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"I felt the clock ticking" — why Andre White just released three albums at once

Montreal jazz drummer/pianist and McGill professor Andre White on why he just released three CDs of original music. Ottawa Citizen

Published: 30 Sep 2016

Air Canada, WestJet face possible lawsuit over baggage fees

Karl Moore, an aviation expert at McGill University's Desautels Faculty of Management, found the collusion allegations far fetched. "I think it's highly unlikely they would collude. It's not the nature of the beast, they're just fierce competitors." The Record

Published: 28 Sep 2016

Performance of Clinton, Trump

Democratic strategist Adam Sharon and North American Studies professor at McGill University Tom Velk discuss and debate their performance. CTV News

Published: 27 Sep 2016

Canadians relieved, says Trudeau, after professor released from Iran

“At a time when the regime is inviting the world to invest in Iran and trying to attract diaspora Iranians, these arrests aren’t going to make anyone feel secure about doing business in Iran,” said Payam Akhavan, an associate professor of international law at McGill University. The Toronto Star

Published: 27 Sep 2016

Corporate culture: how a company handles a crisis can affect everyone

Op-ed by Howard P. Gibbs, instructor in issues management at McGill University School of Continuing Studies. The Chronicle Herald

Published: 26 Sep 2016

Which feathered friend would you choose as our national bird?

"If you look at all the countries around the world, many of them have national birds, including the United States, which reveres its bald eagle. All of our provinces and territories and all of the states have an official bird and I think it's high time Canada has one too." Dr. David Bird, emeritus professor of wildlife biology....

Published: 26 Sep 2016

Where does Canada's accent come from?

According to Charles Boberg, an associate professor of linguistics at McGill University and the author of The English Language in Canada, the Canadian accent is stubbornly persistent: “Canadian linguistic identity is here to stay on the long term.” BBC

Published: 26 Sep 2016

Looking to local researchers for a cure to Alzheimer's

Among those researchers is Jacob Vogel of McGill University’s integrative program in neuroscience. He works in Dr. Alan Evan’s lab, which specializes in brain imaging, or the mapping and rendering of how the brain works. “We take massive amounts of information, data, biological data, integrate it and try to understand things like disease and development,” said Vogel....

Published: 23 Sep 2016

McGill to take 'leadership role' in recruiting aboriginal students

“It’s time for McGill University to take a leadership role on this. There are not a lot of universities in the eastern half of the country leading the way in this area.” Christopher Manfredi, McGill provost. Montreal Gazette

Published: 23 Sep 2016

A Globe and Mail article looks at how Big Data might help university students graduate

Last Friday's edition of The Globe and Mail newspaper included a story on how predictive analytics might help decrease university drop-out rates. Several Data Science companies, including  IBM’s Watson Analytics and Microsoft, are offering universities their expertise on identifying students at risk of dropping out. Of course, having low marks is a good predictor, but it is not the only one. Women, for example, are less likely than men to leave university before finishing their studies, but when they do, their marks are usually quite good. So why are they dropping out?

Published: 21 Sep 2016

Commentary: The ghost of Richard Nixon

“Nixon reintroduced himself in 1968 as older, wiser, even-tempered. He was well-known in politics and hated, but he was able to reinvent himself and reassure people on the trust issue just enough.” Gil Troy, professor of history. Portland Press Herald

Published: 19 Sep 2016

Traditional native dance at McGill annual pow wow

Indigenous people of America participate in traditional native dances during the annual McGill pow wow held on the McGill university grounds on Friday, Sept. 16, 2016. Montreal Gazette

Published: 19 Sep 2016

Are American voters Trumped both ways?

Op-ed by Henry Mintzberg, Cleghorn Professor of Management Studies. Huffington Post

Published: 16 Sep 2016

Uber cars seized in Quebec, drivers fined and licences confiscated

Barry Eidlin, professor of sociology, explained the government is perfectly within its rights to confiscate Uber driver’s cars. “I think it’s a message from the government that they need to be taken seriously,” he said. Global News

Published: 15 Sep 2016

Can computer analysis tell us anything new about literature?

“There is a major flaw to all methodologies in the humanities. Traditional methods are not able to generalise in legitimate and transparent ways – though we have tried.” Andrew Piper, director of digital humanities laboratory, txt.LAB. The Guardian

Published: 15 Sep 2016

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