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In the past two decades, some two dozen new city projects were announced in the Middle East. About half remain “power point cities” existing only on websites, said Sarah Moser, an urban geography professor at McGill University in Montreal. Others are well behind schedule.

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Published on: 8 Dec 2017

A clinical trial almost ten years in the making has revealed that risky, but powerful, clot busting drugs and medical devices do not improve outcomes for patients experiencing deep vein thrombosis (DVT), nor do they prevent the development of post-thrombotic syndrome (PTS) when compared with conventional blood thinning medications. The results of the Acute Venous Thrombosis: Thrombus Removal with Adjunctive Catheter-Directed Thrombolysis (ATTRACT) study are published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

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Published on: 8 Dec 2017

Jonathan Goodman, BA'89, LLB'93, MBA'94

President & CEO, Knight Therapeutics Inc

Thursday, December 7, 2017 

Classified as: MBA Alumni, Masters in Business Administration (MBA), Desautels Global Experts, Jonathan Goodman, Bachelor of Commerce (BCom)
Published on: 8 Dec 2017

Congratulations to Geneviève Auclair (EMBA’17) who received a Meritorious Service Decoration from the Governor General of Canada this week.

As a physician, Geneviève is recognized for spearheading a successful campaign to recruit health care professionals to the Inuulitsivik Health Centre in Nunavik. This initiative also helped introduce local youth to potential careers as doctors, nurses, and technicians.

Classified as: McGill-HEC Executive MBA (EMBA), McGill-HEC Montreal Executive MBA (EMBA), EMBA Alumni
Published on: 8 Dec 2017

Thanks to a student-led fundraiser, a group of BCom students recently presented a Catchbox to the Desautels Faculty of Management in honour of Professor Sujata Madan.

Catchbox is a soft microphone that is designed to be thrown among an audience to increase engagement and participation.

This initiative was a way for students to thank a professor who continually inspires them.

Classified as: Sujata Madan, finance, Masters in Business Administration (MBA)
Published on: 8 Dec 2017

Five McGill researchers were granted renewals on their Canada Research Chair awards this week, including Professor Victoria Talwar, of our Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology.

Classified as: Research, Awards, CRC
Published on: 8 Dec 2017

Fonds Santé"How can we increase the attention skills of students with learning disabilities?

Classified as: Research
Published on: 8 Dec 2017

To all Finance users,

The month of November 2017 is closed. You may pick up your Minerva Financial Statements by logging into Minerva via https://horizon.mcgill.ca/minerva.

This link will bring you directly to the Finance (Fund) Administration Menu >> Financial Statements menu option.

For questions or assistance, you may contact the Finance Helpdesk at 514-398-3463 or via email at fishelp.acct [at] mcgill.ca.

Classified as: faculty, Financial Services, Financial Statements, staff, staff
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Published on: 8 Dec 2017

After several years of research into Armenian music, violinist Nuné Melik, a doctoral student at the Schulich School of Music, is making waves with her debut album Hidden Treasure: Classical Armenian Music for Violin and Piano. Born in Siberia, Melik has Armenian, Georgian and Jewish roots. After her move to Montreal in 2009, she began to explore the music of composers from her upbringing in her fight for inclusivity in classical music, "recording not what she knows will make her famous, but what she believes needs to

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Published on: 8 Dec 2017

From a lunch counter that opened in the 1950s, to a hotel business that comprises fourteen properties, and counting, the Germain hotels and family, including Marie Pier Germain (EMBA’16), share insight into running a booming family business across generations. 

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Classified as: McGill-HEC Executive MBA (EMBA), McGill-HEC Montreal Executive MBA (EMBA), EMBA Alumni
Published on: 7 Dec 2017

­­­­­­­­­A student may pursue an MBA degree for many reasons beyond simply advancing his or her career.

As Marie-Eve Roy, Director of Recruitment and Marketing at Desautels shares, this can include the desire to develop strong business skills to complement technical abilities.

Other reasons listed include: growing a network, gaining international exposure, and making a difference in society. 

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Classified as: Masters in Business Administration (MBA)
Published on: 7 Dec 2017

Restauranteurs and entrepreneurs around the world are heeding the call for more sustainable food sources. Among them is the Aspire Food Group, which has recently doubled its production of crickets for human consumption at its Texas farm.

And they are not the only ones to recognise the value of insects as food. The edible bug business is booming, with a global market of $33 million in 2015, according to the research firm Global Market Insights, which expects it to grow 40 percent by 2023.

Classified as: aspire food group, 2013 Hult Prize Winners, Masters in Business Administration (MBA), MBA Alumni
Published on: 7 Dec 2017

In an article for The Globe and Mail, Desautels Professor Ashesh Mukherjee delves into the hidden costs of living online, which can include the temptation to overspend on holiday shopping.

If human psychology dictates that we are predisposed to overspending, the rise of e-commerce only facilitates this. Rather than succumbing to the lures of consumerism, Prof. Mukherjee suggests spending the holidays volunteering, which leads to deeper feelings of satisfaction. 

Classified as: Ashesh Mukherjee, Marketing
Published on: 7 Dec 2017

By Jennifer Bracewell

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