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‘Up until recently I was a rock star’s agent, now I’m a true CEO’: Cirque du Soleil’s Daniel Lamarre

Daniel Lamarre, 62, is the president and chief executive officer of Montreal-based Cirque du Soleil, which has about 4,000 employees working on more than 20 shows in about 50 countries. Lamarre was born and raised in Grand-Mere, Quebec, about 170 kilometres northeast of Montreal. He earned a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Ottawa, which later honoured him with a doctorate. Lamarre spoke to Karl Moore, a professor of strategy and organization at the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University.

Published on : 03 May 2016

New Service: Video @ McGill

IT Services is launching a new service called Video @ McGill. This Office 365 component allows faculty and staff members to request a video channel, where they can upload video content and grant viewing permissions to students, faculty and staff members.  Students can also upload content when given the appropriate permissions by the channel owner. Think of it as McGill's own private and secure YouTube service. 

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Published on : 03 May 2016

The Wounded Brain Healed: On Sale Now

''The Wounded Brain Healed - The Golden Age of the Montreal Neurological Institute, 1934-1984" by William Feindel and Richard Leblanc is now available for purchase from McGill-Queen's University Press.

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Published on : 03 May 2016

In Memoriam: John Corbett McDonald (1918 – 2016)

In Memoriam: John Corbett McDonald (1918 – 2016)

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Published on : 02 May 2016

Less body fat for toddlers taking vitamin D

  Supplement given during first year of life critical for muscle-mass development A healthy intake of vitamin D in the first year of life appears to set children up to have more muscle mass and less body fat as toddlers, according to a new study published in the journal Pediatric Obesity. The findings emerged from research initially aimed at confirming the importance of vitamin D for bone density. The additional benefit in terms of body composition came as a surprise for the research team.

Published on : 02 May 2016

May 2016 - Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month

May 2016 - Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month   Multiple sclerosis treatment and research has long been a focus at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital, known simply as The Neuro, an illustrious member of McGill University and the McGill University Health Centre. Indeed, The Neuro introduced Canada’s first MS clinic. The clinic’s highly specialized staff employs the latest research data and treatment methods in a clinical atmosphere of innovation and progress.

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Published on : 02 May 2016

Resolved: Problem with telephone system - no external service

Status update - 8:40 am Monday, May 2, 2016 McGill IT Services wishes to inform you that call routing to and from external networks (inbound calls and outbound calls) was down on May 1st 2016 from 8AM to 10PM due to a major system failure of our telephony service provider Telus. The issue did affect multiple organizations and clients in various regions (greater Montreal area and other locations) and has now been declared as permanently fixed by Telus.

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Published on : 01 May 2016

PhD alumnus wins AMR’s 2015 Best Paper Award

Warren Nilsson, PhD’10, won the Academy of Management Review’s 2015 Best Paper Award for his paper entitled, “Positive Institutional Work: Exploring Institutional Work Through the Lens of Positive Organizational Scholarship.” This paper was rooted in the theory portion of his thesis at Desautels. Warren is currently a Senior Lecturer in Social Innovation at the Graduate School of Business of University of Cape Town. Read paper here. 

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Published on : 29 Apr 2016

Job Opening: MSc/PhD Research Assistant, PET Imaging

The Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Unit of the McConnell Brain Imaging Centre (BIC) at the Montreal Neurological Institute (MNI, McGill University) is looking to fill the position of a full‐time Research Assistant. We are seeking to hire a PET specialist to make a difference in an outstanding scientific environment, at the crossroads between cellular and molecular biology, radiochemistry, brain imaging physics, biophysical modelling and neuroscience.

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Published on : 29 Apr 2016

McGill Faculties of Education and Medicine plan Indigenous Science Futures initiative for youth

As part of the opening discussions regarding a new Indigenous educational initiative called Indigenous Science Futures, representatives from McGill's Faculties of Education and Medicine met this week with First Nations and Inuit educators and Indigenous partners of the McGill RUIS (Réseau Universitaire Intégré de Santé).

Published on : 29 Apr 2016

Professor Etzion Receives Knowledge Synthesis Grant

Desautels Professor Dror Etzion has received a Knowledge Synthesis Grant given by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) in the Energy and Natural Resources category for his project entitled, “From availability to accessibility: effectively using information disclosure to govern energy production.”

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Published on : 29 Apr 2016

Continuing Studies info for 2016-17

Whatever your goals and current situation, the School of Continuing Studies has something for you! Browse programs and courses, as well as how to apply and register, here, and learn more about what's offered through various areas of study.

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Published on : 29 Apr 2016

Best Atlantic-Published Book Award

Prof. Robert Mellin has won the Atlantic Publishers Marketing Association’s Best Atlantic-Published Book Award (sponsored by Friesens Corporation) at this year’s Atlantic Book Awards and Festival.  The award was announced at the festival gala in Moncton, NB, on April 27, 2016, and was presented for a printed book which best exemplifies publishing activity in Atlantic Canada.  Prof.

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Published on : 29 Apr 2016