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Macdonald Hwy 20 Bridge completely closed Friday night to Saturday morning

The Transport Ministry has advised that the Macdonald Hwy 20 Bridge will be completely closed overnight, from Friday, Nov 25 -11:00 pm to Saturday, Nov 26 - 4:30 am, in order to continue the repair work on the bridge. Road users are invited to take a marked detour (via the Boulevard des Anciens-Combattants). Note that this closure may be delayed due to unfavorable weather conditions or operational constraints.

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Published on : 25 Nov 2016

Compositional Collaboration between the OSM and the Schulich School of Music.

When Schulich School of Music composition students write pieces for orchestra it may be that they dream of their works someday being performed by the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal, with all the finesse and polish that a world-class orchestra brings to contemporary music.   For three students, Doyoon Kim, Francisco Ferro and Xue Han, this was exactly what happened, when on November 10th, the OSM, conducted by Maestro Adam Johnson, premiered their works in Pollack Hall.  As part of thi

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Published on : 25 Nov 2016

Geneviève Saumier receives Paul-André-Crépeau Medal

The Faculty of Law is pleased to announce that the Canadian Bar Association, Quebec Branch (CBA-Quebec), has awarded the Paul-André-Crépeau Medal to Professor Geneviève Saumier, who holds the Peter M. Laing Chair.

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Published on : 25 Nov 2016

Saturday, November 26: Schulich Library - temperature fluctuation

On  Saturday, November 26 from 3am to 5pm, Facilities will be performing renovation work that will affect temperatures in the Schulich Library of Physical Sciences, Life Sciences and Engineering. The steam distribution system in the Macdonald-Stewart Library Building (Schulich Library) will be shut down in order to fix six leaks before the winter season sets in. As a result, library users may experience colder than normal temperatures. Spaces will be open for study but users should dress accordingly. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

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Published on : 24 Nov 2016

Money coming to the Auclair Lab from the other end of the world!

Professor Auclair was recently awarded funding from the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) of Australia. The two co-applicants involved in this application, Prof. Auclair and Prof. K. J. Saliba from The Australian National University, will  share approximately $185,000 per year for 3 years to work on "Understanding and targeting coenzyme A biosynthesis and utilization in Plasmodium falciparum".

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Published on : 24 Nov 2016

Anti-Phishing Program

Beginning November 23rd 2016, an automated email will be sent out whenever a change is made to sensitive data in your McGill record, including: SIN, Minerva PIN or Security Question, address, telephone number, payroll or student-related bank account information. Read More.

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Published on : 24 Nov 2016

High school teacher Christopher Alfano (PhD, Education, 2009) receives Governor General Award for Meritorious Service

High school teacher and McGill Education alumnus Christopher Alfano (PhD 2009) has been named as the winner of the Meritorious Service Medal, awarded by David Johns

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Published on : 24 Nov 2016

Entrepreneurs, les eMBA ne sont pas réservés au top management!

Pascal Lépine, fondateur d’Atypic (eMBA McGill-HEC Montréal 2012) : « Le programme m’a permis d’utiliser ma propre entreprise comme étude de cas »

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Published on : 24 Nov 2016

Dec 3: 2017 Hult Prize @ McGill

On Saturday, Dec. 3, McGill will be hosting the Hult Prize @ McGill — the university-level competition for the prestigious Hult Prize. The Hult Prize is a social entrepreneurship challenge that invites student teams to solve some of the world’s toughest challenges, affording them a chance to win $1,000,000 in seed funding. Winners from the University will go on to represent McGill at the regional competitions in March 2017.

Published on : 24 Nov 2016

The Rest Of The World Couldn't Vote, But We Can Act

We in Canada, along with many other people around the world, did not get to vote in the recent American election -- yet we are meant to suffer the international consequences of it. Shall we sit back, as usual, and watch events unfold, including the possibly catastrophic effects of climate change left unchecked? Henry Mintzberg is Cleghorn Professor of Management Studies at McGill University in Montreal and the author of Rebalancing Society... radical renewal beyond left, right and centre.

Published on : 24 Nov 2016

Canada’s 100 Most Powerful Women 2016: Scotiabank Corporate Executives Awards

Ellen Moore President & CEO Chubb Insurance Company of Canada

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Published on : 24 Nov 2016

Canadian Perspectives on Hedge Funds in 2016

Jean-François Papillon: I have been a Wealth Advisor and Portfolio Manager with the Roux Papillon Blais team at BMO Nesbitt Burns for 15 years. I have a civil engineering background and hold an MBA from McGill University. I earned the CFA designation in 2005. I have used hedge funds for approximately eight years. The reason is simple: they represent a diversification tool with little correlation to the other investment categories in my portfolio. I was seeking to reduce the overall volatility of my portfolio without compromising its performance.

Published on : 24 Nov 2016

A Montreal startup provides a smoothie solution

It’s still early days for UGo, a fledgling Montreal company that has developed a self-cleaning smoothie machine, but co-founders Morgan Abraham and Mitch Schwartz have big dreams. “Down the road, I see us as a wellness company, not just a smoothie company,” said Abraham, 29, a Boston native who studied engineering at McGill University and returned to Montreal post-graduation to give his business idea a shot. Read full article: Montreal Gazette, November 21, 2016 

Published on : 24 Nov 2016

« Les avocats ont un cerveau différent »

...Le fait est que ça ne suffit pas de connaître seulement la loi : il faut avoir des connaissances en gestion, en relations interpersonnelles, mais les Facs de droit continuent d’enseigner ce qui était utile voici 25 ans. Il faut que ça change. Le spécialiste de la gestion de l’Université McGill, Harry Mintzberg, l’a écrit : le monde a besoin de gestionnaires, pas de détenteurs de MBA. C’est la même chose en droit : il faut des avocats bien formés, pas seulement des juristes.

Published on : 24 Nov 2016

How to attract top talent to engineering

...Sexism plays a role. Professor Brian Rubineau of McGill University in Canada conducted a long-term study of 700 female engineering students. The survey included voluntary diary entries to log their experiences. Professor Rubineau concludes: “Many of the women in our study experienced blatant gender bias in their project teams and internships. Much of the hands-on aspects of engineering are treated as men’s work, with women relegated to more secretarial duties.”

Published on : 24 Nov 2016