Desautels MBA students win 2013 Hult Prize - Boston Regional Finals with plan to solve urban hunger with diet of crickets
A team of five MBA students from McGill University’s Desautels Faculty of Management won the Boston Regional Finals of the 2013 Hult Prize in March for their plan to develop a manufacturing plant to grow edible crickets and decrease urban hunger. The MBA students competed against 42 other schools, including Harvard, MIT, and Yale. The Hult prize is a great start -up accelerator program dedicated to supporting social entrepreneurs. Each year, students work together to develop innovative social enterprises that aim to eliminate a social isssue selected by the committee.
Start of external and internal graduate fellowship competitions for 2014-2015 funding. Graduate and final-year undergraduate students should enquire in their department and on the fellowships website (see below) regarding information session schedules and application procedures and deadlines.
Returning Master's and Doctoral level students should enquire of their departments or the GPSO (Graduate Fellowships and Awards) regarding precise deadlines for internal and external fellowship competitions; important deadlines normally fall during the months of October and November.
(Tentative) Scholastic Awards Reception and Presentation, Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.), Ceilidh, Centennial Centre.
Desautels BCom students took three top 3 podiums at the 25th edition of the Jeux du Commerce, hosted by HEC Montreal from January 4 to 6, 2013.
Over 1,200 students from 13 Eastern-Canadian universities attended this inter-university competition. In addition to competitions that applied academic knowledge to real-life situations, there were opportunities to network with students from different universities, and connect with members of the business community. Sports and social competitions were also part of the event.
Professor Nancy Adler honoured by the International Society of Diversity and Inclusion Professionals (ISDIP)
Professor Nancy Adler has been selected by the International Society of Diversity and Inclusion Professionals (ISDIP) as an honoree at the Legends of Diversity Dinner. The dinner will take place during the International Society of Diversity and Inclusion Professionals 2nd Annual Conference, August 6-9, 2013 in Montreal. The theme of the conference is “International Insights and Innovation.” Professor Adler will be honoured for her work’s impact on the diversity and inclusion movement across the globe.
The Resident Awards Night took place at the Thomson House on November 21st. I would like to thank the MPRA and the Department of Psychiatry for making this a special evening where we were able to honor Faculty and Resident achievements.
Congratulations to the 2012 award recipients!
Karl Looper, MD, FRCPC
Program Director, Post-Graduate Education
Professor Liette Lapointe's article was selected by the Editorial Board of the 2012 IMIA Yearbook of Medical Informatics as one of the best articles from the literature in medical informatics published in the past year.
The article is entitled:
"The IT productivity paradox in health: a stakeholder's perspective." Int J Med Inform 2011 Feb;80(2):102-15.