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Portex firms up deal to acquire Direct Metals Recycling

Wed, 2016-03-16 14:23

Portex Minerals Inc. has executed a definitive agreement to acquire Walker Norris Capital Partners III, doing business as Direct Metals Recycling (DMR). DMR is company based in Atlanta, Ga., excelling in the procurement of platinum-grade metals (PGM) through the processing of catalytic converters.

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CAE’s Sonya Branco appointed Chief Financial Officer

Thu, 2016-03-03 13:15

CAE today announced that it has appointed Sonya Branco as the Company's Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer, effective May 23, 2016, after the Company has reported its fiscal 2016 year-end results. She succeeds Stephane Lefebvre who has recently accepted a leadership position with le Cirque du Soleil, a company held by private equity.


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Uvolt: le projet scientifique auquel personne ne croyait

Thu, 2016-02-18 10:50

C'est finalement lors de la finale d'un concours organisé par la Jeune Chambre de commerce qu'il a rencontré un autre entrepreneur, Marc-Antoine Bonin, lui aussi âgé de 20 ans.

À 20 ans, Marc-Antoine en était déjà à sa deuxième entreprise. Après les vêtements de sport, il s'apprêtait à vendre À l'affût, son réseau de représentants pour les microbrasseries.

« J'ai été vraiment impressionné par le projet d'Antony. Je n'y croyais pas au début », confie-t-il.

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Poxel Appoints Janice Bourque and Pierre Legault to its Board of Directors

Wed, 2016-02-17 13:12

POXEL SA (Euronext – POXEL - FR0012432516), a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of innovative drugs to treat type 2 diabetes, today announced the addition of Janice Bourque, Managing Director of Hercules Technology Growth Capital, and Pierre Legault, President and CEO of Nephrogenex Inc, to its Board of Directors. Both appointments were approved by Poxel’s shareholders at the Annual Shareholder Meeting held in Paris last Friday, January 29, 2016.

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Beth McKenna (B.Ed./B.Mus. 2013) documenting life in Montreal with jazz-rock suite

Tue, 2016-02-16 15:31

Faculty of Education alumnae Beth McKenna (B.Mus. 2013, B.Ed. 2013) is documenting her eight years of life in Montreal with a new jazz-rock album called Home: Montreal, funded in part through a Conseil des Arts et Lettres du Quebec (CALQ) grant. The 26-year old musician and composer, who studied Education and Music while attending McGill University, grew up in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia. In January 2015 the Beth McKenna Jazz Orchestra released their debut EP START.

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Ron Sharp (1925-2016) was McGill Education alumni and supporter, championship coach

Mon, 2016-02-15 16:09

SHARP, Ronald David (B.Sc.(Physical Education) 1951, M.Ed. (Educational Administration) 1971)

"In his 91st year, Ron Sharp (1925-2016) passed away after a short illness in Ottawa. Born in Ottawa, May 1, 1925, Ron achieved much in his life as an athlete, teacher, coach, mentor, husband and father. 

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The challenge of merging new acquisitions with company culture

Thu, 2016-02-11 18:57

There are two different kinds of acquisitions: ‘scale acquisitions’ and ‘bolt-on acquisitions’, and we tend to focus on the latter. We like to buy a technology and ‘plug it in’, because our sales force and distribution channel are second to none. The last six deals we’ve done were all about technologies or products that we wanted to own. In these cases, some of the management team stays with us, but we’re really taking on a new product and adding it to our existing culture.

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BeaverTails bets on skiers and fair-goers being in the mood for its quintessential Canadian treat

Mon, 2016-02-08 14:21

BeaverTails found success when the Montreal-based company finally decided to embrace the iconic dessert’s biggest asset — marketing the decadent hand-stretched sweet pastry made to resemble a beaver’s tail as a treat for special occasions, rather than positioning it as a food for people to eat every day.

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Un nouveau directeur pour Moisson Montréal

Mon, 2016-02-08 14:17

La banque alimentaire basée à Saint-Laurent a un nouveau directeur général. Richard D. Daneau entrera en fonction chez Moisson Montréal le 8 février, succédant à Dany Michaud, qui a quitté ses fonctions en octobre.

Titulaire d’un baccalauréat en commerce de l’Université McGill et d’une maîtrise en administration de HEC, il cumule près de 25 ans d’expérience en gestion des opérations et administration dans le domaine des transports, des technologies et des équipements industriels.

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Punny Valentine’s Day Cards

Mon, 2016-02-08 13:47

Need a card to go with that perfect gift for that special someone this Valentine’s Day? Do they love chemistry related puns? Then McGill Chemistry Department recent graduate Nick Uhlig has you covered. The Li lab alum has recently made available several charming Valentine’s Day cards through the online marketplace Redbubble. “I wanted to do it for a long time and kept saving up the ideas, but really only got to it after graduating.” says Uhlig, who now works as a medicinal chemist at Gilead Sciences’ in Edmonton, Alberta.

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