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About Town: Week of August 29

Sun, 2013-09-15 17:57

Cataract Surgery
The Jewish General Hospital is hoping to reduce wait times for cataract surgery by better managing its resources. It recently conducted an analysis of its operations using an approach developed by the Harvard Business School and found that it could make improvements that would increase its capacity for cataract surgery by as much as 50 per cent.
... Experts from the JGH and McGill University’s Desautels Faculty of Management collaborated in this analysis.
Nulman the Collector

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Monarchy Resources Announces New President

Sun, 2013-09-15 17:56

The Company is pleased to announce that it has appointed Jose Perez (BCom'96) as President, Secretary and Director of the Company. Jose Perez aged 39, over the last several years has consulted to various reporting and non-reporting companies in the mining, oil & gas, technology and energy efficiency sectors. Providing guidance on corporate finance, business development, marketing and investor outreach programs. Mr. Perez has a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from McGill University, where he specialized in Finance and International Business.

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A Quebec Retailer with Flour Power

Sun, 2013-09-15 17:55

Josée Fiset, co-founder and vice-president of Première Moisson, says she’s selling “wow!” But her Quebec bakery chain is peddling more than bread and exclamation points. It’s selling the art of better eating.
“Everyone [when they enter] feels at home,” Fiset says. What a good bookstore is to bibliophiles, Première Moisson is to foodies.
... Première Moisson entered the market at the perfect time, notes Minha Hwang, a McGill University professor who specializes in retailing.

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9 Reasons to Upgrade Your Executive Education

Sun, 2013-09-15 17:54

Reason No. 1
Because it's an excuse to travel the world
If you're going to leave the house to go to school, you might as well go all the way. That's easy these days, with so many of Canada's executive education programs making travel a core part of the curriculum.
... Craig MacTavish, GM of the Edmonton Oilers, has a Queen's EMBA. Stephen Jarislowsky and Paul Desmarais Jr. (BCom'77, LLD'12) are executives-in-residence at McGill's Desautels Faculty of Management. You get the idea.

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A New Player in the Managed Mobility Game - Your Carrier

Sun, 2013-09-15 17:54

Organizations have been benefiting from the increased productivity and flexibility the mobile revolution has brought to the working world for quite some time. However, with thousands of employees bringing in one or more types of devices that need to access corporate systems, the problem has become too complicated for enterprises to manage on their own. The quick, simple solutions are no longer enough, and the market is transitioning to where enterprises need a single solution that helps them manage their entire mobile environment.

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Ça bouge au musée des beaux-arts de Montréal

Sun, 2013-09-15 17:53

Danielle Champagne, qui occupait à la fois les postes de directrice des communications au Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal et de directrice de la Fondation du Musée, se consacrera désormais uniquement à ce dernier rôle. Zoë Beaudry (BCom'00), ancienne directrice des communications à la TOHU, assumera cette même fonction et succédera à Mme Champagne. Mme Beaudry, qui possède un baccalauréat en commerce de l'Université McGill, a été directrice en gestion de la marque chez Telus et travaillé au sein des agences de publicité BBDO et Cossette.

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Former Hab Mathieu Darche Starts Second Career with Delmar

Sun, 2013-09-15 17:52

It took him 13 years, but former Canadiens forward Mathieu Darche (BCom'00) is finally putting his McGill University international business degree to great use.
For the past three weeks, Darche has been settling in as director of business development and public relations for Lachine-headquartered Delmar International Inc., a global giant in freight forwarding and customs brokerage.
His appointment to the newly created position will be announced on Tuesday via Delmar press release.

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Le voyage : une industrie complexe et fragmentée

Sun, 2013-09-15 17:51

Voici deux mois, on apprenait que Joseph Adamo (BCom'87, MBA'92), vice-président marketing du groupe Transat, remplacerait Yves Lalumière à la présidence de Transat Distribution Canada. Peu connu dans notre industrie, le nouveau grand patron des Club Voyages, Marlin Travel et autres marques du réseau de distribution de Transat peut pourtant se prévaloir d’un parcours impressionnant dans le domaine du marketing : il a été membre de la haute direction de grandes sociétés comme Marketel, Telus Mobilité, Bell Canada et le Groupe Pages Jaunes.

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Le voyage : une industrie complexe et fragmentée

Fri, 2013-09-13 18:40

Voici deux mois, on apprenait que Joseph Adamo (BCom'87, MBA'92), vice-président marketing du groupe Transat, remplacerait Yves Lalumière à la présidence de Transat Distribution Canada. Peu connu dans notre industrie, le nouveau grand patron des Club Voyages, Marlin Travel et autres marques du réseau de distribution de Transat peut pourtant se prévaloir d’un parcours impressionnant dans le domaine du marketing : il a été membre de la haute direction de grandes sociétés comme Marketel, Telus Mobilité, Bell Canada et le Groupe Pages Jaunes.

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Opinion: Bypass the Career Ladder

Fri, 2013-09-13 18:39

The term “future leader” is frequently used to describe those with the potential to lead, but not quite yet. New grads entering the workforce, or individuals with one or two years of experience under their belts, seem destined to spend the next 10 years of their lives developing basic skills and climbing — slowly, inexorably — the rungs of their chosen career ladder. So what if you don’t want to spend years of your life preparing to be a leader? Simple: You don’t have to.

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