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At the CAFAs, glitz and glitterati are on parade

In some ways, it’s the party of the year. On April 7th, Canada’s biggest fashion names gathered in Toronto for the fourth Canadian Arts and Fashion Awards. The event was heavy on pizzazz, from the pre-event cocktails to the after-dinner party. The guest list was a who’s who of Canada’s glitterati, from Erdem Moralioglu to David Dixon.

Published on : 19 Apr 2017

A call to curb cabotage in Australia

In the Australian coastal shipping reform efforts, the discussion has come down to whether or not cabotage (the practice of using foreign companies for domestic shipping) should be promoted or limited. In The Maritime Executive, Dermot Loughane says that yes, national-flag shipping tends to cost more, but a healthy industry gets crewmembers buying houses and goods with dollars that would otherwise be going overseas. Mr. Loughane points to Canada, where “It is a rare thing now … to find an experienced Master or Chief Engineer administering the shipping system.”

Published on : 19 Apr 2017

Quebec’s hottest new microbrewery works local angle

New Deal Brewing Co. co-owner Daleyne Guay (EMBA’2016) says that, over the past five years, microbews have risen to 8.9% of the Quebec market, while the majors have lost 1% per year and imports have taken up the space in-between. Within this context, Mr. Guay is on a mission to make you to reach for one of his Boldwin beers before you grab that next Stella Artois. New Deal has positioned itself as the province’s only 100% organic brewery, which also maximises sustainability throughout its production process.

Published on : 19 Apr 2017

EMBA alumna on leadership, success and working in a male-dominated environment

France-Margaret Bélanger (EMBA’14) grew up in Matane, a world away from her current life as Chief Legal Officer at the Montreal Canadiens. She sat down with Desautels Associate Professor Karl Moore to talk about her journey from small-town Quebec to an English-language Cegep, then on to law school and a great job at a big-ticket law firm. On the way, she earned an MBA as a means of becoming a better business adviser.

Published on : 19 Apr 2017

Phishing scam: "Subject: Library Question - New Account"

There is a phishing email circulating to users about access to their library account expiring due to inactivity. The email asks users to click on a fraudulent link to continue to have access to the library service. See an example of this phishing message below.

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Published on : 19 Apr 2017

Campus Highway 20 overpass construction to resume

The Quebec Ministry of Transport has tentatively advised that it will recommence major repairs to the campus Highway 20 overpass as of May 1, 2017. The project is projected to end on August 15, 2017. Click on the maps above to see an enlarged views of the construction and detour zones.

Published on : 19 Apr 2017

Daniel Weinstock receives Charles Taylor Prize

Professor Daniel Weinstock was awarded the Charles Taylor Prize for Excellence in Policy Research at the Broadbent Institute’s Progress Summit 2017, which took place in Ottawa April 5-7.

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Published on : 19 Apr 2017

Congratulations to Cindy Blackstock named winner of the Broadbent Institute's 2017 Jack Layton Progress Prize

The Broadbent Institute, Canada’s leading progressive, independent organization championing change through the promotion of democracy, equality and sustainability, has honoured McGill faculty member, Professor Cindy Blackstock who was named winner of the 2017 Jack Layton Progress Prize. For read the full story, click here.

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Published on : 19 Apr 2017

Yannick Nézet-Séguin to get honorary doctorate

By McGill Reporter Staff McGill will present Montreal-born conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin with an honorary degree. The University’s highest honour will be presented to Maestro Nézet-Séguin on May 14, at 3 p.m., at the Maison symphonique de Montréal, 1600 rue Saint-Urbain.

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Published on : 19 Apr 2017

McGill’s Faculty of Education and Education University of Hong Kong’s initial visiting scholars exchange program proves a glowing success

In partnership with the Hong Kong based WYNG Foundation, the Faculty of Education at McGill University and the Education University of Hong Kong (EUHK) recently participated in a successful visiting scholars exchange program. For the first part of the exchange, Associate Professors from the Dept. of Educational and Counselling Psychology - Dr. Robert Savage and Dr.

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Published on : 18 Apr 2017

Integrity: leaders who have it can reduce it in employees

A new study, authored in part by Desautels Associate Professor Patricia Faison Hewlin, explores how leaders who have greater integrity can have an inverse effect on the integrity of their employees. Essentially, followers can take on a façade of conformity, where they pretend to mesh with the company’s values in order to ensure their own success. A leader who is an example of integrity could cause employees to suppress their own values in order to do what they see as most helpful to the leader.

Published on : 18 Apr 2017

Fifth Annual Patient Meeting - Registration & Scholarships of the American Headache & Migraine Association

Don't forget to register for the 5th Annual Patient Conference scheduled for Sunday, June 11, 2017 at the Westin Boston Waterfront in Boston, MA! The annual conference is for patients, family, friends - anyone who has Migraine or other Headache disorders or cares about someone who does. 

Published on : 18 Apr 2017

New book by Steven Huebner explains Verdi's craft

Despite being the most-performed operatic composer in the world, there’s a surprising lack of studies written on the style of Giuseppe Verdi’s works — a problem that Prof. Steven Huebner is addressing head-on. Recently, Huebner put out the first book in any language that offers an in-depth analysis of the composer’s musical style in the context of his 23 Italian operas, from Aida to Ernani.

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Published on : 18 Apr 2017

Migraine Québec - Support group at Lanaudière

Good news... Migraine Québec is launching a new support group in Lanaudière (Terrebonne) for people of all ages living with migraines or headaches. The group will be run by Johanne Fortin, who works in Human Resources, and is personally touched by this cause.  

Published on : 13 Apr 2017