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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

Accelerating efforts in refugee education

Amelie Fabian (BCom’18) joined representatives from refugee hosting states, donor governments, and multilateral institutions to explore how to improve the delivery of quality education to refugees.

The High-Level Meeting was hosted at the Unicef House in New York, NY on September 26 and was live-streamed.

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Published: 26 Sep 2018

BCom alumnus challenges Will Smith – and he accepts!

Thomas Brag (BCom’15), a member of the hit YouTube channel Yes Theory, challenged Will Smith to conquer his fear of heights and jump out of a helicopter attached to a bungee cord to mark his 50th birthday. The actor has bravely accepted and the jump will be live-streamed on Smith’s YouTube channel tomorrow.

Yes Theory upholds the motto that life can be as fulfilling as you wish if you’re willing to live outside of your comfort zone.

Published: 24 Sep 2018

A glowing victory at HEC case competition

MONTREAL, Quebec. On the evening of the HEC Social Business Creation competition, McGill start-up Kajou delivered, coming home with the First place prize of $15,000 for their business venture. Their business makes apple juice – with the apple of the cashew tree.

Published: 21 Sep 2018

Groupe Germain hotels: A success story built on family

The history of the Groupe Germain hotels is deeply rooted in family. Founded in 1957, the business leadership has spanned three generations to include Marie-Pier Germain (EMBA’16) who looks to her mother and uncle as role models.

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Published: 17 Sep 2018

Canada: An appealing option for MBA grads

With a relaxed visa regime and strong job market, Canada has emerged as an excellent option for many prospective MBA students. Adam Halpert (MBA’10), Associate Director of MBA Career Services, cites Canada’s embrace of diversity as a contributing factor.

“Canada’s multicultural landscape also makes it a very unique destination for international candidates to get an education and secure employment afterwards without fear of discrimination,” he says.

Published: 13 Sep 2018

All in the family: A BCom alums entrepreneurial journey

Neil Cuggy (BCom’10), President and COO of Goodfood, comes from a long line of entrepreneurs and credits his success to an unceasing drive to overcome obstacles, as they will inevitably arise in any business venture.

Published: 12 Sep 2018

The starship captain on artistic entrepreneurship

William Shatner (BCom'52, DLitt'11) dishes on what it means to be an artist entrepreneur, his unconventional approach to learning while in university, and the importance of failure.

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Published: 11 Sep 2018

IMHL alumna on reforming health care

Susan DeVore (IMHL’10), CEO Premier Healthcare Alliance, discusses how her company is working to improve the health-care system in the U.S.

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Published: 31 Aug 2018