Mathematica, from Wolfram Research, is a powerful computational software used for mathematical modeling and data visualization. McGill IT Services has been providing Mathematica to faculty and staff, and in computer labs across the University for the past few years. Now it is also available to students via the McGill Software site (www.mcgill.ca/software).
In the news: L'Anorexie: Un trouble génétique induit par l'environnement - Dr. Howard Steiger & Dr. Linda Booji
To read more about what Dr. Howard Steiger and Dr. Linda Booji have to say, follow the link below: http://www.ledevoir.com/societe/science-et-technologie/431172/l-anorexie-un-trouble-genetique-induit-par-l-environnement
The Neuro’s McConnell Brain Imaging Centre reaches a milestone How does the brain grow and develop in childhood and aging? How does brain activity shape and unfold within milliseconds? How does our brain respond to objects, faces, food, and music? How is the brain affected in drug abuse, multiple sclerosis, depression? How can we better prepare for neurosurgeries?
The Faculty of Education is pleased to announce Dr. Steven Jordan’s appointment as Chair of the Department of Integrated Studies in Education (DISE). Following an external search Dr. Jordan was unanimously selected by the Advisory Committee and endorsed by the Dean. His appointment as Chair is effective February 15, 2015, for a duration of three years.
Mathematica, from Wolfram Research, is a powerful computational software used for mathematical modeling and data visualization. McGill IT Services has been providing Mathematica to Faculty & Staff, and in computer labs across the University for the past few years. Now it is also available to students via the McGill Software site (www.mcgill.ca/software).
Congratulations to Dr Larry Lessard on his promotion from associate to full professor! A member of McGill's research community since 1989, Prof Lessard studies composite materials and their structures, with applications in fields as diverse as aerospace engineering, sporting equipment and musical instrument design, and robotics. To learn more about Larry's research, please see his profile and the Structures and Composite Materials Laboratory website.
The rebirth of Lac-Mégantic may very well have begun with an online survey. The questionnaire, written last year by a pair McGill University students in a social entrepreneuship class who had never before stepped food in Lac-Mégantic, asked the people there what kinds of businesses and services they felt the town was missing. More than 100 people filled out the survey in three days, and that's when Bernard D'Arche, 21, and Cécile Branco-Côté, 23, knew they were on to something.
"Stinkbugs have an apple flavor, and red agave worms are spicy. A bite of tree worm apparently brings pork rinds to mind," reports National Geographic. "This information will come in handy for those of us following the latest recommendation from the United Nations: Consume more insects," the magazine adds... A case in point is "power flour" - a product created by MBA students from McGill University in Montreal, which assists in providing food security for impoverished countries. The flour couldn't be more timely.
As congress takes up reauthorization of the Higher Education Act this year, it will have to address several policy concerns, including the rising cost of college and the need to increase degree attainment rates in the U.S. Notwithstanding those concerns, college access will continue to be a major issue. How can our nation expand college opportunities to those who have long been underrepresented, including lower-income students, minorities, and those who are the first in their families to attend college, ramping up the number of degree earners?
Last week, Her Campus McGill had the chance to interview the co-founders (both pictured at the bottom right of the picture) and directors of Desautels' Fashion Business Uncovered conference. If you're interested in a career in fashion this is definitely a conference for you! Of, if you're just interested in hearing women CEOs talk about their careers, find out what more this conference can offer in our interview below.
Bridging the Gap Between Gender and Leadership: Exploring the Real - Explicit and Implicit - Reasons Behind the Absence of Women on the 2014-2015 MUS Executive Council
McGill Women in Leadership (MWIL), Deautels Women in Business (DWIB), TEDxMontreal Women, the National Women in Business Conference, the Intercollegiate Business Convention. Evidently, as the non-exhaustive list above demonstrates, there are many occasions for women at McGill to thrive and shine in the area of leadership, where they are chronically and critically underrepresented. Within Bronfman, and McGill as a whole, women apply to volunteer, speak, participate, and join a host of clubs and initiatives highlighting female leaders.
Deeply embedded and frequently unconscious cultural and organizational biases can be challenged both through small "wins" and by establishing policies that take a whole-organization rather than a women-only approach. Second-generation gender bias is making its way into the lexicon of women's workplace issues as a subtle, covert, and at times unintentional, phenomenon that thwarts women's power and potential. ...
Authors: Luciano Barin Cruz, Natalia Aguilar Delgado, Bernard Leca, and Jean-Pascal GondPublication: Extreme Operating Environments, Special Topic Forum Abstract:
Doctoral Student Laura Risk awarded a Prix Mnémo for her CD Musique et chanson de la Gaspésie, Douglastown
Risk produced an archival CD for a community in the Gaspé, and the prize recognizes the remarkable docmentation or research in a field connected to dance, music, song, and traditional Francophone storytelling within the Americas. The CD was the result of extensive research into the musical traditions of the Gaspé community. Laura Risk and her collaborator Glen Patterson first digitized and catalogued over 70 hours of recordings and then selected the 46 tracks that are found on the recording. The CD is accompanied by a bilingual booklet which also contains photographs.
In this edition of Spotlight, we would like to congratulate Dr. Jaswant Guzder and Dr. Jens Pruessner for their promotion to the rank of full professor.