Desautels Faculty of Management

Darshan Jain, MBA’88

Head of Technology & Operations, The Burnie Group

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Mr. Jain gave a guest lecture in Operations Management with our BCom students. He encouraged students to consider a career in operations management and become “change champions” in their organizations. He also provided a case example of the value chain and how they can look for areas of improving operational efficiency in any organization.

Classified as: MBA Alumni, Master of Business Administration (MBA), Desautels Global Experts, Darshan Jain, Bachelor of Commerce (BCom)
Published on: 25 Jan 2018

McGill is participating in the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland. McGill is, once again, the sole Canadian member of the Global University Leaders Forum.

Principal and Vice-Chancellor Suzanne Fortier will be joining a prominent public panel that will tackle questions on youth mental health. Furthermore, Desautels MBA students will be competing in a case competition in Davos and will be presenting their findings to high-profile judges.

Classified as: Master of Business Administration (MBA), Suzanne Fortier
Published on: 24 Jan 2018

Following the inaugural McGill International Portfolio Challenge (MIPC), Professor Betermier reflects on how the event provided an important opportunity of self-reflexivity for Canadian pension organizations, while also contributing fresh perspectives on how to address a growing crisis.

His hope is that events like the MIPC might also inspire Finance students to delve deeper into pension management during their studies and to eventually follow this career path.

Classified as: McGill International Portfolio Challenge (MIPC), Sebastien Betermier, finance
Published on: 24 Jan 2018

Desautels Professor Karl Moore extends his input on Air Canada’s safety review plans after their narrow escapes last year, indicating his understanding of the situation and providing plausible explanations for the slip-ups.

In the past, miscommunication between the flight crew and the tower instructions just missed what could have yielded disastrous landings.

Read more about Moore’s views on this matter.

Classified as: Karl Moore, Strategy & Organization
Published on: 23 Jan 2018

Many banks in Canada are refusing to offer any banking services to companies engaged in the production and distribution of marijuana. Desautels Finance Professor and Investment Management Specialist, Ken Lester comments on the hypocrisy of this situation.

“If you call your broker at one of the major Canadian banks to buy the shares of an authorized [marijuana] producer, he will not refuse.”

Classified as: Kenneth Lester, finance
Published on: 23 Jan 2018

After 22 years of leading a company, Isabelle Graveline (IMPM’17) attended the International Masters Program for Managers at Desautels to broaden her perspectives on management.

She discusses the importance of gaining hands-on experience in companies that operate in different countries and the lack of female representation in prominent positions.

“By working in the golden bubble of a single country, one ends up seeing things from a single clouded point of view.”

Classified as: International Masters Program for Managers (IMPM), IMPM Alumni
Published on: 23 Jan 2018

The Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada, awarded the Sovereign’s Medal to Managing Director of Consilium Law Corporation, Franca Ciambella (BCom’84).

The medal recognizes exceptional volunteer achievements in a range of fields worldwide. Ciambella’s ongoing work, volunteer contributions and student mentorship over 25 years were recognized.

Classified as: BCom Alumni, Bachelor of Commerce (BCom)
Published on: 19 Jan 2018

Students participating in the McGill International Portfolio Challenge presented hypothetical portfolios believed to achieve solvency to address the crisis that has been affecting Canadian pension funds.

Classified as: Sebastien Betermier, finance, McGill International Portfolio Challenge (MIPC)
Published on: 19 Jan 2018

Professor Karl Moore interviews CEO and son of the Founder of ALDO, David Bensadoun on what it means to work your way up the ranks and prove yourself on your own terms.

David further discusses the challenges and opportunities that the fashion industry faces and how ALDO is leveraging recent technological advances to ensure long-term survival.

Classified as: Karl Moore, Strategy & Organization, Aldo Bensadoun
Published on: 19 Jan 2018

Desautels Global Expert Yalmaz Siddiqui (BCom’92) has recently started an initiative to repurpose nutritional, wholesome food for the homeless, delivering it regularly and safely straight from the MGM Resort kitchens.

Working with Three Square food bank, they ensure maintenance and lengthened shelf life of the food throughout the donation process.

Discover more about this initiative. 

Classified as: Yalmaz Siddiqui, Desautels Global Experts, Bachelor of Commerce (BCom), BCom Alumni
Published on: 19 Jan 2018

Knight Therapeutics is thrilled to lead a team in the 2018 Ride to Conquer Cancer®, benefiting the Segal Cancer Centre at the Jewish General Hospital.

Last year, Knight Therapeutics had 20 riders and raised over $100,000 for cancer research – a disease that touches 1 in 3 Canadians. This year, Team Knight is teaming up with McGill’s Desautels Faculty of Management with the goals of fielding the largest team in Quebec and more than doubling last year’s fundraising total.

Classified as: Jonathan Ross Goodman, Desautels Global Experts
Published on: 19 Jan 2018

Social media has become a part of everyday life. We enjoy the contact Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc., provide with friends and family, and, indeed, the world.

Sometimes we gripe about the downsides of the technology. People say it’s a time suck. There’s fake news. It’s hard to trust what you see.

Classified as: Emmanuelle Vaast, Information Systems, Liette Lapointe, Desautels 22, MIS Quarterly
Published on: 18 Jan 2018

Desautels Professor Karl Moore sits down with Mark Shapiro, CEO of the Toronto Blue Jays, to explore the blurred lines between running a sports team and a business.

Shapiro started as a cubicle dweller with no official job title and a low pay in his initial years in the sports industry.

Read more about Shapiro’s business strategy.

Classified as: Karl Moore, Strategy & Organization
Published on: 15 Jan 2018

Director of the Desautels MBA Japan program Philip O’Neill (BA’87, MBA’03) talks to The Japan Times about the opportunities that having a McGill degree can provide.

“There are doors you don’t even know are there, and they will open. And if you let them open, you’ll be surprised”

Read more about his journey and views in this article.

Classified as: Philip O’Neill, MBA Japan Alumni, MBA Japan
Published on: 15 Jan 2018

Montreal’s historic strip, Ste-Catherine Street, is undergoing four years of roadwork.

Charles de Brabant (BCom'83), Executive Director of the Bensadoun Retail Initiative comments on its implications in the retail industry.

Ste-Catherine has been a vital part of Montreal’s culture and identity, but since businesses have already been struggling, he sees Ste-Catherine as being stuck between two extremes.

Classified as: Bensadoun School of Retail Management, Bachelor of Commerce (BCom), BCom Alumni, Charles de Brabant
Published on: 15 Jan 2018