Andrea Courey (BCom’82) was newly divorced, with three kids to feed and no money in the bank when she started Grandma Emily’s Granola. She credits her BCom education with giving her the tools she needed to get through the early days of her business, but notes that real-world experience is a very different thing than classroom knowledge.
A new study co-authored by Desautels Professor Laura Doering looks at the role gender played in missed payments at a microfinance bank.
What the authors discovered was that clients who associated their bank manager’s job as a “female” role were more likely to miss payments. In a wider sense, male managers tend to enjoy less authority when filling a job that was previously done by a woman.
Dire predictions about the impending robot-worker invasion abound. It seems like every day, academics and other thought-leaders trot out statistics about how many jobs are going to be vaporized by technology.
Well, new research from the Information Technology & Innovation Foundation suggests otherwise. While not all jobs are safe, there are many tasks that robots just can’t do — and technology also creates jobs, though admittedly not as many as it eliminates.
Congratulations to Professor Juan Serpa and Professor Sujata Madan who have been selected as the recipients of the 2016-17 Desautels Faculty Teaching Award for Undergraduate and Graduate teaching, respectively.
Professor Vrinda Narain is the recipient of the Canadian Institute for the Administration of Justice’s 2017 Charles D. Gonthier Research Fellowship. She will present results of her research project entitled “Difference and Inclusion: Reframing Multiculturalism and Reasonable Accommodation” at CIAJ’s Annual Conference on diversity this fall.
Congratulations to the FRSQ Competition 2017-2018 winners!
Dr. Xiangfei Meng
Dr. Jamie Near
Dr. Brett Thombs
Dr. Michael Bodnar
Dr. Eduardo Chachamovich
Dr. Tuong-Vi Nguyen
Dr. Soham Rej
Dr. Pedro Rosa-Neto
Congratulations to the CIHR 2016 Project Grant and Bridge Grant winners!
International Aviation Club of Montreal Business Luncheon with Dr. Fang Liu, Secretary-General of ICAO
You are cordially invited to the 2nd Business Luncheon organized by the International Aviation Club of Montreal.
This annual conference brings together world-leading aviation liability and insurance experts to address the following topics:
Omar Toulan, Associate Professor in Strategy & Organization was recently appointed to the Editorial Review Board of Academy of Management Review (AMR), one of the top ten most influential and frequently cited management journals.