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Ashesh Mukherjee discusses “The Internet Trap” with Bertrand Cesvet, CEO of Sid Lee

April 4, 2018 marked the launch of Professor Ashesh Mukherjee’s latest book, The Internet Trap: Five Costs of Living Online, in which he uses the latest research in consumer psychology to highlight the five hidden costs of living online: too many temptations, too much information, too much customization, too many comparisons, and too little privacy.

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Published: 19 Apr 2018

Apply now: EMBA scholarship for indigenous managers

For the past two years, the McGill-HEC Montréal EMBA has been awarding a $ 50,000 scholarship to a manager of indigenous origin to cover part of the program’s tuition fees.

Two scholarships are available this year and the application deadline is May 1, 2018.

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Published: 19 Apr 2018

EMBA graduate in running for industry prize

Geneviève Comtois (EMBA’12) has been nominated in the category of Young Executive by the Club canadien de Toronto.

All award recipients, including those in the categories of Young Professional and Young Entrepreneur, will be announced at the RelèveTO gala on April 26.

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Published: 19 Apr 2018

Transformative support for the Nation of Gespeg

Manon Jeannotte (EMBA’16), Chief of the Micmac Nation of Gespeg attended an event announcing that the Federal Government will be providing $500,000 to support the economic growth and diversification of the Micmac Nation of Gespeg.

Chief Jeannotte comments on the road to making this agreement a reality.

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Published: 18 Apr 2018

Popularizing the documentary as an art form

Nathalie Bourdon (EMBA’10) is the Director of Distribution and Market Development at the National Film Board of Canada.

In a recent interview, she shares the challenges faced by documentary filmmakers to secure broad distribution and project funding – something that her organization is working to overcome.

As she explains, more times than not, when audiences give documentaries a try, they are pleasantly surprised by the viewing experience.

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Published: 18 Apr 2018

Musings about Trump’s leadership style

Recognizing that President Trump’s style of leadership is not easily slotted into the traditional categories, some writers have coined a new term to describe it, divert-autocracy, and cite Desautels Professor Henry Mintzberg along the way.

They argue that a divert-autocracy stands in stark contrast to organizational theory, as described by Professor Mintzberg.

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Published: 18 Apr 2018

Manulife Prize presented to researcher on a mission to combat lifestyle diseases

Dr. Jean-Pierre Després, Professor of Kinesiology at Université Laval and pioneer in developing screening techniques for visceral obesity, was presented with the 2018 Manulife Prize for the Promotion of Active Health at a breakfast hosted my Manulife and in collaboration with the McGill Centre for the Convergence of Health and Economics (MCCHE) on April 10, 2018.

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Published: 16 Apr 2018

MEI heeds the call for flexible business education

With the growing demands of modern life, not everyone can commit the time or money to pursuing a full-time MBA.

According to Eric Saine, Executive Director of the McGill Executive Institute, this is where the MEI comes in, offering a flexible business education portfolio, such as its popular Mini-MBA program, to suit the needs of today’s learners.

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Published: 16 Apr 2018

It’s full speed ahead for the Bensadoun Retail Initiative

Almost one year since the Bensadoun Family Foundation announced the landmark gift to McGill University of $25 million, the proposed Bensadoun School of Retail Management has received official approval from the University as of March.

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Published: 16 Apr 2018

Hot Cities 2018: From a student’s perspective

BCom student Geneviève Côté shares with The McGill Reporter the sights and learnings that dazzled her on this year’s Hot Cities of the World Tour led by Professor Karl Moore.

On the itinerary this year were Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and Langkawi.

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Published: 16 Apr 2018

Insights from Karl Moore on PBS

Professor Karl Moore sat down with PBS Mountain Lake to chat about some of his favorite topics, including the latest edition of his popular Hot Cities of the World Tour, the U.S. and Canada trade relations, and the Quebec-based aerospace and rail manufacturer, Bombardier.

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Published: 16 Apr 2018

Co-LEAD Montreal: International Workshop on Collective Leadership to be held at Desautels May 1-3, 2018

Hosted by the Desautels Faculty of Management’s Suzanne Gagnon, the Co-LEAD Montreal workshop will bring 40 management and public administration scholars from Canada, the US, Europe, Israel, Australia and New Zealand to the Faculty from May 1-3, 2018.

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Published: 13 Apr 2018

The 33rd International Conference on Narrative: April 18 – 22, 2018

The 33rd International Conference on Narrative will be held at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada from April 18 – 22, 2018.

The International Society for the Study of Narrative (ISSN) sponsors this international conference each year.

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Published: 13 Apr 2018

Mobilizing soccer fans for the love of sport

Three young entrepreneurs, including Yassine Chaabi (BCom’16), are the creative minds behind Spotfields, an innovative app that unites Montreal soccer players of all levels and helps them form teams and compete.

With already 200 subscribers, Spotfields is taking all the questions out of finding a team and a venue at which to play, making the thrill of soccer more accessible to all.

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Published: 12 Apr 2018

IMPM participant awarded North-South Prize

IMPM participant Dr Abbas Gullet, Vice President of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and Secretary-General of Kenya Red Cross Society, is one of two laureates of the 2017 North-South Prize of the Council of Europe.

This award honors individuals who have dedicated their lives to promote humanitarian work and foster human solidarity.

Abbas graduated from Cycle 1 of the IMPM.

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Published: 12 Apr 2018

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