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Awarding one of our own

The Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada, awarded the Sovereign’s Medal to Managing Director of Consilium Law Corporation, Franca Ciambella (BCom’84).

The medal recognizes exceptional volunteer achievements in a range of fields worldwide. Ciambella’s ongoing work, volunteer contributions and student mentorship over 25 years were recognized.

Published: 19 Jan 2018

Who will solve the pension crisis

Students participating in the McGill International Portfolio Challenge presented hypothetical portfolios believed to achieve solvency to address the crisis that has been affecting Canadian pension funds.

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Published: 19 Jan 2018

Insights from David Bensadoun

Professor Karl Moore interviews CEO and son of the Founder of ALDO, David Bensadoun on what it means to work your way up the ranks and prove yourself on your own terms.

David further discusses the challenges and opportunities that the fashion industry faces and how ALDO is leveraging recent technological advances to ensure long-term survival.

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Published: 19 Jan 2018

The homeless are not alone

Desautels Global Expert Yalmaz Siddiqui (BCom’92) has recently started an initiative to repurpose nutritional, wholesome food for the homeless, delivering it regularly and safely straight from the MGM Resort kitchens.

Working with Three Square food bank, they ensure maintenance and lengthened shelf life of the food throughout the donation process.

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Published: 19 Jan 2018

2018 Ride to Conquer Cancer

Knight Therapeutics is thrilled to lead a team in the 2018 Ride to Conquer Cancer®, benefiting the Segal Cancer Centre at the Jewish General Hospital.

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Published: 19 Jan 2018

Twitter use during the Gulf oil spill

Social media has become a part of everyday life. We enjoy the contact Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc., provide with friends and family, and, indeed, the world.

Sometimes we gripe about the downsides of the technology. People say it’s a time suck. There’s fake news. It’s hard to trust what you see.

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Published: 18 Jan 2018

Helpful advice for aspiring entrepreneurs

The Dobson Chronicles interviews Yves Guillaume A. Messy, a Political Science student and the Founder of the insurance startup QGS Technologies Ltd., on his background, company, entrepreneurship and the interesting influences in his life.

Starting with an early interest in global affairs and engineering, Yves taught himself programming and translated learned political science models into Big Data and Artificial Intelligence-related analytics.

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Published: 16 Jan 2018

Think of your business as a sports team

Desautels Professor Karl Moore sits down with Mark Shapiro, CEO of the Toronto Blue Jays, to explore the blurred lines between running a sports team and a business.

Shapiro started as a cubicle dweller with no official job title and a low pay in his initial years in the sports industry.

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Published: 15 Jan 2018

A McGill degree will take you places

Director of the Desautels MBA Japan program Philip O’Neill (BA’87, MBA’03) talks to The Japan Times about the opportunities that having a McGill degree can provide.

“There are doors you don’t even know are there, and they will open. And if you let them open, you’ll be surprised”

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Published: 15 Jan 2018

Taking Ste-Catherine Street into the modern age

Montreal’s historic strip, Ste-Catherine Street, is undergoing four years of roadwork.

Charles de Brabant (BCom'83), Executive Director of the Bensadoun Retail Initiative comments on its implications in the retail industry.

Ste-Catherine has been a vital part of Montreal’s culture and identity, but since businesses have already been struggling, he sees Ste-Catherine as being stuck between two extremes.

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Published: 15 Jan 2018

Desautels MBA recognized for innovation in Canadian business education

As published by Business Because, the Desautels Faculty of Management is among the top five Canadian business schools that are leading innovation in their MBA programs.

“We have historically been working at the frontier of knowledge. The world just lives closer to that frontier today,” Dean Isabelle Bajeux comments.

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Published: 12 Jan 2018

Indigo’s survival in a competitive industry

Professor Karl Moore interviews CEO and Founder of Indigo Books to discuss Indigo’s business strategy and survival methods in a rapidly evolving and competitive industry.

Reisman discusses the challenges and successes faced over the years and reveals the strategy behind transforming Indigo stores into a cultural space, rather than a typical bookstore.

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Published: 12 Jan 2018

NAFTA’s withdrawal uncertainty and its consequences

Desautels Professor Karl Moore makes an appearance on BNN to comment on the possibility of the U.S. pulling out of NAFTA and offers his expert advice on business strategy for businesses if this were to prevail.

He discusses the consequences that this move may have on the world, including on Canada, as well as on free trade and business growth.

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Published: 12 Jan 2018

EMBA alumnus redefines strategic management

In a recent project management blog, François Tremblay (EMBA’17) explores the dynamics of project management and the various overlooked components of strategic management.

He discusses the importance of cross-functional leadership and the weaving together of strategy, operations and project management.

Read more about his perspective in this blog.

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Published: 12 Jan 2018

MBA alumna joins Onex to lead its Capital Market Efforts

As one of the most established and successful private equity firms, Onex announced Nehal Abdel Hakim (MBA’06) as Managing Director, Capital Markets in their New York office.

Hakim formerly worked with Morgan Stanley in the Global Capital Markets Group and was a member of Credit Suisse’s Financial Sponsors team.

Discover more in this news release. 

Published: 12 Jan 2018

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