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Windsor Capital Advisors Announces That WB II Acquisition Corp. and Input Capital Corp. Have Entered Into Amalgamation Agreement

Thu, 2013-07-11 11:26

WB II Acqui­si­tion Corp. is pleased to announce that it has entered into a “three-cornered” amal­ga­ma­tion agree­ment (the “Amal­ga­ma­tion Agree­ment”) pur­suant to the pro­vi­sions of The Busi­ness Cor­po­ra­tions Act (Saskatchewan) dated July 5, 2013 with Input Cap­i­tal Corp. (“Input”) and 101235015 Saskatchewan Ltd.

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Olympic Twins, National Soccer Champs, among 2013 Inductees to McGill Sports Hall of Fame

Thu, 2013-07-11 11:09

Four national team members, including a pair of Olympians and McGill’s 1982 Redmen soccer team – which captured the Canadian championship – headline a new cast of inductees selected for the McGill Sports Hall of Fame, bringing the list of honoured members to 116 since the pantheon opened in 1996.

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New Internet Start-Up Hypejar Uses Social Media to Accurately Forecast Demand for Future Products

Thu, 2013-07-11 11:05

An online social platform that accurately forecasts future sales of new products has won first place at the Desautels Faculty of Management’s entrepreneurial competition, the Dobson Cup.

... Team leader and Desautels graduate Grant Yim (BCom'03) says “It is unique in the fact that there is nowhere else to find, in one place, information about products that have not yet been released. Also, existing market research organisations do not leverage social media, and as such their data is expensive and the sample sizes are smaller.”

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Obituary: War veteran Bernard Finestone shared his stories of battle and loss with schoolchildren

Fri, 2013-05-24 12:34

Bernard Finestone (BCom'41), a veteran of the Second World War who shared vivid stories of battle, death and loss from the front with Montreal schoolchildren, has died at age 93.

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Se lancer en affaires, c'est du sport

Fri, 2013-05-24 12:34

Rien ne prédestinait la triathlète Kathy Tremblay et la joueuse de volleyball de plage Marie-Andrée Lessard à lancer une entreprise ensemble. Pourtant, c'est au coeur du village olympique des Jeux de Londres, l'été dernier, qu'une rencontre fortuite leur a permis de jeter les bases d'Équipe Altius, qui propose des services de santé aux entreprises.

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What The Younger Generation Wants At Work - With OgilvyOne CEO Brian Fetherstonhaugh

Fri, 2013-05-31 10:06

One of the youngest and with-it industries is advertising and no where more so than the new media side. One of the smarest people I know is Brian Fetherstonhaugh (BCom'79), who is the CEO of OgilvyOne, the new media part of Ogilvy, the great advertising company. So it quite interesting to talk to Brian about the younger generation and how it likes to be worked with, he has got many on his staff. Over to Brian.

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Shining Stars of Aviation

Tue, 2013-06-04 10:13
History is hardly new at the Canada Air and Space Museum in Ottawa, but the eclectic display of vintage and modern aircraft was enhanced on May 30 by the presence of living history – specifically, the 2013 inductees into Canada’s Aviation Hall of Fame (CAHF).

... Bennett (BCom'51), 84, a St. John’s, NL, native and son of a decorated Royal Flying Corps pilot in WWI, took his first lessons in a Piper Cub as a teenager.

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Alderon Iron Ore Appoints New CFO

Wed, 2013-06-12 11:16

Alderon's current CFO, Keith Santorelli, gave notice to Alderon of his intention to pursue other opportunities and is committed to ensuring a seamless transition of his responsibilities to Laurin.
Alderon Iron Ore Corp. (TSX: T.ADV, Stock Forum) announced the appointment of François Laurin (BCom'82, DPA'83) as Chief Financial Officer of the company.

... Laurin earned a graduate diploma in Public Accountancy and a Bachelor of Commerce degree from McGill University.

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Healthy Montrealer: Shirley So

Fri, 2013-04-26 10:07

Shirley So (BCom'08) is the owner of Ha Yoga, a studio that boasts the philosophy that “yoga is meant to strengthen and stretch your arms and legs, not cost you one.” The classes live up to the claim, costing only $7 for 70 minutes. Having grown up in Hong Kong and lived in Vancouver, Shirley came to Montreal to study Commerce at McGill University. After going through yoga teacher training in New York, she decided came back to Montreal to open her own studio and make her passion a full-time job.

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Talking Management with Karl Moore: Want to Keep Younger Employees? You've Got to Play by Their Rules

Fri, 2013-04-26 10:07

Professor Karl Moore of the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University speaks to Brian Fetherstonhaugh (BCom'79), CEO and Chairman of OgilvyOne in New York City.

Read full transcript: The Globe and Mail, April 23, 2013

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