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Nicole Denier received her Ph.D. in 2016 (Essays on job loss and stratification in Canada and the United States), spent two years as a postdoctoral fellow at Colby College, and then took up an assistant professorship at the University of Alberta. She has published extensively on labour markets and is currently continuing her widely cited work with Sean Waite (also a McGill Ph.D.) on the employment outcomes of gays and lesbians.

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Published on: 16 Jun 2021

June 5, 2021 | Max Bell School professor Geoffrey Kelley has been appointed as the new negotiator between the Quebec government and the Kahnawake Mohawk community. Kelley takes on this critical role after having served as Quebec’s Indigenous Affairs minister from 2005 to 2007, from 2011 to 2012, and from 2014 to 2018.

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Classified as: Geoffrey Kelley, max bell school, max bell school of public policy
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Published on: 17 May 2021

The leadership of the Green Party's Annamie Paul is safe — for now — after party brass decided late Tuesday not to kick-start a process that could have ultimately ousted her as leader of the party. Tuesday night's decision follows a difficult few weeks for the party, which has been ripped apart by internal disputes over the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. (CBC News)

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Classified as: McGill experts, Daniel Béland, McGill Institute for the Study of Canada (MISC), department of political science, Canadian Politics, green party, Annamie Paul
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Published on: 16 Jun 2021

Artificial intelligence (AI) is transforming our world in powerful ways, from improving medical care and changing the retail landscape to enabling convenient features on our smartphones. But as AI increasingly underpins our daily lives, important questions about its application – and potential misuse – will continue to arise.

Classified as: McGill News, Made by McGill, bmo, artificial intelligence (AI), Derek Ruths, School of Computer Science, max bell school of public policy, Nicholas King, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Faculty of Science, department of social studies of medicine
Published on: 16 Jun 2021

Congratulations to Ricarda Haeger for successfully defending her dissertation on 8th June 2021!

Topic of her dissertation:

"Inter-Sarcomere Dynamics and Stability in Skeletal Muscle Myofibrils"

Supervisor: Dr. Dilson Rassier


Ricarda Haeger is with Dr. Dilson Rassier's Muscle Physiology and Biophysics Laboratory

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Published on: 15 Jun 2021

In episode 5 of The New Normal’ hosted by Dave Kaufman, Professor Samer Faraj speaks about how the COVID-19 pandemic has created an over reliance on corporate technological behemoths. Faraj breaks down the ever-growing role of digitization in our society and examines who benefits from the UBER-ization of our daily lives: all who take part in the gig economy or only to those who are “on top”?

Classified as: Samer Faraj, covid-19, delve, Thought Leadership
Published on: 15 Jun 2021

 

Rosemary Wedderburn Brown Prize

Established in 2010, this award is aimed at full-time faculty members in the health professional Schools of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences (Communication Sciences and Disorders, Nursing, Physical and Occupational Therapy), in order to recognize individuals with outstanding scholarly potential and demonstrated research excellence in the early stages of their career.

Published on: 15 Jun 2021

The U.S. Department of Transportation is seeking a $25.5 million US penalty against Air Canada for "failing to provide consumers prompt refunds" after cancelling their flights amid the COVID-19 pandemic. In a "notice of enforcement proceeding" issued by the department on Tuesday, June 15, the Office of Aviation Consumer Protection says Air Canada "unlawfully failed to provide timely refunds" for flights between the United States and Canada that were cancelled or significantly changed. (CBC News)

Classified as: McGill experts, Air Canada, Aviation, John Gradek, School of Continuing Studies, Karl Moore, Desautels Faculty of Management
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Published on: 15 Jun 2021

Women make up more than 50 per cent of the graduating cohort for first time in program history.

Convocation is a special time and an important milestone in the lives of graduating students. Today’s virtual Convocation ceremony for the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences enjoyed a milestone of a more collective fashion, however.

For the very first time, the graduating cohort from the Farm Management and Technology Program (FMT) was made up of more than 50 per cent women.

Classified as: Kahshennoktha Deer, Sara Bohemen, Lydia Roy, FMT
Published on: 15 Jun 2021

“It becomes so easy to do your part when everyone around you is doing their part to live sustainably.”

Hailing from around the world, McGill’s valedictorians are a diverse, multitalented group. When they came to the University, they brought with them their unique backgrounds, passions and ambitions. While they all praise the education they received at McGill, one thing is certain, the University has benefitted just as much for having them as valuable, contributing members of our community.

Classified as: Sreedurga Cherukumalli
Published on: 15 Jun 2021

Follow the journey of environmental scientist and McGill researcher Klara Winkler on the search for bright spots of sustainability at McGill

By Maya Willard-Stepan, Communications Intern, McGill Office of Sustainability
Classified as: Klara Winkler, elena bennett
Published on: 15 Jun 2021

Forest fires have crept higher up mountains over the past few decades, scorching areas previously too wet to burn, according to researchers from McGill University. As wildfires advance uphill, a staggering 11% of all Western U.S. forests are now at risk.

Classified as: climate change, global warming, high-elevation forests, Forest fire, wildfire, Mohammad Reza Alizadeh, Jan Adamowski, Sustainability
Published on: 15 Jun 2021

Today, at l'Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières, the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry announced investments of more than $635 million for science, research, and engineering in Canada.

Classified as: McGill News, mcgill research, Canada Research Chairs, Research and Innovation, Faculty of Science, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Desautels Faculty of Management
Published on: 15 Jun 2021

Authors: A.G. Huang, Hongping Tan, and R. Wermers

Publication: The Review of Financial Studies, Volume 33, Issue 10, October 2020, Pages 4627-4675.

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Classified as: Hongping Tan, Accounting, Desautels 22, Review of Financial Studies
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Published on: 15 Jun 2021

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