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Schulich Chamber Music Competition Winners Announced

The winners of the 2015-2016 Schulich School of Music Chamber Music Competition have been announced. Exchange visit to the Mozarteum, Saltzburg:  Elizabeth Skinner, violin; Jaewon Ahn, cello; Meagan Milatz, piano Exchange visit to a European ConNext Conservatory:  Eric Abramovitz, clarinet; Roman Fraser, violin; Jeremy Ho, piano.

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Published on : 11 Dec 2015

Student Bruno Roy a prize winner at last night's Centre Stage Competition

Bruno Roy, a second year Masters student of Ben Heppner, has placed third at the Canadian Opera Company's annual voice competition COC Centre Stage.  The competition showcases the next generation of opera stars selected from nationwide auditions for the COC Ensemble Studio—Canada’s premier training program for young opera professionals. The competition features the young singers vying for cash prizes ranging in value from $1,500 to $5,000.

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Published on : 04 Nov 2015

Charles Richard-Hamelin, BMus’11, prize winner at the Chopin Piano Competition

Since graduating the Schulich School of Music in 2011, pianist Charles Richard-Hamelin has received a constant stream of accolades. Winner of the Prix d’Europe in 2011, second prize at the Montreal International Musical Competition and the third prize at the Seoul International Music Competition in South Korea in 2014, Richard-Hamelin’s latest distinction comes from the 17th International Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition.

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Published on : 23 Oct 2015

Chelsea Barton awarded 3rd prize in European organ competition.

Chelsea Barton, a Schulich School of Music organ student of Professors Hans-Ola Ericsson and Hank Knox, placed third in the  final round of the International BACH | LISZT Organ Competition, which is organized by the City and Cathedral of Erfurt in cooperation with the University of Music Franz Liszt Weimar.  Because of the diversity and the importance of historic and modern instruments on which the competitors perform, this current competition is of world-wide importance to organists.   

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Published on : 13 Oct 2015

Master's organ student Chelsea Barton competing in final round of European competiton

Organ student Chelsea Barton, a Schulich School of Music organ student of Professors Hans-Ola Ericsson and Hank Knox, will compete in the final round of the International BACH | LISZT Organ Competition, which is organized by the City and Cathedral of Erfurt in cooperation with the University of Music Franz Liszt Weimar.  Because of the diversity and the importance of historic and modern instruments on which the competitors perform, this current competition is of world-wide importance to organists.  

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Published on : 08 Oct 2015

Desautels BCom Team Wins 2014 National Investment Banking Competition

BCom students Nicholas Bigelow, Ivan Di, Mak Dorić, and Emily Ren have triumphed over 250 teams from across North America to win the 2014 National Investment Banking Competition (NIBC) held in Vancouver from January 7-9.

Published on : 10 Jan 2014

Hult Prize Accelerator Preps Competitors for $1m

The problem: finding a high-quality source of protein for hundreds of millions of people that can be raised quickly, without consuming a lot of land, water, and other resources.... Gabe Mott, an MBA student at McGill University in Montreal, said he and his teammates, the winners of the Boston regional competition, hadn’t expected to get into social entrepreneurship, but the Hult Prize opened opportunities.

Published on : 15 Aug 2013

Crickets for Dinner Anyone? A Crazy, Yet Clever Idea from Students of McGill University

Five students from the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University, Canada offered a rather innovative (read bizarre) solution to the challenge of the 2013 Hult Prize, considered by some as the Nobel Prize of the b-school arena. Responding to the challenge of developing a viable social enterprise to tackle the challenge of food security for urban slum dwellers, these students have offered crickets as an inexpensive source of food as well as a new source of income.

Published on : 26 Apr 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

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

Carleton Grad among Finalists in Prestigious Hult Prize Competition

This fall, Carleton alumnus Gabe Mott and his team will stand before world business leaders and former U.S. President Bill Clinton and ask for $1 million. His goal is to help put crickets on dinner tables around the world.

Published on : 04 Apr 2013

Feeding the World's Under-Nourished... With Crickets

Insects are not regular fare on Western menus, but a surprising number of people worldwide--perhaps as many as 2.5 billion--eat them happily on a regular basis. High in protein, low in fat, and rich in iron and omega-3, bugs like grasshoppers and cicadas are vital staples--a crunchier, and more sustainable, alternative to beef, pork, and lamb.

Published on : 04 Apr 2013

Hult Prize: Ending Hunger, One Cricket at a Time

If I broke the news to you that MBA students tend to be highly competitive individuals, you may not be too surprised. The Pope is, also, apparently Catholic, and all politicians are credible and reliable.

Published on : 26 Mar 2013

McGill students use crickets for a business model

A group of McGill students (Mohammed Ashour, Gabriel Mott, Shobhita Soor, Jesse Pearlstein and Zev Thompson) hope their plan to breed crickets for use as a viable food source will be a million-dollar idea. The five students will be up against teams from Harvard, MIT and Yale as well as other teams from around the world.

Published on : 12 Mar 2013

Crickets as food source

With his team, Mohammed Ashour, a Master's candidate at McGill University, won a regional championship of a special competition to have their proposal of crickets as a food source for impoverished countries presented to Bill Clinton and Barack Obama - and potentially win $1 million. Watch full interview: Global Montreal, March 11, 2013

Published on : 12 Mar 2013