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SEI’s Second Annual Homecoming Keynote

Thu, 2013-10-24 15:48

On Friday, the Social Economy Initiative (SEI) presented its Second Annual Homecoming Keynote event in the Bronfman Building. The event featured presentations from five social entrepreneurships including Aspire– the 2013 Hult Prize winning team, as well as four past winners of the McGill Dobson Cup. Each team elaborated on their companies and the ways in which their work has had an impact.

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The IMPM Innovations & Teaching Approach

Thu, 2013-10-24 11:45

The International Masters in Practicing Management (IMPM) programme is 18 years old but continues to be seen as one the world’s most innovative senior management degree programmes. Leslie Breitner and Dora Koop explain how the programme has retained its freshness for so long.

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Universities that Teach You to Change the World

Wed, 2013-10-23 15:03

Just three months after graduating this year from the University of Waterloo, Jonathan Rivard’s startup company had generated $130,000 in revenue.
... “It is a generational zeitgeist, no doubt about it,” says Anita Nowak, integrating director of the Social Economy Initiative, at McGill University’s Desautels Faculty of Management in Montreal.
... The Dobson Cup is structured so that students present their ideas to a panel of experts over several months and successive rounds, competing for cash prizes and mentoring advice.

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ACS-GCI Director on the MDIIM Sustainable Innovation Workshop

Wed, 2013-10-23 13:38

The past six weeks have been eventful. In early September there was the ACS National Meeting in Indianapolis and that was an enjoyable week.  Indianapolis turned out to be a great venue with lots of good programming and some very memorable events. I especially enjoyed the Kavli Foundation Emerging Leader in Chemistry Lecture by Dr. Marin Burke entitled “Making molecular prosthetics with a small molecule synthesizer,” and the address by Alan Alda.

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Thesis Defense - Sung Soo Kim

Thu, 2013-10-24 10:30 - 12:30

Sung Soo Kim, doctoral student in the Organizational Behaviour area, will be presenting his thesis defense titled:

Multiple-Foci Identification in Multinational Enterprises: The Role of Local Managers

Sung Soo Kim
Doctoral student in Organizational Behaviour, McGill University

Date: October 24, 2013
Time: 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Location:
Bronfman Building (1001 Sherbrooke St. W.)
Room 310

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Thesis Defense - Saeed Akhlaghpour

Thu, 2013-11-14 14:15 - 16:15

Saeed Akhlaghpour, doctoral student in the Information Systems area, will be presenting his thesis defense titled:

Three Essays of Institutional and Discurve Drivers of Information Technology Innovation Diffusion

Saeed Akhlaghpour
Doctoral student in Information Systems, McGill University

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May 3 - Elections in Canada; Fund Drive Interview with Robert McChesney

Sat, 2013-10-05 11:25

Henry Mintzberg, a Cleghorn Professor of Management Studies at the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University in Montreal discusses the potential change in Canada's social democracy.

Listen to full interview: Background Briefing with Ian Masters

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MBA Diary: Do Good Or Do Well?

Sat, 2013-10-05 11:24

Scott Weatherhead, an MBA student at McGill University in Canada and the Social Economy Initiative's impact intern, travels through North Korea and South Africa in search of a use for his theoretical knowledge.
MBA students are preoccupied with doing well. We pull all-nighters for the highest marks, to land the best internships, to get the biggest salary upon graduation. Rarely do we take enough time to assess the impact of our actions. Yes, working harder may raise our marks but, beyond that, what is it all for?

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Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Prosperity

Sat, 2013-10-05 11:23

What is the common ground between the economic successes of the Netherlands in the XVII-XVIII centuries, nineteenth century England, twentieth century U.S. and, more recently, countries such as South Korea, Singapore and Israel? Although the question could be answered from different angles, fundamentally it can be inferred: in their own time, these countries promoted economic systems where resources were efficiently channeled to the most competent entrepreneurs and endeavors.

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Pacific Therapeutics Announces Addition To Management Team

Sat, 2013-10-05 11:22

Pacific Therapeutics Ltd. (the "Company") is a clinical stage specialty pharmaceutical company focused on the repurposing and reformulation of existing FDA approved drugs for large markets. Mr. Doug Unwin, President and CEO of Pacific Therapeutics Ltd. (the "Issuer") is pleased to announce that the Issuer has engaged Ms. Wendy Chan (MBA'92) to fill the role as VP Strategy and Marketing on a part-time basis. The contract with Ms. Chan is for one year.

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