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Business schools work to bridge the gap between academia and industry

There’s a story Julian Barlow likes to tell people when he’s making a presentation. In 1995 he was teaching a transformational leadership course when a student asked if Barlow would lead a training session for his staff. ... Alex Kalil, professor at McGill’s Dobson Centre for Entrepreneurial Studies in Montreal, has been a long-standing proponent for injecting industry experience into the classroom. That’s because he has had a decades-long history conversing with students within and outside a campus environment.

Published on : 16 Oct 2014

Adam B. Coape-Arnold: Artisantrepreneur

Adam B. Coape-Arnold came to McGill’s School of Continuing Studies the day before classes started for the Fall 2013 semester in order to see what the School offered.

Published on : 31 Jul 2014

Entrepreneurs and big dreams shine at Montreal Startup Festival

Montrealer Michael Moszberg was studying abroad and in the market for a gym, but didn’t want to make the commitment to a membership.

Published on : 15 Jul 2014

Re-building Lac-Megantic

McGill students Cecile Branco and Bernard d’Arche [winners of the McGill Dobson Cup] tell Camille Ross about their innovative plan to help re-build Lac-Megantic after the devastating train accident. Watch video: Global Montreal

Published on : 07 Jul 2014

Bold ideas take flight at McGill Dobson Cup

One June 5, four teams were crowned victors of the 2014 McGill Dobson Cup, the annual start-up competition hosted by the Dobson Centre for Entrepreneurship at the Desautels Faculty of Management. The Centre provides resources and support to all entrepreneurs across McGill and Montreal communities.

Published on : 26 Jun 2014

Igniting the Spark of Innovation

From duct tape to smartphones, every great innovation started with a simple idea. Thanks to the generosity of alumni and donors, some of the game-changing ideas of the future are taking shape right now in the annual McGill Dobson Cup start-up competition. ... “We’ve had 450 participants in the previous three years, and have helped create 28 start-ups: they’re employing people, generating revenues, and attracting investors. That’s very exciting,” says Professor Gregory Vit, BCom’80, Director of the Dobson Centre.

Published on : 23 May 2014