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Bugs on the menu as palm weevil protein hits the pan

Aspire was founded by students from Canada's McGill University in 2013, and launched the Ghana project last year. In the United States, the company has a quarter hectare cricket farm, which sells wholesale to a handful of restaurants. Retailers including Exo and Bitty Foods use Aspire's cricket powder to make protein bars and flour. In Mexico, Aspire is also breeding grasshoppers.

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Published on : 16 Jan 2017

Connaissez-vous Amancio Ortega ?

Tout le monde connaît Zara, la célèbre marque de prêt-à-porter branché. Mais peu connaissent Amancio Ortega, son président-fondateur. Pourtant, c’est grâce au style de leadership de son patron que Zara est devenue une marque internationale réputée et son président-fondateur, l’un des hommes les plus riches au monde !

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Published on : 16 Jan 2017

Décollage Sainte-Ursule, direction Bombardier

Chaque fois qu'Alain Bellemare prend la route de Louiseville, il laisse derrière lui son titre de président et chef de la direction de Bombardier pour mieux redevenir le fils, le frère, le neveu et le cousin. Ici, l'homme de 55 ans renoue avec ses racines... et se dit toujours prêt pour une partie de cartes. Le 500.  Lire l'article complet: La Presse, le 13 janvier 2017

Published on : 16 Jan 2017

Fundraising For A Humanitarian Startup? Show VCs The Money

A noticeable fraction of the thousands of startups I have looked at in the last seven years have made attacking a societal evil (e.g., hunger, homelessness, etc) a key part of why they exist. This is extremely laudable from a moral perspective. We should thank those people for their big hearts and open minds. However, when trying to secure a venture investment to fund such an endeavor, these startups often fail to include an absolutely necessary section in the pitch deck: How is this investment going to make a bleeping lot of money for its institutional investors?

Published on : 16 Jan 2017

Four Canadian business schools ranked among the ‘global elite’

The UBC Sauder School of Business was one of four Canadian business schools to be ranked in the Global Elite Quadrant of the QS Global 250 Business Schools Report, the Globe and Mail reported. The Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto, Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario, and Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University, also qualified for the elite category.

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Published on : 16 Jan 2017

Four Canadian business schools ranked among the ‘global elite’

Four of Canada’s leading business schools have achieved top marks in the annual QS Global 250 Business Schools Report, which was released on Thursday. The Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto, Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario, Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University, and Sauder School of Business at the University of British Columbia were all rated as outstanding in graduate employability and academic standards.

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Published on : 16 Jan 2017

Some principles for creating a ‘Sharing Sheffield’

...Brave Leadership: Geo politics shocked the world in 2016.  One of the more positive resuIts has been an increase in powerful, thoughtful leadership from many different places. Henry Mintzberg has written an excellent call to action post and there was one particular tweet which stood out for me over the US elections written by J.K. Rowling. Read full article: Croakey, January 12, 2017

Published on : 12 Jan 2017

Hi-Rise Capital Announces Appointment of Michael Kraft as Chief Executive Officer

Hi-Rise Capital Ltd. (“Hi-Rise” or the “Company”), a mortgage broker and administrator focused on funding high quality real estate development projects in the Greater Toronto Area, is pleased to announce today that it has appointed Michael Kraft as Chief Executive Officer. ...Mr. Kraft holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from McGill University and a Master of Business Administration degree from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management, graduating in both instances with academic distinction.

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Published on : 12 Jan 2017

20 ans du Groupe Riôtel : "Nous allons sortir de la Gaspésie !"

Installé à Bonaventure, Percé et Matane, le Groupe Riôtel célèbre cette année son 20e anniversaire. Si son président, François Rioux, salue une « belle aventure », il confirme également que le groupe a encore pas mal d’appétit et n’entend pas resté enfermé à l’intérieur des frontières gaspésiennes. Lire l'article complet: HRI Mag, le 10 janvier 2017

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Published on : 12 Jan 2017

IMHL Participant Wins 2016 Michael Decter Scholarship for Health Leadership and Policy Studies

Ursulla Aho-Glele has been selected as the winner of the 2016 Michael Decter Scholarship for Health Leadership and Policy Studies.

Published on : 10 Jan 2017

Indigo announces CFO’s pending departure and appointment of interim successor

Indigo Books & Music Inc. (TSX: IDG), Canada’s largest book, gift and specialty toy retailer has today announced the forthcoming departure of Ms. Laura Carr, the company’s Chief Financial Officer, who will be returning to the UK for personal reasons following the completion of the Company’s third quarter results announcement in February. Heather Reisman, Indigo CEO, has appointed Mr. Craig Loudon, Indigo’s Senior Vice President, Business Finance, to the position of Interim Chief Financial Officer, effective February 9, 2017.

Published on : 10 Jan 2017

In line with recent growth, FL Fuller Landau LLP Appoints Three New Partners

FL Fuller Landau LLP, a full-service chartered professional accounting and business advisory firm, is proud to announce the appointment of Jaimie Auger, Budd Newton, and Uros Milekic as new Partners, effective January 1, 2017.

Published on : 10 Jan 2017

Les microdistilleries en expansion malgré des réglementations contraignantes

Comme les microbrasseries, les microdistilleries se sont multipliées de façon spectaculaire au cours des dernières années. Aux États-Unis, leur nombre est passé de 50 à 700 en moins de 10 ans. Au Canada, on retrouve aussi des vodkas, des brandys et des gins artisanaux de qualité. Mais les réglementations provinciales ne facilitent pas la vie des distillateurs artisanaux.

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Published on : 10 Jan 2017

Eco Atlantic Announces Intention to Float on Aim

Derek Norman Linfield, aged 60 (Proposed Non-Executive Director)

Published on : 09 Jan 2017

Asheesh Advani: ‘Anybody can be an entrepreneur’

Interviewed by Karl Moore Asheesh Advani, 45, is president and chief executive officer of Junior Achievement Worldwide, one of the largest NGOs in the world, dedicated to educating young people about financial literacy, entrepreneurship and work-force readiness.

Published on : 09 Jan 2017