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University town: Montreal ranked best city in Canada for students

Montreal is the best Canadian city, and seventh best city on the planet for students, wedged in between Singapore (6) and Hong Kong (8). In the 2015 rankings, Montreal was in eighth spot, according to QS.

Read full article: The Montreal Gazette, December 1, 2015


Published: 18Dec2015

The Green Bond: Coupling Sustainability with Finance

Usman W. Chohan has an MBA from Desautels (2014) in Strategy and Leadership. He has served as a consultant at the World Bank Institute (WBI), and as Special Situations Analyst in Global Equities at Natcan Investment Management, investment arm of the National Bank of Canada. He has been a participant in various important climate initiatives in 2015 including the Pacific Island Development Forum (PIDF) 3rd Summit in Suva, Fiji.   

Published: 18Dec2015

House prices ratchet higher but Montreal market staying relatively steady

Sergio Bonici is disappointed that his fourplex in Montreal has attracted little interest in four months on the market.
... Mo Chaudhury, finance professor at the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University, said weaker economic fundamentals are the main driver behind Montreal's relatively tepid demand.

Published: 18Dec2015

‘Uber is part of the transportation cocktail’: Jean-Nicolas Guillemette

Karl Moore is a professor of strategy and organization at the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University. In this exclusive interview he speaks with Uber Quebec’s Jean-Nicolas Guillemette.

Read full article: Financial Post, December 3, 2015

Published: 18Dec2015

Esteban Galindez Aguirre is Appointed CFO of TV Azteca

TV Azteca, one of the two largest producers of Spanish-language television programming in the world announced today that Esteban Galíndez Aguirre was appointed CFO of the company, replacing Carlos Hesles, who will become Director of Administration.

Read full article: AZ Central, December 3, 2015


Published: 18Dec2015

What if economists applied their own theories — to themselves?

Written by Reuven Brenner

George Akerlof’s and Robert Shiller’s (Nobels in economics) new book, titled Phishing for Phools: The Economics of Manipulation and Deception declares on its first page that people “do not do what is really good for them; they do not choose what they really want.” It appears that a main preoccupation of economists – the self declared “behavioral economists” prominent among them – is to show how dumb people are as consumers and in assessing risks.

Published: 18Dec2015

La technologie au service des réfugiés et des sinistrés

Lors d’un séjour humanitaire en Haïti en 2010 pour combattre l’épidémie de choléra après le séisme, le Dr Abdo Shabah a constaté à quel point le manque d’accès à l’internet compliquait la gestion de l’information sur le terrain. Les données concernant les patients et leurs besoins étaient enregistrées et transmises sur des papiers imbibés de chlore. Les cartes des lieux transformés par le tremblement de terre et la réorganisation du terrain étaient mises à jour à la main.

Published: 18Dec2015

8 leçons pour femmes ambitieuses

Le Défi 100 jours tire à sa fin pour les leaders et les participantes de L’effet A. Afin de donner un dernier petit coup de fouet à l’ambition des filles qui se préparent pour l’ultime étape de leur parcours, Diane Giard a prévu une rencontre inspirante avec une femme d’affaires et philanthrope reconnue venue de Los Angeles. Tout juste descendue de l’avion, Joey Adler, à qui l’on doit le succès canadien de la célèbre marque de vêtement Diesel, s’est donc adressée aux participantes.

Published: 18Dec2015

Dialogic Announces New Chief Operating Officer

Dialogic, a global networking software and infrastructure solution provider, announced today that Christian Primeau has joined Dialogic as the Chief Operating Officer. This is a new position in the company.

Read full article: Dialogic, December 2, 2015

Published: 18Dec2015

Cinquante entrepreneurs se mobilisent pour dynamiser l'économie locale

Depuis plusieurs mois, le président du Groupe Bertrand Rioux, François Rioux, s’est donné comme objectif d’amasser 250 000$ auprès de 50 entrepreneurs de la région, dans le but de mettre sur pied un fonds dédié à la création de nouvelles entreprises et de nouveaux emplois dans la MRC de Matane.

Published: 18Dec2015

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