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.
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...
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).
When used properly, YouTube can be a powerful tool in getting the word out about your business faster than nearly any other social media network. In May 2011, YouTube reported on its company blog that it received more than three billion views per day. Just seven months later in January 2012, YouTube stated that figure had increased to more than six billion views per day*. That number continues to grow everyday and that means big money for businesses who utilize YouTube as part of their marketing strategy.
Cogeco Câble a annoncé mardi la nomination de Louise St-Pierre (BCom'78) au poste de présidente et chef de la direction de Cogeco Câble Canada.
... Diplômée de l'Université McGill, en finances et en marketing, Mme St-Pierre avait auparavant géré et offert des services de consultation chez DMR au Québec, au Nouveau-Brunswick et en Alberta, et mené des mandats auprès d'IBM.
Professor Karl Moore of the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University speaks to Claude Mongeau (MBA'88), CEO of CN.
Read full transcript: The Globe and Mail, August 13, 2013
"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.
It is with profound sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of John Dobson (BCom'49) at The Montreal General Hospital.
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:
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. (“WB II Subco”), a wholly-owned subsidiary of WB II, whereby Input will amalgamate with WB II Subco (the “Amalgamation”).
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.