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Louise Richer is appointed to the Order of Canada

Louise Richer is among the 69 Canadians newly appointed to the Order of Canada by his Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada.  She was nominated “for her contributions to the development and dissemination of the performing arts as director of the École nationale de l’humour.”  Louise founded the Ecole national de l’humour in 1988.  Since its launch, she has imagined, designed, developed, defended, reflected, enriched and propelled the school, which is now recognized internationally.  Louise is currently completing her EMBA with the

Published: 8Jan2016

Organizing risk: Discourse, power, and "riskification"

Authors: Hardy, C., Maguire, S.

Publication: Academy of Management Review


Published: 8Jan2016

The Impact of Investability on Asset Valuation

Authors: Errunza, V.Ta, H.

Publication: Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis


Published: 8Jan2016

MSF president Dr. Joanne Liu on Ebola, Syria and Kunduz

Not so long ago, Joanne Liu was a Montreal doctor at Sainte-Justine Hospital.

Now, the Quebec City native and McGill graduate is the international president of Doctors Without Borders, also known by its French name, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF).

Read full article: CBC News, January 7, 2016

Published: 8Jan2016

Desautels Students Win 10 Scholarships by Foundation of CPAs of Quebec

Congratulations to the following BCom students from the Desautels Faculty of Management for winning scholarships given by the Foundation of CPAs of Quebec!

Eight winners of the Undergraduate Scholarships (given on the basis of excellent academic records and social involvement):

Published: 8Jan2016

Top 10 student cities to pursue your MBA

Home to several of Canada’s highest ranking institutions, including McGill University (currently ranked 24th in the world and 1st in Canada), Montreal has been dubbed Canada’s cultural capital, and one of the world’s most livable cities.

Read full article: Vancity Buzz, January 7, 2016

Published: 8Jan2016

Will NewLeaf succeed where other cheap Canadian airlines have failed?

There’s no question a new airline offering cheap flights within Canada sounds appealing, but will a new airline set to launch next month succeed?

NewLeaf is filling that discount gap in our country’s airline market, according to McGill professor Karl Moore, who has previously provided consulting services to the likes of British Airways and Air Canada.

Read full article; News 1130, January 7, 2016

Published: 8Jan2016

How to Manage Workers Like a ‘People Artist’

Imagine a workplace where people don't care. Imagine spending eight hours a day working in anonymity. Imagine being told that the only recognition you need is your salary. We hope you would only have to imagine this, not experience it.

...Another example is Henry Mintzberg, a professor at McGill University in Montreal and one of the world's leading management writers and educators, believes that management is an art, craft and science. Henry offers a no nonsense approach to management, leadership and strategy.

Published: 8Jan2016

Macquarie Names Ex-BMO's Farkas Head of U.S. Equity Research

Macquarie Group Ltd. named Christine Farkas head of U.S. equity research for its securities arm as the Australian investment bank pursues expansion in the world’s biggest economy.

...She holds a bachelor of commerce degree from McGill University in Montreal and will start at Macquarie on Jan. 11, according to the statement.

Read full article: Bloomberg Business, January 5, 2016

Published: 8Jan2016

Boxing Day losing its appeal with Canadian shoppers

If you’re planning to skip the Boxing Day sales this year, you’re not alone. Once considered the best day of the year for deals, Dec. 26 is increasingly losing its appeal for Canadian shoppers. 

“For the longest time, Boxing Day was considered to be the day — and realistically the week — to enjoy lower prices,” Robert Soroka, a marketing professor at McGill University, tells Yahoo Canada News. “It was really a very exciting time because it was considered to be that one day of the year where you could essentially walk off like a bandit."

Published: 7Jan2016