Category: Personal

Energy Innovation and Use: Exclusive Event

Dear colleagues and friends, On Tuesday, September 15th, 2015 we are hosting Vaclav Smil, C.M., FRSC, at McGill University’s Moyse Hall for a large public seminar: “Energy Revolution? More Like a Crawl”. Attached you will find the poster for the event with a description of the talk. Please RSVP by August 30th by emailing engineering.alumni@mcgill.ca. […]

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My Favorite Breed of Dog is Rescued.

Offtopic: I have a Border Collie / Blue Heeler mix named Bonnie. We adopted her as a puppy from a local shelter. I know this sounds silly and ridiculous, but this dog is me. I am this dog. Bonnie is high strung. She’s not a chill-out, watch TV type of dog. She’s always patrolling the […]

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Laughable LinkedIn Endorsements

Thanks to someecards.com for the hilarious picture! What would yours be?My (honest) LinkedIn endorsements could easily be: 31  Standing in front of the vending machine longingly 29  Having to do the ABC song while filing 15  Trying to respond to a question on a conference call on mute 10  Abuse of the Outlook calendaring function […]

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Is Leaning In Limited to White Collar Women?

I read (and loved) Lean In. For those of you in a cave for the past year, Lean In is the title of Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg’s book published in March 2013. The book traces its origins to a TED Talk Sheryl Sandberg gave about women unintentionally holding themselves back in their careers, […]

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Working Parents: What Are Your Tips?

I’ve been pretty busy for the past month or so…. meet my daughter, Elle. She’s five weeks old. I went back to work after being out for a month on maternity leave. What I’ve learned: If you come back to work too soon, you’re a bad mom. If you stay out too long, you’re a […]

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Cost Per Hire: What’s Yours?

In 2012, the American National Standards Institute accepted the Society for Human Resource Management’s proposal for determining a cost-per-hire algorithm that would provide  a standard with which companies in the US could compare their hiring costs across industries. As Lee Webster, SHRM’s director of HR standards, said, “The HR profession and its stakeholders can now […]

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