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Martin Longchamps (BCom’96) is the new Vice President, Business Development, Digital Solutions for TC Media. He will remain in his current position of Vice President, Mergers and Acquisitions for TC Transcontinental. The appointment is effective immediately.

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Published on : 12 Feb 2013

Stimulus marathon good for gold price: Eric Winmill

Eric Winmill (BCom’97), mining equities research analyst with Casimir Capital, sees great potential for small-cap metals producers and developers in the Americas—home to good infrastructure, skilled workers and great geology. In this Gold Report interview, Winmill also explains how "all-in" cash costs are making it easier for companies and investors to understand—and predict—cash-flow generation and identifies companies that he expects to take off.

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Published on : 12 Feb 2013

The importance of research

The chances of a small business surviving passed its teething period are never good, with half of all startups falling to the wayside after five years. Here are four data collection methods that can help you beat the odds, even before starting your business. … Gathering information through research is exactly what co-founders Zaina (BCom’05) and Rania Kana'an (BCom’08) did before they launched Ananasa, an online marketplace that enables artisans, artists and designers in the Middle East to sell their work worldwide.

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Published on : 06 Feb 2013

Westmounter Dick Pound has dedicated his life to clean sport

The McGill Institute for the Study of Canada’s upcoming conference “Lifting off and Flying High” focuses on cultivating talent and success in this country in the fields of culture, high-tech, and athletics. But one of the panelists, Westmount resident and former Olympian Dick Pound (BCom’62), knows that in sports where milliseconds separate first and second place, the drive for success at all costs can be a destructive force.

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Published on : 06 Feb 2013

Thomas Lecordier

Thomas Lecordier (MBA’97) est nommé directeur général de Mediagong. Il finalisera l'intégration de l'agence, acquise en décembre 2011, au sein du groupe Leo Burnett France.

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Published on : 02 Jan 2013

«CGI offre un point d'entrée intéressant sur un horizon de 2 à 5 ans» - Christine Décarie, gestionnaire de portefeuille chez Groupe Investors

Décrivez-nous votre philosophie d'investissement en quelques mots. Je cherche de la croissance à un prix raisonnable. Je préfère les entreprises au premier ou au deuxième rang de leur secteur. J'accorde une importance particulière aux dirigeants. Par rapport à deux entreprises d'un même secteur, la direction peut faire la différence entre celle qui est rentable et celle qui ne l'est pas. Je prends également en compte l'évaluation du titre. CV

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Published on : 02 Jan 2013

Changement au ca de Lavery

L'avocat André Vautour (MBA’90) remplace Richard Dolan à la présidence du conseil d'administration du cabinet Lavery, auquel il s'est joint comme associé en 2007. Il poursuivra aussi sa pratique dans le domaine du droit des sociétés et du droit commercial. M. Vautour, qui se spécialise aussi dans le domaine du droit de l'informatique, figure dans l'édition 2013 du répertoire The Best Lawyers in Canada dans les domaines du droit de la technologie de l'information et du droit des technologies.

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Published on : 02 Jan 2013

Jean Gattuso appointed President of Lassonde Industries Inc.

ROUGEMONT, QC, Dec. 12, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - Pierre-Paul Lassonde, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Lassonde Industries Inc. (TSX: LAS.A) (“Lassonde”), is pleased to announce the appointment of Jean Gattuso (BCom’79) to the position of President of Lassonde Industries Inc. This appointment is effective immediately. Jean Gattuso will concurrently hold his new position and his current position as Chief Operating Officer of Lassonde Industries Inc. and President and Chief Executive Officer of A. Lassonde Inc., a subsidiary of the group.

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Published on : 13 Dec 2012

Fulgurante croissance pour David’s Tea

David's Tea, la compagnie co-fondée par le Montréalais David Segal (BCom'04), connaît une croissance fulgurante aux États-Unis. En moins d'un an, on compte déjà une quinzaine de boutiques à New York, San Francisco, Boston, Chicago et ce n'est que le début. Lire l’article complet: Le Journal de Québec, 11 décembre 2012

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Published on : 10 Dec 2012

“Sans le secteur pluriel, notre société ne serait pas la même” – Pascal Lépine, Président d’Atypic

Pascal Lépine (EMBA'12) a mis plus de 10 ans à trouver la vocation de la firme qu'il a fondée en 1999. Atypic est devenue il y a deux ans une société-conseil auprès d'organismes à but non lucratif et d'organisations caritatives. «Nous divisons toujours le monde entre le secteur privé et le public, alors qu'entre les deux existe un monde très vaste sans lequel notre société ne serait pas la même», explique M. Lépine, 35 ans, qui détient 90 % d'Atypic.

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Published on : 07 Dec 2012

Oakville CA Student Makes National Honour Roll

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 30, 2012) - Oakville Chartered Accounting student Alexandra Slattery (BCom’09) was one of just 27 Ontario students to make the prestigious Honour Roll for top marks on this year's Canada-wide Uniform Evaluation (UFE).

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Published on : 07 Dec 2012

Megastar Development Corporation: Results of Annual General Meeting

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA–(Marketwire – Dec. 4, 2012) - Megastar Development Corporation (“Megastar”, the “Company” or “MDV”) (TSX VENTURE:MDV)(FRANKFURT:M5Q) wishes to announce that at its annual general meeting held on November 29, 2012 the shareholders re-elected Dusan Berka and Chris Staargaard as directors of the Company for the upcoming year. Two new directors, Paul A. Smith of Bristol, UK and Jonathan M. Rich of Montreal, Quebec were also elected at the AGM.

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Published on : 07 Dec 2012

Eric Boyko: Stingray's entrepreneur à go-go-go

A dot-com millionaire, a real estate investor and a money manager are sitting at a bar, talking passionately about national unity over the near-deafening techno music blaring from overhead speakers. Just another Thursday night in Montreal, where a thriving subculture of entrepreneurs frequently huddle in dark spaces to talk politics, celebrate their successes and plot their futures.

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Published on : 08 Nov 2012

Volunteer Opportunity for Dental Students

We are contacting Dental Students across Canada, to assist AEBC with our fund raising efforts. We are raising funds to provide an individualized “Self Defense Program” for blind, deaf-blind and partially sighted adults. Larry Lewis, President of Flying Blind (www.Flying-Blind.com) and his training partner from the United States, will provide two and a half days ofindividualized self-defense training for participants. With your help, we can achieve our goal.

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Published on : 07 Nov 2012

Why we need the world's best

The great historian Marcel Trudel liked to talk about the myths and realities of Quebec's history. On my side, I'll talk about the myths and realities of the international role of Quebec's universities - a key role for the success of Quebec. … Half of McGill's alumni live in Quebec, including many one-time international students who fell in love with Quebec and never left. A good example is Aldo Bensadoun (BCom’64, LLD’12), the founder of the Aldo Group, who perhaps you saw recently on Tout le monde en parle.

Published on : 30 Oct 2012