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In the Hot Seat with Larry Leblanc

Montreal’s celebrated Just for Laughs festival is arguably the world’s premier showcase for international comedy. Founded in 1983, the annual summer festival attracts over two million people, and has booked thousands upon thousands of comics, pantomimes, and acrobatic acts over the decades.

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Published on : 22 Nov 2013

SAQ: Alain Brunet remplacera Philippe Duval comme PDG

La Société des alcools du Québec (SAQ) a choisi de recruter à l’interne pour remplacer le PDG sortant Philippe Duval, qui n’a pas sollicité de nouveau mandat.Alain Brunet (EMBA'11), qui est actuellement vice-président et chef de l’exploitation de la société d’État, occupera ses nouvelles fonctions à compter du 1er janvier prochain.... M. Brunet détient une maîtrise en administration des affaires des universités McGill et HEC.

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Published on : 21 Nov 2013

Regado Biosciences, Inc. Adds Global Pharmaceutical Business Veteran to Board of Directors

Regado Biosciences, Inc. (RGDO), a biopharmaceutical company focused on the late-stage clinical development of its first-in-class, actively controllable antithrombotic drug system, REG1, today announced the appointment of Pierre Legault (MBA'89), MBA, CA, CPA, to its Board of Directors, where he will serve as Chairman of the audit committee.

Published on : 19 Nov 2013

Pacific Therapeutics Announces Addition To Management Team

Pacific Therapeutics Ltd. (the "Company") is a clinical stage specialty pharmaceutical company focused on the repurposing and reformulation of existing FDA approved drugs for large markets. Mr. Doug Unwin, President and CEO of Pacific Therapeutics Ltd. (the "Issuer") is pleased to announce that the Issuer has engaged Ms. Wendy Chan (MBA'92) to fill the role as VP Strategy and Marketing on a part-time basis. The contract with Ms. Chan is for one year.

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Published on : 05 Oct 2013

Laurentide Controls Announces New President

We are pleased to announce that Steve Dustin (MBA'99) has become the 4th president of Laurentide Controls in its 45th year of operation, succeeding Chris Dickson. Chris Dickson assumed the role as President of Laurentide in 1996 and led the company to become the leading process automation supplier in Quebec, Atlantic Canada and Eastern Ontario. Chris will transition to an advisory role and continue to provide guidance to Laurentide’s management team through September 30, 2014.

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Published on : 05 Oct 2013

Gabriel Fal : Un crack à la Présidence du conseil d’administration d’Ecobank

Le quotidien Enquête annonce, dans sa livraison du jour, l'arrivée d'un nouveau Président du conseil d’administration (Pca) à Ecobank Sénégal. Il s’agit de Gabriel Fal (MBA'80), Président-directeur général de CGF Bourse, président de la Bourse régionale des valeurs mobilières (BRVM).

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Published on : 15 Sep 2013

About Town: Week of August 29

Cataract Surgery The Jewish General Hospital is hoping to reduce wait times for cataract surgery by better managing its resources. It recently conducted an analysis of its operations using an approach developed by the Harvard Business School and found that it could make improvements that would increase its capacity for cataract surgery by as much as 50 per cent. ... Experts from the JGH and McGill University’s Desautels Faculty of Management collaborated in this analysis. Nulman the Collector

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Published on : 15 Sep 2013

Monarchy Resources Announces New President

The Company is pleased to announce that it has appointed Jose Perez (BCom'96) as President, Secretary and Director of the Company. Jose Perez aged 39, over the last several years has consulted to various reporting and non-reporting companies in the mining, oil & gas, technology and energy efficiency sectors. Providing guidance on corporate finance, business development, marketing and investor outreach programs. Mr. Perez has a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from McGill University, where he specialized in Finance and International Business.

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Published on : 15 Sep 2013

9 Reasons to Upgrade Your Executive Education

Reason No. 1 Because it's an excuse to travel the world If you're going to leave the house to go to school, you might as well go all the way. That's easy these days, with so many of Canada's executive education programs making travel a core part of the curriculum. ... Craig MacTavish, GM of the Edmonton Oilers, has a Queen's EMBA. Stephen Jarislowsky and Paul Desmarais Jr. (BCom'77, LLD'12) are executives-in-residence at McGill's Desautels Faculty of Management. You get the idea.

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Published on : 15 Sep 2013

A New Player in the Managed Mobility Game - Your Carrier

Organizations have been benefiting from the increased productivity and flexibility the mobile revolution has brought to the working world for quite some time. However, with thousands of employees bringing in one or more types of devices that need to access corporate systems, the problem has become too complicated for enterprises to manage on their own. The quick, simple solutions are no longer enough, and the market is transitioning to where enterprises need a single solution that helps them manage their entire mobile environment.

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Published on : 15 Sep 2013

Ça bouge au musée des beaux-arts de Montréal

Danielle Champagne, qui occupait à la fois les postes de directrice des communications au Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal et de directrice de la Fondation du Musée, se consacrera désormais uniquement à ce dernier rôle. Zoë Beaudry (BCom'00), ancienne directrice des communications à la TOHU, assumera cette même fonction et succédera à Mme Champagne. Mme Beaudry, qui possède un baccalauréat en commerce de l'Université McGill, a été directrice en gestion de la marque chez Telus et travaillé au sein des agences de publicité BBDO et Cossette.

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Published on : 15 Sep 2013

Former Hab Mathieu Darche Starts Second Career with Delmar

It took him 13 years, but former Canadiens forward Mathieu Darche (BCom'00) is finally putting his McGill University international business degree to great use. For the past three weeks, Darche has been settling in as director of business development and public relations for Lachine-headquartered Delmar International Inc., a global giant in freight forwarding and customs brokerage. His appointment to the newly created position will be announced on Tuesday via Delmar press release.

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Published on : 15 Sep 2013

Le voyage : une industrie complexe et fragmentée

Voici deux mois, on apprenait que Joseph Adamo (BCom'87, MBA'92), vice-président marketing du groupe Transat, remplacerait Yves Lalumière à la présidence de Transat Distribution Canada. Peu connu dans notre industrie, le nouveau grand patron des Club Voyages, Marlin Travel et autres marques du réseau de distribution de Transat peut pourtant se prévaloir d’un parcours impressionnant dans le domaine du marketing : il a été membre de la haute direction de grandes sociétés comme Marketel, Telus Mobilité, Bell Canada et le Groupe Pages Jaunes.

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Published on : 15 Sep 2013

Le voyage : une industrie complexe et fragmentée

Voici deux mois, on apprenait que Joseph Adamo (BCom'87, MBA'92), vice-président marketing du groupe Transat, remplacerait Yves Lalumière à la présidence de Transat Distribution Canada. Peu connu dans notre industrie, le nouveau grand patron des Club Voyages, Marlin Travel et autres marques du réseau de distribution de Transat peut pourtant se prévaloir d’un parcours impressionnant dans le domaine du marketing : il a été membre de la haute direction de grandes sociétés comme Marketel, Telus Mobilité, Bell Canada et le Groupe Pages Jaunes.

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Published on : 13 Sep 2013

Janice Yip: Today's Notable Young Professional

Janice Yip (BCom'05) has developed an incredibly diverse profile during her eight years in marketing, from media planning for ALDO’s YouthAids campaign to deciphering the market positioning of different drugs, launching business jets internationally, and attending fashion shows in Sweden...

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Published on : 13 Sep 2013