Mcgill University

Do You Know the Zuckerbergs of the Snack Food Industry?

Nancy A. Shenker | Posted 07.08.2014 | Canada
Nancy A. Shenker

The oldest Wink team member is 27. Does that help or hurt them? According to Wolff, "Our youth is a double-edged sword. We are flexible when it comes to making decisions and make them swiftly, while being able to stay up all night working if need be. We're also the same age as the majority of our customers -- allowing us to truly tap into the pulse of their wants and needs."

What I Learned This Week: What I Would Do If I Were 22 (Again!)

Andy Nulman | Posted 06.16.2014 | Canada
Andy Nulman

I am very conscious of what and how I eat. And I am exercise-obsessive, not just working out like a grunting fiend, but also evangelizing my tools of choice TRX and Rip-Trainer to anyone who will listen, and many who won't. These two immutable elements of a healthy lifestyle were unfathomably foreign to me back then.

McGill Discovers New Molecule

AFP/Relaxnews | Posted 06.10.2014 | Canada Living

Researchers at McGill University in Montreal have identified a new molecule present only in humans and primates, low quantities of which could indicat...

What I Learned This Week: The Three-Word Secret to Tourism Success

Andy Nulman | Posted 07.19.2014 | Canada Travel
Andy Nulman

Most greeting moves are micro, but their effects are macro.They set the mood and the tone for one's stay, no matter how long and no matter where, be it a few nights in property, two weeks at a destination or even an hour or so at a simple restaurant or attraction.

Want to Vote as an Anglophone Student in Quebec? Good Luck

Ilia Blinderman | Posted 05.31.2014 | Canada Politics
Ilia Blinderman

Several students were able to register following initial rejection by returning and speaking to different revisors or to their supervisors. This eventual success, however, underscores the fact that that when insufficient linguistic precision is coupled with haphazard revisor training, registration becomes subservient to bureaucratic fickleness; that is to say, it degenerates into a crapshoot.

What I Learned This Week: Here Are The Crayons

Andy Nulman | Posted 05.24.2014 | Canada Business
Andy Nulman

Since January, I've been teaching a somewhat different type of course at McGill University. While saddled with the unfortunate standard curriculum name "Marketing and Society," the class is anything but. I think it's the different nature of the work that may be throwing them.

What I Learned This Week: A Great Lesson Lasts Forever

Andy Nulman | Posted 05.09.2014 | Canada Business
Andy Nulman

A great lesson lasts forever. Even when you forget it for a while. Unaffected by fads, by progress, by technology, by trends, by the march of time or the charge of the light brigade, Great Lessons are eternal.

What I Learned This Week: You Are What You Share

Andy Nulman | Posted 04.26.2014 | Canada Business
Andy Nulman

These days, given the overwhelming tsunami of social media, the conventional wisdom of who we are has shifted away from us and onto others, to become "You Are What You Share"...whether you choose to share your feelings about food, clothing, French lawyers/politicians, or the act of sharing itself.

It Will Bend, But Not Break

The Huffington Post | Christian Cotroneo | Posted 01.31.2014 | Canada Living

It may soon be possible for people in glass houses to throw stones, chuck wine glasses, but still not hit each other over the head with wine bottles, ...

The Best Schools In Canada For Making Money

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 01.29.2014 | Canada Business

It’s been named one of the best party schools in North America by such illustrious sources as Playboy magazine, and now Ontario’s Western Universi...

What I Learned This Week: It's Not Enough To Be Smart

Andy Nulman | Posted 01.31.2014 | Canada
Andy Nulman

To wit, "Knowledge" implies the tasks of filling, memorizing and regurgitating. Imagination implies the art of thinking and dreaming. Curiosity, however, requires not only the cerebral wonderment of "what if?" but also the actual corporeal action of "let's see!" for absolute fulfillment.

Why I Do Not Wear A Poppy

Davide Mastracci | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Politics
Davide Mastracci

Every year, millions of Canadians take part in this campaign by attaching the poppy to their clothes. I do not wear the poppy, or donate to the RCL, because I believe that this campaign glorifies war instead of calling for peace. I believe that it is of the utmost importance to remember past wars and the soldiers who took part in them, but I remember these things quite a bit differently than how the RCL would like you to remember them.

