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Announcing a new vegan investment fund

Quebec has just announced a new fund to support vegan enterprises, Vegan Capital, with ACEM emerging as its first investor. For Indu Krishnamurthy (EMBA’15), Executive Director of ACEM, the fund dovetails seamlessly with the company’s mission.

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Published: 21 Mar 2019

An Olympian’s quest for gender equality

Celebrated Canadian Olympian Jennifer Heil (BCom’13) knows very well the positive impact that sports can have on a girl’s confidence, personal growth, and success.

As VP Sport Development at viaSport, she is on a mission to ensure that stereotyping and discrimination are a thing of the past for women athletes.

Published: 21 Mar 2019

New heights for Syntax

Following the double acquisition of foreign tech companies by Syntax, the company’s CEO Christian Primeau (EMBA’12) shares his perspective on what this achievement signifies and his vision for the future at a press conference attended by Mr. Pierre Fitzgibbon, Quebec Minister of Economy and Innovation.

Published: 21 Mar 2019

Getting real about entrepreneurship with BCom alumna

Professor Karl Moore interviews Anna Chif (BCom’12), Co-founder and COO of Dialogue, as she shares more about her entrepreneurial roots, her drive to connect people with better care, and the value of creativity in her role.

Published: 19 Mar 2019

Insights from the CEO of Yahsat

Masood Mahmood (MBA’06), CEO of Yahsat, a Middle Eastern satellite producer, joins CEO Magazine to discuss his plans for expansion into Africa and Brazil, as well as his approach to empowering his employees.

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Published: 19 Mar 2019

Maximizing the impact of innovation in developing countries

Michael Seo (IMHL’2015) co-authors an article for Fast Company in which he outlines the systemic challenges of implementing cutting-edge healthcare in the developing world, as well as the common pitfalls of rushing to introduce innovations in such contexts.

Published: 19 Mar 2019

Breathing new life into eastern Quebec

La Presse catches up with hotelier François Rioux (EMBA’08) to explore the strides that FIDEL – an organization uniting businesspeople from Matane – has made to revitalize the city following a series of economic challenges.

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Published: 19 Mar 2019

A landmark gift recognizes the value of visual arts

Leslie Raenden (BCom’86, DPA’87), stepdaughter of the late Peter N. Thomson, a financial investor and co-founder of the Power Corporation of Canada, has made a $5.6-million gift to support Concordia’s Fine Arts Department and its emerging artists.

Raenden has made the gift to fulfill Thomson’s last wishes to support deserving artists and their creative endeavours.

Published: 15 Mar 2019

Embarking on a global leadership program

Simon Marcotte Légaré (BCom’11, MBA’15), Senior Director, Mergers & Acquisitions - Corporate Financing at Raymon Chabot Grant Thornton has been selected by his organization to participate in the Grant Thornton Global Leadership Program, which will provide him with unique learning opportunities in Germany, Japan and Mexico next year.

Published: 12 Mar 2019

MBA alumnus on finding the FinTech wave

In conversation with Professor Karl Moore, Eytan Bensoussan (MBA’09), Co-founder and CEO of NorthOne, reflects on the importance of investing in yourself and the journey of finding your true course.

“You always want to be Michael Jordan on the basketball court, not Michael Jordan on the baseball field,” he says.

Published: 28 Feb 2019

Making strides to integrate immigrants into the workplace

Montreal attracts around three-quarters of immigrants to Quebec, but many new arrivals have a hard time finding work due to institutional barriers. Frantz Saintellemy (EMBA'20), President of Groupe 3737, is part of a new city-wide initiative determined to improve this reality.

For Saintellemy, integrating new arrivals into the workforce is not just an economic matter, it’s also a question of dignity.

Published: 20 Feb 2019

Why big law firms are failing at retaining millennials

Joint Law-MBA graduate Aly Haji (BCL/LLB’18, MBA’18) shares his take on why the traditional values and incentives that underpin operations in major law firms do not appeal as strongly to millennial lawyers.

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Published: 20 Feb 2019

Why love blossoms in business school

On this Valentine’s Day, hear from a roster of happy couples, including Andrew Maxwell and Helen Leighton (MBA’81), as they share how their love stories blossomed during their MBA studies.

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Published: 14 Feb 2019

Catapulting startups with a cultural mission

La Piscine is the first organization in Quebec dedicated to growing a startup ecosystem around creative and cultural innovation.

Philippe-Aubert Messier (EMBA’13) of Apollo Music Store comments on the value it has brought to his music platform company.

Published: 11 Feb 2019

Reflecting on DMAA 2019

Members of the Desautels community came together on February 1, 2019 at the Ritz Carlton Hotel to celebrate this year’s recipients of the Desautels Management Achievement Awards (DMAA).

This year’s recipients included:

Published: 8 Feb 2019