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365 days: Nature's 10

Ten people who mattered this year. ... Ones to Watch in 2015 Joanne Liu, International president of Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) MSF has shone in the global response to the Ebola epidemic, and Liu will be a big player in next year's efforts to end it. Read full article: Nature, December 17, 2014

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Published on : 20 Jan 2015

Canamex Announces Appointment of Michael Pesner to Board of Directors

Canamex Resources Corp. is pleased to announce the appointment of Michael Pesner, CPA, CA to the board of directors of the Company, effective immediately. Mr. Pesner is currently the President of Hermitage Canada Finance Inc., a corporation specializing in financial advisory services, including mergers and acquisitions, divestitures and restructuring. Mr. Pesner spent 26 years as a partner at KPMG and predecessor firms. He currently sits on the board of a number of public and private corporations, including Richmont Mines Inc., Quest Rare Minerals Ltd.

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Published on : 20 Jan 2015

Raptor Pharmaceutical Appoints Gregg Lapointe and Georges Gemayel to Board of Directors

Raptor Pharmaceutical Corp. (RPTP) today announced the appointment of Gregg Lapointe and Georges Gemayel, Ph.D. to its Board of Directors, effective January 1, 2015. As previously disclosed, they will be joining Julie Anne Smith, President and CEO-Designate as she succeeds Christopher Starr, Ph.D., as Chief Executive Officer and joins the Board effective January 1, 2015.

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Published on : 20 Jan 2015

Alderon Appoints Interim CFO

Alderon Iron Ore Corp. (TSX: ADV) (NYSE MKT: AXX) (“Alderon” or the “Company”) announces the appointment of Mr. Anthony Glavac as Interim Chief Financial Officer (“CFO”) of the Company effective December 29, 2014. Alderon’s current CFO, Mr. Francois Laurin, is taking an executive position outside of the mining sector in the New Year and is committed to ensuring a seamless transition of his responsibilities to Mr. Glavac. ... Mr. Glavac is a CPA, CA and earned his graduate diploma in Public Accountancy and a Bachelor of Commerce degree from McGill University.

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Published on : 20 Jan 2015

Harper gets new security adviser amid major shuffle of senior public service

Richard Fadden, the deputy minister of National Defence and former spymaster, became the prime minister’s national security adviser as part of a sweeping shakeup at the senior ranks of Canada’s bureaucracy. ... Kelly Gillis, the senior assistant deputy minister at Industry Canada responsible for Spectrum, information technologies and telecommunications, is moved up to associate deputy minister at Industry.

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Published on : 20 Jan 2015

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