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Gregory Houston and Dawn McKinnon winners of the 2017 McGill Library Excellence Awards

Fri, 2017-05-12 15:57

Congratulations to the recipients of the 2017 McGill Library Excellence Awards, which were awarded on May 11, 2017. The awards recognize outstanding contributions and exceptional leadership to McGill’s continued success and in advancing the mission of the Library.

Digitization and New Media Administrator Gregory Houston, was presented with the Library Staff Excellence Award and Dawn McKinnon, Coordinator, E-Books & Cataloguing, received the Librarian Excellence Award.

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Bombardier annual meeting turns into crucible for CEO Pierre Beaudoin

Fri, 2017-05-12 14:38

As late as Thursday morning, it was still not clear whether Pierre Beaudoin would be able to hang on as Chairman of Bombardier’s board of directors. Even though the founding family’s Class A shares give them over 50 percent of the voting power, the investor revolt that is currently raging is a clear indication that there is a real appetite for change.

Desautels Professor Karl Moore says that, though the board must pay attention to governance issues, Mr. Beaudoin is a valuable asset.

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Research into project team makeup arrives at surprising conclusion

Fri, 2017-05-12 14:33

A research paper authored in part by Desautels Professor and Canada Research Chair in Technology, Management, and Healthcare Samer Faraj compared the traditional management style (where the most experienced person is in charge) with the more self-driving teams that are a hallmark of agile systems development.

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Bombardier in major shareholder showdown

Fri, 2017-05-12 13:45

The fallout from Bombardier’s executive compensation scandal isn’t over yet. After the company’s recent bad-news cocktail of layoffs, ballooning C Series development costs, and a heavy taxpayer payout, the executive pay issue has raised eyebrows. Several high-profile institutional investors have had enough, and noted that they would be withholding their support — including, but not limited to, the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Quebec.

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Desautels alumnus nominated for Wesdome directorship

Fri, 2017-05-12 13:42

Wesdome Gold Mines Ltd. has announced the slate of 2017 director nominees to be voted on at the annual meeting, which will be in Toronto on June 21, 2017. Among the list of nominees is Charles B. Main (BCom’79), who has three-decades of mining and finance experience, including positions at Yamana Gold, Normandy Mining, TVX Gold and PriceWaterhouseCoopers.

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McGill Dobson Centre reveals 2017 X-1 Accelerator cohort

Fri, 2017-05-12 13:38

This year’s X-1 cohort has been announced. It’s a diverse group, and one that boasts participants from the McGill Dobson Cup and the McGill Lean Startup Program, as well as a higher number of women than men.

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Welcome new GCPA cohort

Fri, 2017-05-12 13:22

The Graduate Certificate in Professional Accounting (GCPA) program is delighted to have welcomed 49 new students, along with a returning cohort of 45 that will write the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA) Common Final Exam (CFE) this September.

The CFE is three-day examination that requires candidates to demonstrate the depth and breadth of their abilities in accordance with the CPA competencies, which includes an understanding of leadership, teamwork, communications, and strategy.

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Phishing scam: "Subject: Chers clients du compte McGill"

Fri, 2017-05-12 11:51

There is a phishing email circulating to users advising that they have exceeded their email account's storage capacity. The email asks users to click on a fraudulent link in order to expand their account's storage limit. See an example of this phishing message below.

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Thu, 2017-05-18 18:00 - 20:30
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GET HIRED! Keys to Starting Your Career in EdTech

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Resource account sponsors: McGill Password change and validation required

Fri, 2017-05-12 11:03

 A reset of resource account passwords is required before May 24th, 2017.  For resource accounts that had their passwords changed on or after March 8th 2017, when the password reset was initiated, a reset is not required.

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