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TELUS Health and McGill University announce a multi-disciplinary million dollar research partnership

Health information technologies to improve care of patients with life-long chronic diseases Montréal, Québec (May 7, 2013) – TELUS Health and McGill University have entered into a three-year, million dollar partnership to create a learning environment and conduct research on how best to use technology to improve health and healthcare delivery for Canadians.

Published on : 07 May 2013

ICAO Fight

Professor Karl Moore discusses with CBC News about the possibility of the International Civil Aviation Organization moving to the Middle East. Watch full interview: CBC News, May 3, 2013

Published on : 06 May 2013

Le prix payé pour nous habiller

Il y a quelques semaines, le détaillant H&M, deuxième joueur mondial du prêt-à-porter, a fait ce que d’autres n’oseront jamais : publier l’adresse des 1800 usines — et le nom des 785 propriétaires — qui fabriquent ce qui se retrouve dans ses 2800 magasins. Passée inaperçue, la recension révèle toute l’ampleur d’une industrie complexe, ultrarapide et à ce point tentaculaire que près de 90 % des vêtements achetés au Canada viennent maintenant de l’étranger.

Published on : 06 May 2013

Canadian Entrepreneurs: Born or Made?

As the chief financial officer of a start-up company, Kevin Fan has learned a thing or two about cash management.Never count the money while people are talking to you, for example. Wise advice – from a 12-year-old. Kevin is a Grade 6 student at Ottawa’s Knoxdale Public School in west-end Ottawa. He and his class have spent the past four months launching a company as part of Entrepreneurial Adventure, a hands-on program that exposes 3,000 Canadian kids a year to the world of business.

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Published on : 06 May 2013

Lean In: Two Lessons Men Can Learn from Sheryl - Mainly, Lean Out

It seems everyone is reading Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg’s book Lean In – many, like ourselves, are men. What big takeaways are there for men in Lean In? Two come to mind and they can be summarized as Lean Out and one, Lean In. Let us explain.

Published on : 06 May 2013

Desautels Students' Concept of Solving Urban Hunger with Diet of Crickets Scores Big Points in Social Entrepreneurship Contest

A world without hunger could mean a world with a lot more crickets, according to a team of MBA students at McGill University's Desautels Faculty of Management.   ...This year's social issue, personally selected by former President Clinton, is centered on the global food crisis in urban slums, affecting more than one billion people worldwide. Mohammed Ashour, McGill's team captain, said his idea was base solely on the concept of insect consumption.

Published on : 06 May 2013

Christine Boynton Wins 2013 MUS Faculty Member of the Year Award

The Management Undergraduate Society (MUS) has awarded the 2013 Faculty Member of the Year Award to Christine Boynton. This annual award recognizes an administrative member's meaningful involvement with the student body. It is the highest honour given by the undergraduate student body at the Desautels Faculty of Management.

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Published on : 03 May 2013

Professor Gregory Vit Wins 2013 MUS Professor of the Year Award

The Management Undergraduate Society (MUS) has awarded the 2013 Professor of the Year Award to Professor Gregory Vit. This annual award recognizes a professor's meaningful involvement with the student body, eagerness to have an impact on students lives outside the classroom, and great insight on theoretical and academic matters. It is the highest honour given by the undergraduate student body at the Desautels Faculty of Management.

Published on : 03 May 2013

IMHL Collaborators Win Grand Challenges Canada Grant

Students in McGill University’s International Masters for Health Leadership (IMHL) program -- Drs. Padma Venkat, Caroline Kisia and Ahmad Firas Khalid -- are pleased to announce that a low-cost copper device, which has been proven in the lab to kill deadly water-borne pathogens, will be field-tested in poor urban and rural households in India and Kenya with a $100,000 Grand Challenges Canada (GCC) Phase I Proof-of-Concept Grant as part of the 2013 Global Health Stars.

Published on : 03 May 2013

Talking Management with Karl Moore: How Youth Can Take Hold of the New Age of Social Enterprise

Professor Karl Moore of the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University reports from the Social Economy Initiative's flagship event, where former primer minister Paul Martin speaks about how youth can take hold of the new age of social enterprise. Read full transcript: The Globe and Mail, April 30, 2013

Published on : 30 Apr 2013

Global Business Education Awards 2012

As talent pools shift across different industries and workers aim to better their value to future and current employers, business education has never been more important. Last year we witnessed a fundamental increase in the number of business school applicants, and greater pressure on the industry to up the standard. With that in mind, European CEO looked at business schools the world over to construct its 2012 Global Business Education Awards. Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University is ranked 'The Most Innovative Business School in Canada.'

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Published on : 30 Apr 2013

MBAs champion social entrepreneurship and compete for $1 million

A group of Desautels MBA students beat out over 40 teams and 10,000 applicants, including representatives from Harvard, MIT, and Yale, to win the 2013 Hult Prize Boston Regional Finals. Read about their win in BusinessWeek.

Published on : 29 Apr 2013

Metti un manager al museo

Altro che studenti, turisti o facoltose signore. A far la coda per entrare agli Uffizi o alla Cappella Sistina dovrebbero essere gli industriali. Manager e imprenditori, seduti davanti a Raffaello o a Picasso per prendere familiarità con la strategia più trendy del momento: la bellezza. Se ne parla sulla rivista di economia di Harvard, all "Acadamy of Management”, la Copenaghen Business School ha dedicato al rapporto fra arte e leadership un intero dipartimento.

Published on : 26 Apr 2013

MD/MBA Student Samuel Waserman Receives HRF Healthcare Management Scholarship

MD/MBA student Samuel Waserman is the recipient of the HRF Healthcare Management Scholarship. He received the top score based on the evaluation conducted by the HRF Scientific Advisory Council.  The HRF is proud to support the brightest and most talented young minds in Canada to become future scientists and health care leaders with the tools to contribute to the innovative health care system of tomorrow. More information about the HRF can be found at: www.hrf-frs.com.

Published on : 26 Apr 2013

Understanding the YOLO Generation

Millennials are bold, inquisitive, ambitious and adept. If this demographic had the chequing accounts to match, they’d be a marketer’s dream. Unfortunately, they’re totally broke. Youth unemployment rates are grim (14.1%), and many bright-eyed young graduates will stay jobless and deep in debt for a long time (the average Canadian university student takes 14 years to pay off their loan).

Published on : 26 Apr 2013