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Say yes to discomfort, live a fuller life

McGill News sits down with the YouTube sensation Yes Theory, comprised of McGill graduates like Thomas Brag (BCom’15), as they share why they are determined to push themselves – and everybody else – to expand their boundaries and live outside of their comfort zone.

For the Yes Theory team, the most rewarding aspect is when discomfort transforms itself into a profoundly moving experience.

Published: 9 Nov 2018

EMBA participant: Dedicated to the cause

With the upcoming 100-year anniversary of WWI, EMBA participant Lieutenant-Colonel Marie-Ève Tremblay reflects on her time serving in the Canadian Armed Forces, her proudest accomplishments so far, and what it is like being a woman in the military.

Read more in The McGill Reporter

Published: 9 Nov 2018

EMBA alumnus on his journey in the Canadian Armed Forces

With Remembrance Day on the horizon, the McGill Reporter sits down with Pascal Larose (EMBA’18) as he reflects on his two-decade odyssey with the Canadian Armed Forces.

For Larose it has been a journey of incredible personal growth. “Serving in the military means you have to face multiple unconventional challenges, take on numerous different posts and work in an ever-changing environment,” he says.

Published: 8 Nov 2018

EMBA alumna praised for support of French wine industry

Catherine Dagenais (EMBA’18) has been named at the top of the list of “personalités du vin” in La Revue du Vin de France – and for good reason.

In her role as President and Chief Executive Officer at the Société des alcools du Québec (SAQ), she oversees the annual investment of over $800 million toward importing French wines – more than any other entity in the world.

Published: 31 Oct 2018

EMBA alumna is promoted, makes history

Isabelle Brissette (EMBA’10) has been appointed Chief Advisor, Security and Business Resilience at Rio Tinto, becoming the first woman to take on this role for a mining or oil & gas multinational.

In her new position, Brissette will actively mentor, coach and supervise a global team of security professionals, as well as advise senior management and the Board of Security on issues pertaining to resilience strategy and security incidents, among other tasks.

Published: 30 Oct 2018

Words of wisdom from MBA alumna

Enza Cignarella (MBA’94), life coach and pharmaceutical executive at Novartis, recently joined the School of Continuing Studies to share her experience of building a career and the value of lifelong learning.

Published: 25 Oct 2018

Desautels alumna is seeing double

Sophie Boulanger (BCom'03), founder of eyewear retail sensation Bon Look, has her sights set on doubling their stores across Canada by the end of next year.

Founded in 2011, Bon Look employs 300 employees across the country.

Read more

Published: 25 Oct 2018

A game-changing surgeon makes Canadian history

After five years of concerted practice and planning with a team of over 100 medical professionals, Daniel Borsuk (MDCM/MBA’06) has successfully led Canada’s first face transplant, forever changing the life of 64-year-old Maurice Desjardins of Quebec.

Concerning the relevance of his MBA studies, he’s not surprised that it proved invaluable. “It was all about teamwork – about managing people, knowing when to be and not be an alpha.”

Published: 25 Oct 2018

A new MAA president, a new chapter for McGill

As McGill ramps up its bicentennial anniversary planning, Inez Jabalpurwala (MBA'01), President and CEO of the Brain Canada Foundation, has signed on as the new President of the McGill Alumni Association (MAA).

In an interview with McGill News, Inez shares what this new role means to her and her fondest memories of McGill.

Published: 25 Oct 2018

Journeying through a global career and life

In conversation with Professor Karl Moore, Chairman of Global Investment Banking at Deutsche Bank and Desautels International Advisory Board member Mark Hantho (BCom'81) shares insights into the fast-paced evolutions of the finance industry, why a global mindset is essential and his views on China as an economic partner.

Published: 24 Oct 2018

EMBA alumna on personal and career triumphs

La Presse features Geneviève Rossier (EMBA’12), Director of Communications, Public Relations and Digital Visibility at Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec, as she sheds light on her illustrious career path, proudest accomplishments, and esteemed mentors, including Professor Henry Mintzberg.

Published: 24 Oct 2018

Terry Jackson recognized for exceptional volunteerism

Desautels alumnus and former International Faculty Advisory Board member Terry Jackson (BCom’69) received the Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers on September 24. Presented by the Governor General of Canada, the award honors the exceptional volunteer achievements of Canadians in a wide range of fields.

“I’m just honoured and delighted to receive this. Being recognized for the work that you do is very nice,” said Jackson.

Published: 9 Oct 2018

Your one-stop guide to better money management

In her new book entitled, Good Money: Understanding Your Choices, Boost Your Financial Wellbeing, Nathalie Spencer (BCom’01) has created a comprehensive guide to managing and growing your finances.

From examining how cashless transactions affect our spending, to decoding the principles of why a bargain draws you in, readers will instantly become more aware of everyday trends.

Published: 2 Oct 2018

ALDO Group mixes shoes and social justice

With shoe stores in more than 100 countries, ALDO Group is the first fashion footwear company to offset all of its carbon emissions - and is proud of it.

CEO David Bensadoun traces the company’s strong social conscience back to his father, Aldo Bensadoun (BCom’64) who founded the company decades ago.

Published: 28 Sep 2018

Craig Buntin’s pivot from the Olympics to business

Craig Buntin (MBA’13) charts his journey from figure skating stardom to his entry into the business world and decision to pursue an MBA at the Desautels Faculty of Management.

Buntin is presently the founder of Sportlogiq, an AI-powered sports analytics company that can glean insights from a single broadcast camera.

Published: 28 Sep 2018