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Recruiting two Ranked Assistant Professor positions at the School of Social Work

We are recruiting for two Ranked Assistant Professor positions, one in the area of Social Policy and Community Development and one in the area of Practice with Individuals, Families and Groups.  While these are non-Tenure Track positions, they are eligible for an Indefinite Term appointment after six (6) years. For complete details, visit our website.

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Published on : 23 Jun 2016

 Michael Loft Retires after nine years of service at McGill University

After nine years of service at McGill University, Michael Loft, Mohawk from Kahnawake, retired from his position as Academic Associate in the School of Social Work this past June. The focus of his work was raising awareness of Indigenous experiences, history and perspectives. Faculty, staff and students from across the University, including Provost and Vice Principal (Academic), Professor Christopher P. Manfredi and Hudson Meadwell, Dean of the Faculty of Arts, joined Michael to celebrate his retirement on June 16, 2016 at the Faculty Club.

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Published on : 23 Jun 2016

Professor Shariff appears before House of Commons' Standing Committee on the Status of Women

Dr. Shaheen Shariff, of our Department of Integrated Studies in Education, has been invited to appear as an expert witness before the House of Commons' Standing Committee on the Status of Women.  The House of Commons' Standing Committe on the Status of Women had adopted a motion to "study violence in the lives of young women and girls."

Published on : 23 Jun 2016

DISE graduate students featured in 3MT Competition (VIDEO)

Earlier in the spring, Lauren Godfrey-Smith and Alastair Hibberd, two graduate students from our Department of Integrated Studies in Education (DISE), were part of 11 finalists in McGill’s 3MT (3-minute thesis) competition.

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Published on : 23 Jun 2016

Crunch time: Edible-bug trend on the rise

Have you heard about the next big food trend? You won’t find it growing in your garden, but you might find it crawling there.

Published on : 23 Jun 2016

David Dias Da Silva wins 2016 Stepping Stones Competition

It's been a great month for clarinettist David Dias Da Silva (ArtDip'16).  Not only did he win the 2016 Prix d'Europe, but he has also just been awarded first place in the  Canadian Music Competition's (CMC) Stepping Stone Competition.  In addition to a $10 000 prize, he will also perform at the 2016 CMC’s Gala Concert with the Orchestre symphonique de Drummondville, on July 5, 2016, at Maison des arts Desjardins.

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Published on : 22 Jun 2016

Announcing the appointment of Delphine Collin-Vézina as the Nicolas Steinmetz and Gilles Julien Chair in Social Pediatrics

It is with extreme pleasure that we announce the appointment of Delphine Collin-Vézina as the inaugural holder of the Nicolas Steinmetz and Gilles Julien Chair in Social Pediatrics in the Department of Pediatrics. A faculty in the School of Social Work at McGill for the past 9 years, Delphine will now be spending half of her time in the Department of pediatrics teaching undergraduate and graduate trainees and conducting some of her research efforts at the hospital and in collaboration with the Dr. Julien Foundation in Hochelaga-Maisonneuve.

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Published on : 22 Jun 2016

Convocation 2016: Celebrating the class of 2016, Paul Anastas and Tomislav Friscic

This year, the McGill convocation of the faculty of science highlighted the McGill efforts in Green Chemistry. Paul Anastas, the director of the Center for Green Chemistry and Green Engineering at Yale University, who is well known as the "father of Green Chemistry", received a honorary degree and delivered an inspirational address to the graduating students. Encouraging them to embrass the challenges of the future, he told them: "Change is happening, what we need are change-drivers".

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Published on : 22 Jun 2016

Montreal manque de vision

Ce n’est pas moi qui fais ce constat lapidaire et déprimant, c’est Estelle Métayer, véritable gourou de l’information et des données. J’ai eu la chance de la rencontrer hier en marge du panel qu’elle animait sur la gestion des villes avec intelligence, au New Cities Summit, à Montréal. Un mot, avant de poursuivre sur le manque de vision de Montréal, sur cette femme de 46 ans qui maîtrise quatre langues, bientôt cinq, et qui pilote des avions par passion.

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Published on : 22 Jun 2016

2016 MBAs To Watch: Fatoumata Diane, Cambridge (Judge)

Fatoumata Diane Judge Business School, University of Cambridge Age: 26 Hometown: Conakry, Guinea Undergraduate School and Degree: McGill University, Bachelor of Commerce Where did you work before enrolling in business school? I started my career in Montreal in the Investment Banking Division of CIBC, the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce. Later, I took over a Financial Analyst role at Air Canada, initially focusing on labor negotiations with major unions. Following this, I was promoted to Financial Analysis Manager.

Published on : 22 Jun 2016

Fortune 500 CEO on the strengths of introverts

This is Karl Moore of the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University with Talking Management for The Globe and Mail. Today I am delighted to sit down with Kevin Lobo, who is the CEO of a Fortune 500 Company, Stryker. Read full article: The Globe and Mail, June 21, 2016 

Published on : 22 Jun 2016

Search and Integration in External Venturing: An Inductive Examination of Corporate Venture Capital Units

Authors: Basu, S., Phelps, C.C., Kotha, S. Publications: Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal  Abstract: 

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Published on : 22 Jun 2016

The evolution of an ICT platform-enabled ecosystem for poverty alleviation: The case of Ekutir

Authors: Jha, S.K., Pinsonneault, A., Dubé, L. Publications: MIS Quarterly: Management Information Systems Abstract: 

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Published on : 22 Jun 2016

Four things you must do before retiring

Retirement is not an end but a beginning - an opportunity to experiment and explore, to engage in pursuits you value, and perhaps to reinvent your legacy. Rather than just slipping quietly into retirement, here's why you should create new opportunities towards the end of your career. Mary Dean Lee is professor Emeritus, organisational behaviour and human resource management at the Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill University. 

Published on : 22 Jun 2016

Week 2 | McGill X-1 Weekly Recap Series

As week 2 of the McGill X-1 Accelerator comes to an end, we’re happy to see our 6 teams — Appetite, Fractal, FRSH, NXTSENS Microsystems, UGo Smoothies, and Venndor — swiftly settling into their space. Day by day, the walls and windows are increasingly covered with sticky notes of all colours shapes and sizes, every writable surface is covered with notes, and each desk has someone calling it home — for the next 8 weeks at least.

Published on : 22 Jun 2016