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This week on Focus Montreal: March 19

This week on Focus Montreal, meet a doctor who is part of a new film highlighting the high rate of depression among physicians, hear from a McGill prof and student about a life-altering trip and listen to what one teacher is saying about Quebec's new history course.


Hot Cities of the World tour

For eight years, a group of 40 McGill University  students and alumni have gone to countries of the world which are enjoying strong economic growth.

This year was no exception.

Published: 21Mar2016

A McKinsey grad offers eight pointers for success at work

When Shu Hattori started working at McKinsey & Co. in 2008, he constantly jotted down in a notebook insights into how to do his job better, harvested from his own experiences and by watching others around him. At one point, a colleague suggested the native of Britain and McGill University commerce graduate consider writing a book. By then, he had amassed about 70 principles drawn from the firm. He trimmed those to 47, which are featured in his new book The McKinsey Edge.

Published: 21Mar2016

Risk management, not unproductive public feuds

The recent news of fraudulent transfer of the Bangladesh Bank's (BB) US Dollar Reserve to yet unidentified beneficiaries has ignited a governance firestorm inside the country, while showcasing the vulnerabilities of a digital world, and the strengths and weaknesses of the international funds transfer architecture. This commentary seeks to discern the key aspects of forensic investigation and financial prevention.      

Published: 21Mar2016

Air Canada boss speaks about learning from WestJet and fighting Porter

Karl Moore is a professor of strategy and organization at the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University. In this exclusive interview he speaks with Toronto-based Ben Smith, Air Canada’s president of passenger airlines. Air Canada is the country’s largest domestic and international airline serving more than 200 airports on six continents. Last year, about 41 million people flew with the company.

Published: 18Mar2016

Annual McGill University Tour To Emerging Economic Cities Returns From Latin America

Every year, the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University in Montreal assesses emerging economic areas around the globe.  They then take about 40 students, alumni and faculty to an area pinpointed as experiencing the strongest growth. This year’s “Hot Cities” tour has just returned from three cities in Latin America.

This is the eighth year a group from McGill University has traveled to areas of the world experiencing considerable economic growth.  This year the targeted cities are Santiago, Chile and Bogota and  Cartagena, Colombia.  

Published: 18Mar2016

Meet Dalhousie’s new business dean

Big Data continues as hot curriculum topic

Whether offered as a graduate degree or program specialization, Big Data (interpreting large volumes of information to gain insights for the bottom line) is a growing presence in business school curriculums.

The Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University in Montreal plans to offer a concentration in business analytics for its incoming MBA class this fall, according to a school spokeswoman.

Student competition winners and other honours

Published: 18Mar2016

Desautels BCom Students Win 2016 PRMIA Risk Management Challenge

A Desautels BCom student team defeated 116 undergraduate and graduate teams from 45 schools around the world to place 1st at the 2016 PRMIA Risk Management Challenge.

Published: 18Mar2016

Professor Verter, Editor-in-Chief of SEPS

Under the leadership of Vedat Verter, Editor in Chief, Socio-Economic Planning Sciences (SEPS) has been selected for coverage in Science Citation Index Expanded, Social Sciences Citation Index, and Journal Citation Reports. 

For more information: Elsevier, 2016 

Published: 18Mar2016

Prof. Alan Evans presents at BRIDGE Webinar Series


CBRAIN: A national high-performance computational infrastructure for brain research

Thursday, March 31st, 2016 | 11:00am-12:15pm

Alan Evans

Prof. Yu Ma presents at MCCHE Consumer Behavior Webinar Series


An Empirical Analysis of New Product Innovation

Thursday, March 24th, 2016 | 11:00-12:15pm

Yu Ma, Associate Professor, Alberta School of Business