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How to become everyone’s favourite boss

Workplaces with a long history of male workers getting more regularly promoted will have the most difficulty changing, said Karl Moore, associate professor of strategy and organisation at Desautels, the business school at McGill University in Montreal, Canada. BBC News

Published: 6Jan2016

Montreal students tutor Syrian refugees online

Many people are offering help to Syrian refugees after they arrive in Quebec, but students are reaching out to refugees while they remain overseas. CTV Montreal News

 

Published: 6Jan2016

Improv theatre class is more than just fun and games

He waves his hands, his shoulder-length hair flipping away from his face, and points at a group of 40 MBA hopefuls from McGill University’s Desautels Faculty of Management who are holding pens in the air, acting like orchestra conductors. The Globe and Mail 

 

Published: 6Jan2016

Droughts hit cereal crops harder since 1980s

Drought and extreme heat events slashed cereal harvests in recent decades by 9% to 10% on average in affected countries – and the impact of these weather disasters was greatest in the developed nations of North America, Europe and Australasia, according to a new study led by researchers from McGill University and the University of British Columbia.

Published: 6Jan2016

Weather: El nino

As 2016 approaches, the ongoing El Nino shows no sign of relaxing its grip on the global climate. (Source: Al Jazeera)

John Gyakum, Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences

"The current El Nino, the strongest since 1997-98, is associated with recent unusually warm conditions in Ontario and Quebec."—John Gyakum

Professor or large scale and dynamic meteorology.

Published: 21Dec2015

$5M for Malaria, Tuberculosis Drug-discovery Research

University of Toronto and McGill University scientists are leading an international partnership to discover new and improved drug treatments for tuberculosis, malaria and neglected tropical diseases  -- thanks to a contribution from Merck Canada Inc., as well as an additional $5 million supplement to a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The new funding brings the total investment from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to nearly US $12 million since 2012.

Published: 17Dec2015

US Interest Rates

The U.S. central bank began raising interest rates Dec. 16 from record lows, as it hiked its benchmark rate by a quarter of a percentage point. (Source: CBC)


Chris Ragan, Department of Economics

“Increases in the policy interest rate in the United States will reflect the data showing that the U.S.

Economy is really strengthening, after years of a sluggish recovery.

Published: 16Dec2015

Divorce: on the decline in sub-Saharan Africa

With education, employment and income levels all rising for women in sub-Saharan Africa, many observers have speculated that divorce rates would follow suit – as they have in much of the developed world.  But a new study by McGill University researchers finds that divorce rates across 20 African countries over the past 20 years have remained stable or declined.

Published: 16Dec2015

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