"MONTREAL — A mentoring program for students in the faculty of dentistry at McGill University has been launched by Dr. Norman M. Miller, a 1974 graduate of the school. The J.W. McConnell Family Foundation matched his funding, and the result is a six-figure gift that provides the seeds of an endowment fund for the nascent program." Read more here
"I wish it never happened.” For the past 90 minutes, Denis Desautels (BCom'64) has been reflecting amicably over lunch on a career that included a decade-long stint as Auditor-General of Canada and another decade as chairman of Laurentian Bank of Canada. ... “His only fault, which we tease him about, is that he doesn’t know how to say ‘No,’” says Sheila Fraser (BCom'72), his successor as auditor-general and former colleague at Ernst & Young.
We took a look at the Top 10 most-read posts of all time on SocialFinance.ca and realized something surprising. Of all of our posts—pieces on the ins and outs of microfinance, deep-dives on social impact bonds and thoughtful analyses on the state of Islamic finance—two of the pieces that made the top ten were job postings; offerings of employment either from the MaRS Centre for Impact Investing or from our friends at SiG. ... Katie Gibson (MBA'07): Impact Finance Lab Fellow What she’s up to at the Centre:
Windsor Capital Advisors Announces That WB II Acquisition Corp. and Input Capital Corp. Have Entered Into Amalgamation Agreement
WB II Acquisition Corp. is pleased to announce that it has entered into a “three-cornered” amalgamation agreement (the “Amalgamation Agreement”) pursuant to the provisions of The Business Corporations Act (Saskatchewan) dated July 5, 2013 with Input Capital Corp. (“Input”) and 101235015 Saskatchewan Ltd.
Four national team members, including a pair of Olympians and McGill’s 1982 Redmen soccer team – which captured the Canadian championship – headline a new cast of inductees selected for the McGill Sports Hall of Fame, bringing the list of honoured members to 116 since the pantheon opened in 1996.
An online social platform that accurately forecasts future sales of new products has won first place at the Desautels Faculty of Management’s entrepreneurial competition, the Dobson Cup. ... Team leader and Desautels graduate Grant Yim (BCom'03) says “It is unique in the fact that there is nowhere else to find, in one place, information about products that have not yet been released. Also, existing market research organisations do not leverage social media, and as such their data is expensive and the sample sizes are smaller.”
July 1st is a particularly important day at McMaster this year. It’s the day the University’s Centre for Leadership and Learning (CLL) officially becomes the Institute for Innovation and Excellence in Teaching and Learning (MIIETL) and it is the official start date for its new leader, Arshad Ahmad (MBA'81).
Nanotech Security, based out of Simon Fraser University, is welcoming back an alumnus to join the team for anti-counterfeit technology KolourOptiks.
Bernard Finestone (BCom'41), a veteran of the Second World War who shared vivid stories of battle, death and loss from the front with Montreal schoolchildren, has died at age 93.
Event Hall at University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management Named in Honour of Marcel A. Desautels
A newly-opened event space at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management which has already hosted events with global leaders from the fields of management, politics and academics, has been named in honour of one of the School’s leading benefactors. ... The space will be known as Desautels Hall in honour of Dr. Marcel A. Desautels (LLD'07), befitting the school’s most generous donor, who has given an extraordinary $41 million to the Rotman School.
Rien ne prédestinait la triathlète Kathy Tremblay et la joueuse de volleyball de plage Marie-Andrée Lessard à lancer une entreprise ensemble. Pourtant, c'est au coeur du village olympique des Jeux de Londres, l'été dernier, qu'une rencontre fortuite leur a permis de jeter les bases d'Équipe Altius, qui propose des services de santé aux entreprises.
One of the youngest and with-it industries is advertising and no where more so than the new media side. One of the smarest people I know is Brian Fetherstonhaugh (BCom'79), who is the CEO of OgilvyOne, the new media part of Ogilvy, the great advertising company. So it quite interesting to talk to Brian about the younger generation and how it likes to be worked with, he has got many on his staff. Over to Brian.
Formal energy design reviews help to ensure that energy is treated as a key factor in decision-making throughout the various stages of a design project. This approach can significantly improve a site's energy performance. ... ROBERT GRIESBACH (MBA'74), P.Eng., CMC, is Director of Energy Consulting for Hatch, Ltd., where he is responsible for Hatch's energy management practice and its supply-side energy consulting work.
History is hardly new at the Canada Air and Space Museum in Ottawa, but the eclectic display of vintage and modern aircraft was enhanced on May 30 by the presence of living history – specifically, the 2013 inductees into Canada’s Aviation Hall of Fame (CAHF). ... Bennett (BCom'51), 84, a St. John’s, NL, native and son of a decorated Royal Flying Corps pilot in WWI, took his first lessons in a Piper Cub as a teenager.