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'Had to be done'

McGill University professor Karl Moore discusses the challenges Bombardier faced and why the layoffs 'had to be done'. Watch full video: CTV News, October 21, 2016 

Published on : 24 Oct 2016

To Give or Not to Give Federal Fundings to Bombardier after more Job Cuts

Another bad day for Bombardier, but will that accelerate possible federal funding? Saying it needs to be more profitable and more competitive, Bombardier is cutting more than 7,000 jobs over the next few years with 1,500 in Quebec and 500 elsewhere in the country.  McGill business professor Karl Moore spoke with CTV saying financial public investments are still needed for a company as big as Bombardier even though it's making cuts. 

Published on : 24 Oct 2016

Bombardier layoffs a symptom of Canada’s failure to stay competitive, says expert

Bombardier is eliminating 7,500 workers around the world, with roughly 2,000 positions being cut in Canada. But they’re hiring 3,700 in countries with lower costs. One expert says Canada’s struggle to be competitive in the international marketplace is one reason why. Karl Moore, professor at the Desautels faculty of management at McGill University, said that Bombardier will have to “suffer some pain” here in Canada as it restructures in an attempt to return to profitability and competitiveness.

Published on : 24 Oct 2016

Citi names new Canada sales head

Citigroup has selected banking veteran Hany Naguib as the Canada sales head for its Treasury and Trade Solutions (TTS) business. In this newly created role, Naguib will lead sales efforts across the country, coordinating with counterparts in Citi’s other business lines. The TTS organization of Citi employs talents in Toronto, Montréal, and Calgary.

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Published on : 24 Oct 2016

'Had to be done'

McGill University professor Karl Moore discusses the challenges Bombardier faced and why the layoffs 'had to be done'. Watch full video: The Loop, October 21, 2016 

Published on : 24 Oct 2016

Une farine à base de sauterelles pour réduire la faim dans le monde ?

Depuis quelques temps, la nourriture à base d'insectes semble de plus en plus populaire. Un succès qui pourrait bien encore monter d'un cran avec cette découverte. Des étudiants de l'Université McGill ont mis au point une farine fabriquée à base d'insectes et destinée à faire du pain et d'autres aliments.

Published on : 24 Oct 2016

Questions pour un patron: la force des employés est le secret du succès

LE PARCOURS DE MARTIN BACHANT EN BREF Âge : 51 ans Études : Martin Bachant est titulaire d'un MBA EDC de l'Université McGill et d'un baccalauréat en marketing de l'Université du Québec à Montréal. En poste depuis : décembre 2014 Nombre d'employés : plus de 400 au Québec et 2500 au Canada

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Published on : 20 Oct 2016

The 23-Year-Old Behind Soular Is Bringing Solar-Powered Backpacks To Children In Africa

Salima Visram is the 23-year-old entrepreneur behind the Soular, a backpack company equipped with solar panels, which allow children who don’t have access to electricity in rural parts of Africa to study at night without having to use an expensive and carcinogenic kerosene lamp. Soular will be launching a new one-for-one model today, through the sale of trendy backpacks on HSN in collaboration with Disney, alongside their new movie, Queen of Katwe, which is set in rural Uganda, where the kerosene lamp is central to the plot of the story.

Published on : 18 Oct 2016

Lupita Nyong’o Stuns on Latest Vogue Cover, Interview Earns Praise

Lupita Nyong’o is earning praise from Black social media users for a quote she made in a fashion magazine. The comment landed on the publication’s cover and caused many to see it as a welcome change in the industry. The Vogue magazine quote cements Nyong’o’s representation of African-Americans and minorities. “I want to create opportunities for people of color.” ...Forbes reported Nyong’o and the Soular Backpack team went to Katwe, Uganda with Disney after Queen of Katwe filming ended. There, they handed out the backpacks.

Published on : 18 Oct 2016

Flatbook rebrands as ‘Sonder,’ lands $10 million investment

Montreal’s Flatbook is rebranding as “Sonder” amid a large fundraising escapade that will see the startup bank $10 million. The startup formerly focused on providing premium short term rentals for travellers in select North American markets. With today’s announcement, Sonder will offer 500 “hometels,” which are places that possess the authenticity of peer-to-peer home rental along with the services of a hotel.

Published on : 18 Oct 2016

The new (non-tech) tech luminaries

Ms. Magdesian was frustrated. Then a researcher at McGill University’s Montreal Neurological Institute, she was having trouble with the spinal cord cells she was studying. The only way to grow them was in a petri dish, but the cells don’t grow in a dish in the same way they grow in the human body. Instead of growing straight, they get tangled. It made her work harder, slower and more prone to error.

Published on : 18 Oct 2016

Joanne Liu, Bertrand Cesvet to receive honorary degrees

Two inspirational McGill alumni – Bertrand Cesvet, of the award-winning creative agency Sid Lee, and Joanne Liu, of Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders – will receive honorary doctorate degrees at the university’s fall convocation ceremonies. These two alumni also hail from the Desautels Faculty of Management: Dr. Joanne Liu (IMHL’14) pursued her International Masters for Health Leadership while Bertrand Cesvet (MBA'90) pursued his MBA.

Published on : 14 Oct 2016

Corporate Knights' release of 2016 Better World MBA ranking reveals growing commitment to sustainability education in business

Today Corporate Knights releases the 14th edition of the Better World MBA Ranking, which is the only major global ranking to evaluate graduate business programs on their integration of sustainability into the education of future business leaders. Top programs include Canada's Schulich School of Business at York University, followed by MIT's Sloan School of Managementand Duquesne University's Palumbo-Donahue School of Business.

Published on : 14 Oct 2016

How has Corporate Social Responsibility has Changed?

Interview with Paola Pérez-Alemán, PhD, Associate Professor at the Faculty of Management, McGill University.  Read full interview: Latin Trade, October 13, 2016 

Published on : 14 Oct 2016

Giving all citizens a ‘loud and clear’ voice on health

Senators have proposed emulating the UK’s NHS approach on citizen-centred healthcare and have urged the Oireachtas to consult with as many citizens as possible on the ‘important future’ of Irish healthcare, writes Lloyd Mudiwa.  ...She also proposed that the Future Healthcare Committee consult with some of the experts who advocated for the proposals outlined, such as Dr Henry Mintzberg of McGill University, senior health economist Robert Yates of Chatham House, and Prof Michael West of the King’s Fund.

Published on : 14 Oct 2016