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Running Rural Estate Was Step into New World

Few people have the confidence to apply for a job - especially a high-level position - without meeting the main criteria for the role. But John Varley (IMPM'00) did and was offered the job. He then suffered two or three sleepless nights agonising over whether to accept it.

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Published on : 26 Apr 2013

TELUS President & Chief Executive Officer, Darren Entwistle Speaks Out: Innovation & Mentorship

The Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance issued the following news release: Please take five minutes to view the video of TELUS President & CEO, Darren Entwistle (MBA'88), who was interviewed recently by Hart Hillman, CATA National Leadership Council member, on the importance of innovation and mentorship to creating Canada's competitive innovation nation.

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Published on : 26 Apr 2013

Alan Desnoyers prend du galon chez BMO Harris

Alan Desnoyers (BCom'85) a été promu vice-président et directeur général pour le Québec de BMO Banque privée Harris. M. Desnoyers, qui dirigera une équipe d'une centaine de personnes, sera responsable de la mise en oeuvre de la stratégie globale de cette entité qui offre aux plus fortunés des services bancaires et fiduciaires, ainsi que des services de gestion de placement, de planification successorale et philanthropiques.

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Published on : 06 May 2013

$5 million gift strengthens interfaith scholarship

“In our globalized world, religion is a vital dimension of our humanity,” said Barbara Keenan. “It is very important that today’s students – no matter what their course of study – have an understanding of and sensitivity to the multitude of faith traditions and the cultures they produce. This knowledge will help to shape them as tomorrow’s leaders.”

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Published on : 01 May 2013

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