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A BCom alumnus’ fight to make the world a better place

Discover Amol Mehra’s (BCom’06) journey from Desautels BCom student to being front and centre in the fight against the shadowy world of human trafficking, child labour, and modern slavery.

Published: 30 Nov 2018

IMHL alumna is business hall of fame inductee

For her track record of leadership and business excellence, Susan DeVore (IMHL’10), CEO of Premier Inc., has been inducted into the North Carolina Business Hall of Fame.Read more

Published: 23 Nov 2018

The timely introduction of the Bensadoun School of Retail Management

On the occasion of the Bensadoun School of Retail Management’s inauguration, Aldo Bensadoun (BCom’64) sits down with BNN Bloomberg to explore how retailers can better serve today’s consumer, as well as the interdisciplinary approach that the new school will take to respond to challenges in the retail world.

Published: 20 Nov 2018

A new retail school at McGill, a game-changer for the world

The inauguration of the Bensadoun School of Retail Management took place on November 16, 2018.

In the presence of the School’s founding partners, government dignitaries, and leadership from McGill’s community, Aldo Bensadoun (BCom’64) shared his vision for the school as one that will reinvent the playbook for retailers worldwide.

Published: 20 Nov 2018

What the Bensadoun School of Retail Management will bring

With the official launch of the Bensadoun School of Retail Management (BSRM), The Business of Fashion explores how the new school will address the dramatic shifts in the retail landscape through a highly interdisciplinary approach.

Published: 16 Nov 2018

Startup co-founded by BCom alumnus tops Forbes list

Athena Club, co-founded by Charles Desmarais (BCom’15), has made the 2019 edition of the Forbes 30 Under 30 list in the Retail & Ecommerce category, alongside other trailblazing young entrepreneurs from Canada and the U.S.

Together with his co-founders Allie Griswold and Maria Markina, Desamarais has built a lean, organic tampon delivery startup that costs 40% less than other subscriptions.

Published: 14 Nov 2018

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