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Le Brésil se tourne vers l’OMC pour contrer Bombardier

La bataille qui a ponctué les 20 dernières années recommence : après l’avoir évoqué il y a quelques mois, le Brésil a confirmé lundi qu’il se tournera vers l’Organisation mondiale du commerce (OMC) au sujet des appuis gouvernementaux reçus par le constructeur Bombardier, lequel répond n’avoir rien à se reprocher. Son concurrent brésilien, Embraer, est ravi.

Published on : 09 Jan 2017

Nouveaux défis pour l'avocate du CH!

Cette avocate vient d’être promue vice-présidente exécutive, affaires commerciales et corporatives du Club de hockey Canadien, Centre Bell et Evenko... Diplômée de la Faculté de droit de l'Université d'Ottawa, l’avocate est également titulaire d'une maîtrise en administration des affaires (EMBA) McGill-HEC Montréal obtenue en 2015. Lire l'article complet: Droit-Inc, le 22 decembre, 2016 

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Published on : 09 Jan 2017

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

«C’est extrêmement ambitieux, il faut en être conscient. Electricity symbols ks2 Mais je pose la question : avons-nous le choix ?» demande le patron des MEQ dans un entretien avec Les Affaires. Saibal Ray, vice-doyen de la Faculté de gestion Desautels à l’Université McGill, est aussi sceptique quant à la possibilité que l’industrie québécoise puisse accroître sa productivité de 5 % par année pendant 10 ans. Electricity outage sacramento Malgré tout, il ne croit pas la chose irréalisable.

Published on : 09 Jan 2017

Here are all the UK tech figures named in the Queen's New Year's Honours list

Imran Amed is founder and CEO of The Business of Fashion, the online news site for the fashion industry. Amed started his site in 2007 as a blog about the fashion industry, but it has become one of the leading sources of news in the fashion world. The site raised a Series A funding round in 2015 from investors including Index Ventures, LVMH, Carmen Busquets, and Felix Capital. Amed was previously a management consultant at McKinsey & Co. He has an MBA from Harvard Business School and a bachelor of commerce degree from McGill University.

Published on : 09 Jan 2017

Business schools heed the call for more data-literate graduates

Deloitte Analytics and other companies have been pushing Canadian universities for years to produce more data-literate graduates to fill their talent needs. Their efforts appear to be paying off, with business schools ramping up their offerings in data analytics. [...] The proliferation of new offerings includes new MBA-level analytics concentrations at Montreal’s McGill University and Ottawa’s Carleton University. McGill is also in the process of approving a new master of management in analytics at its Desautels Faculty of Management.

Published on : 09 Jan 2017

Sick of All the Employee Engagement Talk? It’s Far From Over

Some people have gotten fed up with the hoopla surrounding employee engagement, as evidenced by these articles from Fistful of Talent, HR Magazine and ERE Media. It’s not hard to understand their feelings. ...However, I came across a Forbes article written by Karl Moore and Vincenzo Ciampi, who make a compelling case that the engagement crisis is NOT a group problem, at least not at its core. In “Leadership Engagement Always Trumps Employee Engagement,” Moore and Ciampi argue that “engagement is a leadership issue that the CEO must address, period.”

Published on : 06 Jan 2017

Design to benefit the world: This solar-powered backpack improves health and education

After moving to Montreal to attend McGill University, Visram designed the Soular Backpack to help tackle one of the "multitude of problems related to education of children in Kenya." Many children in Kenya live in homes without electricity and must use harmful kerosene lamps to study at night. The Soular Backpack has a solar panel on it which charges a portable LED lamp inside of it, eliminating the need for kerosene.

Published on : 06 Jan 2017

Le Brésil se tourne vers l’OMC pour contrer Bombardier

"Il était plutôt prévisible que le Brésil décide de faire ça », a dit Karl Moore, professeur à l’Université McGill et observateur aguerri de l’industrie aérospatiale. Le Brésil montre les crocs tout simplement, selon lui, « et je crois que le Canada n’aura pas de problèmes avec l’OMC." Le programme CSeries avait attiré l’attention dès 2008, le gouvernement américain disant alors vouloir étudier de près les appuis gouvernementaux dont bénéficiait alors la compagnie. Bombardier avait affirmé que tout était conforme aux règles.

Published on : 06 Jan 2017

Why Retailers Should Be Planning Their Tech Tools for 2017's Holiday Season

The holidays are in full-swing, and retailers are working through what is projected to be a highly profitable season. The National Retail Federation expects sales in November and December to increase 3.6 percent to $655.8 billion, up from $632.8 billion last year. An improving economy spells good news for retailers – so long as they have the labor needed to take full advantage. Read full article: Workforce Management, December 19, 2016

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Published on : 06 Jan 2017

Heike Birlenbach Will Become New Head Of Sales For The Hub Airlines Of The Lufthansa Group

The Lufthansa Group has appointed Heike Birlenbach (50) as the new Senior Vice President Sales Lufthansa Hub Airlines and Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) Hub Frankfurt. She will succeed Jens Bischof, who has been appointed to the position of Managing Director of the airline SunExpress, effective 1 January 2017. SunExpress is a joint venture between Lufthansa and Turkish Airlines.

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Published on : 06 Jan 2017

Business schools heed the call for more data-literate graduates

Deloitte Analytics and other companies have been pushing Canadian universities for years to produce more data-literate graduates to fill their talent needs. Their efforts appear to be paying off, with business schools ramping up their offerings in data analytics. In the Desautels MBA with a concentration in analytics, students take a five-course concentration that involves three sides: descriptive, predictive and a prescriptive.

Published on : 06 Jan 2017

Whither MBAs? Rigour, relevance and results

An MBA has always been a sought-after qualification among managers. It has been hailed as a competency builder on one hand and hacked as a money spinner for mushrooming institutions.  I read with interest the constructively critical insights by Dr. Rakesh Khurana on elite Harvard MBA. It reminded me of Henry Mintzberg, the veteran management thinker who was also critical about the typical MBAs on offer.   Read full article: Daily Financial Times, December 19, 2016 

Published on : 06 Jan 2017

Mark Michaud Commended by the Quebec Government

Mark Michaud, MBA'14, Director of Administration, recently received a commendation letter from the Ministry of Education’s Director General of University Affairs, Jean-François Lehoux, thanking him for his outstanding contribution to the workgroup that spent over a year reviewing the academic classification system used by the Quebec Government.

Published on : 06 Jan 2017

Winner Announced: Bloomberg Manulife Prize

McGill University, in association with Lawrence and Frances Bloomberg and Manulife, is pleased to announce that Dr. Thomas Robinson, a Stanford University professor of Pediatric Medicine and pioneer in using novel motivational techniques to combat childhood obesity, is the winner of the 2016 Bloomberg Manulife Prize for the Promotion of Active Health.

Published on : 14 Dec 2016

50 GCPA Students Successfully Passed the CPA Common Final Exam

Desautels students enrolled in the Graduate Certificate in Professional Accounting (GCPA) program have written the CPA CFE (common final exam) and the results are in! We are pleased to announce that 50 students successfully passed the exam, while one among them, Marie-France Legault (BCom’15, GCPA'16), placed on the national honour roll. Congratulations to all!   

Published on : 12 Dec 2016