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Outside the Box: Getting our waste to pay our energy bills

The Ottawa Citizen | Feb. 11, 2016 by: Avi Freedman Canadians are among the largest producers of solid waste in the world. According to Environment Canada, we generate 990 kilograms per capita annually compared to the Japanese, for example, who produce half that much. Read the full story here.

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Published on : 13 Feb 2016

Dr. Benjamin Fung of the School of Information Studies appointed Canada Research Chair in Data Mining for Cybersecurity

McGill University School of Information Studies faculty member Dr. Benjamin Fung has been awarded a Canada Research Chair (CRC Tier 2) in Data Mining for Cybersecurity. Dr. Fung's research program aims to enhance the data sharing and data mining capabilities for healthcare and cyber security professionals. CRC Tier 2 chairs are awarded to exceptional emerging researchers, acknowledged by their peers as having the potential to lead in their field. For each Tier 2 Chair, the university receives $100,000 annually for five years.

Published on : 12 Feb 2016

Launch of new option: teaching Greek language and culture

McGill University launches a Teaching Greek Language and Culture Option within the Bachelor of Education, Teaching English as a Second Language (B.Ed. TESL) Elementary & Secondary

Published on : 12 Feb 2016

McGill crée un Master de Gestion en Finance - Les étudiants gèrent eux-mêmes la société de gestion de placements Desautels

La Faculté de gestion Desautels de l'Université McGill crée un nouveau Master de Gestion en Finance (MMF) sur douze mois. Le programme du MMF a été pensé pour préparer les étudiants ayant suivi des formations académiques variées aux métiers de la finance, notamment dans les domaines des services bancaires d'investissement, de la gestion des actifs, de la finance d'entreprise, de la gestion des risques et du conseil financier.

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Published on : 11 Feb 2016

A business conference like no other

McGill’s Desautels Faculty of Management knows a lot about business education. The Montreal-based evenko, one of the world’s top concert promoters, knows a lot about organizing one-of-a-kind events. Working together, the two organizations have come up with an unusual and ambitious one-day business conference that will feature a roster of star speakers, including Wayne Gretzky, cosmetics pioneer Lise Watier and Scotty Bowman, who coached NHL teams to nine Stanley Cups. APEX 2016 is the brainchild of evenko’s Brent Steer, BCom’09.

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Published on : 11 Feb 2016

Desautels Management Achievement Awards 2016

The 36th  Desautels Management Achievement Awards (DMAA) was held on February 6th. The event serves to recognize and honour the achievements of the leaders in Canadian business, and to provide an opportunity for students to network with industry professionals. Read full article: The Bull and Bear, 11 February, 2016 

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Published on : 11 Feb 2016

How a company apologizing can improve a bad situation

Karl Moore of the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University with Talking Management for The Globe and Mail, talks with Maurice Schweitzer, a professor at the Wharton Business School. Watch full video: The Globe and Mail, 10 February, 2016

Published on : 11 Feb 2016

The challenge of merging new acquisitions with company culture

There are two different kinds of acquisitions: ‘scale acquisitions’ and ‘bolt-on acquisitions’, and we tend to focus on the latter. We like to buy a technology and ‘plug it in’, because our sales force and distribution channel are second to none. The last six deals we’ve done were all about technologies or products that we wanted to own. In these cases, some of the management team stays with us, but we’re really taking on a new product and adding it to our existing culture.

Published on : 11 Feb 2016

McGill launches Masters of Management in Finance - Students to run Desautels investment management firm

McGill University's Desautels Faculty of Management is launching a new twelve-month Masters of Management in Finance (MMF). The MMF program is designed to prepare students of any academic background for a variety of careers in finance such as investment banking, asset management, corporate finance, risk management, and financial consulting, among others. The program, designed for students without prior work experience, features a comprehensive curriculum that integrates advanced financial concepts and quantitative methods with real-world business practices.

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Published on : 11 Feb 2016

B2ten foundation is Olympic champion Jenn Heil's legacy

Ten years ago Thursday, a pint-sized Jenn Heil stood atop the mogul field in Sauze d’Oulx, Italy, with no regrets — regardless of what might have happened over the course of the next 26 seconds. The 22-year-old McGill University commerce student had a note from her psychologist tucked in her pocket that read: “I’m ready. I know it’s going to be great.” And great she was, exploding out of the gate and landing two monster jumps to win Canada’s first medal at the 2006 Olympics.

Published on : 11 Feb 2016

Online dating hindered by anonymity feature

Those who pay extra to browse anonymously on online dating websites are likely to be reducing their chances of a match, new research from the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University reveals. Professor Jui Ramaprasad and her co-authors found that the traditional social norm restricting women from making the first move remains dominant online and, as men aren't notified if their profile is viewed, they can't contact women who might be interested in dating them.

Published on : 11 Feb 2016

John Grew to be invested into the Order of Canada on Friday, February 12

Professor Emeritus John Grew, former Dean of Music, will be invested into the Order of Canada on Friday, February 12th 2016 in a ceremony at Rideau Hall. The ceremony, which begins at 10:30am EST, will be webcast live from the Governor General of Canada's website. A webcast link will be available on their homepage before 10:30am on Friday.

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Published on : 11 Feb 2016

Project Love: Mental Health and Well-Being in Montreal by Dr. Rob Whitley

Project Love is a collective of scholars based at McGill University whose mission is to (i) spread love on the streets of Montreal and beyond; (ii) better understand the nature of love and its impact on mental health and well-being (iii) combat the epidemic of loneliness and isolation plaguing many people. See their blog https://projectlove2016.wordpress.com or contact them at projectlovemcgill [at] gmail [dot] com

Published on : 11 Feb 2016

February 14, 1am to 2am - Off-campus authentication for Library e-resources, login to Colombo ILL unavailable

Off-campus authentication for access to McGill Library e-resources and login for Colombo ILL will not be available Sunday, February 14, 2016 starting at 1:00am for up to 1 hour, due to scheduled maintenance to McGill login services.

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Published on : 10 Feb 2016

New version of EndNote available for Mac users

A new version of EndNote X7 for Mac is now available for download. It is compatible with Microsoft Word 2016 for Mac. All McGill University full-time faculty, staff and students can download and install EndNote for use on their personal computers or on McGill workstations for which they have administrative rights. To download the software, visit the IT Knowledge Base.

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Published on : 10 Feb 2016