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New analytics software breaks down numbers behind figure skating performances

Craig Buntin sits with his laptop overlooking the rink at Prospera Place and with a few taps on his keyboard pulls up a video and graphic of three-time world champion Patrick Chan. ... He initially searched for a separation from figure skating, and created TeaBean, a coffee and tea company based in Montreal which he eventually sold. He applied to the MBA program at McGill University, and became the first person accepted into the program without an undergraduate degree.

Published on : 03 Nov 2014

Terra Nova Appoints New Chief Financial Officer and Grants Stock Options

Terra Nova Energy Ltd. (the Company or Terra Nova) (TSX-V: TGC OTCQX: TNVMF) is pleased to announce that it has appointed Matt Anderson as Terra Nova's new Chief Financial Officer to replace outgoing Chief Financial Officer, Robert McMorran. Mr. McMorran will continue to serve as a member of Terra Nova's Board of Directors. Terra Nova wishes to thank Mr. McMorran for his services as Chief Financial Officer.

Published on : 03 Nov 2014

The granddaddy of all Canadian-U.S. trade disputes is about to rear its ugly head again

A recent dispute over “country of origin labelling” for meat products underscores the fact that Canada and the U.S. still have their share of trade disputes. ... “For the first time in years, we actually see new housing starts in the United States past the one-million mark,” said William Polushin, an international business expert and lecturer at the Desautels faculty of management at McGill University.

Published on : 03 Nov 2014

Duguay First to Earn Certified Sport Security Professional Credential

The National Center for Spectator Sport Safety and Security (NCS4) at The University of Southern Mississippi announces that Yves Duguay is the first international candidate to earn the Certified Sport Security Professional (CSSP) credential. 

Published on : 03 Nov 2014

OSM en Asie: une tournée marquante pour les musiciens

À peine revenu de sa récente tournée en Asie, l'Orchestre symphonique de Montréal dresse un bilan positif du voyage qui lui a permis de se produire à neuf reprises dans huit villes au Japon et en Chine.

Published on : 30 Oct 2014

CEO Conversations: David Segal on David's Tea

David Segal, co-founder of David’s Tea, was recently interviewed by Karl Moore, associate professor at McGill University’s Desautels faculty of management. ... Below is an excerpt of the conversation. For the full interview, tune into CJAD 800 AM, on Friday at 7 p.m. or Sunday at 8 p.m. Karl Moore: Is David’s Tea the Starbucks of tea? Is that one way of putting it?

Published on : 30 Oct 2014

The EMBA McGill – HEC Montréal Program Announces the Creation of an Advisory Board

The McGill – HEC Montréal EMBA program held the first meeting of its newly created advisory board earlier this week. The advisory board, under the Chairmanship of Thierry Vandal, CEO of Hydro Québec, is composed of 14 senior business leaders, including 5 program alumni. Its role is to guide the strategic direction of the program.

Published on : 30 Oct 2014

Talking Management with Professor Karl Moore: Need innovative ideas? Then tap into your board members’ expertise

This is Karl Moore of the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University with Talking Management for The Globe and Mail. Today I am delighted to speak to Michael Useem [a management professor] from the Wharton Business School. So Mike, you do a lot of research on boards, how can boards help with innovation?

Published on : 30 Oct 2014

Cossette Média accueille Marc Fares dans ses rangs

Marc Fares se joint à Cossette Média comme vice-président principal, stratégies numériques. Ses nouvelles fonctions l’amèneront à superviser le développement de l’offre numérique au sein de Cossette Média. John Tarantino, vice-président principal et directeur général de Cossette Média au Québec, s'est réjoui de compter «un professionnel chevronné qui se distingue par son sens inné pour l’innovation» dans ses rangs.

Published on : 30 Oct 2014

Henry Mintzberg receives McGill University Lifetime Achievement Award for Leadership in Learning

Henry Mintzberg has received the 2014 McGill University Lifetime Achievement Award for Leadership in Learning for his extraordinary contributions to teaching and learning at the University over the last four decades.

Published on : 29 Oct 2014

Mathieu Darche – from the NHL to the corporate world

The Montreal native realized his boyhood dream of playing for The Montreal Canadiens. Armed with a marketing and management degree from McGill; Mathieu Darche is bringing that same determination to a new career in business.

Published on : 27 Oct 2014

Fast 50 No. 1: Morning Star Financial Services

When describing the strategies that have made Golden Valley-based Morning Star Financial Services a success, one of the firm's financial advisers notes President Rebecca Thomley deserves a major nod.

Published on : 27 Oct 2014

The Silent are Golden

A third of us belong to a group of largely marginalized and ignored minds. At school, quiet children are told they need to brush up on their teamwork. In business, those of few words are often sidelined in important meetings. ... Professor Karl Moore from the Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill University, Montreal, has been interviewing chief executives of large firms about how they manage introverts.

Published on : 23 Oct 2014

How to get employer support for an EMBA

CORPORATE sponsorship for the Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) course has fallen in recent years.

Published on : 23 Oct 2014

Marvin Corber, Robert B. Winsor to receive honorary degrees

Two outstanding contributors to Montreal community organizations will be honoured at McGill’s fall convocation ceremonies. Marvin Corber and Robert B. Winsor will both receive Doctor of Laws honorary degrees. The convocation ceremonies will be held Wednesday, Oct. 29, in Salle Wilfrid Pelletier, Place des Arts. Two ceremonies will take place that day, the first at 10 a.m. and the second at 3 p.m. ... Marvin Corber

Published on : 23 Oct 2014