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Lucie Ducharme and Sylvie Lachance elected to the Board of Trustees of BTB

BTB Real Estate Investment Trust (TSX: BTB.UN) (« BTB » or « Trust ») is proud to announce the election of Lucie Ducharme and Sylvie Lachance as Trustees of the Trust, by a vote taken during its annual general meeting held in Montréal on June 17, 2014.

Published on : 26 Jun 2014

Lives Lived: John Keith Macdonald, 70

John Keith Macdonald was born in the midst of the Second World War, the youngest of three children to John Macdonald and Lavinia Munford. His father, known only as “Daddy in the picture,” was away overseas, serving in the infantry and involved in liberating Holland, from where he sent home three pairs of wooden shoes. When he returned in 1946, the family moved to a small farm west of Montreal, where young John’s love of country life and animals was born.

Published on : 17 Jun 2014

Le gouvernement annonce des nominations au Bureau de la sécurité des transports du Canada

L'honorable Peter Van Loan, leader du gouvernement à la Chambre des communes, a annoncé aujourd'hui deux nominations au Bureau de la sécurité des transports du Canada.  ... Mme Kathleen Fox est titulaire d'un baccalauréat en sciences et d'une maîtrise en administration des affaires (MBA) de l'Université McGill. Elle a également terminé une maîtrise ès sciences en facteurs humains et sécurité des systèmes de l'Université Lund en Suède.

Published on : 17 Jun 2014

The Water Cost Index: Blending Finance, Sustainability, and Big Data

Usman W. Chohan (楚浩云) is an MBA candidate at Desautels with a Concentration in Strategy and Leadership. He is currently on an MBA exchange in Beijing, at a joint program between Tsinghua School of Economics (SEM) and MIT. He previously served as the Special Situations Analyst in the Global Equities Team at Natcan Investment Management, the investment arm of the National Bank of Canada.

Published on : 17 Jun 2014

Fiscal Decentralization and Local Government Bonds in China –财政分权, 地方政府债务

Usman W. Chohan (楚浩云) is an MBA candidate at Desautels with a Concentration in Strategy and Leadership. He is currently on an MBA exchange in Beijing, at a joint program between Tsinghua School of Economics (SEM) and MIT. He has previously served as the Special Situations Analyst in the Global Equities Team at Natcan Investment Management, the Investment Arm of the National Bank of Canada. The following piece is based on his work on Fiscal Decentralization in China.

Published on : 17 Jun 2014

An Eco-friendly Exodus: Heavy Industry in Beijing 环保政策

Usman W. Chohan (楚浩云) is an MBA candidate at Desautels with a Concentration in Strategy and Leadership. He is currently on an MBA exchange in Beijing, at a joint program between Tsinghua School of Economics (SEM) and MIT. The following piece is based on his work on Economics and Urbanization Trends in Asia.

Published on : 23 May 2014

The Art of War and Business Leadership in China - 孙子兵法

Usman W. Chohan (楚浩云) is an MBA candidate at Desautels with a Concentration in Strategy and Leadership. He is currently on an MBA exchange in Beijing, at a joint program between Tsinghua School of Economics (SEM) and MIT. The following piece is based on his work on Leadership Models for China and the Art of War, for the course Business Leadership in China at the Tsinghua SEM.

Published on : 16 May 2014

The Ubiquitous City – Songdo (송도)

Usman W. Chohan (楚浩云) is an MBA candidate at Desautels with a Concentration in Global Strategy and Leadership. He is currently on an MBA exchange in Beijing, at a joint program between Tsinghua School of Economics and Management (SEM) and MIT. The following piece is based on his work on the “Ubiquitous  City” of Songdo, South Korea, where he was based in early May, 2014 as part of an analysis of Urbanization Trends in Asia.

Published on : 13 May 2014

Erdos City – 鄂尔多斯市 The “Horde” That Wasn’t

Usman W. Chohan (楚浩云) is an MBA candidate at Desautels with a Concentration in Strategy and Leadership. He is currently on an MBA exchange in Beijing, at a joint program between Tsinghua School of Economics (SEM) and MIT. The following piece is based on his work on Economics and Urbanization Trends in China, for the China Roots Seminar II (Industry & Society) at the Tsinghua University School of Economics and Management.

Published on : 24 Apr 2014

Dididache 嘀嘀打车 - Hailing the Future, One Cab at a Time

Usman W. Chohan (楚浩云) is an MBA candidate at Desautels with a Concentration in Strategy and Leadership. He is currently on an MBA exchange in Beijing, at a joint program between Tsinghua School of Economics (SEM) and MIT. The following piece is based on his work on financial innovation in China, in collaboration with Professor Alexander White of the Tsinghua University School of Economics and Management.

Published on : 15 Apr 2014

Eating Bugs

Bringing bugs to more plates around the world may be one solution to changing our food supply as the planets population continues to grow. Jesse Pearlstein and Shobita Soor are McGill MBA students who are in Calgary to pitch this idea. Watch full interview: CBC, April 9, 2014 

Published on : 11 Apr 2014

Herald Food Writer Bugs Out for Dinner

Between the three of us, a small plate is piled high with the grasshopper bodies. They have been roasted, salted and flavoured with some spicy chipotle, but they are also clearly identifiable as insects with an exoskeleton and, in the case of many, including the first one I grab, little eyes. ... “Insects are the food of the future,” says Jesse Pearlstein, chief financial officer for the collection of students, known as Aspire Food Group.

Published on : 11 Apr 2014

Bugging Out: Why We Should Be Eating More Creepy Crawlies

Two McGill MBA students (Gabriel Mott and Jesse Pearlstein) on their mission to promote edible insects as a meat alternative for countries facing high rates of food insecurity. Watch full interview: CTV Canada AM, March 26, 2014

Published on : 28 Mar 2014

Financial Innovation in China: Alibaba’s Leftover Treasure - 余额宝

Usman W. Chohan (楚浩云) is an MBA candidate at Desautels with a Concentration in Strategy and Leadership. He is currently on an MBA exchange in Beijing, at a joint program between Tsinghua School of Economics (SEM) and MIT. The following piece is based on his work on financial innovation in China, in collaboration with Professor Alexander White of the Tsinghua University School of Economics and Management.

Published on : 20 Mar 2014

MBA Primer

MBA programs are now a dime a dozen. B-schools are expanding at a dizzying rate and doubling their enrolments by packing their classrooms full of more and more students. This has prompted worries about a gradual dilution in the quality of the student body as well as meaningful networking opportunities. "An MBA is still valued, but a lot of people have it," says Jay Mintz, a second-year MBA student at McGill University's Desautels Faculty of Management in Montreal.

Published on : 05 Mar 2014