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Transcript: The question great leaders ask themselves

Professor Karl Moore of the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University with Talking Management for The Globe and Mail, talks with Jennifer Chatman from UC Berkeley. Read full transcript: The Globe and Mail, June 7, 2016  Watch full video: The Globe and Mail 

Published on : 08 Jun 2016

How does innovation come to life at McGill?

Innovation is certainly a buzzword in business media and Canadian policy – but at what point does the buzz transform into action? At McGill, “innovation” is most broadly understood to mean the advancing of public good, either through the development of scientific and technological solutions to market problems, or through novel approaches to meeting society’s pressing needs.

Published on : 08 Jun 2016

The accidental market wizards

Stuart Walton wanted to be a cartoonist, but was put off the idea when he was told by the head of the art department he would be lucky to make five dollars an hour drawing cartoons. "That threw some cold water on my plans," he tells Schwager. "I had also done some writing in college, so I thought journalism might be a good alternative."

Published on : 07 Jun 2016

JEDX Speakers Share Personal Inspirational Stories

The fourth annual JEDx began with a giant cocktail party as 770 people – mostly young professionals in their early 30s or younger – mingled and fressed in the lobby of the St Lawrence Centre for the Arts in Toronto. ...Jonathan Ross Goodman, president and CEO of the Montreal-based Knight Therapeutics Inc., spoke about overcoming catastrophic health hurdles. As a university student, he became a cancer survivor, and then he went on to get a law degree and an MBA from McGill University.

Published on : 06 Jun 2016

What to do when your boss plays favorites

Karl Moore remembers the moment he fell out of favour with his boss. He was working as a manager at IBM in Toronto when a new person joined his department. Up until then Moore had been part of his boss’s “favoured inside circle” — but suddenly everything changed. The transferred employee became his boss’s new right-hand person, the outcome of brutal office politics.

Published on : 06 Jun 2016

Ecodrain: l'idée de grand-papa est devenue réalité

David Velan, 37 ans, aurait bien pu gagner sa vie confortablement comme salarié. Avec son diplôme en génie industriel de UBC et son MBA de McGill, il n'aurait eu guère de mal à trouver un employeur. À la place, il a préféré investir temps et argent dans la création d'un récupérateur de chaleur de douche qu'il souhaite maintenant faire adopter par l'industrie de la construction. Lire l'article complet: La Presse, 5 Juin, 2016

Published on : 06 Jun 2016

Engineering culture and the reproduction of sex segregation

Men and women tend to work in different jobs. This tendency, called occupational sex segregation, is a primary cause of the gender pay gap. A recent McKinsey study finds that reducing occupational sex segregation could contribute $2 Trillion to the U.S. economy. Despite advances toward equality in other areas, occupational sex segregation has remained essentially unchanged over the last quarter century. What keeps some jobs dominated by men and others by women?

Published on : 03 Jun 2016

#UofTGrad16: Anti-doping crusader Dick Pound

He started out as an Olympic swimmer and he’s been fighting against the current ever since. ...Best known as an outspoken advocate for competing clean, Richard (Dick) Pound has been the international face of the fight against doping in elite sport, particularly at the Olympic Games, for almost two decades through his work with the Montreal-headquartered World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA).

Published on : 03 Jun 2016

Loyalist convocations featuring guest speakers

A quartet of special guests will be speaking at Loyalist College for the 49th Annual Convocation Ceremonies. The four ceremonies, which take next Thursday and Friday, recognize new graduates and celebrate their accomplishments with family and friends. ...Later that day, at 2:30 p.m., president and chief executive officer of Cogeco Connexion, Louise St-Pierre, will speak at the School of Media, Arts + Design and the School of Continuing Education.

Published on : 03 Jun 2016

Larry Rossy’s McGill Desautels Faculty of Management Convocation Address on Tuesday, June 1, 2016

The newest member of the Desautels family of alumni, Dollarama Founder and Executive Chairman and McGill philanthropist Larry Rossy, BA’65, LLD’16, offered Seven Life Lessons to Desautels graduating students on June 1, 2016. Chancellor Meighen, Chairman of the Board Cobbett, Principal Fortier, honoured guests, distinguished faculty members, proud families, friends, and fellow McGill grads. When Principal Fortier asked me to give today’s address I was honoured and moved, initially, but then, I was more than a little apprehensive.

Published on : 02 Jun 2016

Global Power Announces Appointment of Two New Directors to its Board

Global Power Equipment Group Inc. (OTC:GLPW) (“Global Power”) today announced it has appointed two independent directors to its Board of Directors.  Following this appointment, the Global Power Board of Directors now consists of 10 members.  The newly appointed directors are as follows: 

Published on : 02 Jun 2016

How To Network Like an Introvert

Introverts can make great networkers—that’s what really came home to me last night. Rather than acting like my usual extroverted self at a group gathering, I thought I should network half the time like an introvert, and it worked like a charm!

Published on : 01 Jun 2016

Director of International Sales to Speak at EU-US Trade Forum

Health Enterprises, Inc., a leading consumer health products company, announces the participation of Mr. Brooke Fishback, director of international sales, in the European Union – United States (EU-US) trade forum in Tallinn, Estonia June 2nd & 3rd. The EU-US “Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) Best Practices Workshop” will bring together leading government officials and private sector business professionals to review ways to improve trade between the EU and the US, and is the 7th EU-US trade forum in the framework of the Transatlantic Economic Council (TEC).

Published on : 01 Jun 2016

WestJet won't serve complimentary meals on London flights

You may be able to pay less if you decide to fly with WestJet to London, England, but you’ll also need to bring your own food. This is the latest in the “unbundling” trend unfolding in the industry. WestJet has been flying from Vancouver to London since May 6th, and unless you pay for a seat in the Plus cabin, you’ll have to buy a meal or bring your own if you want to eat during the nine-hour flight. This is the first Canadian carrier to offer a trans-Atlantic flight without the traditional free meal.

Published on : 01 Jun 2016

Women in financial sector an asset being wasted in Canada

A 15-year veteran of Canadian capital markets (including extensive senior-level experience in investment banking with BMO), Reynolds has been the president and CEO of Women in Capital Markets for the past three years. During her time in the industry, she has seen the stagnation of workplace diversity, especially in the executive ranks where key decisions are made. Research backs up Reynolds’ observations: A recent Peterson Institute study showed Canada ranking in the bottom 10 among 91 countries for boardroom diversity, on par with Pakistan and below Kenya and Argentina.

Published on : 31 May 2016