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TONY BEST: Proud to be a banker

There are some places Wayne Griffith knows like the back of his hand.
... Griffith brought a wealth of knowledge and experience in the financial services industry to his new position at RBC. A graduate of Concordia University in Montreal, the Bajan holds a Bachelor’s degree of commerce and a number of other financial planning designations from Concordia, the Canadian Securities Institute, the Institute of Canadian Bankers and McGill University’s Executive Institute.

Published: 24Aug2015

Quebec company developing a legal alternative to Uber

Taxi companies are playing catch-up in the battle for a smartphone presence. A Quebec company is developing its own app to allow taxi customers to order a cab from their phone, to track its location while en route and allow them to pay via their phone as well.
... “Uber has such a strong presence here already and has sort of become the market leader all of a sudden. Whether the taxi companies can get that back with this app will be interesting to see.” – says Jui Ramaprasad.

Published: 21Aug2015

Making Your Passion Pay

When British entrepreneur Oliver Proudlock visited France for a ski season he didn’t expect to sell a chalet and begin his start-up journey. Here is his story... 
“I sold a small guest house in the French Alps for a friend a little over half a decade ago and stumbled upon a business model that really worked. I’d begun with a three-bedroom chalet in 2009, perched above the town of Chamonix, offering catered accommodation during the winter ski season and turning into a backpackers lodge once the snow had melted... "

Published: 21Aug2015

Montreal Is The Best Student City In Canada, Says QS Top Universities

Choosing a post-secondary school is one of life's most important decisions. But Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) Top Universities is making the choice a little easier for anyone who's considered studying in Montreal. 
... Montreal came seventh with a score of 380. QS praised it for having a number of Canada's "highest ranking institutions," including McGill, which it has ranked second among Canadian universities. QS also praised Montreal's "relatively large and diverse student population." Indeed, it was tied with Coventry, England for the third-best "student mix" score.

Published: 20Aug2015

McGill X-1 Demo Day

9Sep201517:00
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Club Soda 1225 Boul St-Laurent, Montréal, QC H2X 2S6, CA

The McGill X-1 Accelerator is an intensive 10-week summer program to learn the skills to become better entrepreneurs from June 15 to September 9.

Sustainable Production and Circular Economy

10Sep201517:30
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Trottier Building Room 1090, 3630 rue University, Montreal, QC, H3A 0C6, CA

The growing demand for new products coupled with the rise in consumption in developing economies are straining the environment around the world.

RETScreen: Cleaner Energy Decisions

28Aug201517:30
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McConnell Engineering Building Room 13, 3480 rue University, Montreal, QC, H3A 0E9, CA

RETScreen, Natural Resources Canada's clean energy management software, helps businesses and governments alike to make cleaner energy decisions.

« Le G20 des jeunes sera un grand partage des meilleures pratiques partout dans le monde »

Entrevue 60 secondes— Vous représenterez le Canada au Sommet de l’Alliance des jeunes entrepreneurs du G20 à Istanbul, du 7 au 9 septembre prochain. 
... Diplômée en commerce de l'Université McGill, Stéphanie Brisson est chargée de projet et cofondatrice de Credo, un accélérateur de projects à impacts sociaux, et de l'espace de travail collaboratif La Gare, situé dans le Mile-End. 

Published: 19Aug2015

Reinventing the Face of Your Frontline Through Digital Recruitment

When it comes to retail, there's one aspect of the customer experience that's substantially more influential than the rest: frontline employees. Because they're often a customer's first touchpoint with a retailer and interact with customers directly on a regular basis, frontline employees act as brand ambassadors who can easily make or break the customer's shopping experience.

Published: 19Aug2015

Leadership is about a lot more than being the boss

This is Karl Moore of the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University with Talking Management for The Globe & Mail. Today I am delighted to sit down with my colleague Henry Mintzberg.

Published: 19Aug2015

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