BCom Program news
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."
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
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Both are McGill alumni with worldwide reputations who will return home to receive honorary degrees as part of Spring Convocation 2011, and both are men of varied careers and interests. One is Mortimer Zuckerman (BA’57 & BCL’61)and the other is William Shatner (BCom'52).
Mathieu Darche, BCom’00, smiled when asked about his future with the Canadiens being somewhat a question mark. "It's been 10 years that I've ended a season with a question mark over my head," the 34-year-old forward said. "Obviously, I want to be back, but at this point it's not entirely in my control.
McGill students put their business analysis and presentation skills to the test once again at the finals of the Canadian L’Oreal Brandstorm Competition held on April 26, 2011. After working for almost 5 months on the challenge set forth by L’Oreal, the McGill teams finished 1st and 2nd at the finals with 3rd place going to Schulich.