Because of the difficult weather and transportation issues caused by the blizzard, classes on both our campuses will be cancelled for the remainder of today, March 15, including evening courses. Tests and exams will be rescheduled as necessary. Managers are asked to understand that some staff who managed to get into work today might have to leave earlier than normal. The shuttle bus to and from Macdonald Campus will be operating as of 11:30 a.m., but understandably, will face challenges adhering to its normal schedule. We thank everyone for their understanding. Stay safe!
Consulting Magazine has released its 2017 Rising Stars of the Profession 35 Under 35 list, and number 34 on that list is KPMG’s Matthew O’Connell, who is named for Excellence in Financial Services. Mr. O’Connell works in the company’s Forensic Advisory Services Practice, where he deals in anti-corruption, regulatory compliance and conflict minerals. He has taken point on several big-ticket investigations in a multitude of nations.
(Blog post by Chris Maskell) It speaks volumes that Prof. Brian Cherney’s Canadian Music Concert series grew out of a desire to share our nation’s great works with his students. While teaching his course on Canadian Music at Schulich, he came up with an idea to make the compositions in the curriculum more accessible to the class — and this has since become a well-loved yearly tradition.
On March 9, 2017, the Desautels Faculty of Management was delighted to welcome Principal and Vice-Chancellor of McGill University Suzanne Fortier to one of Professor Elliot Lifson’s classes on Strategy in Context (MGPO 645). Strategy in Context explores strategy-making in a series of contemporary industry contexts and how different environments enable some competitive modes and maneuvers, while constraining others. Along the way, students learn to analyze:
A key method for highly-successful people A new study by Desautels Assistant Professor Nathan Yang explores how to attain short-and long-term goals, using the database of mobile weight-loss app Lose It! to track user information and success rates.
As Bombardier’s Swedish office is rocked by allegations of collusion, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says that Canadian companies operating abroad must operate in good faith, but that the case shouldn’t affect Ottawa’s recent $372.5-million loan to the company to fund the CSeries and Global 7000 projects.
RESOLVED: The McGill Marketplace is now available. Original announcement, March 13: Due to system issues, the McGill MarketPlace is currently experiencing issues and is unavailable. We are working towards a resolution and apologize for the inconvenience.
The QS World University Rankings, regarded as “one of the three most influential and widely observed university measures,” recently published their 2017 international rankings.
Returning students’ registration for 2017-18 fall/winter courses opens over three mornings in April, phased in throughout the morning hours as outlined here.
Porter Airlines CEO Robert Deluce knows a thing or two about airlines. His father was a pilot in the Royal Canadian Air Force, his parents started an airline in Ontario after World War II, and the whole family worked there at some point. Deluce himself got his pilot’s license while attending high school in Toronto.
McGill Reporter | March 6, 2017 By: McGill Reporter Staff and John Lindsay At a ceremony in Halifax on February 25, McGill was named Fair Trade Campus of the Year by Fairtrade Canada, making us No. 1 among the 21 designated fair trade campuses across Canada. The award was granted by an independent panel of judges to the campus with the strongest commitment to fair trade.
McGill University manages a stock of buildings of over 600,000 m² which are on average fifty years of age and older. A leader in education and research, McGill is characterized by very research-intensive activities, a travelling population, and high energy intensity.
Youth in foster care should be nurtured and supported past the age of majority, article written by Melanie Doucet in Policy Options
See what Melanie Doucet, a Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation scholar, a SSHRC Doctoral Fellow, a doctoral candidate at McGill University’s School of Social Work, and a former youth in care had to say in the article published in “Policy Options” on March 9, 2017.