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Public outcry prompts Pierre Beaudoin to give up Bombardier executive role

Mon, 2017-05-15 13:55

Public demonstrations and a shareholder revolt weren’t enough to keep Bombardier chairman Pierre Beaudoin from re-election, though he has stepped back from his former executive role.

Bombardier’s institutional investors by and large withheld support for Beaudoin and the executive pay raise, but Bombardier’s two-tiered share structure gives the founding family control; both measures passed easily.

Source Site: /desautels

"To Be Frank": Celebrating the Hon. Frank Iacobucci

Mon, 2017-06-12 14:00 - 17:30
Chancellor Day Hall : NCDH 312, 3644 rue Peel Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 1W9

This one-day colloquium will celebrate Justice Frank Iacobucci's contributions to Canadian law and society on the occasion of his 80th birthday.

Source Site: /law
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For Quebecers, Bombardier’s shine has worn off

Mon, 2017-05-15 13:49

By all accounts, Quebecers have had it with Bombardier, and they showed it during the company’s annual meeting last week. After months of bad news, culminating in government bailouts and 14,000 jobs hitting the chopping block, the word that top execs were getting an almost 50-per cent pay raise made many throw up their hands in disgust.

In response, the founding family doubled down on the executive compensation in the name of retailing top talent.

Source Site: /desautels

Jingjing Zhang awarded 2017 FRQSC New Academics Grant

Mon, 2017-05-15 13:31

Jingjing Zhang, Assistant Professor in Accounting, was recently awarded a 2017 FRQSC New Academics Grant for her project "Effet d’entraînement réglementaire transfrontalier : impact des réformes du processus de notation aux États-Unis sur la notation des obligations des sociétés canadiennes. / Cross-Border Regulatory Spillover: The Effect of U.S. Credit Rating Reforms on Canada’s Corporate Bond Ratings".

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Source Site: /desautels

Warut Khern-am-nuai awarded 2017 FRQSC New Academics Grant

Mon, 2017-05-15 13:12

Warut Khern-am-nuai, Assistant Professor in information Systems was recently awarded a 2017 FRQSC New Academics Grant for his project "L’impact du système de questions et réponses sur les plateformes en ligne / The Impact of Questions and Answers on Product Sales”.

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Source Site: /desautels

Juan Serpa awarded 2017 FRQSC New Academics Grant

Mon, 2017-05-15 13:12

Juan Serpa, Assistant Professor in Operations Management was recently awarded a 2017 FRQSC New Academics Grant for his project "Estimation de la relation entre la qualité du produit et la proximité de la chaîne d'approvisement".

This project will study the effect of supply chain proximity on product quality with data from the auto industry. To this end, we merge four independent data sources, collecting

(i) auto part failure rates,

(ii) upstream component factory locations,

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Source Site: /desautels

McGill Conservatory - Camp Choir Concert

Fri, 2017-06-30 16:30
Music Building (New) : Salle Tanna Schulich, 527 rue Sherbrooke Ouest Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 1E3
Price: Free Admission
Source Site: /music

Application Deadline: Tomlinson Doctoral Fellowship

Mon, 2017-06-05 16:00

The Tomlinson Doctoral Fellowships are for NEW students accepted into a doctoral degree at McGill University for 2017-18.

Source Site: /music

Seed grants for Planetary Health: Info-Exchange and Networking

Thu, 2017-06-08 14:00 - 16:00
Macdonald Engineering Building : Room 267, 817 rue Sherbrooke Ouest Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0C3

Researchers from the Faculty of Medicine and the Faculty of Engineering are invited to a special Information Exchange event - bring your questions, meet each other to explore submitting an applic

Source Site: /globalhealth