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Lucie Ducharme and Sylvie Lachance elected to the Board of Trustees of BTB

Thu, 2014-06-26 16:50

BTB Real Estate Investment Trust (TSX: BTB.UN) (« BTB » or « Trust ») is proud to announce the election of Lucie Ducharme and Sylvie Lachance as Trustees of the Trust, by a vote taken during its annual general meeting held in Montréal on June 17, 2014.

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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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Lives Lived: John Keith Macdonald, 70

Tue, 2014-06-17 16:00

John Keith Macdonald was born in the midst of the Second World War, the youngest of three children to John Macdonald and Lavinia Munford. His father, known only as “Daddy in the picture,” was away overseas, serving in the infantry and involved in liberating Holland, from where he sent home three pairs of wooden shoes. When he returned in 1946, the family moved to a small farm west of Montreal, where young John’s love of country life and animals was born.

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Le gouvernement annonce des nominations au Bureau de la sécurité des transports du Canada

Tue, 2014-06-17 15:57

L'honorable Peter Van Loan, leader du gouvernement à la Chambre des communes, a annoncé aujourd'hui deux nominations au Bureau de la sécurité des transports du Canada. 

... Mme Kathleen Fox est titulaire d'un baccalauréat en sciences et d'une maîtrise en administration des affaires (MBA) de l'Université McGill. Elle a également terminé une maîtrise ès sciences en facteurs humains et sécurité des systèmes de l'Université Lund en Suède.

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The Water Cost Index: Blending Finance, Sustainability, and Big Data

Tue, 2014-06-17 14:05

Usman W. Chohan (楚浩云) is an MBA candidate at Desautels with a Concentration in Strategy and Leadership. He is currently on an MBA exchange in Beijing, at a joint program between Tsinghua School of Economics (SEM) and MIT. He previously served as the Special Situations Analyst in the Global Equities Team at Natcan Investment Management, the investment arm of the National Bank of Canada.

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Fiscal Decentralization and Local Government Bonds in China –财政分权, 地方政府债务

Tue, 2014-06-17 14:04

Usman W. Chohan (楚浩云) is an MBA candidate at Desautels with a Concentration in Strategy and Leadership. He is currently on an MBA exchange in Beijing, at a joint program between Tsinghua School of Economics (SEM) and MIT. He has previously served as the Special Situations Analyst in the Global Equities Team at Natcan Investment Management, the Investment Arm of the National Bank of Canada. The following piece is based on his work on Fiscal Decentralization in China.

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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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The Importance of Integrative Thinking

Mon, 2014-06-09 08:57

I can still remember when I got into McGill University as an undergraduate in the Arts program. I couldn’t switch my status from “undeclared” quick enough. I knew what I was going to study—I was going to major in psychology. I had taken an AP Psychology (Advanced Placement) class in Grade 11 and had been itching for more ever since. Over time, many of my peers followed suit. In fact, in my year, for many students, psychology became that major you declared when you really weren’t sure what you wanted to do.

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Canadian startup banks on bugs as ‘the new sushi’

Fri, 2014-06-06 13:14

Mohammed Ashour dreams of a world where gourmet grasshoppers are devoured by urban professionals, where savoury palm weevils are slurped back as delicacies.

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Will An MBA Degree Make You A Good Leader?

Wed, 2014-06-04 14:39

Not necessarily, argues economist Vangelis Tsiligiris, stating that leadership is all about understanding change and nurturing innovation.

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