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Meet the new Artists in Residence and Art Mediator

Two new Artists in Residence, Kama La Mackerel and Lori Beavis, will be working in the Department of Integrated Studies in Education during the 2016-2017 school year. Maria Ezcurra will be returning in a new role as Art Mediator.

Published on : 16 Sep 2016

Congratulations to Professor Vedat Verter on receiving a CIHR/SSHRC Healthy and Productive Work Partnership Development Grant

Congratulations to Professor Vedat Verter (Co-investigator) on receiving a CIHR/SSHRC Healthy and Productive Work Partnership Development Grant for, Strengths-Based Nursing Management and Leadership Training with Innovative Story-sharing. This program is very competitive; of the 20 grants awarded, McGill University was granted one.

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Published on : 16 Sep 2016

Congratulations to Professor Brian Rubineau on receiving a SSHRC Partnership grant

Congratulations to Professor Brian Rubineau (Co-investigator)  on receiving a SSHRC Partnership grant for, A multi-sector partnership to investigate and develop policy and practice models to dismantle rape culture in universities, which was ranked 3rd among 16 applications.  

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Published on : 16 Sep 2016

Master of None: Wisdom of an MBA

“It is time to recognise conventional MBA programs for what they are,” says Henry Mintzberg, professor of management studies at McGill University in Montreal, and one of the four all-time gurus of strategy. “MBA programs train the wrong people in the wrong ways with the wrong consequences.  Read full article: The Australian, September 15, 2016 

Published on : 16 Sep 2016

Are American Voters Trumped Both Ways?

One of us is American and the other Canadian, one conservative, the other liberal. We live in Canada, a good vantage whence to watch the in U.S. election. Where, we wish to ask, are the good folks of America, in politics and in the population? In the population, they appear to be marginalized by a choice between one politician who is selling snake oil, 21st-century style, and another who epitomizes the establishment that many of them abhor -- business as usual.

Published on : 16 Sep 2016

RESOLVED: Problems with WorldCat and Colombo ILL search results

Update, September 23, 4:30pm: The problems with McGill holdings in WorldCat Local have been resolved. Update, September 22, 4:30pm: The problems with McGill holdings in WorldCat are arising again. We are working to resolve the issues as quickly as possible. In the interim, the Classic Catalogue can be used to find holdings information for physical items. Links for eresources are working properly.

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Published on : 16 Sep 2016

March of Dimes Canada is giv­ing away cus­tomized tablets to help peo­ple with dis­abil­i­ties who live in Montreal

March of Dimes Canada will help Mon­treal res­i­dents this fall with phys­i­cal dis­abil­i­ties to enhance their com­mu­nity access and par­tic­i­pa­tion through the Assis­tive Mobile Tech­nol­ogy Ini­tia­tive, by pro­vid­ing cus­tomized tablet pack­ages (a tablet, a sty­lus and a cover/​case), for up to 8 res­i­dents. The tablet prize pack­age will also include a pre-​paid credit card to purchase/​install appro­pri­ate apps to meet their needs, for a total value of up to $1,875.

Published on : 15 Sep 2016

5 questions organisations must ask when surprised

There are five key questions to ask when adapting to surprise situations in business, according to Samer Faraj, Canada Research Chair in Technology, Management and Healthcare at Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill University. The researchers examined police data from an infamous 2011 murder – where a Dutch criminal was shot whilst under surveillance, but the assailant evaded capture due to police failings – to highlight the challenges of adaptability in high intensity situations.

Published on : 15 Sep 2016

Are you quicker than the police? Five questions to ask when reacting to business surprises

There are five key questions to ask when adapting to surprise situations in business, according to Samer Faraj, research chair at McGill University. In 2011, a Dutch criminal under surveillance was shot in plain sight. The assailant evaded capture due to police failings, which is why researchers at McGill examined police data on this case to study the challenges of adaptability in high intensity situations.

Published on : 15 Sep 2016

McGill and Safe Space

McGill is dedicated to provide its community with the safest environment possible.   While the events depicted in this video are extremely unlikely, we need to make sure that everyone is ready to respond if such a dramatic event was to occur. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wSnNZttgjk0&feature=youtu.be   Please also note that the video may be difficult to see for some students. Students are advised that the video depicts violent and traumatic situations.

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Published on : 14 Sep 2016

Professor Saibal Ray named a Member of the College of New Scholars, Artists & Scientists, RSC

Congratulations to Professor Saibal Ray on being named a Member of the College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists, Royal Society of Canada. This distinguished honour is conferred upon Professor Ray for his accomplishment in the study of social entrepreneurship operations and recognizes the impact that his research has made on society. The McGill community will celebrate Professor Ray, along with other award winners, at the 2017 Bravo gala this March.

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Published on : 14 Sep 2016

Summer scholarship student research a cut above

  Fifteen of the Faculty's brightest students, all holding either NSERC or CIHR Summer Scholarships, or Alumni Donor-supported awards, competed in the 10th Annual USRA poster presentation which featuring projects they undertook over the summer.  Says Philippe Seguin, Acting Associate Dean (Research), "It is incredible to see the research skills that these students have developed and the progress they have made in such a short time."

Published on : 14 Sep 2016