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Maybe it’s time to second-guess the Harvard MBA and its ilk

In a recent op-ed, Financial Times editor Andrew Hill takes issue with the methodologies of the MBA programs offered by the Harvard Business School and other schools worldwide. In this, he aligns himself with The Golden Passport author Duff McDonald and Desautels Professor Henry Mintzberg, who says that the HBS doesn’t train its MBA students to be good managers, but is rather “putting them on a fast-track they don’t deserve to be on.”

Published on : 11 May 2017

Desautels alumna and Ericsson senior VP on travel, networking, and engaging others in decision-making

Rima Qureshi (BCom'87, MBA'96) knows all about learning to adapt. In an interview with Desautels Professor Karl Moore, she says that as a highly analytical, self-contained decision-maker, her position as senior VP and North American head of Ericsson has taught her the importance of listening, getting others involved in decision-making early, and finding a common position to build on.

Published on : 11 May 2017

MCCHE is at the centre of efforts to support Indian pulse production

The Pulse Innovation Platform of the McGill Centre for the Convergence of Health and Economics (MCCHE) brings new methods of food production and marketing to India.

Published on : 11 May 2017

RESOLVED: uPrint system now available

Update - May 11 at  10:57 am: The issues affecting uPrint have been resolved. You should now be able to print, copy and scan from uPrint machines.   Original announcement- May 11 at 9:33 am: Due to a server connection issue, the uPrint system is currently unavailable.  Although you may be able to send jobs to uPrint machines, you will not be able to print, copy or scan using these machines. IT Services is investigating this issue. We apologize for the inconvenience. 

Published on : 11 May 2017

Opinion: Quebec should screen newborns for cystic fibrosis by Dr. Larry Lands in Montreal Gazette

Half of all CF patients in Canada do not live to see the age of 34, and these are the best results in the world. Treatment is complex, requiring a daily routine that includes consuming many pills and physical therapy that can take up to two hours per day. Robert’s case shows why it is high time we had newborn screening for CF in Quebec. - Montreal Gazette   You may read the entire article HERE.

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Published on : 10 May 2017

Demand and Revenue Impacts of an Opaque Channel: Evidence from the Airline Industry

Authors: Nelson F. Granados, Kunsoo Han, Dan Zhang Publication: Production and Operations Management, Forthcoming Abstract: 

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Published on : 09 May 2017

New podcast by Desautels alumnus looks at growth through company founders’ stories

Deron Triff (MBA'98) has had an enviable career; he’s worked for PBS, TED, and Scholastic. Now, he’s founded a new media incubator with another former TED executive, June Cohen. Wait, What? specializes in creating VR series, apps, and video for social media. The company’s latest creation is a 10-episode podcast called Masters of Scale. Each episode sees host and LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman explore the ways that iconic founders grew their companies into major players, often from nothing.

Published on : 09 May 2017

The Desautels professor who is taking on the MBA

Henry Mintzberg is looking beyond the MBA. For years, the Desautels Professor railed against what many in the corporate world see as the ultimate form of business education. Instead, he launched the International Masters Program for Managers (IMPM) in 2004. The program eschews MBA staples like case studies and strategy in favour of a learning process based on sharing and learning from one’s fellow students.

Published on : 09 May 2017

Crowdfunding falls short on inclusiveness

Crowdfunding’s profile has been on a constant rise ever since it first landed two decades back. It’s an ideal platform for entrepreneurs in edgy sectors looking for capital, as well as for getting consumers directly involved in funding products that interest them. The other side of the equation has always been to get funding for traditionally under-served entrepreneur groups like women or people of colour.

Published on : 09 May 2017

Phishing scam: "Subject: Please Upgrade Your McGill University Account"

There is a phishing email circulating to users about an update to McGill's email services . The email asks users to click on a fraudulent link in order to verify their account information. See an example of this phishing message below.

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Published on : 09 May 2017

Bio-Inspired Coupling of Phenols and Amines

1,2-Oxy-aminoarenes are omnipresent in biologically active molecules and advanced materials, but current syntheses are often atom and step inefficient, and can require highly optimized and expensive catalysts. Recent work, conducted by graduate student Kenn Esguerra and postdoc Wenbo Xu in the Lumb Group, has made important strides towards improving the efficiency of 1,2-oxy-amioarene synthesis by interfacing two unrelated, but complementary, biosynthetic processes.

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Published on : 09 May 2017

Social Capital and Job Search in Urban China: The Strength-of-Strong-Ties Hypothesis Revisited

Authors: Elena Obukhova & Letian Zhang Publication: Chinese Sociological Review, Forthcoming Abstract: 

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Published on : 08 May 2017

Bernard Lapointe honoured with CSPCP Lifetime Achievement Award

Dr. Bernard Lapointe, Eric M. Flanders Chair in Palliative Medicine, Director of Palliative Care McGill University and Chief of Palliative Care Services at the Jewish General Hospital has been selected as the 2017 winner of the Canadian Society of Palliative Care Physicians (CSPCP) Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his sustained and lasting contribution to palliative medicine and to the CSPCP.

Published on : 08 May 2017

Student Job Opportunity: Project Assistant for the Little Free Library Initiative

Position Description: Funded by McGill’s Sustainability Project Fund (SPF), The Little Free Library Initiative is looking for a project assistant. As a member of the coordinating committee, you will engage and network with fellow graduate students and faculty at McGill and other Canadian universities to help realize the project.

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Published on : 08 May 2017