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McGill Alumni Association Celebrates Top Volunteers and Student Leaders

Fri, 2014-05-09 15:20

The McGill Alumni Association (MAA) celebrated some of its most dedicated alumni and volunteers at its annual Honours and Awards Banquet tonight. Student leaders, graduates who have had a significant impact on alumni life and the community, and volunteers with outstanding records of service to McGill were honoured at a banquet held at the Omni Mont-Royal Hotel in Montreal.

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Fourteen Personalities to Receive Honorary Degree from McGill University

Tue, 2014-04-29 12:30

Honorees include particle physicist who co-led the discovery of the Higgs boson, Room to Read founder and agronomist who created “super rice”

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CEO Series April 27th, 2014 with Andy Nulman

Tue, 2014-04-29 09:37

Imagine Inside the Actors Studio with top CEO's. In this four-part special series McGill University professor and noted author, Karl Moore, sits down with Montreal business leaders. Each week he asks a different CEO about their path to success, their advice to budding entrepreneurs, their work/life balance and more. This week's guest is Andy Nulman (BCom'83), CEO, Just for Laughs. 

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CEO Relearns, Rebuilds After Brain Injury

Fri, 2014-04-25 10:35

On Aug. 17, 2011, everything changed for Jonathan Goodman (MBA'94).

The aggressive, hard-driving executive - at the time the CEO of hugely successful drug distributor Paladin Labs Inc. - had just sealed one of Paladin's biggest acquisitions. Taking a celebratory bicycle ride with fellow employees in the hills north of Montreal, he fell off his bike and hit his head. Despite wearing a helmet, the result was a serious brain injury.

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Column: There Was No One Else Like Herb Gray

Fri, 2014-04-25 10:29

Nothing so became Herb Gray (BCom'52) than the manner in which he left the House of Commons, where he was the third-longest serving parliamentarian in our history.

... Gray was proud to be Canada’s first Jewish cabinet minister. He grew up in a Canada that was not always kind to people of his ilk, but he succeeded nonetheless, studying commerce at McGill and law at Osgoode Hall.

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McGill Alumni Association Awards

Thu, 2014-04-17 12:28

Eight Desautels students and alumni have been selected to receive the McGill Alumni Association (MAA) Awards. They will be honoured at the MAA's Annual Honours & Awards Dinner.

Award of Merit: Lili de Grandpré, MBA’81

Lili has a long record of service as a volunteer for the MAA and the Faculty of Management, and she most recently served as Vice-Chair of the McGill Board of Governors. In addition to her McGill involvement she has sat on the boards of Centraide, the OSM, Y des Femmes, and the Montreal Circus School.

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McGill's Clement-Heydra among CIS athlete of the year nominees for BLG Award

Thu, 2014-04-17 12:07

CALGARY – Katia Clement-Heydra, a hockey player from McGill University, is among eight finalists announced by Canadian Interuniversity Sport and the national law firm of Borden Ladner Gervais for the 22nd annual BLG Awards, which were established in 1993 to recognize the top female and male athletes from universities affiliated with CIS.

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McGill Lawyers Converge at SCC for Kazemi Case

Tue, 2014-04-15 10:45

What are the odds that a dozen of our graduates would converge at the Supreme Court of Canada arguing for different intervenors in a single, high-profile case? On March 18, 2014, those odds were good indeed.

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Hot List 2014

Fri, 2014-04-11 16:33

Who's moving and shaking Canadian HR? We're showcasing this country's high achievers as the industry faces growing challenges and success. Three EMBA alumni are featured in this list: 

Florent Francoeur (EMBA'11) – Président-Directeur general, Ordre des conseillers en ressources humaines agrees (page 19) 

Giulia Cirillo (EMBA'11) – Corporate Vice President, Human Resources, Bombardier Recreational Products (page 22) 

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Immobilier résidentiel: printemps post-électoral à Montréal

Fri, 2014-04-11 16:24

Maintenant que la saison froide - et surtout la campagne électorale - est terminée, l'industrie immobilière anticipe un certain redressement du marché ce printemps à Montréal.

«On prévoit que le prochain trimestre sera probablement beaucoup plus fort que celui qu'on vient de vivre, là, maintenant que les élections et l'hiver sont derrière nous, a fait valoir à La Presse Affaires Dominic St-Pierre (EMBA'14), directeur de Royal LePage pour le Québec. Il y a des signes encourageants.»

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