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Boise Inc. CEO Alexander Toeldte Receives ASPI 2013 Customer Executive of the Year Award

The Association of Supplier to the Paper Industry (ASPI) has awarded Alexander Toeldte (MBA'86), President and CEO of Boise Inc., with the ASPI 2013 Customer Executive of the Year Award. The Customer Executive of the Year Award is the highest honor that ASPI bestows on an individual. It is granted to a paper industry executive who has demonstrated extraordinary effectiveness in working with a range of suppliers to enhance productivity, efficiency, and effectiveness of his or her company using a wide spectrum of supplied products and services.

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Published on : 26 Mar 2013

Scoring an MBA & Hockey Fame

There’s lots of reasons for girls to play hockey — the fun, the athleticism, the opportunity to travel and introduce Canada’s game to new circles of fans. But for Montreal native Catherine Ward (BCom'09), who will be playing defence for Team Canada next month, one of the perks of playing top-level hockey was the chance to score a solid post-secondary education with hockey scholarships.

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Published on : 22 Mar 2013

Not your average banker: where business degrees led three grads

Business school graduates once made a beeline for jobs in banking, accounting and marketing. But now many carve out careers in new or non-traditional fields. Here’s how three recent graduates are making a mark: … Fady Dagher (EMBA’12) Degree: Executive MBA, McGill University-HEC Montréal, 2012 Occupation: Chief inspector of innovative processes and operational practices, City of Montreal Police

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Published on : 13 Mar 2013

MidDel Consulting Announces the Promotion of Sean Spector, MBA, PMP to Principal, Energy Consulting Practice

MidDel Consulting is pleased to announce the Promotion of Sean Spector (MBA’97) to Principal of MidDel’s Energy Consulting practice. Sean will be based in Toronto, Canada. … Sean attained his Project Management Professional (PMP) designation in 2010 and is a member in good standing with the Project Management Institute. He holds an MBA in International Business Management from McGill University in Montreal, Canada.

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Published on : 13 Feb 2013

People, Places and Players Making News on the Canadian Media Scene

Martin Longchamps (BCom’96) is the new Vice President, Business Development, Digital Solutions for TC Media. He will remain in his current position of Vice President, Mergers and Acquisitions for TC Transcontinental. The appointment is effective immediately.

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Published on : 12 Feb 2013

Stimulus marathon good for gold price: Eric Winmill

Eric Winmill (BCom’97), mining equities research analyst with Casimir Capital, sees great potential for small-cap metals producers and developers in the Americas—home to good infrastructure, skilled workers and great geology. In this Gold Report interview, Winmill also explains how "all-in" cash costs are making it easier for companies and investors to understand—and predict—cash-flow generation and identifies companies that he expects to take off.

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Published on : 12 Feb 2013

The importance of research

The chances of a small business surviving passed its teething period are never good, with half of all startups falling to the wayside after five years. Here are four data collection methods that can help you beat the odds, even before starting your business. … Gathering information through research is exactly what co-founders Zaina (BCom’05) and Rania Kana'an (BCom’08) did before they launched Ananasa, an online marketplace that enables artisans, artists and designers in the Middle East to sell their work worldwide.

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Published on : 06 Feb 2013

Westmounter Dick Pound has dedicated his life to clean sport

The McGill Institute for the Study of Canada’s upcoming conference “Lifting off and Flying High” focuses on cultivating talent and success in this country in the fields of culture, high-tech, and athletics. But one of the panelists, Westmount resident and former Olympian Dick Pound (BCom’62), knows that in sports where milliseconds separate first and second place, the drive for success at all costs can be a destructive force.

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Published on : 06 Feb 2013

Bank Sales Consulting Firm Clarity Advantage Appoints Lars Eller as Director of Sales and Marketing

Clarity Advantage, a bank sales consulting firm specializing in helping their clients accelerate sales to small and medium-sized companies, announced today the appointment of Lars Eller (MBA’92) to the position of Director of Sales and Marketing. Eller will consult with Clarity clients on sales and sales management issues, lead the development of strategic sales and marketing programs, and direct the company’s sales and marketing team. … Eller holds an MBA from McGill University and is a graduate of the CBA Graduate School of Retail Banking.

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Published on : 28 Jan 2013

CAMRT names new chief executive officer

OTTAWA – The Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists (CAMRT) is pleased to announce the appointment of François Couillard (MBA’90), as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO), effective February 4, 2013.

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Published on : 28 Jan 2013

Industrial Alliance Appoints New VP, Auto Financing

Industrial Alliance Trust recently announced the appointment of Liliane Dubois (BCom’87) to the position of Vice President, Auto Financing. With a Bachelor of Commerce from McGill University, Ms. Dubois has worked over 25 years in the field of auto financing. Her experience in the field covers both retail and commercial financing. Read full article: Autosphere, January 11, 2013

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Published on : 11 Jan 2013

Videology Announces Leadership for Global Expansion

NEW YORK, Jan. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Videology— a digital advertising platform and solutions provider—has announced additions to its management team to power the rapid expansion of its global network in 2013.  In 2012 the company took its market-leading video advertising platform—as well as its expanded capabilities in display, rich media and mobile—into eight new markets with further expansion planned this year.

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Published on : 09 Jan 2013

Calgarian takes first steps on quest to end human trafficking

On Nov. 3, 22-year-old Samantha McManus (BCom’12) took her first steps toward combating the inhumanity of human trafficking. She, along with 22 other walkers representing 12 countries around the world, began a 15-day trek from Bangkok, Thailand, to the Myanmar border in support of the Freedom to Walk initiative. The campaign raises both awareness for human trafficking issues and funds to assist those men, women and children whose lives have been affected by the atrocities of forced labour and sex.

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Published on : 09 Jan 2013

Mark Beaudet: Stepping into the breach in the CEO’s absence

In August, 2011, Paladin Labs Inc. founder and CEO Jonathan Goodman was involved in a terrible bicycle accident and had to relinquish his job to recover. His position running the Montreal-based drug distributor was taken over by long-time colleague, vice-president Mark Beaudet (BCom’90), who has now been interim CEO for almost a year-and-a-half. Mr. Beaudet has maintained Paladin’s remarkable growth in Canada – where it markets prescription and over-the-counter products usually licensed from other companies – and kept up the pace of international expansion.

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Published on : 09 Jan 2013

Thomas Lecordier

Thomas Lecordier (MBA’97) est nommé directeur général de Mediagong. Il finalisera l'intégration de l'agence, acquise en décembre 2011, au sein du groupe Leo Burnett France.

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Published on : 02 Jan 2013