As congress takes up reauthorization of the Higher Education Act this year, it will have to address several policy concerns, including the rising cost of college and the need to increase degree attainment rates in the U.S. Notwithstanding those concerns, college access will continue to be a major issue. How can our nation expand college opportunities to those who have long been underrepresented, including lower-income students, minorities, and those who are the first in their families to attend college, ramping up the number of degree earners?
Last week, Her Campus McGill had the chance to interview the co-founders (both pictured at the bottom right of the picture) and directors of Desautels' Fashion Business Uncovered conference. If you're interested in a career in fashion this is definitely a conference for you! Of, if you're just interested in hearing women CEOs talk about their careers, find out what more this conference can offer in our interview below.
Bridging the Gap Between Gender and Leadership: Exploring the Real - Explicit and Implicit - Reasons Behind the Absence of Women on the 2014-2015 MUS Executive Council
McGill Women in Leadership (MWIL), Deautels Women in Business (DWIB), TEDxMontreal Women, the National Women in Business Conference, the Intercollegiate Business Convention. Evidently, as the non-exhaustive list above demonstrates, there are many occasions for women at McGill to thrive and shine in the area of leadership, where they are chronically and critically underrepresented. Within Bronfman, and McGill as a whole, women apply to volunteer, speak, participate, and join a host of clubs and initiatives highlighting female leaders.
Deeply embedded and frequently unconscious cultural and organizational biases can be challenged both through small "wins" and by establishing policies that take a whole-organization rather than a women-only approach. Second-generation gender bias is making its way into the lexicon of women's workplace issues as a subtle, covert, and at times unintentional, phenomenon that thwarts women's power and potential. ...
Authors: Luciano Barin Cruz, Natalia Aguilar Delgado, Bernard Leca, and Jean-Pascal Gond
Publication: Extreme Operating Environments, Special Topic Forum
Authors: Xiao Huang, Tamer Boyaci, Mehmet Gumus, Saibal Ray and Dan Zhang
Publication: Management Science
Authors: David Strang, Robert J. David, and Saeed Akhlaghpour
Publication: The University of Chicago Press
Are you interested in combining your managerial and business knowledge with a deep understanding of the interlinked economic, social and ecological challenges of achieving sustainability? Did you know that you can graduate with a McGill Desautels BCom degree while also having a solid foundation in the fundamentals of ecological and social systems? If so, please join us to learn about Desautels’ Managing for Sustainability programs, course offerings, and possible career paths in sustainability.
Desautels BCom students Hasan Nizami, Ishani Majumdar, Fiona Xu and Sunaina Roy Chaudhuri (coached by Professor Sebastien Betermier) won the Montreal regional PRMIA Risk Management Challenge on January 22. The team will proceed to the International PRMIA Risk Management Challenge to be held in Minneaopolis, Minnesota on March 6th, 2015.
Desautels PhD candidate Feyza Guliz Sahinyazan won 2nd place in the Doing Good with Good OR - INFORMS Student Paper Competition for her paper entitled, “Optimizing Mobile Blood Collection: Application in Turkey.”
The competition is held each year to identify and honour outstanding projects in the field of operations research and the management sciences conducted by a student or student group that have a significant societal impact.