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A personal trainer you can wear

A personal trainer you can wear

January 28, 2015

Concordia’s District 3 has contributed to the development of a game changer in wearable technology.

‘All art is essentially the result of research’

‘All art is essentially the result of research’

January 28, 2015

The Leonard and Bina Ellen Art Gallery’s Speculations ask visitors to 'risk an interpretation'.

A living Green Map of downtown Montreal

A living Green Map of downtown Montreal

January 28, 2015

Concordia students are using an innovative interactive platform to pinpoint sustainable community services.

Sherry Blok, teacher of the year: ‘I’m addicted to seeing people improve’

Sherry Blok, teacher of the year: ‘I’m addicted to seeing people improve’

January 27, 2015

This month, the Concordia language instructor landed a top international award.

Preserving Canada’s cultural heritage

Preserving Canada’s cultural heritage

January 27, 2015

Concordia’s Clarence Epstein has been appointed to the Canadian Cultural Property Export Review Board.



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All of the “win-win” talk surrounding the announcements of these plans boils down to Montreal getting the capital for the projects from our retirement plans rather than having to raise it in the marketplace. It seems inevitable that the government will end up having to use its powers of taxation to ensure the break-even financial operation of these projects. Will the rating agencies therefore then decide that the investments represent a de facto addition to our public debt? I hope not.
Having committed ourselves to military involvement in Iraq, we Canadians should be asking ourselves exactly what goals we hope to achieve. Personally, after recently spending three weeks in the region, I am not convinced that “preserving the territorial integrity” of the present Iraqi state should be one of them.
To maximize the productivity of their international teams, global firms need to understand important cultural differences between Western and Eastern mindsets. Brainstorming, a technique often used to generate novel ideas such as new product innovations, might not be equally effective across cultural settings. Employers need to recognize that.
I think Mordecai Richler certainly deserves a street or a park. There are a lot of areas in what we now call the Plateau and Mile-End that in some ways have been defined by the way Richler depicted them in his fiction. So I think probably something greater than a gazebo would be warranted.


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Beyond the Headlines 2013
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Inspired by Concordia’s four-part conversation series with The Globe and Mail on the theme of “Living well and staying healthy,” Beyond the Headlines 2013 showcases the ideas of internationally renowned university research experts and their intellectual counterparts. Beyond the Headlines is published annually.
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