Desautels Faculty of Management news
From baseball to banking, the ability to mine data on performance, customer preferences and other trends is the new must-have for the corporate bottom line. But still too rare, say employers, is the analyst who combines technical expertise to delve into “big data” and communication skills to explain the findings in everyday language to colleagues and senior managers.
A Desautels BCom student case team composed of Rachel Burk, Maripaz Fernandez, Michael Fishman and Deven Sanon took 1st place at the 9th annual University of Auckland’s Champions Trophy held January 23 to 30, 2016.
Ann-Sophie Bettez was named CWHL player of the month for January. She is second in the league in scoring right now, behind only Marie-Philip Poulin. Bettez has amassed 125 points in 86 games over the course of her CWHL career, has won three national championships with McGill University and yet, at 28 years old, hasn't represented her country at the senior level.
The very thought of eating insects grosses people out. The image of a creepy, crawly, bug working its way down your windpipe doesn’t exactly conjure up feelings of the contentment we feel with other foods. But why not? How is it that a cow, pig, chicken, or fish seem more appetizing than other creatures? In other cultures who don’t have the “luxury” of consuming conventional sources of protein regularly, insects are a perfectly legitimate choice. In fact, 2 billion people worldwide eat insects regularly as a food source, and North America is JUST starting to catch on.
Would you rather miss a PB by a single second, or eat a grasshopper? Runners who are competitive enough would probably strongly consider the grasshopper in this moment… being grossed out is temporary, but pride is forever, right? Eating insects isn’t new. Including bugs are a main food ingredient (the technical term is entomophagy) is however becoming more trendy.
I have been blessed. Don't think that I don't recognize it. I do. I'm still insanely driven and hyper-entrepreneurial, so I'm not always satisfied, but I am grateful. I get to spend a lot of time with people that many business leaders would spend fortunes to connect with. Over the years, I've done my best to give back as well. Nothing is more fulfilling than speaking to students who are interested in business, innovation, technology and marketing. I happen to live in the same city as McGill University.
Christine Décarie se destinait à la comptabilité, mais le hasard l'a menée à être l'une des premières femmes gestionnaires de portefeuille du Québec. Et son talent, qui ne doit rien au hasard, a profité aux investisseurs. Vice-présidente principale, gestionnaire de portefeuille et responsable de la recherche mondiale au Groupe Investors, Christine Décarie s'est découvert une passion pour la gestion de fonds communs de placement lors de son dernier emploi d'été d'étudiante, en 1986.
POXEL SA (Euronext – POXEL - FR0012432516), a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of innovative drugs to treat type 2 diabetes, today announced the addition of Janice Bourque, Managing Director of Hercules Technology Growth Capital, and Pierre Legault, President and CEO of Nephrogenex Inc, to its Board of Directors. Both appointments were approved by Poxel’s shareholders at the Annual Shareholder Meeting held in Paris last Friday, January 29, 2016.
Referring friends and associates for job vacancies can help to create a diverse workforce, a new study from the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University finds. Word-of-mouth recruitment, the most common way to fill jobs, has previously been thought to cause segregation at work: women tend to reach out to other women in their networks, and men do likewise.
By Chris Chipello Newsroom Big data and the growing popularity of online dating sites may be reshaping a fundamental human activity: finding a mate, or at least a date. Yet a new study in Management Science finds that certain longstanding social norms persist, even online.
It’s not uncommon for a veteran actor to offer sage advice, choice nuggets of wisdom, gleaned from a lifetime of experience. William Shatner, at nearly 85, is not one of those actors. “What I’ve learned,” said the Canadian-born Shatner, who brings his one-man Broadway show to the Balboa Theatre Thursday, “is that I, primarily, and everybody, in general, knows nothing. I know nothing.” William Shatner graduated from McGill University in 1952 with a BCom degree.
Buried in the back pages of the financial press last October was a story about the sale of his mutual fund company, O’Leary Funds, to Canoe Financial, an investment firm run by former Dragons’ Den cast member and entrepreneur Brett Wilson.
Four students have set up the first school in an Iraqi refugee camp after meeting on the online course ‘Social Learning for Social Impact’ at the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University in Canada.
McGill made it to No. 85, an improvement over last year, when it was No. 100 on the FT Global MBA rankings. The other four universities that made it this year are: 60. University of Toronto: Rotman. (Last year: 53) 88. Western University: Ivey. (Last year: 97) 93. Queen’s University: Smith. (Last year: 86) 96. University of British Columbia: Sauder. (Last year: 81)
De betere leiders denken na voordat ze handelen, maar ze zien en grijpen kansen terwijl anderen (nog) afwachten. Niet iedereen is echter een geboren leider, maar ze moeten het wel elke dag laten zien op de werkvloer. Volgens de Amerikaanse onderzoeker, auteur en kunstenares Nancy Adler ligt de sleutel bij meer reflectie, bij voorkeur met een papieren dagboek. Alleen dan geven we onszelf de tijd om naar onze behoeften te luisteren. Adler heeft deze dagboekmethode bij veel directeuren en managers succesvol geadviseerd. In dit artikel enkele handvatten om te starten.