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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 Management and Duquesne University's Palumbo-Donahue School of Business.

Published on : 14 Oct 2016

Open Forum on sustainability elicits wide range of ideas

On Sept. 30, Frédéric Bachand closed the Open Forum on the Recommendations of the 2016 CAMSR Report on Divestment with a final meeting at Macdonald Campus.

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Published on : 14 Oct 2016

Women are leaving engineering because they are not taken seriously

Female engineers are leaving the field because they are not taken seriously, according to a new study. Co-author of the research, Professor Brian Rubineau said, “Although engineering programs have focused on reforming their curricula to encourage women’s participation, we are finding that social interactions outside of classrooms are contributing substantially to women’s negative experiences of the field.” Read full article: We Are the City, October 5, 2016 

Published on : 14 Oct 2016

Restaurant Week Back this October

One of the region’s favourite culinary events is back and Cornwall's best chefs are promising once again to tickle the taste buds of patrons lucky enough to score a reservation at one of the 9 participating restaurants.

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Published on : 11 Oct 2016

Managers and leaders in high demand

In a crude sense, management can be broken into three parts - man, age and ment. It essentially speaks about people, times and actions. Veteran management thinker Henry Mintzberg often advocates that successful management involves interpersonal, informational and decisional roles.  Read full article: Daily FT, October 10, 2016 

Published on : 11 Oct 2016

Why female engineering students leave the field

Female engineers are leaving an already male-dominated engineering field due to a culture that does not take them seriously, according to Professor Brian Rubineau of Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill University. Rubineau, along with co-authors Carroll Seron (UC Irvine), Erin Cech (University of Michigan) and Susan Silbey (MIT), found that unchallenging projects, blatant sexual harassment and greater isolation from support networks contribute to women’s exit from engineering.

Published on : 11 Oct 2016

MBA Significant Other Welcome

The Desautels MBA Office hosted the inaugural Significant Other Welcome event on October 6th, 2016. Spouses and partners of those pursuing their MBA at Desautels were invited to brunch for a unique opportunity to mingle and learn more about the program. The day culminated with a campus tour and a group picture in front of the Redpath Museum, the traditional location for MBA class pictures. Given the success of the event, the MBA Office anticipates hosting similar initiatives to foster an even closer community among their students.  

Published on : 07 Oct 2016

Sexism and stereotyping sees female engineering students leave the field

Female engineers are leaving an already male-dominated engineering field due to a culture that does not take them seriously. Researchers have found that unchallenging projects, sexual harassment and isolation from support networks contribute to women’s exit from engineering. Female engineers are leaving an already male-dominated engineering field due to a culture that does not take them seriously, according to Professor Brian Rubineau of Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill University.

Published on : 06 Oct 2016

Why female engineering students leave the field

Female engineers are leaving an already male-dominated engineering field due to a culture that does not take them seriously, according to Professor Brian Rubineau of Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill University. Rubineau, along with co-authors Carroll Seron (UC Irvine), Erin Cech (University of Michigan) and Susan Silbey (MIT), found that unchallenging projects, blatant sexual harassment and greater isolation from support networks contribute to women’s exit from engineering.

Published on : 06 Oct 2016

People on the Move (October 2016 Update)

Samira Sakhia, president of Knight Therapeutics, has joined Crescita Therapeutics Inc.’s board of directors.  Prior to her current role, she was the chief financial officer of Paladin Labs. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Finance and Accounting and a Masters of Business Administration in Strategy and Marketing from McGill University and is a Chartered Professional Accountant. Additionally, Dr. Henrich Guntermann and Klaus von Lindeiner have tendered their resignations as board members of the company.

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Published on : 06 Oct 2016

Class action lawsuit proposed on Air Canada and WestJet baggage fees

Air Canada and WestJet are facing a potential class action lawsuit after imposing checked baggage fees only days apart. The proposed class action alleges that the two airlines colluded to impose the fees and have unjustly enriched themselves in the process. ...Karl Moore, an aviation expert at McGill University's Desautels Faculty of Management, found the collusion allegations far fetched. "I think it's highly unlikely they would collude, it's not the nature of the beast, they're just fierce competitors," Moore said.

Published on : 06 Oct 2016

Of Empathy And Strategy

Corporations have more data than ever about their consumers and customers, and advanced analytic platforms increasingly democratize data analysis.

Published on : 06 Oct 2016

Why female engineering students leave the field

Female engineers are leaving an already male-dominated engineering field due to a culture that does not take them seriously, according to Professor Brian Rubineau of Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill University. Rubineau, along with co-authors Carroll Seron (UC Irvine), Erin Cech (University of Michigan) and Susan Silbey (MIT), found that unchallenging projects, blatant sexual harassment and greater isolation from support networks contribute to women’s exit from engineering.

Published on : 06 Oct 2016

New Desautels Dean: Gender Is Irrelevant

Isabelle Bajeux-Besnainou doesn’t know what it’s like to be a man in charge of a business school. And she doesn’t particularly care. Bajeux-Besnainou, professor of finance and dean of Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University in Montreal, Canada, is looking forward to the day when she doesn’t get questions about gender anymore. Such questions are irrelevant, she says. Read full article: Poets and Quants, October 4, 2016 

Published on : 04 Oct 2016

The Female Deans’ Perspective

Gender equality remains a central issue in business and business education. While some statistics offer hope by demonstrating that the business world is improving, albeit slowly, there is nothing better than hearing from women on the frontlines when it comes to the world of business education.

Published on : 04 Oct 2016