First-year Faculty of Arts students went through "boot camp" during Frosh Week at the start of the fall semester. Frosh activities on campus included a "Four Floors" party in the University Centre with DJs spinning different music on each floor, a field trip to the Sky dance bar, whitewater rafting excursions, a carnival, live music in the field around the Three Bares, and a scavenger hunt with a limo ride for the winners.
In the 2003 Beyond Grey Pinstripes Survey conducted by the Aspen Institute and the World Resources Institute, the McGill MBA is among 36 MBA programs selected for their contribution to social responsibility. The survey, which analyzed 100 schools from 20 countries, celebrates the achievements of MBA programs that are infusing environmental and social impact management into the classroom, activities and faculty research.
McGill's 2003 Centraide Campaign aims to surpass last year's donation total of $252,822. From October 1 to December 1, McGill students, staff, alumni and faculty are asked to give generously to help the University raise $270,000 for Centraide. Special fundraising events are also in the works.
Gerald Ross, Dean of McGill's Faculty of Management, last night received the initial Excellence Award in Corporate Governance from the Federated Press. The award ceremony was part of the Montreal Directors' Summit, attended by prominent speakers, executives and board members.
Professors from McGill's Finance Area won two out of three awards presented at the Northern Finance Association meetings in Quebec City, September 19-21, 2003.
McGill MBA student Noah Billick has been named one of 10 finalists in Magna International's 2003 As Prime Minister Awards program. Noah was selected as a finalist from over 500 entrants nationwide for offering among the most innovative visions for the country, demonstrating his ability to defend his ideas in front of a national panel of judges, and for his background and contributions to community and volunteer organizations. He has won $10,000 and a paid four-month internship at Magna International Inc., Canada's largest supplier of automotive systems and components.
Professor Peter Christoffersen wins award from the International Journal of Accounting and the KPMG & University of Illinois Business Measurement Research Program
The award was one of six given through a competition for papers on financial risk management and disclosure. A panel of reviewers from academia and KPMG evaluated submitted papers based on contribution and the quality of the research.
Professor Frances Westley was named as one of seven Knight School Pioneers — a distinction awarded by Corporate Knights magazine to celebrate and recognize Canadian business school professors who have furthered the evolution of corporate social responsibility issues.
The Best Paper Award for the Track Society at European Conference on Information Systems — ECIS, Naples, Italy, June 19-21, 2003, was given to Maira Petrini and Marlei Pozzebon for their paper "The Value of Business Intelligence in the Context of Developing Countries."
At the 15th annual Networking Dinner, with this year's theme "Rare Pearls," the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal paid tribute to 33 exceptional and authentic women from various sectors of activity who have distinguished themselves through their commitment and exceptional accomplishments. The prestigious annual event took place at the Hilton Montreal Bonaventure Hotel on Thursday, June 5, 2003. Dr. Adler was selected as one of the rare pearls amongst the 33 who were paid tribute to during this event.
The Faculty of Management at McGill University is proud to announce that Massimo Fiore, an MBA who is graduating this month, has been awarded a $10,000 award by the Association des MBA du Québec, in collaboration with the Fédération des Caisses populaires Desjardins.
Lioudmila Krassiouk is the winner of the Dean's Medal for Great Distinction in the MBA Program. This medal is awarded to the graduating student with the highest overall average in MBA II. On behalf of the Faculty of Management and the MBA Office, we congratulate Lioudmila on her outstanding achievement.
McGill MBA grad Brooke Fishback teams up and wins International Diversity prize in the University of San Francisco Plan Competition
Brooke Fishback, McGill MBA'03, along with Poul La Cour from the Copenhagen Business School, Denmark, and Oren Shrem from Tel Aviv Graduate School of Management, Israel, teamed up to participate in the University of San Francisco Graduate School of Management 2003 International Business Plan Competition this past April 9-12.
Organized by the Women's Y Foundation of Montreal, the Women of Distinction Gala publicly recognizes exceptional Montreal women who have distinguished themselves by their personal or professional achievements, their social commitment and their contribution to the advancement of women. Professor Mary Dean Lee is a finalist in the Business and Professions category. The Women of Distinction Gala will be held on April 23, 2003.