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Personnalité de la Semaine: Olivier Babin

À 19 ans, Olivier Babin possède déjà une impressionnante feuille de route, où foisonnent prix, mentions, bourses et honneurs. Retour sur le parcours fulgurant d’une jeune étoile de la finance. ...Le jeune homme poursuit maintenant ses études à la faculté de gestion Desautels de l’Université McGill, où il est inscrit au baccalauréat conjoint, économie et finance. Il est le lauréat de la prestigieuse bourse d’admission Greville Smith, l’une des plus importantes bourses d’entrée à McGill.

Published on : 30 Sep 2014

World-renowned green chemist joining McGill

The decision to come to McGill as the Canada Excellence Research Chair (CERC) in Green Chemistry and Green Chemicals means Robin Rogers will have to make a number of significant changes to his life. Among other things, it involves coming to a new university, a new city and a new country. One thing that Rogers won’t need to overhaul, however, is his wardrobe.

Published on : 30 Sep 2014

Earning a Degree While Earning Gold Medals: Freestyle Skier Jennifer Heil

Freestyle skier and Olympian, Jennifer Heil, has had twenty-five victories at the World Championships, and earned Canada’s first Olympic gold in women's moguls, but her most recent accomplishment is graduating from the Commerce program at McGill University. You will come across a McGill alum who holds a Ph.D.

Published on : 29 Sep 2014

Global Marketing Leader Mario D'Amico Joins the Nature Conservancy as Chief Marketing Officer

The Nature Conservancy issued the following news release: The Nature Conservancy announced today that Mario D'Amico, a leading international advertising and communications executive and former Global Chief Marketing Officer for Cirque du Soleil, has joined the organization as Chief Marketing Officer. He oversees membership, digital marketing, corporate marketing partnerships, strategic communications and publishing.

Published on : 29 Sep 2014

Brave hearts and wise heads

Demography is not destiny, but it sheds light on the events leading to these two referenda, the Quebec one taking place in 1995, and the Scottish one last week, and has also implications concerning the changing voting ages around the world. In most countries the voting age is 18. However, the Scottish National Party's voted unanimously in October 2007 to lower it to 16, which subsequently became law. Argentina's Cristina Kirchner's party did the same in 2012, in preparation for the 2013 elections.

Published on : 29 Sep 2014

Obama calls for action on Ebola crisis at United Nations

The West Africa Ebola outbreak is "a growing threat to regional and global security," U.S. President Barack Obama said Thursday, telling a high-level meeting on the deadly epidemic at the U.N. General Assembly that only an international response can prevent "a humanitarian catastrophe across the region."

Published on : 25 Sep 2014

FGV/EBAPE offers 4th edition of the International Master’s Program in Rio de Janeiro

From today (23rd) until October 3, the Brazilian School of Public and Business Administration (EBAPE) of Fundação Getulio Vargas will hold the fourth edition of the International Master’s in Practicing Management (IMPM), an international Master’s program focused on management practices in Brazil.

Published on : 25 Sep 2014

7 Reasons Introverts Make Great Leaders

There's a paradox at the heart of how we think about leaders. Ask someone to picture a stereotypical leader and most people will think of someone confident, brash, and outgoing--the classic extrovert.

Published on : 25 Sep 2014

Double and triple threats: When an extra degree pays off

Sam Sadeghi’s career seems to be on a trajectory that only goes up. The electrical engineer has been working full-time in his field since graduating with a bachelor’s degree from Ryerson University in 2004. He continued to work full-time while pursuing a master’s in power electronics, which he earned from Ryerson in 2008. The only time he didn’t work was when he took a four-month leave in 2009 to take core courses for his master’s in business administration at Wilfrid Laurier University.

Published on : 25 Sep 2014

Innobec – Travailler avec des géants

Stéphane Rouleau pourrait se vanter, clamer que c’est grâce à son leadership qu’Innobec Technologies réalise près de la moitié de son chiffre d’affaires à l’étranger, mais non. « C’est de la pure chance », avoue candidement le PDG de 43 ans.

Published on : 25 Sep 2014

Talking Management with Karl Moore: Business going gangbusters? Time for a change

This is Karl Moore of the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University, Talking Management for The Globe and Mail. Today, I am delighted to speak to Gautam Mukunda [assistant professor of business administration] from the Harvard Business School. Should we only look for transformational leaders when we are in trouble, or are there other times we need transformational leaders?

Published on : 25 Sep 2014

Burger King faces new ‘test’ in quest for Tim Hortons

The U.S federal government said Tuesday it’s cracking down on companies like Burger King who attempt to relocate to Canada or overseas to avoid paying U.S. taxes.

Published on : 25 Sep 2014

Third Annual OptionMetrics Research Conference Brings Together International Academia, Financial Professionals to 'Convene' on October 20th in New York City

OptionMetrics, a leading source for quality historical option price data, tools and analytics, has announced the upcoming OptionMetrics Research Conference (ORC2014).

Published on : 23 Sep 2014

Nicola Wealth Management Opens Newest Office in Toronto to Manage Rapid Growth

Nicola Wealth Management (NWM), an independent financial planning and portfolio management firm serving high net worth individuals and families, opened a new office in Toronto to expand its presence in Eastern Canada and accommodate clients in the Greater Toronto Area. The Toronto office is situated at Suite 1702 - 2 Bloor Street West, joining Western Canada locations in Vancouver, Kelowna and Richmond, B.C.

Published on : 22 Sep 2014

Taking care of business

The economy has changed dramatically in the 30 years since Doug Bergeron first entered the work force and, of course, Bergeron, 53, has changed with it. Best known for leading the group that purchased the credit- and debit-card terminal makerVeriFone from Hewlett-Packard for $50 million in 2001, as CEO, he transformed it into a multinational, multi-billion-dollar company.

Published on : 22 Sep 2014