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ASM Student Night - Poster Competition - 2015

Congratulations to our graduate students on their recent awards at the ASM student night poster competition.   Pryidarshi Behera - ASM Special Award Clod Aranas - People’s Choice Award Hanqing Che - First Place in PhD Category      

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Published on : 19 Feb 2015

Issue with off-campus users requesting items for pickup, delivery or scanning from WorldCat Local

Off-campus users are currently not able to use the Request button in WorldCat Local to request pickup, delivery, or scanning for items held by the McGill Library. We are investigating the issue and will report back as the situation develops. In the meantime, off-campus users can use the Classic Catalogue to look up and request these items.

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Published on : 19 Feb 2015

NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Awards deadline is March 12

On behalf of Professor Julie Côté, Associate Dean, Research and Graduate Studies: "To all Faculty of Education undergraduate students, Applications are welcome to hold a 16-week Undergraduate Student Research Award (USRA) from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Council of Canada (NSERC) in one of the following laboratories (refer to each professor’s website for more information on the research that the award winner may participate in as part of the USRA):

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Published on : 19 Feb 2015

Grant to bolster MJE, explains Professor Strong-Wilson

A new SSHRC grant will boost the Faculty of Education’s venerated McGill Journal of Education, strengthening the peer-reviewed journal’s commitment to the open access movement. The McGill Journal of Education (MJE),  which will celebrate its 50th anniversary this year, will utilize funding from this federal program to help increase and diversify their online presence in the changing world of academic publishing.

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Published on : 18 Feb 2015

Prof. Biella Coleman's "Hacker, Hoaxer, Whistleblower, Spy: The Many Faces of Anonymous" - Kirkus Best Current Affairs Books 2014

Professor Biella Coleman's book "Hacker, Hoaxer, Whistleblower, Spy: The Many Faces of Anonymous" (Verso, 2014) was listed by Kirkus Reviews under "Best Current Affair Books of 2014" in their yearly book review list. Read the full review of the book here. 

Published on : 18 Feb 2015

Violist Marina Thibeault wins McGill Concerto Competition for Strings.

The String Area Winner of the McGill concerto competition is violist Marina Thibault, a student of André Roy.  In the competition she performed the Schnittke Viola Concerto. The other finalists were Veronika Cherniak, student of Andrew Wan; Elizabeth Skinner, student of Axel Strauss; Maïthéna Thibault, student of Andrew Wan.  Congratulations to all who participated.

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Published on : 17 Feb 2015

Talks with MCLIU course lecturers and instructors now in arbitration

On February 3rd and 4th, at the union’s request, negotiations were held in the presence of a government appointed arbitrator.  At these last two bargaining sessions, the parties discussed monetary matters.  At the February 4th meeting, the union rejected the University’s proposal to increase on January 1st of this year the value of a “standard” contract (39 contract hours) from $7,200

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Published on : 17 Feb 2015

Meeting with SEU (facilities) focuses on wages

At the February 4 session with SEU (facilities), the parties started discussing how to approach negotiating wages. The university accepted to present a detailed proposal on what the approach would resemble at the next meeting, set for February 10. 

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Published on : 17 Feb 2015

Talks with SEU (trades) focus on work-life balance

At the February 3 session with SEU trades, the parties pursued their discussion of temporary alternative work arrangements (TAWA), more particularly as it relates to work-life balance.  The union agreed to present a written counter-proposal on this matter at the next meeting, set for March 11.

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Published on : 17 Feb 2015

Discussions with AGSEM TAs on discrimination and harassment

At the February 2 session with AGSEM TAs, the university proposed an amendment to the clause on discrimination and harassment, in response to the union’s concerns about having information on all possible recourses at their disposal in such circumstances.  The parties were unable to reach an agreement.

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Published on : 17 Feb 2015

Discussions continue with AMUSE floor fellows on ‘purpose of the agreement’

At the January 23 session with AMUSE floor fellows, the parties discussed the inclusion in the collective agreement of descriptions of roles and responsibilities and values. More specifically, the union wants the focus to be on harm reduction and anti-oppression as key issues they must deal with in their work.

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Published on : 17 Feb 2015

New funding for biosensor research

Prof Xinyu Liu is one of 10 McGill researchers to receive a 2015 NSERC Strategic Project Grant. His proposal, entitled "Paper-based microfluidic devices intergrating inGaN/GaN semiconductor microtubes for ultrasensitive detection of disease markers," has been awarded $394,300 to investigate portable, ultrasensitive biosensors that can quickly detect disease markers.

Published on : 16 Feb 2015

Pierre Beaudoin steps down as chief in dramatic Bombardier shakeup

In a dramatic shakeup at family controlled Bombardier Inc., Pierre Beaudoin is stepping down as president and chief executive officer while his father, Laurent, is retiring as chairman and there are plans afoot for the possible sale of some business units. Former United Technologies Corp. executive Alain Bellemare is set to replace Pierre Beaudoin – who held the CEO position for 6 1/2 years – on Friday and Pierre Beaudoin will become executive chairman of Bombardier.  

Published on : 16 Feb 2015

Managing the family firm: Evidence from CEOs at work

The exceptional economic success of many European countries in the post-War period was characterised by the wide presence of family firms across the Continent. Particularly, in countries like Germany and Italy, family ownership came to be seen as the best guarantee of economic and social development. However, the consensus that family firms are good for growth has come under scrutiny in recent years.

Published on : 16 Feb 2015

Professor Sujata Madan, McGill University

Written by Professor Sujata Madan Career Change – How can an MBA help? There are generally two types of career change sought out by MBAs—a complete switch of role and industry, or a move within the same field.

Published on : 16 Feb 2015