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Richard W. Pound est nommé président du conseil d'administration de la Fondation du Grand Montréal

La Fondation du Grand Montréal (FGM) est heureuse d'annoncer la nomination de Richard W. Pound (BCom'62, BCL'67, LLB'09) à titre de président de son conseil d'administration. Lors de l'assemblée générale du 15 juin, étaient également nominés à titre de membre du conseil d'administration, Tim Brodhead, Norman E. Hébert Jr., Peter McAuslan et Michael Novak.

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Published on : 16 Jun 2011

T-Shirt Retailer Wins 2011 Dobson Cup

The Dobson Cup is an annual opportunity for budding entrepreneurs to showcase their business ideas and not-for-profit startups. It is hosted by the Dobson Center for Entrepreneurial Studies at the Desautels Faculty of Management. Participants whose concepts demonstrate the most innovation, viability and growth potential are awarded over $15,000 in prize money.

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Published on : 14 Jun 2011

Shatner's salute to The Captains

Shatner (BCom'52) recently received an honorary doctorate from McGill University. Last month he was recognized at the Governor General's Performing Arts Awards. And last year, he was honoured at the Banff World Media Festival. "What isn't well known is that Montreal made a terrible mistake on my birth certificate," he says with a chuckle on the phone from Los Angeles.

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Published on : 13 Jun 2011

Capt. Kirk now Dr. Shatner

Iconic actor William Shatner (BCom’52) beamed down long enough Thursday to get an honorary doctorate from his alma mater, McGill University - and luckily no Klingons showed up to spoil the fun. True to form, Shatner then announced at a news conference he now wants to be addressed as "Dr. William Shatner."

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Published on : 03 Jun 2011

A lesson from India: Necessity is the mother of frugal innovation

Innovation seems to be a prime directive at almost any firm we run into, regardless of industry. How do you get more of it? In these tough times the answer is no longer to throw money at it. What we increasingly need is frugal innovation, what the Indians call jugaad - an idea whose time has come. – Article by Karl Moore, Daniel Novak, and Veronica Dasovich

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Published on : 31 May 2011

The Greatest McGillian of all time: 190 years in the making

As McGill gears up to launch events celebrating its 190th anniversary, it is asking the world to cast a vote (or several) for the “Greatest McGillian” who ever lived. Will it be a poet, a scientist, a politician, a philosopher, an actor –or someone else?

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Published on : 31 May 2011

Shatner living life to the fullest

William Shatner (BCom’52) has a very non-science fiction frame of mind about his future. The 80-year-old former Star Trek captain clearly understands the finite nature of this mortal coil as he accepts a lifetime achievement award from Governor General David Johnston.

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Published on : 22 May 2011

Philanthropist led men’s apparel firm

Herschel Victor (BCom'44), who died Friday at age 88, helped turn a family business from Montreal into a clothing colossus in North America, but always made a point of sharing his wealth. More than six decades ago, the McGill commerce grad took over Jack Victor Ltd., the private company founded in 1913 by his father, and grew it into one of the largest suit manufacturers in North America.

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Published on : 17 May 2011

William Shatner Sings O Canada

When William Shatner (BCom’52) gets a Lifetime Achievement Award from Canada's Governor General, he shows appreciation as only Shatner can. In this short film, the most famous space cadet in showbiz takes helm of our heritage and treats us to a memorable rendition of Canada's national anthem.

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Published on : 16 May 2011

Russell Peters at Desautels Faculty of Management

Internationally-recognized comedian Russell Peters was a surprise guest at Tuesday's Just For Laughs press conference held at the McGill University's Desautels Faculty of Management.

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Published on : 11 May 2011

Dick Pound's 400,000-page archive to go digital

History identifies Richard Pound (BCom’62, BCL’67, LLD’09) as the feisty Canadian who went to bat for clean sport at the International Olympic Committee… But when it came to sorting out 400,000 pages of documents in his archive, the Montreal lawyer and former Canadian Olympic swimmer mixed his national sentiment with the historic skills and library skills of the University of Texas at Austin.

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Published on : 10 May 2011

Futures stars du Québec inc.

Cet automne, Les Affaires lancera "La Garde montante", un grand rendez-vous où nos lecteurs seront invités à dresser le portrait des moins de 40 ans qui font le Québec de demain, peu importe leur champ de compétence. En attendant, nous vous offrons un avant-goût, en vous présentant 18 jeunes leaders qui se démarquent déjà dans les universités québécoises.

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Published on : 09 May 2011

'Dammit, I'm a doctor, not a captain'

Beam me up to the convocation, Scotty. Captain James T. Kirk is getting an honorary degree from McGill University.

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Published on : 06 May 2011

Shatner to be awarded honorary degree

McGill University will mark the achievements of one of its most celebrated alumni, Emmy-winning actor William Shatner, with the awarding of an honorary degree at Spring Convocation ceremonies on June 2.

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Published on : 05 May 2011

William Shatner to receive honorary degree from McGill University

In fiction, he has beat the Kobayashi Maru, defeated space tyrant Khan and travelled in time. In real life, he's won Emmies, a Golden Globe and enjoyed a television and film career spanning more than a half-century. In June, William Shatner will add one more achievement to that list when he receives an honorary degree from McGill University, his alma mater.

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Published on : 05 May 2011