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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.

The Engineering and Commerce Case Competition is back

The Engineering and Commerce Case Competition is back

January 26, 2015

In its second year, this student-organized contest sparks entrepreneurship and collaboration.

Why universities should innovate

Why universities should innovate

January 21, 2015

This month, Concordia kicks off its speaker series about the future of the university and learning with a leading voice in educational innovation.

Quickest sale ever at the greenhouse

Quickest sale ever at the greenhouse

January 22, 2015

What was once a four-day event ended in an hour and 20 minutes.

Concordia’s First Voices week: ‘This is a way of saying, “We're here”’

Concordia’s First Voices week: ‘This is a way of saying, “We're here”’

January 21, 2015

The inaugural awareness event aims to welcome, teach and inspire.

Unlocking the secrets of sleep

Unlocking the secrets of sleep

January 21, 2015

A new grant will support crucial health research at the PERFORM Centre.



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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.
Qu’arrive-t-il si les générations plus jeunes utilisent une certaine plateforme, mais que les générations plus âgées ne peuvent ou ne veulent pas faire de même ? On obtient un fossé générationnel. Il faut montrer aux jeunes que les plus vieux peuvent comprendre, et montrer aux plus vieux ce qu’ils peuvent retirer des technologies.


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Beyond the Headlines 2013
Beyond the Headlines 2013
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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