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Clinical innovation takes centre stage at inaugural McGill CLIC and Hakim Family Prize event

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Top finalists pitch to win 1st, 2nd and 3rd place prizes

By Diane Weidner, Steinberg Centre for Simulation and Interactive Learning

Standout singer Nana Mouskouri appears in Schulich masterclass

News - Thu, 05/24/2018 - 16:39

On May 20, 2018, Schulich students had a rare chance to get direct feedback from a singing legend – Nana Mouskouri. 

Ryan Nauta (tenor), Jonah Spungin (baritone), Jessica Burnside (soprano) and Elie Manousakis (soprano) performed as part of in a masterclass in Tanna Schulich Hall where Mouskouri (DLitt 2013) offered guidance based on a wealth of experience from her 60-year career.

Published: 24May2018

Informed Options Trading Prior to Takeover Announcements: Insider Trading?

News - Thu, 05/24/2018 - 16:24

Authors: Patrick Augustin, Menachem Brenner, Marti G. Subrahmanyam

Publication: Management Science, Forthcoming


We quantify the pervasiveness of informed trading activity in target companies' equity options before the announcements of 1,859 U.S. takeovers between 1996 and 2012. About 25% of all takeovers have positive abnormal volumes, which are greater for short-dated out-of-the-money calls, consistent with bullish directional trading before the announcement. Over half of this abnormal activity is unlikely due to speculation, news and rumors, trading by corporate insiders, leakage in the stock market, deal predictability, or beneficial ownership filings by activist investors. We also examine the characteristics of option trades litigated by the SEC for alleged illegal insider trading. While the characteristics of such trades closely resemble the patterns of abnormal option volume in the U.S. takeover sample, we find that the SEC litigates only about 8% of all deals in it.

Published: 24May2018

Dr. Derevensky interviewed regarding US Supreme Court decision to allow states to legalize sports gambling

News - Thu, 05/24/2018 - 16:09

Deseret NewsDr. Jeffrey Derevensky, Chair of our Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology (ECP), spoke to Deseret News' Matthew Piper last week for a report about the United States Supreme Court's recent decision to allow states to legalize sports betting.

Published: 24May2018

P. Lantz Initiative for Excellence in Education & the Arts has announced the Artists-in-Residence for the 2018-19 academic year

News - Thu, 05/24/2018 - 15:14

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Deborah Maia de Lima and Lou Sheppard will join McGill's Faculty of Education as Artists-in-Residence for the 2018-19 academic year. The news was recently announced by the P. Lantz Initiative for Excellence in Education and the Arts. 

Published: 24May2018

How a Desautels professor is sensitizing students to fake news

News - Thu, 05/24/2018 - 15:10

“Fake news” is a term that has planted itself firmly in the common lexicon over the past year and its implications are serious – from swaying consumers to undermining the tenets of democracy and free debate.

These profound consequences are what prompted Elena Obukhova, Assistant Professor of Strategy & Organization at the Desautels Faculty of Management, to take action in the classroom through an innovative assignment.

Published: 24May2018

Fabien Gélinas named Norton Rose Fulbright Faculty Scholar in Arbitration & Commercial Law

News - Thu, 05/24/2018 - 14:55

The Faculty of Law is pleased to announce that Professor Fabien Gélinas, Ad.E., Sir William C. Macdonald Chair, was appointed Norton Rose Fulbright Faculty Scholar in Arbitration and Commercial Law for a one-year term. Professor Gélinas was one of the inaugural recipients of this award in 2013. He joins his colleague Professor Kun Fan, who is entering the second year of a three-year appointment.

Published: 24May2018

Volunteer Recruitment

News - Thu, 05/24/2018 - 14:53

Want to gain experience in research?

The PoP Lab (Prof. Nadig) is recruiting volunteers to work on 3 projects.

1. Video coding of music and play-based therapy sessions with children with autism,

2. a study examining what aspects of social interaction help typically-developing toddlers learn words, using skype interactions as well as being an observer of interactions between adults,

3. A community-based project on job coach support to increase employment success in adults with autism or intellectual disability (French fluency required).

Published: 24May2018

Financial Services New Fund Request (NFR)

News - Thu, 05/24/2018 - 13:46

This message is sent on behalf of Cristiane Tinmouth, Associate Vice-Principal, Financial Services

Dear Colleagues,

Based on your feedback from the New Fund Request process survey conducted in Fall 2017, six new and improved New Fund Request forms, including Guidelines to better assist you, have been developed. The new forms and guidelines can be accessed on our website using the undernoted link:


Published: 24May2018

Article: Médecine familiale: les régions boudées par les résidents

News - Thu, 05/24/2018 - 12:12

We're in the news! Read what the Chair of the Department, Dr. Howard Bergman, has to say about the hardship of attracting family medicine students to remote areas by clicking here.
*Article only available in French.

Published: 24May2018

Philanthropy and government unite to advance research and patient care and to establish leading edge facilities and technologies at The Neuro

News - Wed, 05/23/2018 - 17:42

Today, May 23, 2018, The Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital (The Neuro) gratefully acknowledged significant government funding and unveiled the Thinking Ahead Campaign (2007-2013) donor wall as a tribute and thank you to the many people who helped transform The Neuro’s ability to deliver cutting-edge research and clinical care. This ambitious campaign brought people from around the world together to share in one common goal: to accelerate the pace of neuroscience discovery and deliver exceptional care to patients.

Published: 23May2018

Matt Haimovitz named inaugural John Cage Fellow at the Mannes School of Music

News - Wed, 05/23/2018 - 16:48

Earlier this year, cellist and Schulich professor Matt Haimovitz was appointed as the first-ever John Cage Fellow at the New School's Mannes School of Music. As part of this artist-in-residence program, Haimovitz will be actively involved in Mannes activities, including acting as an ensemble coach, teaching private lessons, and engaging in joint endeavors with Schulich.

Published: 23May2018

CTV | Quebec government, McGill partner to study and curb post-graduate exodus

News - Wed, 05/23/2018 - 14:36

The Quebec Government is partnering with McGill University to try to stem the "Anglophone brain drain" - a phenomenon among university graduates who opt to leave the province with a diploma in hand. 

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Published: 23May2018

HARPERS | Rachel Cusk’s unforgiving eye

News - Wed, 05/23/2018 - 13:08

McGill English prof Merve Emre, in the June issue of Harpers, on “Rachel Cusk’s unforgiving eye” 

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Published: 23May2018

First Landbased Education Field Course at McGill

News - Wed, 05/23/2018 - 12:52

We are very excited to announce that Gabrielle Iakotennikonhrare Doreen will be leading McGill's first ever landbased education field course this summer.

Published: 23May2018


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THE GUARDIAN | Separating sick Inuit kids from their parents is medical colonialism all over again

News - Wed, 05/23/2018 - 07:11

Opinion | In Quebec, air ambulances continue the incomprehensible practice of separating children and parents – despite no written policy demanding it.
By Samir Shaheen-Hussain, a pediatric emergency physician and assistant professor at McGill University

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Published: 23May2018

As harmful as dehydration?

News - Tue, 05/22/2018 - 16:15

We are all familiar with the drawbacks of dehydration, but we rarely hear about the harmful effects of overhydration. It is known that excess fluid accumulation can lead to dangerously low sodium levels in the blood or hyponatremia – a life-threatening condition that can result in brain swelling. Similarly, more is known about the mechanisms in the body that detect and drive thirst while little is known about how the brain detects a state of overhydration.

Published: 22May2018