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Writing data on atoms: researchers have found a way to write and retrieve data at the atomic level

A team of researchers in the Netherlands has developed the means to store data at the atomic level. This technique would allow 502 terabytes of data to fit into one square inch. According to the authors, "[t]ranslating the two-dimensional storage density presented here to three dimensions, would ... allow the storage of the entire US Library of Congress in a cube 100 µm wide." At the moment, the memory array can operate up to a temperature of 77 K (about -210 C), meaning that the technology would be restricted to data centres capable of maintaining such temperatures.

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Published on : 26 Jul 2016

From ore mining to data mining: the economy of Western Labrador diversifies for the 21st Century

An item in today's CBC News reports on towns in Labrador West that are repositioning their economies for the 21st Century. These local economies once relied on mining minerals but are now housing data centres. The cheaper power and cooler air of the area make them ideal for data warehousing, since such centres use a lot of electricity and cause machines to heat up. Great North Data, a company based out of St.

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Published on : 26 Jul 2016

CaPS Acquisitions Update - August 2016

What's new? New titles include: Data Science - A Career Option for 21st Century: Big Data and Data Science Job Prospect Caribbean Medical Schools The Career Upgrade Roadmap: 90 Days to a Better Job and a Better Life Interview Like a Boss More new books: CaPS - New Books These books can be borrowed at CaPS, Brown Student Services Building (room 2200)

Published on : 26 Jul 2016

Message of Pride from the Dean of Libraries

At the McGill Library and Archives, we embrace Pride, the LGBTQ community and diversity in general as a core value. It is my sincerest hope that each of our users, be they students, faculty, staff or the general public, feel a sense of acceptance and openness at each branch and embark upon their research and studies with these values in mind. We are a community of many flavors and backgrounds and that diversity is one of the things that I like best about McGill, Montreal and Canada. Let’s celebrate it! C. Colleen Cook Trenholme Dean of Libraries

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Published on : 26 Jul 2016

NHL's Senators add McGill Education grad Martin Raymond (BEd '90, MA '96) to coaching staff

The Ottawa Senators announced on Friday the appointment of McGill Education alumnus Martin Raymond (BEd 1990, MA (Physical Education) 1996) as an assistant coach to bench boss Guy Boucher. It marks the second National Hockey League stint for the tandem, which also worked together with the Tampa Bay Lightning from 2010 to 2013.

Published on : 25 Jul 2016

Dr. Aliki Thomas recently awarded two new grants

Dr. Aliki Thomas has recently been awarded two new grants: a CIHR Knowledge Synthesis Grant, and a seed fund grant from the Centre for Medical Education.

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Published on : 25 Jul 2016

Two SPOT researchers successful in the first CIHR 'Project Scheme' competition

The results of the first CIHR ‘Project Scheme’ competition were announced recently, and two SPOT researchers were successful Principal Investigators (PI), leading teams of supporting faculty Co-Investigators. Aliki Thomas (PI) and her team including Sara Ahmed, André Bussières, and Nancy Mayo and Anouk Lamontagne (PI) leading her team including Joyce Fung, Anita Menon, and Claire Perez .

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Published on : 25 Jul 2016

Geneviève Saumier named as co-rapporteur of a Special Commission of the Hague Conference on Private International Law

In June 2016, the Hague Conference on Private International Law convened a Special Commission to prepare a draft Convention on the recognition and enforcement of judgments in civil and commercial matters. The Hague Conference appointed Professor Geneviève Saumier as a Co-Rapporteur of this Special Commission. She is one of two people charged in preparing the Explanatory Report that will accompany the finalized Convention, and she will be present during Convention negotiation rounds.

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Published on : 25 Jul 2016

Phishing email: "Campus Police Bomb Alert for all Mcgill.Ca"

There is a fraudulent email circulating with the subject: "Campus Police Bomb Alert for all Mcgill.Ca". It contains links to a malicious site that looks identical to the Outlook Web App login page. The URL in the link has been blocked and is now inaccessible from within the McGill network; however recipients off campus must beware.

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Published on : 25 Jul 2016

PHOTO CONTEST for IDS Students!

Attention IDS undergrads and DSO graduate students! Are you heading out to the field for an internship or research project this summer? Do you plan on taking a camera? If so, share your experiences with the ISID community! Enter your photo in the ISID photo competition

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Published on : 25 Jul 2016

Enrico Quilico (MA, 2015) inspiration to brain injury survivors

Enrico Quilico (MA, 2015), alumnus of our Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education, is helping to raise funds for Brain Injury Canada by participating this weekend's Ironman Triathlon in Lake Placid, VT. Over ten years ago, Quilico was involved in a motorcycling accident. He was lucky to survive. Now, after rehabilitation for his severe brain injury, he is a graduate of education programs at both McGill and Concordia, and will be teaching adult literacy this autumn.

Published on : 25 Jul 2016

Harvard Business School’s bricks-and-clicks spree

As dean of Harvard Business School, part of Nitin Nohria’s job is to mythologise its vast campus. The inauguration last month of yet another new building offered a perfect marketing opportunity. Not all are convinced that it equates to real experience, however. Henry Mintzberg, a McGill University management professor, is a long-time critic of MBAs and the case method, which he sees as too theoretical. He characterises the Field innovation as “young know-nothings shooting off their mouths about things they don’t understand”.

Published on : 25 Jul 2016

DISE PhD candidates co-edit new book, "What's a Cellphilm?"

Katie MacEntee, Casey Burkholder, and Joshua Schwab-Cartas, PhD candidates in our Department of Integrated Studies in Education, co-edit a new book, What’s a Cellphilm? Integrating Mobile Phone Technology into Participatory Visual Research and Activism, produced by Sense Publishers.

Published on : 25 Jul 2016

Innover pour ne pas mourir

La Presse donne la parole aux grands dirigeants du Québec. Chaque vendredi, un patron répond à cinq questions posées par le chef d'entreprise interviewé la semaine précédente. Et ainsi de suite. LE PARCOURS D'ALAIN BELLEMARE EN BREF Âge : 55 ans Études : Alain Bellemare est titulaire d'un baccalauréat en génie mécanique de l'Université de Sherbrooke et d'un MBA de l'Université McGill. En poste depuis : février 2015 Nombre d'employés : 65 000, dont 17 000 au Québec

Published on : 25 Jul 2016

Natif de Lacolle: Alain Pinsonneault nommé Chevalier de l'Ordre national du Québec

Natif de Lacolle, Alain Pinsonneault est un professeur à l'université McGill et un chercheur de renommée internationale. Ses travaux portent notamment sur les impacts des technologies de l'information sur les organisations. Il a été décoré de l'Ordre national du Québec par le premier ministre Philippe Couillard, lors d'une cérémonie qui s'est tenue le 22 juin, à l'Assemblée nationale. Lire l'article complet: Coup d'Oeil, le 23 juin, 2016 

Published on : 25 Jul 2016