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The 23-Year-Old Behind Soular Is Bringing Solar-Powered Backpacks To Children In Africa

Salima Visram is the 23-year-old entrepreneur behind the Soular, a backpack company equipped with solar panels, which allow children who don’t have access to electricity in rural parts of Africa to study at night without having to use an expensive and carcinogenic kerosene lamp. Soular will be launching a new one-for-one model today, through the sale of trendy backpacks on HSN in collaboration with Disney, alongside their new movie, Queen of Katwe, which is set in rural Uganda, where the kerosene lamp is central to the plot of the story.

Published: 18Oct2016

Lupita Nyong’o Stuns on Latest Vogue Cover, Interview Earns Praise

Lupita Nyong’o is earning praise from Black social media users for a quote she made in a fashion magazine. The comment landed on the publication’s cover and caused many to see it as a welcome change in the industry.

The Vogue magazine quote cements Nyong’o’s representation of African-Americans and minorities.

“I want to create opportunities for people of color.”

...Forbes reported Nyong’o and the Soular Backpack team went to Katwe, Uganda with Disney after Queen of Katwe filming ended. There, they handed out the backpacks.

Published: 18Oct2016

Flatbook rebrands as ‘Sonder,’ lands $10 million investment

Montreal’s Flatbook is rebranding as “Sonder” amid a large fundraising escapade that will see the startup bank $10 million.

The startup formerly focused on providing premium short term rentals for travellers in select North American markets. With today’s announcement, Sonder will offer 500 “hometels,” which are places that possess the authenticity of peer-to-peer home rental along with the services of a hotel.

Published: 18Oct2016

The new (non-tech) tech luminaries

Ms. Magdesian was frustrated. Then a researcher at McGill University’s Montreal Neurological Institute, she was having trouble with the spinal cord cells she was studying.

The only way to grow them was in a petri dish, but the cells don’t grow in a dish in the same way they grow in the human body. Instead of growing straight, they get tangled. It made her work harder, slower and more prone to error.

Published: 18Oct2016

Research Proposal Presentation: Madhurima Bhattacharyay

Bronfman Building 1001 rue Sherbrooke Ouest, Montreal, QC, H3A 1G5, CA

Ms. Madhurima Bhattacharyay, a doctoral student at McGill University in the Area of Strategy & Organization will be presenting her research proposal entitled:

Corporate Knights' release of 2016 Better World MBA ranking reveals growing commitment to sustainability education in business

Today Corporate Knights releases the 14th edition of the Better World MBA Ranking, which is the only major global ranking to evaluate graduate business programs on their integration of sustainability into the education of future business leaders. Top programs include Canada's Schulich School of Business at York University, followed by MIT's Sloan School of Managementand Duquesne University's Palumbo-Donahue School of Business.

Published: 14Oct2016

How has Corporate Social Responsibility has Changed?

Interview with Paola Pérez-Alemán, PhD, Associate Professor at the Faculty of Management, McGill University. 
Read full interview: Latin Trade, October 13, 2016 

Published: 14Oct2016

Giving all citizens a ‘loud and clear’ voice on health

Senators have proposed emulating the UK’s NHS approach on citizen-centred healthcare and have urged the Oireachtas to consult with as many citizens as possible on the ‘important future’ of Irish healthcare, writes Lloyd Mudiwa. 

...She also proposed that the Future Healthcare Committee consult with some of the experts who advocated for the proposals outlined, such as Dr Henry Mintzberg of McGill University, senior health economist Robert Yates of Chatham House, and Prof Michael West of the King’s Fund.

Published: 14Oct2016

Thought leadership series: Professor Lisa Cohen

Are you a thought leader? Emily Sexton-Brown asks professors from across the globe to pinpoint just what true leadership looks like. Professor Lisa Cohen, Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill University enlightens...

Read full article: Changeboard, August 1, 2016

Published: 14Oct2016

2016 Better World MBA results

McGill University - Desautels Faculty of Management - Ranking 2016: 6

Read full ranking: Corporate Knights, October 13, 2016 

Published: 14Oct2016