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Feeling entrepreneurial?

Wed, 2014-06-25 11:36

“People used to take a traits-based approach to defining entrepreneurs: they are risk-takers, for instance,” says Greg Vit, BCom’80, director of the Dobson Centre for Entrepreneurship in McGill’s Desautels Faculty of Management. “But that characterization has been challenged by a more recent approach that suggests you can create the underlying conditions to help entrepreneurs emerge.”

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Canada’s partnership opportunity

Wed, 2014-06-25 11:28

Canada has excellent universities: for example, our share of highly cited publications is nearly 10 times our share of the world population. We also have great companies, and according to a 2014 Bloomberg ranking, Canada is the second-best country in the world in which to do business. Over the last 15 years, our governments have put in place many new investments in research and development, as well as innovation-friendly policies.

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Peneliti Kanada Berharap Serangga dapat Atasi Masalah Pangan Global

Thu, 2014-06-12 15:30

Berkurangnya pasokan makanan dunia sempat membuat PBB tahun lalu memromosikan hidangan dari seranggayang kaya nutrisi, tinggi protein, rendah lemak dan mudah didapatkan. Selain itu dalam konferensi 'Serangga sebagai Pangan Dunia' baru-baru ini, para ahli pangan juga mensosialisasi serangga sebagai pangan ramah lingkungan. 

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Ottawa researcher hopes bugs can address global food insecurity

Wed, 2014-06-11 12:32

Gabe Mott is spending the summer in Mexico, where the company he's part of is trying to figure out how to industrialize the production of insects — or micro-livestock — to address global food insecurity.

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Christine Lagarde, Joe Oliver, Christian Noyer, Lawrence H. Summers, Jean-Claude Trichet, Philippe Couillard and Several other Political and Economic Leaders to Open the 20th Conference of Montreal

Wed, 2014-06-04 15:30

Organized by the International Economic Forum of the Americas, the 20th edition of the Conference of Montreal will begin on June 9, 2014, under the theme of “Economy, Governance and Pension“.

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Power flour made of crickets

Wed, 2013-09-25 11:48

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McGill Students Win $1M for Urban Food Security Project

Tue, 2013-09-24 09:56

A group of McGill students has been awarded $1 million for undernourished communities in urban slums.

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Hult Prize accelerator preps competitors for $1M

Thu, 2013-08-15 14:33

Written by Christina Reinwald
Published by August 15, 2013 | Boston Globe

"The problem: finding a high-quality source of protein for hundreds of millions of people that can be raised quickly, without consuming a lot of land, water, and other resources.

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Hult Prize Accelerator Preps Competitors for $1m

Thu, 2013-08-15 10:26

The problem: finding a high-quality source of protein for hundreds of millions of people that can be raised quickly, without consuming a lot of land, water, and other resources.
... Gabe Mott, an MBA student at McGill University in Montreal, said he and his teammates, the winners of the Boston regional competition, hadn’t expected to get into social entrepreneurship, but the Hult Prize opened opportunities.

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Crickets for Dinner Anyone? A Crazy, Yet Clever Idea from Students of McGill University

Fri, 2013-04-26 10:07

Five students from the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University, Canada offered a rather innovative (read bizarre) solution to the challenge of the 2013 Hult Prize, considered by some as the Nobel Prize of the b-school arena. Responding to the challenge of developing a viable social enterprise to tackle the challenge of food security for urban slum dwellers, these students have offered crickets as an inexpensive source of food as well as a new source of income.

Source Site: /desautels