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Online Course Inspires Students to Create the First School in an Iraqi Refugee Camp near Dohuk

Four students have set up a school in a refugee camp near the Iraqi city of Dohuk, the first of its kind within this camp. Having met through an online course run by the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University in Canada, the students from Morocco – the world’s first online course specifically designed for group learning (also known as GROOC) –  the students from Morocco, the UK, Iraq and Canada established the Heart ELT (English Language Teaching) School. 

Classified as : Staff, Faculty, External, Students, GROOC
Published on : 21 Apr 2016

Boy Scouts will honor Buddy Stemple with 2016 Service Award

The 28th Annual Distinguished Community Service Award Dinner is scheduled for Monday, May 2nd, 2016 at 6:30 PM at the Jackson County Armed Forces Reserve Center (Armory) in Millwood. The proceeds from this dinner go to the Little Kanawha District of the Allohak Council BSA for activities in the District, which includes the Scouting units of Jackson, Roane, Calhoun, and Wirt Counties. Entertainment for the evening will be Major General James A. Hoyer, Adjutant General of West Virginia Joint Forces Headquarters – West Virginia.

Published on : 21 Apr 2016

How CEO mentoring differs from other levels in a company

Professor Karl Moore of the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University with Talking Management for The Globe and Mail, talks with Maury Peiperl from Cranfeild University and Suzanne de Janasz from Seattle University. Watch full video: The Globe and Mail, 19 April, 2016 

Published on : 21 Apr 2016

Heli-One names new GM of Sales, Marketing and Business Development

Heli-One, the world’s largest independent provider of helicopter maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) services, has recently promoted Carolyn Forsyth to General Manager of Sales, Marketing, and Business Development. Her prior role was Regional Sales Director for Europe, Middle East, Africa, and Asia Pacific.  She will now oversee global Sales, Business Development, Marketing as well as PBH Programs at Heli-One.  Previously, Carolyn had spent nearly 20 years in marketing and customer support roles at Pratt & Whitney Canada, CHC, Bond Helicopters and Rotortech.

Published on : 21 Apr 2016

SEI Impact Internship Program - 2016 Cohort Announced

The Marcel Desautels Institute for Integrated Management (MDIIM) is pleased to announce the Social Economy Initiative’s Impact Internship cohort for the 2016 year. Now in its fourth consecutive year, the SEI Impact Internship Program pairs top undergraduate students who offer various management skills with social-purpose organizations for ten weeks over the summer.

Published on : 20 Apr 2016

BCom Managing for Sustainability Program Wins Catalyst Award

On April 14, 2016, Desautels’ Bachelor of Commerce Managing for Sustainability (MSUS) Major and Concentration Programs were awarded the Catalyst Award for Sustainability in Education.

Published on : 19 Apr 2016

Why a Columbia professor says Strategic IQ isn’t a born skill

Professor Karl Moore of the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University with Talking Management for the Globe and Mail sits down in Vancouver with Sheen Levine, from the University of Texas at Dallas and Columbia University. Read full transcript: The Globe and Mail, April 16, 2016   

Published on : 19 Apr 2016

Poxel Announces Election of Pierre Legault as Chairman of the Board of Directors

POXEL SA (Euronext - POXEL - FR0012432516), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of novel treatments for type 2 diabetes and metabolic disease, today announced that Pierre Legault has been appointed the new Chairman of the Board of Directors. Mr. Legault joined Poxel's Board of Directors in February 2016 and will succeed Dr. Thierry Hercend, who will continue to support Poxel as a member of its Board.

Published on : 19 Apr 2016

Kabtek improves production throughput up to 20% with CablePlan

CablePlan Plannica reduces the planning cycle from days to minutes. It enhances and improves the decision making of production planners. CablePlan reduces the manual workload and releases the decision makers’ valuable time, enabling them to regain responsiveness and flexibility in the planning cycle.  CablePlan enables planners to increase their planning horizon, enables smarter optimization and allows planning considering multiple objectives.

Published on : 19 Apr 2016

No MBA? You Can Still be a Great Leader; Maybe Even a Better One

According to Forbes, there are “three major disconnects” that “prevent business schools, especially those with full-time MBA programs,” from developing leaders. Topping the list is a lack of sufficient emphasis on soft “people” skills, Henry Mintzberg, Cleghorn Professor of Management Studies at the Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill University, told the magazine.

Published on : 19 Apr 2016

Montreal professor’s feud with United Airlines heads to court over complaint website

 What started as a series of mishaps while flying with United Airlines 20 years ago will culminate Friday in a McGill University professor and one of the world’s largest passenger carriers facing off in a Montreal courtroom. United Continental Holdings Inc. is suing Jeremy Cooperstock, an engineering professor at McGill, over his customer complaint website, Untied.com. The airline wants Cooperstock to delete contact information for its management and lawyers; he has refused.

Published on : 19 Apr 2016

Poxel annonce la nomination de Pierre Legault à la présidence du Conseil d’Administration

Pierre Legault a rejoint Poxel en apportant plus de 35 ans d’expérience de l’industrie biotechnologique et pharmaceutique. Il est membre du Conseil d’Administration de Tobira Therapeutics (Président du Comité d’Audit), de ceux d’Iroko Pharmaceuticals et de NephroGenex. Au cours de sa carrière, M. Legault a été Président, Directeur Général et Directeur Financier de plusieurs sociétés cotées incluant Eckerd Pharmacies, NephroGenex, OSI Pharmaceuticals et Rite Aid. Il a occupé plusieurs fonctions seniors chez Sanofi-Aventis et sociétés précédentes. M.

Published on : 19 Apr 2016

A Sociologist Who Found Colleges 'Adrift' Becomes an Education Dean

After 21 years at the George Washington University School of Business, Isabelle G. Bajeux-­Besnainou last year became the first female dean of the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University, in Montreal. She says she was lured by the university’s "impeccable reputation" and its location in a bilingual city with European and North American roots. Read full article: Chronicle, April 17, 2016 

Published on : 19 Apr 2016

BCom Students Win Kenneth F. Byrd Prize Entrance Scholarships

The following BCom students were awarded the Kenneth F. Byrd Prize entrance scholarships: Jenny Bradley-Tessier Nathaniel Kirsh James McCollough-Gilbert Alanna NUssbaum Alexander McGarry Kaihua He About the Award:

Published on : 15 Apr 2016

How A Team Of Graduate Students Are Planning To Significantly Enhance Ticketmaster’s Business

For those who may not know, every year the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference holds the First Pitch Case Competition. The competition is designed to give top graduate students the opportunity to work with a major sports organization to analyze and evaluate their most challenging issues. This year, teams worked with Ticketmaster to explore better ways for the company to improve its partnership with the NBA through a multitude of different technological advancements.

Classified as : Staff, Faculty, External, Students, MBA
Published on : 12 Apr 2016