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Appointment of Cristiane Tinmouth as Interim Assistant Vice-Principal, Financial Services

Cristiane Tinmouth (DPA'87) has agreed to serve as Interim Assistant Vice-Principal, Financial Services – effective June 2, 2014, following the departure of Albert Caponi.

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Published on : 26 May 2014

eXplorance Named in Gartner’s “Cool Vendors in Education, 2014” Report

Providing course evaluation and Learning Experience Management tools, eXplorance is being designated by Gartner as innovative, intriguing and impactful in the arena of adaptive learning. ... “We are proud to be recognised by Gartner, a globally renowned analyst firm, as a Cool Vendor. We are committed to assisting academic leaders in improving the teaching and learning experience,” says Samer Saab (MBA'96), eXplorance’s CEO. 

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Published on : 23 May 2014

The Amazing Mace

When Richard III was frantically canvassing Bosworth Field for a horse, the mace was still feared as a “bruising iron of wrath.” 

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Published on : 16 May 2014

In Haiti, Making Social Sustainability Essential to Apparel Factory Life

Threads 4 Thought, Boxercraft, Arcade Fire and OSP Group are just a few of the customers placing production with Industrial Revolution II (IRII), and if you asked them why they chose the Port-au-Prince, Haiti-based apparel factory, they'd surely point to its high quality knit tops and bottoms, competitive pricing and proximity to North American markets, but there's another reason these companies are drawn to IRII: because of its social mission.

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Published on : 13 May 2014

5N Plus Holds Its Annual Meeting of Shareholders and Appoints New Chairman of the Board

5N Plus Inc., the leading producer of specialty metal and chemical products, held its Annual and Special Meeting of Shareholders yesterday in Montreal, Quebec.  ... Ms. Nathalie Le Prohon (BCom'84) is a professional board member with over 30 years of extensive experience in management and consulting including 20 years in senior executive positions at IBM in Montreal, Québec City, Toronto and Paris including her last position as Vice President Strategic Outsourcing Sales, IBM Global Services. 

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Published on : 09 May 2014

CEO Relearns, Rebuilds After Brain Injury

On Aug. 17, 2011, everything changed for Jonathan Goodman (MBA'94). The aggressive, hard-driving executive - at the time the CEO of hugely successful drug distributor Paladin Labs Inc. - had just sealed one of Paladin's biggest acquisitions. Taking a celebratory bicycle ride with fellow employees in the hills north of Montreal, he fell off his bike and hit his head. Despite wearing a helmet, the result was a serious brain injury.

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Published on : 25 Apr 2014

Column: There Was No One Else Like Herb Gray

Nothing so became Herb Gray (BCom'52) than the manner in which he left the House of Commons, where he was the third-longest serving parliamentarian in our history. ... Gray was proud to be Canada’s first Jewish cabinet minister. He grew up in a Canada that was not always kind to people of his ilk, but he succeeded nonetheless, studying commerce at McGill and law at Osgoode Hall.

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Published on : 25 Apr 2014

McGill Lawyers Converge at SCC for Kazemi Case

What are the odds that a dozen of our graduates would converge at the Supreme Court of Canada arguing for different intervenors in a single, high-profile case? On March 18, 2014, those odds were good indeed.

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Published on : 15 Apr 2014

Hot List 2014

Who's moving and shaking Canadian HR? We're showcasing this country's high achievers as the industry faces growing challenges and success. Three EMBA alumni are featured in this list:  Florent Francoeur (EMBA'11) – Président-Directeur general, Ordre des conseillers en ressources humaines agrees (page 19)  Giulia Cirillo (EMBA'11) – Corporate Vice President, Human Resources, Bombardier Recreational Products (page 22) 

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Published on : 11 Apr 2014

Immobilier résidentiel: printemps post-électoral à Montréal

Maintenant que la saison froide - et surtout la campagne électorale - est terminée, l'industrie immobilière anticipe un certain redressement du marché ce printemps à Montréal. «On prévoit que le prochain trimestre sera probablement beaucoup plus fort que celui qu'on vient de vivre, là, maintenant que les élections et l'hiver sont derrière nous, a fait valoir à La Presse Affaires Dominic St-Pierre (EMBA'14), directeur de Royal LePage pour le Québec. Il y a des signes encourageants.»

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Published on : 11 Apr 2014

Canada’s Bensadoun Becomes Billionaire Selling Aldo Shoes

Tanya Graber, a resident of Switzerland, researched fashion retailer Aldo on the Internet before her vacation to New York City. “We saw these handbags and we wanted to buy these handbags,” Graber said, gesturing to the camel-colored leather model on the checkout counter at the company’s store on Lexington Avenue in Midtown Manhattan. ... The retailer has a value of $1.7 billion, according to data compiled by Bloomberg, making Aldo’s executive chairman, Aldo Bensadoun (BCom'64, LLD'12), a billionaire.

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Published on : 11 Apr 2014

Paladin Labs Founder Finds a New Knight

Entrepreneurs Jonathan Goodman (MBA'94) and Mark Beaudet built Paladin Labs Inc. from zero into a $3.2-billion international pharmaceuticals distributor in only 19 years. Now Goodman, chairman of Paladin Labs when it was sold to Pennsylvania-based Endo Health Solutions Inc. on Feb. 28, has founded Knight Therapeutics Inc. in Montreal.

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Published on : 02 Apr 2014

LG Electronics changes tack for smartwatch battle with Samsung

Wearable devices are just starting to take off and global electronics companies are racing to release smartwatches ahead of rivals to capture a bigger slice of the emerging next-generation market.

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Published on : 24 Mar 2014

Woulfe Mining Appoints Michel Gaucher as Chief Executive Officer

Woulfe Mining Corp. is pleased to announce the appointment of Michel Gaucher (MBA'69) as Chief Executive Officer of the Company. Mr. Gaucher replaces Hubert Marleau as CEO although Mr. Marleau remains a member of the Company's Board of Directors. The Company wishes to extend its gratitude to Mr. Marleau for his tenure as Interim Chief Executive Officer.

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Published on : 19 Mar 2014

Reddit Founder Alexis Ohanian on How to Change the World with a Little Code and Some Internet

Alexis Ohanian is many things: a dedicated entrepreneur who is an ambassador for the prestigious Y Combinator program he graduated from; a political and social web activist; the founder of Reddit; the author of Without their Permission; and as it turns out, extraordinarily tall. Thanks to the McHacks organizing committee, and McGill’s Desautels Faculty of Management, he came to speak to a jam-packed room in the center of Montreal. -Article by Roger Huang (BCom'13) 

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Published on : 19 Mar 2014