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World Social Forum reboots in Montreal

Fifteen years after the World Social Forum (WSF) began with a huge gathering in Porto Alegre, Brazil, organisers are hoping to breathe new life into the anti-globalisation movement. ..."When I talk with Montrealers, no one is aware of this forum and so few people know about the WSF in general, whereas everyone knows Davos," said Henry Mintzberg, a professor at McGill University in Montreal, contrasting the WSF with its nemesis, the World Economic Form held each year in the posh Swiss Alps resort.

Published on : 18 Aug 2016

A new research trend? DARPA wants to fund XAI (Explainable Artificial Intelligence)

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is becoming more and more integrated in our daily lives: AI agents might decide if you get a bank loan, or if your job application will ever reach human eyes. Not everyone is comfortable with this trend, since we don't always know exactly how the AI comes to its decision. AI learns from existing data to predict future data, but its inner workings can be a mystery even to the AI's programmers. That's a problem if the AI is making life or death decisions, as it would in missile systems or unmanned drones.

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Published on : 18 Aug 2016

Phishing scam: "Subject: (SCL > 3): ALERT!!!"

There is a phishing email circulating from the ICT Service Desk asking users to click on a link to update their webmail.mcgill.ca Web Appls 2016.

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Published on : 04 Aug 2016

Daoust songe à restreindre le transport des matières dangereuses

Le ministre des Transports Jacques Daoust envisage de restreindre le transport des matières dangereuses pendant les heures de pointe, au lendemain du spectaculaire accident qui a coûté la vie au chauffeur d'un camion-citerne sur l'autoroute Métropolitaine, mardi après-midi.

Published on : 18 Aug 2016

Misfit and Milestones: Structural Elaboration and Capability Reinforcement in the Evolution of Entrepreneurial Top Management Teams

Authors: Amanda J. Ferguson, Lisa E. Cohen, M. Diane Burton, Christine M. Beckman Publication: Academy of Management Journal  Abstract: 

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Published on : 18 Aug 2016

AMI Quebec’s pro­grams in September

Click on the link for mroe information about the programs in September of AMI-Quebec: http://campaign.r20.constantcontact.com/render?m=1110274899475&ca=a03f5d99-5960-416d-9332-e75a7fca63e0

Published on : 17 Aug 2016

Anna Albertson wins the 2016 Udho Parsini Diwan Award

The Udho Parsini Diwan Award rewards the graduate student in the McGill Chemistry program who has written the best research article published the year before. Here is how Anna Alberston presents her winning article.

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Published on : 17 Aug 2016

New Minor in Music Entrepreneurship

Introducing the Minor in Music Entrepreneurship: a collaboration between the Schulich School of Music of McGill University and McGill’s Desautels Faculty of Management.

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Published on : 17 Aug 2016

Announcing the winners of the 2016 Nappert Prize

The Faculty of Law is delighted to announce the winners of the 2016 Nappert Prize in International Arbitration. A panel of seven distinguished judges selected the following four papers among over 70 entries.

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Published on : 16 Aug 2016

Macdonald Engineering Building on the big screen

McGill's venue for learning and discovery in mechanical engineering recently served as the backdrop for a pivotal cinematic moment in the Oscar-nominated film Brooklyn. Read the full story.

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Published on : 15 Aug 2016

ECP's Professor Montreuil guest editor for special issue of Canadian Journal of School Psychology

Professor Tina Montreuil, of our Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology (ECP), was invited by the Canadian Journal of School Psychology last October to edit their special issue of September, 2016, "School and Educational Psychology in Canada: A 2016 Perspective". Dr.

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Published on : 15 Aug 2016

Define the Line's Dr. Shariff cited regarding sexting case of 6 Nova Scotia boys

This Wednesday, August 17, six Nova Scotia boys will appear in a Bridgewater, NS, courtroom for a case that will test a new Canadian legislation regarding the online sharing of intimate images.

Published on : 15 Aug 2016

Gaming camera could aid MS treatment

3D depth-sensing camera shown to measure walking difficulties A commonly used device found in living rooms around the world could be a cheap and effective means of evaluating the walking difficulties of multiple sclerosis (MS) patients. The Microsoft Kinect is a 3D depth-sensing camera used in interactive video activities such as tennis and dancing. It can be hooked up to an Xbox gaming console or a Windows computer.

Published on : 15 Aug 2016

Register for Community Engagement Day 2016!

Organized by the Social Equity and Diversity Education (SEDE) office at McGill University, Community Engagement Day (CED) aims celebrate, expand on, and build new lasting relationships between McGill and the greater Montreal community, through offering projects and activities in support of and collaboration with community organizations. This year’s CED will be held on and around September 29th, 2016. Register for a project now at http://www.cedmcgill.com/projects from August 15th to September 18th!

Published on : 14 Aug 2016