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Professor Gregory Vit: "The Risk in Risk Management: Financial Organizations and the Problem of Conformity" book release

McGill Desautels Professor Gregory Vit's book: The Risk in Risk Management: Financial Organizations and the Problem of Conformity was reviewed in the March 2015 Issue of Organization Studies. The reviewer, Professor Iain Munro, concluded: "…this book deserves to be widely read and I have no doubt that its scrupulous lessons will better equip us and our students to avoid such financial misadventures in the future."

Published: 12Mar2015

Management Undergraduate Society raises $45 thousand for cancer research

New initiatives contribute to increased revenues

by Cece Zhang

Jan 27, 2015

The Management Undergraduate Society (MUS) organized the Winter Carnival and the Cancer Auction, raising approximately $45,000 towards cancer research this year, a significant increase from last year’s events, which raised $30,000.

Published: 12Mar2015

Desautels MBAs Win Consulting Prize at USC Marshall Global Consulting Challenge

MBA students Sankalp Sachdeva, Brandon Groper, Nico Drohojowski, Abolfazl Keighobadi Lamjiri (Professional MBA), and Vasu Subrahmanian, won the prestigious Consulting prize and ranked 2nd overall at the 2015 USC Marshall Global Consulting Challenge.

Published: 12Mar2015

User's Perceived IS Slack Resources and Their Effects on Innovating with IT

Authors: Rahrovani, Y., Pinsonneault, A.

Publication: 35th International Conference on Information Systems "Building a Better World Through Information Systems", ICIS 2014


Published: 11Mar2015

Desautels Business Conference on Sustainability 2015


Established in 2003, the Desautels Business Conference on Sustainability (DBCS) is a fully student- initiated and student-run annual conference borne through business students answering the increasingly pressi

Not giving regular feedback? No wonder you’re losing talent

Written by Professor Karl Moore and Sema Burney

Many managers today don’t relish giving feedback. In the past, feedback was associated with the annual review, a thoroughly unenjoyable hour where everyone involved couldn’t wait for it to end. Today with millennials, feedback is more central to the role of manager than ever before.

Published: 6Mar2015

How Skateboarding Made Me a Better Marketer

This year, I’m celebrating 25 years of skateboarding. While I’ve skated all over the world and made a lot of incredible friends along the way it wasn’t until I read this article about skateboarding legend Rodney Mullen that I began to consider the overlap between my passion for skateboarding and my passion for marketing.
... Ben Plomion is VP of Marketing at Chango, where he heads up marketing and communications. 

Published: 6Mar2015

Aspire Food Group: First Recipient of the Richter Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship Program

Richter is proud to announce the creation of the Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship Program - an initiative to help social entrepreneurs in their mission of bringing innovative solutions to social problems. The Program aims to recognize and assist businesses that have demonstrated a positive impact on social, cultural and environmental concerns.

Published: 6Mar2015

HBO Financial Services joins Peak

Peak Financial Group is continuing to expand, as HBO Financial Services joins forces with Peak Insurance Services, after an eight-year partnership. Founded in 1997, by James Hindley, Larry Barakett and Boris Ozbalt, HBO is a boutique Managing General Agency, catering to a group of advisors working predominantly in the high net worth markets in Quebec, Ontario and Nova Scotia.

Read article here: Investment Executive, February 18, 2015

Published: 6Mar2015

Part-funded MBAs keeping lawyers content in roles

A number of the Silver and Magic Circle law firms are offering to part fund MBAs as a method of retaining their top performers, according to recruitment firm Legal Professionals. The legal recruitment specialist revealed that firms have become increasingly creative with their retention methods in an effort to prevent talent with three to five years’ experience from moving on. One way of doing this is to tap into the growing trend of some lawyers who are looking to develop wider business skills.

Published: 6Mar2015