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Classic Catalogue now secure using HTTPS

The Library's Classic Catalogue, and Library Account sign-in form are now fully secure, using HTTPS. Please update any bookmarks you may have to the Classic Catalogue to use the HTTPS protocol (https://). The URL is now: https://catalogue.mcgill.ca/F

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Published on : 06 Apr 2017

Jeffrey Derevensky appointed as James McGill Professor

The Faculty of Education is pleased to announce that Professor Jeffrey Derevensky, of our Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology, has received the prestigious James McGill Professor award.

Published on : 06 Apr 2017

A refreshing take on healthcare

Dr. Anoop Kumar (IMHL’15) has published a new book, Michelanglo’s Medicine: how redefining the human body will transform health and healthcare. The book offers a refreshing look at the human body not just as a bunch of organs, but rather as “a masterpiece, waiting to be discovered.” Dr. Kumar proposes a new approach based on his experiences as an ER doctor, as well as the eastern philosophies he grew up with.

Published on : 06 Apr 2017

Lower McTavish Pedestrian detour April 7 - 14

A City of Montreal project concrete pour on Friday, April 7 will have approximately twelve trucks accessing McTavish through the alley behind the Bronfman Building. As a result, the pedestrian access across McTavish at Bookstore/McLennan-Redpath Complex crossing point will be blocked off. A detour will be in place for approximately one week starting from April 7. The detour will have people walking up to Sherbrooke before gaining access to the east or west sidewalk on McTavish. Please view the image for clarification.

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Published on : 06 Apr 2017

Easter weekend Library hours

The following branches will provide 24-hour access for study for McGill users over the Easter weekend (Friday, April 14 through Monday, April 17): Humanities and Social Sciences Library Schulich Library of Physical Sciences, Life Sciences, and Engineering Nahum Gelber Law Library

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Published on : 06 Apr 2017

McGill's Macdonald Campus in Ste-Anne gets funding boost

McGill University’s Macdonald campus in Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue received some good news last Friday when the Quebec government made two funding announcements that will help boost the Faculty of Agricultural Environmental Sciences. Read more in The Gazette  

Published on : 05 Apr 2017

Student captures 2nd place in NSERC - Science, action! competition

Congratulations to M.Sc. candidate Émile Brisson-Curadeau (Supervisor: Prof. Kyle Elliott, NRS) for capturing second place in "NSERC -" Science, action!" competition contest for "La sentinelle des mers".  ABOUT ÉMILE

Published on : 05 Apr 2017

Desautels alumnus named Exec VP at PNG Gold

West Vancouver-based PNG Gold has announced the appointment of Wesley Marstaller (BCom'05) as Executive Vice President of the corporation. Before coming on board at PNG Gold, Mr. Marstaller served in several capacities at the Macquarie Group, then as COO of the Rennie Group. PNG Gold CEO Greg Clarkes praises Mr. Marstaller, saying that his expertise will help with “building the management group necessary to achieve the Company’s near and long term goals.” PNG Gold is a mining company specialized in gold exploration in Papua New Guinea. 

Published on : 05 Apr 2017

Phishing scam: "Re: Account Validation"

There is a phishing email circulating with a fraudulent PDF attachment. See an example of this phishing message below.

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Published on : 04 Apr 2017

Final Report on 2017 Annual Conference on Canadian Exceptionalism

Are we good, or are we lucky?  On Thursday, February 9th and Friday, February 10, 2017, the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada (MISC) held its 22nd annual conference on the theme of immigration and multiculturalism in celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary. Government officials, journalists and scholars from various fields were brought together to explore whether Canada is indeed unique and if so, whether this is a matter of history, geography, or circumstance, or because there is something exceptional in our policies, institutions, or character.

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Published on : 04 Apr 2017

Public outrage over executive pay raises forces Bombardier into damage control

Bombardier’s recent executive pay raises have caused heavy public criticism in the face of recent cash injections from the federal and Quebec governments. In an interview on BNN, Desautels Professor Karl Moore states that some of the outrage is misguided, since so many of the execs joined Bombardier partway through the year, which skews the numbers.

Published on : 04 Apr 2017

James Rickards and the end of the economy

A recent Forbes book review delves into James Rickards’ The Road to Ruin: The Global Elites’ Secret Plan For The Next Financial Crisis, which makes the case that there is a big-ticket financial collapse coming, one that dwarfs the 2008 recession. Rickards lays much of the blame on macroeconomics, drawing a parallel between it and astrology.

Published on : 04 Apr 2017

Mintzberg on why the US can’t be run like a business

In a recent piece for the Harvard Business Review, Desautels Professor Henry Mintzberg takes aim at US President Trump’s attempts to run the United States like a business, then demolishes them. Professor Mintzberg questions the wisdom of trying to marry such disparate systems — after all, business has a very simple, measureable yardstick in the form of profit, which makes it a poor model for governing.

Published on : 04 Apr 2017

McGill University Contributes to First French Edition of Journal

The International Higher Education (IHE), a quarterly journal published by the Boston College Center for International Higher Education, published a French edition for the first time in January 2017.

Published on : 04 Apr 2017

Enhanced security on McGill Antivirus

For the continual improvement to our IT security service, and to meet McGill’s evolving administrative and research security requirements, McGill IT Services will be upgrading the antivirus version available to LAN administrators to focus on improved threat protection. This increased security measure will enable the institutional version to leverage features already available in the home version provided to the McGill community. Security benefits:

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Published on : 04 Apr 2017