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The Neuro holds annual Reitman Holiday Luncheon

Each December for over 60 years, the Reitman family has invited all members of The Neuro to a splendid luncheon that has become an enjoyable annual tradition. This gathering shows a wonderful holiday spirit of generosity and thankfulness.

Reitman family members, Joel (President of Jillcy Investments Ltd.), Jill and Dorothy were present for the 69th Reitman Holiday Luncheon on December 9th to greet staff and to help staff volunteers serve a tasty meal to some 1,200 members of The Neuro.

Published: 9Dec2016

Couche-Tard’s Alain Bouchard has a bold vision

Karl Moore, professor of strategy and organization at the Desautels Faculty of Management interviews Alain Bouchard. 
Read more: Financial Post

Published: 9Dec2016

Opinion: Let's replace Canada's Senate with a randomly selected citizen assembly

Op-ed by Arash Abizadeh, political science professor at McGill University. He will be making his case to a Dragons’ Den-style panel at a public forum Friday, 4 to 6 p.m., at New Chancellor Day Hall, 3644 Peel St.
Read more: Montreal Gazette

 

Published: 8Dec2016

The time is right: will Canada be a leader in ‘open government’?

Op-ed by Aruna Roy, Professor of Practice in Global Governance at ISID, McGill University.
Read more: The Hill Times

 

Published: 7Dec2016

McGill researchers lead development of tool to assess environmental risks of chemicals

Assessing the risks that toxic chemicals pose to natural ecosystems is a huge challenge, given the thousands of chemicals that require testing. But the task is expected soon to become less daunting, thanks to a new tool being developed by McGill University researchers. 

Published: 8Dec2016

Academic Freedom in a Volatile World

The Scholars at Risk Network organizes two sessions on December 8 in Ottawa to discuss threats to academic freedom.

Around the world today, scholars are attacked because of their words, their ideas and their place in society.

Published: 7Dec2016

Sea ice extent in Arctic and Antarctic reached record lows in November

“Both the Arctic and Antarctic experienced record lows in sea ice extent in November, with scientists astonished to see Arctic ice actually retreating at a time when the region enters the cold darkness of winter.” (The Guardian) (National Snow & Ice Data Center)

Published: 7Dec2016

McGill announces Dr. Thomas Robinson as the 2016 winner of the Bloomberg Manulife Prize for the Promotion of Active Health

McGill University, in association with Lawrence and Frances Bloomberg and Manulife, is pleased to announce that Dr. Thomas Robinson, a Stanford University professor of Pediatric Medicine and pioneer in using novel motivational techniques to combat childhood obesity, is the winner of the 2016 Bloomberg Manulife Prize for the Promotion of Active Health.

Published: 7Dec2016

Lottery tickets aren’t child’s play

Lottery tickets may be fun-filled and exciting presents, but they are not suitable gifts for minors. Studies suggest that gambling is a popular yet risky activity among youth. Additionally, researchers have reported a correlation between age of gambling onset and problem gambling later in life. Lottery play is sometimes an initial introduction to gambling activities for minors.

Published: 8Dec2016

Bill Gates: My Favorite Books of 2016

Honorable mention: The Grid, by Gretchen Bakke [assistant professor in the Department of Anthropology at McGill University]. This book, about our aging electrical grid, fits in one of my favorite genres: “Books About Mundane Stuff That Are Actually Fascinating.” Part of the reason I find this topic fascinating is because my first job, in high school, was writing software for the entity that controls the power grid in the Northwest. 
Read more: Gates Notes (the blog of Bill Gates)

 

Published: 6Dec2016

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