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Jui Ramaprasad appointed Associate Editor of MISQ

Jui Ramaprasad, Associate Professor in Information Systems was recently appointed Associate Editor of the Management Information Systems Quarterly (MISQ), a top management journal.

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Published on : 16 May 2017

Greening McGill container garden by container garden

McGill Reporter | March 6, 2017 By: McGill Reporter Staff Recently, the McGill Office of Sustainability brought together some 50 staff members to get outside and garden together as part of the Staff Community Garden project. Organizers want to give McGill staff a new way to connect, learn about gardening, and get engaged in other sustainability initiatives around campus.

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Published on : 16 May 2017

Prof. Catherine Guastavino, School of Information Studies, featured on the Radio-Canada show « Les années lumière »

Écoutez Catherine Guastavino et Romain Dumoulin nous parler du projet de recherche La ville sonore (Sounds in the city) dans une entrevue réalisée à l’émission Les Années Lumières de Radio-Canada durant le 85ème congrès de l’ACFAS.   ici.radio-canada.ca/premiere/emissions/les-annees-lumiere/episodes/380963/audio-fil-du-dimanche-14-mai-2017/4

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Published on : 16 May 2017

Turning skin cells into brain cells

Microglia, critical to Alzheimer’s research, can now be produced artificially The quest for better understanding of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) has a powerful new tool at its disposal — the ability to artificially generate brain cells that have been shown to play an important role in the disease function.

Published on : 16 May 2017

McGill announces 2017 honorary doctorate recipients

McGill University has released the names of the inspirational leaders who will be receiving honorary doctorates this year. The slate includes luminaries in fields ranging from music to sustainability. Nobel Prize winners Arthur McDonald and Paul Nurse will be honoured, as will former prime ministers Paul Martin and Brian Mulroney.

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Published on : 16 May 2017

Air Canada moves to a new loyalty program after 2020

After 2020, Air Canada plans to be running its own in-house loyalty program instead of sticking with Aeroplan. So, what does that mean? For now, not much. Aeroplan members have plenty of time to use up their points. But once Air Canada shifts to its new plan, there are several possibilities.

Published on : 16 May 2017

Rima Qureshi leaves Ericsson North America after less than a year as boss

After less than a year at the job, Ericsson Senior VP and head of North American operations Rima Qureshi (BCom’87, MBA’96) has left the company. Chief Strategy Officer Niklas Hueveldop has stepped in on an interim basis, and the company has started the search for a permanent replacement. Ericsson is in the midst of a turnaround, streamlining operations and bumping up its investment in R&D.

Published on : 16 May 2017

WestJet pilots vote to unionize

The last time WestJet’s pilots voted on unionization, only 45 per cent were in favour — but times change. Last Friday, 62 per cent voted to make the Air Line Pilots Association their bargaining agent, despite WestJet’s stance that being non-union represents a competitive advantage. Professor Karl Moore calls the vote a likely result of the growth that WestJet has undergone since its early days, saying that the airline has “lost that kind of feisty upstart David and Goliath feeling.”

Published on : 16 May 2017

Global Ransomware Attack - WannaCry

An unprecedented cyber-attack, named WannaCry, began targeting Microsoft Windows users worldwide on Friday, May 12th, 2017. WannaCry is a type of malware called “ransomware”, which works by encrypting all files on a user’s computer and network drives, and holds information hostage in an attempt to extort money for its release.

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Published on : 16 May 2017

The Milton Quartet wins the Gold Medal & Grand Prize at the 2017 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition.

The Milton String Quartet, composed of Schulich School of Music students Roman Fraser, Maithéna Gireault, Evan Robinson and Joshua Morris, has won the Grand Prize and Senior String Division Gold Medal at the 44th Annual Fischoff Competition at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana. 

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Published on : 15 May 2017

Public pressure, executive chairman resignation come among wider troubles for Bombardier

Ballooning C Series costs, job losses and government cash all played into the recent investor revolt at Bombardier, but running underneath are other problems: The C Series is picking up steam after a slow start, but faces new hurdles in the form of complaints filed by Boeing. On the rail side, the company’s Swedish office has been rocked by bribery charges, while flaws are hampering rail-car development in Australia — and the company has missed delivery deadlines for Toronto’s new street cars and light rail cars.

Published on : 15 May 2017

Public outcry prompts Pierre Beaudoin to give up Bombardier executive role

Public demonstrations and a shareholder revolt weren’t enough to keep Bombardier chairman Pierre Beaudoin from re-election, though he has stepped back from his former executive role. Bombardier’s institutional investors by and large withheld support for Beaudoin and the executive pay raise, but Bombardier’s two-tiered share structure gives the founding family control; both measures passed easily.

Published on : 15 May 2017

For Quebecers, Bombardier’s shine has worn off

By all accounts, Quebecers have had it with Bombardier, and they showed it during the company’s annual meeting last week. After months of bad news, culminating in government bailouts and 14,000 jobs hitting the chopping block, the word that top execs were getting an almost 50-per cent pay raise made many throw up their hands in disgust. In response, the founding family doubled down on the executive compensation in the name of retailing top talent.

Published on : 15 May 2017

Jingjing Zhang awarded 2017 FRQSC New Academics Grant

Jingjing Zhang, Assistant Professor in Accounting, was recently awarded a 2017 FRQSC New Academics Grant for her project "Effet d’entraînement réglementaire transfrontalier : impact des réformes du processus de notation aux États-Unis sur la notation des obligations des sociétés canadiennes. / Cross-Border Regulatory Spillover: The Effect of U.S. Credit Rating Reforms on Canada’s Corporate Bond Ratings".

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Published on : 15 May 2017

Warut Khern-am-nuai awarded 2017 FRQSC New Academics Grant

Warut Khern-am-nuai, Assistant Professor in information Systems was recently awarded a 2017 FRQSC New Academics Grant for his project "L’impact du système de questions et réponses sur les plateformes en ligne / The Impact of Questions and Answers on Product Sales”.

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Published on : 15 May 2017