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Why Retailers Should Be Planning Their Tech Tools for 2017's Holiday Season

The holidays are in full-swing, and retailers are working through what is projected to be a highly profitable season. The National Retail Federation expects sales in November and December to increase 3.6 percent to $655.8 billion, up from $632.8 billion last year. An improving economy spells good news for retailers – so long as they have the labor needed to take full advantage. Read full article: Workforce Management, December 19, 2016

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Published on : 06 Jan 2017

Heike Birlenbach Will Become New Head Of Sales For The Hub Airlines Of The Lufthansa Group

The Lufthansa Group has appointed Heike Birlenbach (50) as the new Senior Vice President Sales Lufthansa Hub Airlines and Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) Hub Frankfurt. She will succeed Jens Bischof, who has been appointed to the position of Managing Director of the airline SunExpress, effective 1 January 2017. SunExpress is a joint venture between Lufthansa and Turkish Airlines.

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Published on : 06 Jan 2017

Business schools heed the call for more data-literate graduates

Deloitte Analytics and other companies have been pushing Canadian universities for years to produce more data-literate graduates to fill their talent needs. Their efforts appear to be paying off, with business schools ramping up their offerings in data analytics. In the Desautels MBA with a concentration in analytics, students take a five-course concentration that involves three sides: descriptive, predictive and a prescriptive.

Published on : 06 Jan 2017

Whither MBAs? Rigour, relevance and results

An MBA has always been a sought-after qualification among managers. It has been hailed as a competency builder on one hand and hacked as a money spinner for mushrooming institutions.  I read with interest the constructively critical insights by Dr. Rakesh Khurana on elite Harvard MBA. It reminded me of Henry Mintzberg, the veteran management thinker who was also critical about the typical MBAs on offer.   Read full article: Daily Financial Times, December 19, 2016 

Published on : 06 Jan 2017

McGill Education alumnus John Parisella (MA’71, DipEd’73) named to Order of Canada

Alumnus of McGill's Faculty of Education John Parisella (MA’71, DipEd’73) received the Order of Canada last week for his “social, political, diplomatic and academic engagement and for his dedication to major governance issues." The Order of Canada is the nation's second highest civilian honour within the country's system of honours.

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Published on : 06 Jan 2017

Mark Michaud Commended by the Quebec Government

Mark Michaud, MBA'14, Director of Administration, recently received a commendation letter from the Ministry of Education’s Director General of University Affairs, Jean-François Lehoux, thanking him for his outstanding contribution to the workgroup that spent over a year reviewing the academic classification system used by the Quebec Government.

Published on : 06 Jan 2017

The Next Page Magzine: 2017 Issue 1

Learn. Connect. Fulfill. At the School of Continuing Studies, we’re working to anticipate and respond to the educational needs of our learners. In this issue of the McGill SCS Magazine, we’ll show you how. Read more on The Next Page.

Published on : 05 Jan 2017

Lack of joy from music linked to brain disconnection

Have you ever met someone who just wasn’t into music? They may have a condition called specific musical anhedonia, which affects three-to-five per cent of the population. Researchers at the University of Barcelona and the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital of McGill University have discovered that people with this condition showed reduced functional connectivity between cortical regions responsible for processing sound and subcortical regions related to reward.

Published on : 04 Jan 2017

When's the next Mac Campus shuttle?

If you ride the inter-campus shuttle bus, you have to check out the Shuttle Bus Tracker. It's a mobile-friendly website that uses Google Maps to show the location and speed of each bus along its route. So simple to use -- just point your browser to http://shuttle.mcgill.ca. Click the colorful icons to see how fast the nearest bus is approaching. This year the tracker has been updated for greater reliability and more precise data.

Published on : 03 Jan 2017

Schulich School of Music and the Canadian Opera Company Orchestra Academy

The Schulich School of Music at McGill University is now one of the Canadian Opera Company Orchestra Academy’s collaborating organizations, joining founding participants The Glenn Gould School at the Royal Conservatory of Music and the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Music. This unique program  returns for its fourth year of three-week intensive training beginning on January 8, 2017.

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Published on : 03 Jan 2017

Le Bourdais, Céline, Sung-Hee Jeon, Shelley Clark and Évelyne Lapierre-Adamcyk. 2016. “Impact of Conjugal Separation on Women’s Income in Canada – Does the Type of Union Matter?” Demographic Research 35(50): 1489-1522.

Le Bourdais, Céline, Sung-Hee Jeon, Shelley Clark and Évelyne Lapierre-Adamcyk. 2016. “Impact of Conjugal Separation on Women’s Income in Canada – Does the Type of Union Matter?” Demographic Research 35(50): 1489-1522. Abstract Background: After conjugal unions end, women frequently experience sharp declines in their economic status. The severity of this decline may depend on whether they were in a marital or a cohabiting union and may change over time.

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Published on : 02 Jan 2017

Lozano, Mariona, Dana Hamplová and Céline Le Bourdais. 2016. “Non-Standard Work Schedules, Gender, and Parental Stress.” Demographic Research 34(9): 259-284.

Lozano, Mariona, Dana Hamplová and Céline Le Bourdais. 2016. “Non-Standard Work Schedules, Gender, and Parental Stress.” Demographic Research 34(9): 259-284.

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Published on : 02 Jan 2017

Mittermaier and Moores secure funding for two major instruments via CFI-John R. Evans Leaders Fund

Prof. Tony Mittermaier was awarded a CFI-John R. Evans Leaders Fund to acquire a 800 MHz nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) magnet. Most human diseases are caused by malfunctions in the fundamental molecules of life: proteins, DNA, and RNA. Studying the structure and flexibility of the molecules at the atomic level therefore helps us to understand diseases and find cures, much in the same way that the blueprint of an engine can help us to fix it when it is broken.

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Published on : 24 Dec 2016

Janine Mauzeroll becomes Technical Editor for Journal of The Electrochemical Society

ECS recently announced the appointment of Janine Mauzeroll to the position of Technical Editor for the Organic & Bioelectrochemistry area for the Journal of The Electrochemical Society (JES). Read more about Dr. Mauzeroll’s research areas and her plans for growing this area of JES.

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Published on : 22 Dec 2016

Breakthrough in MS treatment

Drug shown to reduce new attacks/symptom progression in some patients In separate clinical trials, a drug called ocrelizumab has been shown to reduce new attacks in patients with relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis (MS), and new symptom progression in primary progressive MS.

Published on : 22 Dec 2016