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Oprah Gives a Shout Out to David's Tea

Imagine, if you can, America’s most influential celebrity telling the world that she loves you and she loves your product.And all of this, at the low price of next-to-nothing.... All in all, David’s Tea “hit the jackpot,” marketing expert Demetrios Vakratsas concluded Friday.For any company, especially one that relies on word-of-mouth advertising — rather than paid advertising in traditional media — Oprah’s endorsement “is a dream placement,” the McGill University, Desautels faculty of management professor, said.

Published on : 15 Apr 2013

Opinion: A Challenge: Let Quebec Suceed

Occasions for defining moments do not arise every day. When they do, we must seize the opportunities they present for improving everyone’s life.

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Published on : 15 Apr 2013

Killer Snowplow Takes Tribeca

Anyone who’s experienced the absurdity and terror of being nearly run over by one of Montreal’s little sidewalk snowplows will certainly relate to the feature debut of screenwriter Marc Tulin (MBA'02). Co-written with and directed by Tulin’s long-time creative collaborator Emanuel Hoss-Desmarais, Whitewash premieres April 19 at New York’s Tribeca Film Festival, with additional screenings April 21 and 27.

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Published on : 04 Apr 2013

Golub Group Expands Research Team

The Golub Group LLC is proud to announce the addition of two equity analysts to its research team: Michael Kon (MBA'04) and Matt Gordon, both CFA charterholders.

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Published on : 12 Apr 2013

Total Diving, a PADI Scuba Center in Montreal, Announces the Opening of a New Dive Shop in the East-End of Montreal

'Total Diving - Montreal Scuba', a PADI Career Development Center, is announcing the opening of a new dive shop to serve scuba divers in the East-End of Montreal.

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Published on : 12 Apr 2013

WCM Announces Appointment of New President

The Women in Capital Markets Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Jennifer Reynolds (MBA'98) as President, effective April 22, 2013. ... Ms. Reynolds received her MBA from McGill University, where she had earlier obtained a Bachelor of Arts with a double major in Economics and Political Science. She is currently Chair of the Board of the Microskills Business Incubator. She is also a Director on the Board of Studio 180, and a member of Canadian Women in Private Equity.

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Published on : 12 Apr 2013

W. Brook Hamilton Named President of Tredegar Corporation’s Bonnell Aluminum Subsidiary

Tredegar Corporation (NYSE:TG) announced that W. Brook Hamilton (BCom'78) has been named President of the William L. Bonnell Company (“Bonnell”), effective June 1, 2013. Mr. Hamilton, who currently serves as Bonnell’s Director, Business Planning, will succeed Duncan A. Crowdis, who will retire June 1, 2013.

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Published on : 12 Apr 2013

Silicon Valley's Azure Capital Partners Opens its Canadian Office in Alberta to Actively Seek Investments across Canada

Azure Capital Partners, a venture capital firm investing in early-stage information technology and internet companies, announced today the opening of its Canadian office in Calgary, Alberta. Headquartered in San Francisco, Azure has extensive relationships in Silicon Valley, which it has leveraged by investing almost half of its funds outside of the Bay Area across North America over the past thirteen years.

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Published on : 12 Apr 2013

Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies Celebrates the Life of Dr. Gordon MacLachlan

Emeritus Professor of Biology at McGill University, former Vice-Principal (Research) and Dean of Graduate Studies (1980-1990) Gordon MacLachlan passed away in early March, 2013. A professor at McGill University from 1962 to 1998, he is fondly remembered by fellow faculty members, students, friends and family. An obituary appeared in the Montreal Gazette on March 16. We celebrate Dr. McLachlan’s life and his contributions to the University and our deepest condolences are extended to Dr.

Published on : 11 Apr 2013

Scoring an MBA & Hockey Fame

There’s lots of reasons for girls to play hockey — the fun, the athleticism, the opportunity to travel and introduce Canada’s game to new circles of fans. But for Montreal native Catherine Ward (BCom'09), who will be playing defence for Team Canada next month, one of the perks of playing top-level hockey was the chance to score a solid post-secondary education with hockey scholarships.

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Published on : 22 Mar 2013

Boise Inc. CEO Alexander Toeldte Receives ASPI 2013 Customer Executive of the Year Award

The Association of Supplier to the Paper Industry (ASPI) has awarded Alexander Toeldte (MBA'86), President and CEO of Boise Inc., with the ASPI 2013 Customer Executive of the Year Award. The Customer Executive of the Year Award is the highest honor that ASPI bestows on an individual. It is granted to a paper industry executive who has demonstrated extraordinary effectiveness in working with a range of suppliers to enhance productivity, efficiency, and effectiveness of his or her company using a wide spectrum of supplied products and services.

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Published on : 26 Mar 2013

New Klondike Exploration Ltd.: New Klondike Appoints Chairman and Grants Options

New Klondike Exploration Ltd. (TSXV: NK) ("New Klondike" or the "Company") is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. William Ollerhead (MBA'89) to the position of Chairman of the Company's Board of Directors. He has been a member of the Board since February 2008 and will also continue to act as Chairman of the Company's Audit Committee. Mr. Ollerhead will take a leading role in advancing the Company's corporate governance policies and have a more active, day-to-day role, assisting management to meet the Company's objectives.

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Published on : 26 Mar 2013

Profession: homme de ménage

«Votre emploi ne devrait pas vous définir, vous définissez ce que vous faites, rappelle Tolulope Ilesanmi (MBA'05), cofondateur de l’entreprise d’entretien ménager Nettoyage Zénith. Être homme de ménage ne me définit pas, mais je le fais d’abord parce que j’aime ça.» C’est pendant ses études au MBA à l’Université McGill que le Nigérian d’origine a eu la piqûre et où l’idée de lancer une telle compagnie, avec la complicité de sa femme Ibironke Oyekanle, a germé, parcours étonnant s’il en est. Le point sur ce domaine des plus méconnus.

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Published on : 04 Apr 2013

McGill Grad Bettez Nominated for International FISU Award

Ann-Sophie Bettez (BCom'11), a McGill graduate and former BLG Award winner as athlete of the year in Canadian Interuniversity Sport, has been selected by the CIS as their nominee for best individual female university athlete honours for the third annual FISU Gender Equality - Sport Awards gala.As the Canadian representative of the Fédération internationale du sport universitaire, CIS has put Bettez's name forward as well as a nomination for the University of Victoria's "SheKicks" campaign, which has been nominated in the special projects category.

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Published on : 04 Apr 2013

Moderating MOOCs

MOOC, an acronym that's odd to pronounce, stands for Massive Open Online Course. In a nutshell, a MOOC allows free access online to top courses and teachers from elite universities."MOOCs are probably the most profound development in higher education in the past year," says Arshad Ahmad (MBA'81), an associate professor of finance at Concordia's John Molson School of Business. The experts envision classes of 100,000 students or more, from around the globe, taught by top professors with all the latest presentation tools.

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Published on : 04 Apr 2013