LOOK: A New Top Canadian School

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 09.10.2013 | Canada Living

McGill University is no longer Canada’s best school, according to the 2013 QS World University Rankings. In the latest list, the University of ...

Watching the Watchdog: Give the Nobel Prize to Snowden, Assange and Manning

Tim Knight | Posted 09.18.2013 | Canada Politics
Tim Knight

We've learned an incredible amount about how governments scheme, conspire, collude, connive and lie, both to each other and to the people who elected them. Which is why my nomination for the next Nobel Peace Prize is WikiLeaks and its three great whistleblowers -- Julian Assange, Bradley Manning and Edward Snowden.

Helping the Fight Against Cancer, One Outspoken Celeb at a Time

Samara Perez | Posted 08.13.2013 | Canada Living
Samara Perez

What Angelina Jolie and Michael Douglas have in common is that both are using their celebrity status to bring attention to the very realistic threat of cancer. For now, we must rely on celebrities to get the public's attention about important health threats. Both celebrities have provoked discussion, but where do we go from here?

Should Canada Trust Greece?

Justine Frangouli-Argyris | Posted 08.10.2013 | Canada Politics
Justine Frangouli-Argyris

It seems that Greece is finally headed in the right direction and with Canada's support and the tireless work of ambassadors, the country's crisis may indeed eventually be overcome. However, the Greek government must continue its reforms in order to prove that it is worthy of this international trust.

In Defense of Judith Butler

Darin Barney | Posted 07.28.2013 | Canada Living
Darin Barney

It is doubtful those who have denounced Butler so aggressively, and have protested against her honorary McGill degree so vehemently, have ever read a single piece of her scholarly work, or heard or read any of the published material in which she actually discusses her views on BDS and Israel.

Judith Butler Shouldn't Be Honoured By McGill University

Lauryn Oates | Posted 07.27.2013 | Canada
Lauryn Oates

I've been ashamed here and there over some of the output that comes out of my latest alma mater, the University of British Columbia (like this and thi...

Should Canadians Go to U.S. Universities?

Robert Waite | Posted 06.17.2013 | Canada
Robert Waite

It is once again university acceptance season. And for a growing number of Canadian grade 12 students, the letters and e-mails include offers of admission from U.S. colleges and universities in addition to the usual array of Canadian schools. But does it actually make any sense for a Canadian to go to a U.S. university?

Open Letter to Pauline Marois, Premier of Quebec

Kokulan Mahendiran | Posted 05.06.2013 | Canada
Kokulan Mahendiran

Dear Premier Marois, Speaking at the infamous Summit on Higher Education you held last month, McGill Principal Heather Munroe-Blum warned, "The quali...

Some Dropouts Find Success, But School Still Matters

Davide Mastracci | Posted 02.03.2013 | Canada Living
Davide Mastracci

On December 2, poet Suli Breaks posted a spoken word video titled "Why I Hate School But Love Education." Breaks' video certainly does have some positive elements but his argument is flawed in many ways. He reduces a post secondary education to something which takes place solely in the classroom. Regardless of what Breaks believes, school can foster education beyond the traditional methods.

University Searched By Anti-Corruption Squad

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.18.2012 | Canada

MONTREAL - Quebec's anti-corruption squad searched the offices of the McGill University Health Centre on Tuesday looking for information related to th...

Quebec Construction Workers Walk Off Job

CBC | Posted 12.24.2011 | Canada

Quebec's labour minister "won't back down" from plans to change rules governing construction unions in the province, despite being person...

WATCH: McGill Scientists Show Off Their Dance Moves For Cancer Research

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.30.2011 | Canada

MONTREAL - Scientists, lab techs and students at a McGill University cancer research centre are gyrating their hips in a novel fundraising and awarene...

Dalai Lama to Extremists: "Your Enemy is Your Best Teacher"

Peter Worthington | Posted 11.08.2011 | Canada
Peter Worthington

It was probably no surprise to the Dalai Lama that his participation at the Second Global Conference on World's Religions, organized by Montreal's McGill University, caused unease among some. By following a path of gentle, persistent, non-violent resistance the Dalai Lama drives Beijing nuts.