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MBA alumnus appointed to Board of Vitalhub

Published: 19Oct2017

Vitalhub Corp. has announced the appointment of Mohan Plakkot (MBA'09), Partner and Chief Strategist at Valsef Capital, to its Board of Directors....

The stars align for Jarislowsky and Scotia Bank

Published: 15Feb2018

With the news that Jarislowsky Fraser Ltd., the Canadian manager of about $40 billion, is being bought by Bank of Nova Scotia, Desautels Professor Karl Moore shares what this will bring for both...

McGill X-1 Accelerator: second week at a glance

Published: 21Jun2017

Week 2 of the McGill X-1 Accelerator is done! From an opening session with serial entrepreneur Luc Giguere, the week progressed through a second look at Bill Aulet’s Disciplined Entrepreneurship;...

Ben Plomion talks startups, skateboards, and Donald Trump

Published: 29Sep2017

­­­­­­­­­­For French native Ben Plomion (MBA’07), his early teenage years consisted of skateboards, Nirvana, and an unshakable dream of relocating to the U.S. After completing his studies in Canada...

Crickets: a healthy food choice that’s tasty too

Published: 16Oct2017

Mohammed Ashour (MBA'14) and the Aspire Group have come a long way since winning the Hult Prize in 2013 for their vision of creating a high-tech cricket farm to produce foods for human consumption....

The future of food can be found in insects

Published: 7Dec2017

Restauranteurs and entrepreneurs around the world are heeding the call for more sustainable food sources. Among them is the Aspire Food Group, which has recently doubled its production of crickets...

Future food now: how insects will solve world hunger

Published: 7Apr2017

In an interview on Fox Business Network, Aspire CEO Mohammed Ashour (MBA'14) makes the case for eating bugs as a way to meet the world’s growing protein requirements. His company, the Aspire Group,...

Desautels alumna and former Ericsson exec joins Verizon as CSO

Published: 20Sep2017

Light Reading reports that after leaving her position as Head of Ericsson North America, Rima Qureshi (BCom’87, MBA’96) has been hired as Verizon’s new Chief Strategy Officer. She will be working...

District m employees recognised as greatest asset

Published: 15Dec2017

District m, co-founded by Jean-François Côté, is a digital advertising agency that develops technological platforms to help advertisers target their audiences more effectively....

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