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Andrew Peller Limited Announces Senior Management Change

Thu, 2014-12-04 10:32

 The Board of Directors of Andrew Peller Limited (TSX: ADW.A)(TSX: ADW.B) ("APL" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that Mr. Brian D. Athaide has been appointed Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President Human Resources and Information Technologies of the Company effective January 5, 2015. In conjunction with this appointment Mr. Peter Patchet, Chief Financial Officer CFO and Executive Vice President Human Resources, will be retiring January 5, 2015.

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Decisive Dividend Corporation Announces Proposed Qualifying Transaction

Thu, 2014-12-04 10:30

Kelowna, British Columbia: Decisive Dividend Corporation (TSX-V: DE.P) (the "Corporation"), a capital pool company listed on the TSX Venture Exchange (the "Exchange"), is pleased to announce that it has entered into a share purchase agreement dated November 26, 2014 (the "Share Purchase Agreement") with each of Patrick C. Turner of Penticton, British Columbia, Leslie Gray Cameron of Peachland, British Columbia and Ronald Sutcliffe of Penticton, British Columbia (the "Vendors"), being all of the shareholders of PGR Ventures Inc.

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Two new Rhodes scholars come from McGill

Thu, 2014-12-04 10:26

McGill University can brag about having not one, but two Rhodes scholars this year and, while they come from different backgrounds, they do share a very global vision for the world and how to solve its problems.

... Joanna Klimczak is a graduate of the Desautels faculty of management at McGill who developed her vision for the world at the tender age of 17 and has voraciously pursued her goals to improve sustainable development.

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FEI Canada: The 2015 "Aces of Finance" Competition is open!

Mon, 2014-12-01 14:36

The Québec Chapter of Financial Executives International Canada, an all-industry professional association for senior financial executives, is delighted to launch the 2015 "Aces of Finance" competition for a fifth year. Open to members and non-members, the competition aims to raise awareness of the role and importance of financial executives in organizations by highlighting the professional achievements and community engagement of three individuals in the following categories: 

... 2015 Homage Award

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Ontario co-op movement could use a legislative leg-up

Mon, 2014-12-01 14:32

Despite member-controlled and community-centric businesses gaining much appeal and generating billions in revenue, laws that govern co-ops in Ontario are strikingly outdated and restrictive.

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Yes, Virginia, studying literature can win you a Rhodes scholarship

Mon, 2014-12-01 14:29

To win a Rhodes Scholarship, perhaps the world’s most prestigious academic award, a student must demonstrate an unusual array of talents, excelling not only academically, but in extracurriculars, arts and “moral force of character.”

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How Far Down Do You Define Deviancy in Ferguson?

Fri, 2014-11-28 12:29

The late Daniel Patrick Moynihan’s celebrated phrase “defining deviancy down” first appeared in a 1993 essay in The American Scholar. “I proffer the thesis,” wrote Moynihan, “that, over the past generation…the amount of deviant behavior in American society has increased beyond the levels the community can ‘afford to recognize’ and that, accordingly, we have been re-defining deviancy so as to exempt much conduct previ

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McGill student-athletes merit 17 scholarships at Quebec Foundation awards gala

Fri, 2014-11-28 12:16

Mariam SyllaCedric McNicoll and Katia Clement-Heydra highlighted a group of 17 athletes from McGill University to receive bursaries doled out Tuesday at the 29thannual Quebec Foundation for Athletic Excellence awards gala, held at the Sheraton Laval.

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Talking Management with Karl Moore: Why communication is key for virtual teams

Thu, 2014-11-27 11:37

This is Karl Moore of the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University with Talking Management for The Globe and Mail. Today I am delighted to speak to JoAnne Yates from MIT [Massachusetts Institute of Technology].

JoAnne, what have you learned in your research about virtual teams?

Read full article: The Globe and Mail, November 25, 2014

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Clothing retailer Simons to open new stores in Mississauga, B.C., Alberta

Thu, 2014-11-27 11:34

Mississauga will soon be home to the largest of five new Simons stores scheduled to open across Canada, marking only the second time the company has set up shop outside Quebec.

Local shoppers unfamiliar with Simons can expect a family feel across the chain, said Robert Mackalski, a brand expert and faculty lecturer at McGill University.

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