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Juan Serpa awarded 2017 FRQSC New Academics Grant

Juan Serpa, Assistant Professor in Operations Management was recently awarded a 2017 FRQSC New Academics Grant for his project "Estimation de la relation entre la qualité du produit et la proximité de la chaîne d'approvisement". This project will study the effect of supply chain proximity on product quality with data from the auto industry. To this end, we merge four independent data sources, collecting (i) auto part failure rates, (ii) upstream component factory locations,

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Published on : 15 May 2017

Dr. Nicole Li-Jessen is named as CRC

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Published on : 14 May 2017

Gregory Houston and Dawn McKinnon winners of the 2017 McGill Library Excellence Awards

Congratulations to the recipients of the 2017 McGill Library Excellence Awards, which were awarded on May 11, 2017. The awards recognize outstanding contributions and exceptional leadership to McGill’s continued success and in advancing the mission of the Library. Digitization and New Media Administrator Gregory Houston, was presented with the Library Staff Excellence Award and Dawn McKinnon, Coordinator, E-Books & Cataloguing, received the Librarian Excellence Award.

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Published on : 12 May 2017

Bombardier annual meeting turns into crucible for CEO Pierre Beaudoin

As late as Thursday morning, it was still not clear whether Pierre Beaudoin would be able to hang on as Chairman of Bombardier’s board of directors. Even though the founding family’s Class A shares give them over 50 percent of the voting power, the investor revolt that is currently raging is a clear indication that there is a real appetite for change. Desautels Professor Karl Moore says that, though the board must pay attention to governance issues, Mr. Beaudoin is a valuable asset.

Published on : 12 May 2017

Research into project team makeup arrives at surprising conclusion

A research paper authored in part by Desautels Professor and Canada Research Chair in Technology, Management, and Healthcare Samer Faraj compared the traditional management style (where the most experienced person is in charge) with the more self-driving teams that are a hallmark of agile systems development.

Published on : 12 May 2017

Bombardier in major shareholder showdown

The fallout from Bombardier’s executive compensation scandal isn’t over yet. After the company’s recent bad-news cocktail of layoffs, ballooning C Series development costs, and a heavy taxpayer payout, the executive pay issue has raised eyebrows. Several high-profile institutional investors have had enough, and noted that they would be withholding their support — including, but not limited to, the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Quebec.

Published on : 12 May 2017

Desautels alumnus nominated for Wesdome directorship

Wesdome Gold Mines Ltd. has announced the slate of 2017 director nominees to be voted on at the annual meeting, which will be in Toronto on June 21, 2017. Among the list of nominees is Charles B. Main (BCom’79), who has three-decades of mining and finance experience, including positions at Yamana Gold, Normandy Mining, TVX Gold and PriceWaterhouseCoopers.

Published on : 12 May 2017

McGill Dobson Centre reveals 2017 X-1 Accelerator cohort

This year’s X-1 cohort has been announced. It’s a diverse group, and one that boasts participants from the McGill Dobson Cup and the McGill Lean Startup Program, as well as a higher number of women than men.

Published on : 12 May 2017

Welcome new GCPA cohort

The Graduate Certificate in Professional Accounting (GCPA) program is delighted to have welcomed 49 new students, along with a returning cohort of 45 that will write the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA) Common Final Exam (CFE) this September. The CFE is three-day examination that requires candidates to demonstrate the depth and breadth of their abilities in accordance with the CPA competencies, which includes an understanding of leadership, teamwork, communications, and strategy.

Published on : 12 May 2017

Phishing scam: "Subject: Chers clients du compte McGill"

There is a phishing email circulating to users advising that they have exceeded their email account's storage capacity. The email asks users to click on a fraudulent link in order to expand their account's storage limit. See an example of this phishing message below.

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Published on : 12 May 2017

Resource account sponsors: McGill Password change and validation required

 A reset of resource account passwords is required before May 24th, 2017.  For resource accounts that had their passwords changed on or after March 8th 2017, when the password reset was initiated, a reset is not required.

Published on : 12 May 2017

McGill to launch international retail-management school with gift from Bensadoun Family Foundation

McGill University is on its way to becoming a global centre for retail-management training, thanks to a $25-million gift from Aldo Bensadoun (BCom'64, LLD'12) via the Bensadoun Family Foundation. The goal is to launch an inter-disciplinary school where students can come together with researchers and industry insiders to develop solutions for the ever-changing modern retail landscape.

Published on : 12 May 2017

Prof. David Theodore named Canada Research Chair

[From the McGill Reporter, “McGill gets 15 CRCs, infrastructure funding,” by Meaghan Thurston] "On Thursday, May 4, the Honorable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science, announced $126 million in funding for 142 new and renewed Canada Research Chairs at universities across Canada. Fifteen CRCs valued at $12 million went to McGill faculty."

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Published on : 11 May 2017

Apply for a Public Health exchange in Melbourne, Australia

University of Melbourne – Master of Public Health & McGill University – Master of Science in Public Health are offering an exchange program One semester in beautiful Melbourne, Australia at the University of Melbourne, School of Population and Global Health MPH Student Exchange Program 2017‐18

Published on : 11 May 2017

Sepehr Pouresa, Isabelle Leduc-Cummings receive Lieutenant Governor of Quebec Medals

Sepehr Pouresa, a third-year B.Sc. Kinesiology student with our Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education, and Isabelle Leduc-Cummings, second year M.A.

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Published on : 11 May 2017