential and frequently cited management journals.

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Published on : 17 May 2017