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Club attempts to expand use of bitcoins on campus

This September during Frosh week, the McGill Cryptocurrency Club (MCC) initiated a “bitcoin airdrop,” handing out paper envelopes with vouchers for bitcoin, a form of digital currency, to be redeemed within three months. According to Michael Gord, a U4 Management student and co-founder of MCC, over $1,000 in bitcoin has been given away to McGill students to date, with around a 50 per cent claim rate.

Published: 3Nov2015


Bombardier et le gouvernement du Québec ont créé une société en commandite pour y placer tous les actifs liés à la C Series et le milliard de dollars américains offert par Québec pour mener à bien le projet. Comment ça fonctionne ?
... « Dans ce cas-ci, c’est un véhicule approprié, commente Ken Lester, professeur à la faculté de gestion Desautels de l’Université McGill. Ainsi, le Québec ne va jamais perdre plus du milliard qu’il a investi. »

Published: 3Nov2015

Jennifer Heil inducted into Canadian Sports Hall of Fame 0

 The first pieces of the puzzle came together for Jennifer Heil when she was a Grade 2 student at Millgrove School in Spruce Grove. She drew the Olympic rings on a picture for her teacher Mrs. Wrangler, who responded, “I believe you can do it.”

Read full article: Stony Plain Reporter, October 30, 2015

Published: 3Nov2015

Quebec’s US$1B deal gives Bombardier ‘breathing room’

Bombardier says a US$1-billion lifeline from the Quebec government will help complete development of the CSeries and restore customer faith in the delayed and costly commercial jet program. 
... Karl Moore, professor at McGill’s Desautels Faculty of Management, said the deal doesn’t solve all of Bombardier’s cash flow problems, but does give it “breathing room.”

Published: 3Nov2015

Why corporate social responsibility isn't a piece of cake

Written by Professor Henry Mintzberg with his colleague J.C. Marques 

Although corporations can play important roles in addressing some of society’s problems, it’s naïve to think that corporate social responsibility can turn the corporate landscape into a win-win wonderland.

Read full article: MIT Sloan Management Review, June 16, 2015


Published: 3Nov2015

Individually perceived IS slack resources and innovating with it

AuthorsRahrovani, Y. and Pinsonneault, A.  

PublicationSystem Sciences (HICSS), 2015 48th Hawaii International Conference

Published: 3Nov2015

Social Entrepreneurship: Designing Your Career, Enterprise, and Impact


Date: Friday, November 13, 2015

Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Location: Room 410, McGill Bronfman Building, 1001 Sherbrooke Street W

The Pulses Conclave in Jaipur, India


India Pulses and Grains Association (IPGA) will be hosting the third edition of its biennial event THE PULSES CONCLAVE from February 17th to 19th, 2016 at Jaipur Exhibition &

$1 billion enough to keep Bombardier going, but company will need to sell planes to survive

With Bombardier struggling with a multi-billion dollar loss this year, the Quebec government is riding to the rescue.
Management professor Karl Moore agrees that Bombardier is a critical part of Quebec's economy.
"Part of it is that it's a great part of our history. One of Quebec and Canada's few multinationals developed and built around the world," said Moore.

Published: 2Nov2015

Best Business Schools 2015

Business school has been called a two-year job interview, and with good reason: For more than $100,000 and two years of study, MBAs hope to gain access to vast alumni networks, top-tier internships, and the very best jobs. Our annual ranking of full-time MBA programs now focuses on what most people hope to get after business school: a satisfying, well-paying job.
Full-Time MBA: International
#16 McGill (Desautels) 

Published: 2Nov2015