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Pembroke co-founder Ian Soutar dies

Ian Soutar, a pillar of the Montreal investing community and active contributor to many Quebec charities and community organizations, has died, age 79. A McGill graduate in engineering who subsequently obtained a fellowship to study at the London School of Economics, Soutar was co-founder of Pembroke Management in 1968 with Neil Ivory, Clifford Larock and Scott Taylor.

Published on : 24 Mar 2016

Pourquoi les manufacturiers doivent augmenter leur productivité de 5 % par année

La tâche est douloureuse, mais indispensable, affirme Éric Tétrault, président des Manufacturiers et exportateurs du Québec (MEQ). Pour profiter pleinement du futur accord de libre-échange avec l'Union européenne, les entreprises québécoises doivent accroître leur productivité d'au moins 5 % par an au cours des 10 prochaines années. «C'est extrêmement ambitieux, il faut en être conscient. Mais je pose la question : avons-nous le choix ?» demande le patron des MEQ dans un entretien avec Les Affaires.

Published on : 24 Mar 2016

McGill Governor Emeritus Ian A. Soutar passes away

[The following os a message from Principal Suzanne Fortier] Dear members of the McGill community, It is with great sadness that I inform you of the passing of Ian A. Soutar, McGill Governor Emeritus and longtime friend and supporter of the University. He was 79 years old.

Published on : 23 Mar 2016

Talking Management: The downsides of power

Professor Karl Moore of the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University with Talking Management for The Globe and Mail, talks with Columbia Business School professor Adam Galinsky. Read full transcript: The Globe and Mail, 22 March, 2016  Watch full video: The Globe and Mail, 22 March, 2016 

Published on : 23 Mar 2016

This week on Focus Montreal: March 19

This week on Focus Montreal, meet a doctor who is part of a new film highlighting the high rate of depression among physicians, hear from a McGill prof and student about a life-altering trip and listen to what one teacher is saying about Quebec's new history course. ... Hot Cities of the World tour For eight years, a group of 40 McGill University  students and alumni have gone to countries of the world which are enjoying strong economic growth. This year was no exception.

Published on : 21 Mar 2016

A McKinsey grad offers eight pointers for success at work

When Shu Hattori started working at McKinsey & Co. in 2008, he constantly jotted down in a notebook insights into how to do his job better, harvested from his own experiences and by watching others around him. At one point, a colleague suggested the native of Britain and McGill University commerce graduate consider writing a book. By then, he had amassed about 70 principles drawn from the firm. He trimmed those to 47, which are featured in his new book The McKinsey Edge.

Published on : 21 Mar 2016

Risk management, not unproductive public feuds

The recent news of fraudulent transfer of the Bangladesh Bank's (BB) US Dollar Reserve to yet unidentified beneficiaries has ignited a governance firestorm inside the country, while showcasing the vulnerabilities of a digital world, and the strengths and weaknesses of the international funds transfer architecture. This commentary seeks to discern the key aspects of forensic investigation and financial prevention.      

Published on : 21 Mar 2016

Air Canada boss speaks about learning from WestJet and fighting Porter

Karl Moore is a professor of strategy and organization at the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University. In this exclusive interview he speaks with Toronto-based Ben Smith, Air Canada’s president of passenger airlines. Air Canada is the country’s largest domestic and international airline serving more than 200 airports on six continents. Last year, about 41 million people flew with the company.

Published on : 18 Mar 2016

Annual McGill University Tour To Emerging Economic Cities Returns From Latin America

Every year, the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University in Montreal assesses emerging economic areas around the globe.  They then take about 40 students, alumni and faculty to an area pinpointed as experiencing the strongest growth. This year’s “Hot Cities” tour has just returned from three cities in Latin America. This is the eighth year a group from McGill University has traveled to areas of the world experiencing considerable economic growth.  This year the targeted cities are Santiago, Chile and Bogota and  Cartagena, Colombia.  

Published on : 18 Mar 2016

Desautels BCom Students Win 2016 PRMIA Risk Management Challenge

A Desautels BCom student team defeated 116 undergraduate and graduate teams from 45 schools around the world to place 1st at the 2016 PRMIA Risk Management Challenge.

Published on : 18 Mar 2016

Meet Dalhousie’s new business dean

Big Data continues as hot curriculum topic Whether offered as a graduate degree or program specialization, Big Data (interpreting large volumes of information to gain insights for the bottom line) is a growing presence in business school curriculums. The Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University in Montreal plans to offer a concentration in business analytics for its incoming MBA class this fall, according to a school spokeswoman. Student competition winners and other honours

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Published on : 18 Mar 2016

If You Ever Needed Proof To Follow Your Dreams, This Is It

Sara (a.k.a. Swa) Diamond is a young and talented Canadian singer and songwriter. She’s known for her memorable performance singing the American and Canadian anthems at Montreal Canadiens playoffs. Sara is so inspiring and fresh, just like a breath of fresh air. She’s following her dreams and wants to inspire others to do the same. Never stop working at what you believe in!

Published on : 17 Mar 2016

« Hygiène de vie et bien-être au travail » 100 questions pour comprendre et agir

La généralisation de la complémentaire santé obligatoire et la prise de conscience de la réalité du burn out placent les employeurs au cœur d’un changement inéluctable. Ils ne peuvent plus s’affranchir de veiller à la bonne santé de leurs collaborateurs, pour des raisons sociales mais aussi économiques. Ils peuvent adapter leurs pratiques de management, améliorer l’environnement de travail, être vigilants quant à l’équilibre vie privée - vie professionnelle, mais également travailler sur l’hygiène de vie des salariés.

Published on : 17 Mar 2016

De Washington à Montréal

Isabelle Bajeux-Besnainou a pris les rênes de la Faculté de gestion Desautels en septembre dernier En poste depuis six mois seulement, Isabelle Bajeux-Besnainou planche déjà sur un plan stratégique pour la Faculté de gestion Desautels, qu’elle compte déposer au cours de l’été 2016. Pour le construire, elle consulte, à l’interne comme à l’externe, notamment auprès des diplômés. « Toutes les parties prenantes sont importantes dans la mise en place d’un plan stratégique », dit-elle.

Published on : 17 Mar 2016

New Platform Launched To Help Tackle Obesity Through Pulses

The Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University has launched a platform that enables companies and institutes to work together towards improving the nutrition of food products by discovering new ways of promoting pulses like lentils and peas to tackle obesity and undernutrition. The Global Pulse Innovation Platform (PIP) aims to boost consumption of protein-rich pulses, a sustainable food product that helps prevent and manage chronic diseases such as diabetes.

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Published on : 16 Mar 2016