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Talking Management with Karl Moore: Why communication is key for virtual teams

This is Karl Moore of the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University with Talking Management for The Globe and Mail. Today I am delighted to speak to JoAnne Yates from MIT [Massachusetts Institute of Technology]. JoAnne, what have you learned in your research about virtual teams? Read full article: The Globe and Mail, November 25, 2014

Published on : 27 Nov 2014

Clothing retailer Simons to open new stores in Mississauga, B.C., Alberta

Mississauga will soon be home to the largest of five new Simons stores scheduled to open across Canada, marking only the second time the company has set up shop outside Quebec. Local shoppers unfamiliar with Simons can expect a family feel across the chain, said Robert Mackalski, a brand expert and faculty lecturer at McGill University.

Published on : 27 Nov 2014

Is an MBA worth it? What business school can do for your salary in 2014

Desautels, Ivey, Rotman, Sauder and Schulich all cracked the top 100 on the Financial Times’ business school rankings in 2014. While FT’s list is the global standard by which programs are measured, determining the “best” business school is ultimately complicated and subjective, dependent on a plethora of metrics each individual can and should weigh differently.

Published on : 27 Nov 2014

Sugar Sammy gets last laugh with publicity stunt

One of the province’s best known stand-up comics is likely laughing all the way to the bank with a new advertising campaign. ... ”This is marketing 101,” Robert Soroka, a marketing professor at McGill University said. The advertisement and the fallout is a well orchestrated publicity campaign that Sammy has executed perfectly. Read full article: Global Montreal, November 21, 2014

Published on : 24 Nov 2014

Neither crisis mode nor complacency

In September, the Quebec government announced that McGill’s operating grant would be almost $15 million less than what it had proposed in the spring — and warned that a second wave of cuts were to come. On Nov. 12, Quebec’s universities and CEGEPs were hit with that new round of cuts, amounting to $31.6 million. McGill’s share is close to $5 million. Provost Anthony C. Masi talked to the McGill Reporter about this development, and the University’s ongoing underfunding situation.

Published on : 20 Nov 2014

McGill celebrates top teachers

With the highest admission standards in Canada, McGill attracts many of the brightest students in the country and from around the world. Being entrusted to guide these exceptional students is a huge responsibility, which is why the Principal’s Prize for Excellence in Teaching was established in 2000 to celebrate teachers.

Published on : 20 Nov 2014

Judicial appointments

The Judiciary today (November 19) announced 21 judicial appointments in the Magistrates' Courts.The appointments include 16 Permanent Magistrates and five Special Magistrates. All appointments are made by the Chief Executive on the recommendation of the Judicial Officers Recommendation Commission. They will take effect from November 20, 2014. ... Mr Colin Wong Sze-cheung:

Published on : 20 Nov 2014

McGill's dynamic duo receive Top 8 Academic All-Canadian commendation from Governor General

Two student-athletes from McGill University were among the CIS Top Eight Academic All-Canadians honoured by His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada -- and former principal at McGill -- at Rideau Hall in the nation's capital, Monday. Mariam Sylla, a basketball player and pharmacology student, as well as Cedric McNicoll, a hockey player and accounting major in the Desautels faculty of management, were representing the Réseau du sport étudiant du Québec conference at the event.

Published on : 18 Nov 2014

Cogeco Inc Announces Appointment of Senior VP and CFO

Cogeco Inc. and Cogeco Cable Inc.  today announced the appointment of Mr. Patrice Ouimet as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, effective November 17, 2014. ... Mr. Ouimet holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from McGill University and a Diploma in Accountancy from Concordia University. He is a chartered professional accountant and chartered accountant.

Published on : 18 Nov 2014

When Do Artists Make Good Entrepreneurs? Lessons From Joan Jett

We often try to hire people who are self-starters, who will work for us as if they own the business. The risk of finding such a person is that they may one day leave us to start their own company.

Published on : 13 Nov 2014

The Government of Canada Supports CEIM's Québec Innovation Project - New partnership with the Centre d'entreprises et d'innovation de Montréal to help incubate and grow McGill-based start-ups

The Honourable Maxime Bernier, Minister of State (Small Business and Tourism, and Agriculture) was at Centre d'entreprises et d'innovation de Montréal this morning to announce a funding contribution of up to $ 6.2 million over the next five years to support the launch of CEIM's Québec Innovationproject.

Published on : 13 Nov 2014

Université McGill: trois nouveautés en commerce

Cette année, le baccalauréat en commerce de l'Université McGill offre trois nouveautés destinées aux étudiants désireux de nourrir leur conscience sociale. ... Première chose à noter, l'ajout de la majeure Managing for Sustainability, ou «gérer dans une optique de développement durable». Celle-ci jumelle des études en gestion avec un apprentissage des sciences environnementales et de la gestion durable. Elle est offerte conjointement avec l'École d'environnement et le département de géographie.

Published on : 13 Nov 2014

Eduniversal announces the 2014 Rankings of the Best 1000 Business Schools in 154 Countries

McGill University - Desautels Faculty of Management remains but shares N°2 Business School in Northern America.

Published on : 04 Nov 2014

Human touch key to success, Marvin Corber tells graduating students

Marvin Corber has carried a secret with him for some 60 years and on Oct. 29, he decided to tell all during the Convocation in which he was awarded an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from McGill. “Truth be told, I don’t have an undergraduate degree from McGill,” Corber told the graduating Class of 2014 during his address at Place des Arts.

Published on : 04 Nov 2014

The Most Powerful Women in Business

Quest for Excellence Growing up in Canada, Lubna Al Kharusi did her Bachelor's in Commerce from McGill University. She returned to Oman because 'it was sunny, tax free and her family was here.' She joined the finance department of Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) in 1997. In her stint covering 10 years at the company she handled various responsibilities like budgeting, treasury, financial accounting, change management, investor relations, well engineering, financial services etc. She was cross posted to Shell in London from PDO.

Published on : 04 Nov 2014