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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will appoint former astronaut Julie Payette as Canada’s next governor-general, picking the prominent Quebecker for the high-profile position rather than a number of aboriginal leaders who were also seen to be in the running, sources say.

Read more: The Globe and Mail

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Published on: 13 Jul 2017

Are generational stereotypes ever true? A Millennial and a Baby Boomer discuss intergenerational prejudice and dialogue

Interview with Professor Karl Moore

Read more: Mind This Magazine

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Published on: 12 Jul 2017

“For me, what was really interesting is the way that these tests offer people a language of the self – a vocabulary or an idiom for talking about who they are and what they want, and what kinds of people they want to be.”

Merve Emre, Assistant Professor of English, on WNPR radio. Her book on the Myers-Briggs test and the history of personality testing will be published in Spring 2018. 

Listen to the entire interview: WNPR

Classified as: merve emre, personality testing, Myers-Briggs
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Published on: 11 Jul 2017

This would only hurt our efforts to reduce infant mortality. Jay Kaufman, a co-author of the JAMA study and a professor at McGill University, put it simply: “Wanted pregnancies are healthier than unwanted pregnancies.”

Read more: The Washington Post

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Published on: 10 Jul 2017

The current brewery “belongs to an era where even industrial architecture was beautifully built,” says Avi Friedman, an architecture professor at McGill University, who wants it to be preserved. 

Read more: Montreal Gazette

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Published on: 6 Jul 2017

“We are not giving up,” McGill University ornithologist David Bird wrote in an email. “We plan to continue beseeching the government to undertake this act in any we can. Right now there is a petition on change.org circulating to get Canadians to sign and adopt the Canada Jay (not the Gray Jay) as our national bird.

Read more: Ottawa Sun

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Published on: 5 Jul 2017

"McGill University's Vicky Kaspi spends her time probing the mysteries of the universe. Kaspi has won a number of awards for her work, and was the first woman to win the Herzberg Canada Gold Medal for science and engineering."

Read more: BBC News


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Published on: 4 Jul 2017

"Depending on how you remind the person, you might be able to erase different aspects of the memory," said Wayne Sossin of the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital at McGill University, whose lab collaborated with researchers at the Columbia University Medical Center in New York.

Read more: CBC News

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Published on: 4 Jul 2017

The joint degree will be taught by comparing and contrasting indigenous peoples’ legal traditions with those of common law. The four-year program will include classroom and community-based components, and will follow the lead of McGill Law School’s transsystemic approach to common law and civil law legal education, by giving students the opportunity to tackle legal problems from multiple perspectives.

Read more: The Hill Times

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Published on: 28 Jun 2017

"Given their postmodern worldview, the millennial generation believes that organizations can grow and prosper through greater emotional openness. They also perceive negative emotions as having the ability to destroy a company. In her seminal work The Managed Heart, Arlie Hochschild studies the effects of emotional labor and the negative impacts of repressed emotions. Hochschild identifies emotional labor as the act of managing one’s own emotions in the workplace. High degrees of emotional labor can lead to burnout, employee dissatisfaction, and reduced productivity."

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Published on: 27 Jun 2017

According to Charles Boberg, an associate professor of linguistics at McGill University, there are two main differences in Canadian English pronunciation of vowels. "One of them is called 'Canadian rising,' and this is the stereotype that most Americans have of Canadian English and it involves the 'OU' vowel and the 'I' vowel. It's referring to raising the pronunciation of the vowel in the mouth," says Boberg, author of "The English Language in Canada." 

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Published on: 27 Jun 2017

The “Neuro”, as the institute is known, hopes its six-month-old open-science experiment will attract more private venture capital, create jobs and lure companies back to the city’s shrunken medical-research sector. The institute is in the midst of drawing up “measurable indicators” to track whether its groundbreaking approach to research and development is delivering on the promise, said Richard Gold, a professor of law and human genetics at McGill, who is leading the evaluation.

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Published on: 27 Jun 2017

While the LDT program stresses physical activity and a healthy lifestyle, Laurent Duvernay-Tardif said his mission is to promote balance. “It’s about a balance between school, physical activity, the arts,” he said. “Our goal is to help make better people.” It’s difficult to find a better role model than the Mont-St-Hilaire native who has combined playing football at the highest level with medical school. He was a standout at McGill even though his practice time was limited by his studies. 

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Published on: 21 Jun 2017

Graduation season is upon us, and with many bright young people taking their first steps into the workforce, it is important to acknowledge the challenges of what lie ahead. Learning and work styles of extroverts and introverts can be very different, so in order to succeed in the workplace, it is crucial to understand these differences and how to navigate them. As a newbie in the workforce, we have some advice from recent extroverted grads on how to start your career off on the right foot.

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Published on: 20 Jun 2017

"Especially in real time, the narrator has to keep going on the same storyline," said Nathalie Cooke, professor of literature at Montreal's McGill University. "So as Trump fuels the storyline with the populist Trump, the polarization in his readers actually fuels the continuation of the story."

Read more: NPR.org

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Published on: 19 Jun 2017

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