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Desautels alumnus ran brokerage firm, was president of TSX

Thu, 2017-05-11 10:25

J. Pearce Bunting  (BCom'52) grew up during the Great Depression, then rose through the ranks of his father’s brokerage firm to become president in 1967. Ten years later, he became president of the TSX and modernized the operation by introducing a computerized trading system.

The technology was immensely unpopular with old-guard floor traders, but times were changing—and Mr. Bunting is now remembered as having been good for the exchange. Patrick Mars, who ran Bunting’s old company, said that “Under his watch the exchange prospered and did well.”

Source Site: /desautels

McGill-HEC Montréal EMBA alumnus gets top job at Longueuil Police

Thu, 2017-05-11 10:22

Lebanon native Fady Dagher (EMBA'12) has lived in Montreal since 1986. When he took over from Denis Desroches as chief of the Longueuil police in February, many on the south shore force didn’t want another Montrealer in charge.

Source Site: /desautels

Karl Moore on introverts, extroverts, and Warren Buffett

Thu, 2017-05-11 10:17

Back in January, Karl Moore took a group of Desautels students to meet Warren Buffett at his Omaha offices. Mr. Buffett is known to be an introvert, and his conduct during the visit bore that out; rather than expounding on everything that came up, Mr. Buffett stuck to speaking on subjects he knows well. He also avoided working the crowd, rather staying with a small group of students and having a full-on conversation.

Source Site: /desautels

Maybe it’s time to second-guess the Harvard MBA and its ilk

Thu, 2017-05-11 10:13

In a recent op-ed, Financial Times editor Andrew Hill takes issue with the methodologies of the MBA programs offered by the Harvard Business School and other schools worldwide. In this, he aligns himself with The Golden Passport author Duff McDonald and Desautels Professor Henry Mintzberg, who says that the HBS doesn’t train its MBA students to be good managers, but is rather “putting them on a fast-track they don’t deserve to be on.”

Source Site: /desautels

Desautels alumna and Ericsson senior VP on travel, networking, and engaging others in decision-making

Thu, 2017-05-11 09:57

Rima Qureshi (BCom'87, MBA'96) knows all about learning to adapt. In an interview with Desautels Professor Karl Moore, she says that as a highly analytical, self-contained decision-maker, her position as senior VP and North American head of Ericsson has taught her the importance of listening, getting others involved in decision-making early, and finding a common position to build on.

Source Site: /desautels

MCCHE is at the centre of efforts to support Indian pulse production

Thu, 2017-05-11 09:35

The Pulse Innovation Platform of the McGill Centre for the Convergence of Health and Economics (MCCHE) brings new methods of food production and marketing to India.

Source Site: /desautels

RESOLVED: uPrint system now available

Thu, 2017-05-11 09:21

Update - May 11 at  10:57 am: The issues affecting uPrint have been resolved. You should now be able to print, copy and scan from uPrint machines.


Original announcement- May 11 at 9:33 am: Due to a server connection issue, the uPrint system is currently unavailable.  Although you may be able to send jobs to uPrint machines, you will not be able to print, copy or scan using these machines. IT Services is investigating this issue. We apologize for the inconvenience. 

Source Site: /it

Opinion: Quebec should screen newborns for cystic fibrosis by Dr. Larry Lands in Montreal Gazette

Wed, 2017-05-10 13:47

Half of all CF patients in Canada do not live to see the age of 34, and these are the best results in the world. Treatment is complex, requiring a daily routine that includes consuming many pills and physical therapy that can take up to two hours per day.

Robert’s case shows why it is high time we had newborn screening for CF in Quebec. - Montreal Gazette


You may read the entire article HERE.

Source Site: /cftrc

Seminar - Gareth Lim (UdeM/CHUM)

Wed, 2017-05-24 11:30 - 12:30
Strathcona Anatomy and Dentistry Building : Room 2/36, 3640 rue University Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0C7
Price: Free

"Unexpected roles of 14-3-3 scaffolds in metabolism and metabolic disease"

Dr. Gareth Lim


University of Montreal / CHUM


Source Site: /anatomy
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Moth Orchid Mastery. A noon-hour workshop on care of moth orchids

Fri, 2017-05-12 12:00 - 13:00
Raymond Building : R3-038, 21111 Lakeshore Road St Anne de Bellevue Quebec Canada , H9X 3V9
Price: $30 (cash), includes orchid

Orchids are fascinating plants. According to a 2007 Nature study, the origins of their plant family, Orchidaceae, can be traced back as far as 70-80 million years.

Source Site: /macdonald