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Roses are attached to benches outside of Hart House, each dedicated to a victim of gender-based violence. Photo by Laura Pedersen

U of T Community Remembers Victims Of Gender-Based Violence

News from University of Toronto Rotman School of Management 

“University of Toronto students, staff and faculty paid tribute to victims of gender-based violence December 6 at all three campuses.

“December 6 is the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women, an event marking the anniversary of the murders of 14 women at the École Polytechnique de Montréal in 1989.

“U of T’s downtown Toronto campus held a ceremony at Hart House’s Great Hall. Before the event, attendees were encouraged to create a woven star out of ribbon to contribute to the One Million Stars to End Violence project. People all over the world are creating stars to be sent to Brisbane as part of the 2018 Commonwealth Games, to be put on display at the Museum of Brisbane.”

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How Privacy Policies Affect Genetic Testing

News from MIT Sloan School of Management 

“Different types of privacy laws in U.S. states produce markedly different effects on the willingness of patients to have genetic testing done, according to a new study co-authored by an MIT professor.

“As the research shows, policies that focus on the privacy risks of genetic testing, and ask for patient consent to those risks, lead to a reduction in tests performed. But policies that emphasize limits to further disclosure of genetic data without consent, and explicitly define genetic data as the property of the patient, lead to an increase in the number of tests performed.

“’The one thing we found that had a positive effect [on the number of tests] was an approach where you gave patients the potential to actually control their own data,’ says Catherine Tucker, a professor at the MIT Sloan School of Management who helped conduct the study.”

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‘Fake’ Braille Found In UC-Berkeley Building 5 Months After Opening

News from UC-Berkeley Haas School of Business

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“Since the opening of Connie & Kevin Chou Hall at the Haas School of Business at the start of the fall 2017 semester, visually impaired students have had to navigate large swaths of the building without the help of Braille on classroom and study room placards.

“A video emerged on social media Saturday demonstrating that the Braille on a placard outside a Haas classroom was flat and artificial. Posted by campus junior Twee Mac to the popular Facebook group UC-Berkeley Memes for Edgy Teens, the video has since garnered significant attention, and Mac says many have voiced their frustration over the situation.

“Although Mac said she thought the signs with ‘fake’ Braille were temporary, she said it was ‘messed up’ that they hadn’t been replaced since the building’s opening in August.”

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Former Senate Candidate Jason Kander Condemns Voter Suppression

News from Haas School of Business

“Jason Kander, former secretary of state of Missouri and Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate in Missouri in 2016, spoke about his stance on voting rights and the role of the next generation at a campus event Dec. 7.

“Kander, a U.S. Army veteran, founded Let America Vote in 2017, a program which aims to fight back against proposals to suppress voters. He also hosts a podcast called ‘Majority 54,’ where he discusses political issues and attempts to invoke communication between Trump supporters and non-Trump supporters. Kander spoke at the Haas School of Business in an event hosted by the Berkeley Forum, where he addressed a crowd of around 50 people.”

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What Really Matters For Your Business Is Forwardship

News from INSEAD

“In an era of volcanic Twitter accounts, devastating disruptions, seismic shifts towards de-globalisation and widespread corporate uncertainty, is your organization trapped in fear or are you pulling the future towards you? In short, are you ‘forwarding’ your business?

“Against the current backdrop, what can businesses learn from the spectrum of successes and failures that resulted from disruptive dynamics in the recent past?”

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