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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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Alan Desnoyers prend du galon chez BMO Harris

Mon, 2013-05-06 09:57

Alan Desnoyers (BCom'85) a été promu vice-président et directeur général pour le Québec de BMO Banque privée Harris. M. Desnoyers, qui dirigera une équipe d'une centaine de personnes, sera responsable de la mise en oeuvre de la stratégie globale de cette entité qui offre aux plus fortunés des services bancaires et fiduciaires, ainsi que des services de gestion de placement, de planification successorale et philanthropiques.

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Oprah Gives a Shout Out to David's Tea

Mon, 2013-04-15 11:45

Imagine, if you can, America’s most influential celebrity telling the world that she loves you and she loves your product.
And all of this, at the low price of next-to-nothing.
... All in all, David’s Tea “hit the jackpot,” marketing expert Demetrios Vakratsas concluded Friday.
For any company, especially one that relies on word-of-mouth advertising — rather than paid advertising in traditional media — Oprah’s endorsement “is a dream placement,” the McGill University, Desautels faculty of management professor, said.

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Opinion: A Challenge: Let Quebec Suceed

Mon, 2013-04-15 11:41

Occasions for defining moments do not arise every day. When they do, we must seize the opportunities they present for improving everyone’s life.

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W. Brook Hamilton Named President of Tredegar Corporation’s Bonnell Aluminum Subsidiary

Fri, 2013-04-12 15:13

Tredegar Corporation (NYSE:TG) announced that W. Brook Hamilton (BCom'78) has been named President of the William L. Bonnell Company (“Bonnell”), effective June 1, 2013. Mr. Hamilton, who currently serves as Bonnell’s Director, Business Planning, will succeed Duncan A. Crowdis, who will retire June 1, 2013.

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