Bombardier layoffs a symptom of Canada’s failure to stay competitive, says expert

Bombardier is eliminating 7,500 workers around the world, with roughly 2,000 positions being cut in Canada. But they’re hiring 3,700 in countries with lower costs. One expert says Canada’s struggle to be competitive in the international marketplace is one reason why.

Karl Moore, professor at the Desautels faculty of management at McGill University, said that Bombardier will have to “suffer some pain” here in Canada as it restructures in an attempt to return to profitability and competitiveness.

Published: 24Oct2016

Citi names new Canada sales head

Citigroup has selected banking veteran Hany Naguib as the Canada sales head for its Treasury and Trade Solutions (TTS) business. In this newly created role, Naguib will lead sales efforts across the country, coordinating with counterparts in Citi’s other business lines. The TTS organization of Citi employs talents in Toronto, Montréal, and Calgary.

Published: 24Oct2016

'Had to be done'

McGill University professor Karl Moore discusses the challenges Bombardier faced and why the layoffs 'had to be done'.

Watch full video: The Loop, October 21, 2016 

Published: 24Oct2016

Une farine à base de sauterelles pour réduire la faim dans le monde ?

Depuis quelques temps, la nourriture à base d'insectes semble de plus en plus populaire. Un succès qui pourrait bien encore monter d'un cran avec cette découverte. Des étudiants de l'Université McGill ont mis au point une farine fabriquée à base d'insectes et destinée à faire du pain et d'autres aliments.

Published: 24Oct2016

Celebrating Social Innovation and Impact Interns in the Quartier de l’innovation


Join McGill’s Social Economy Initiative and Social Innovators’ Integration Lab (SIIL) as they celebrate the 4th cohort of the SEI Impact Internship Program. This unique internship program pairs McGill's top undergraduate students with social-purpo

Buying Stability: The Distributive Outcomes of Firm Responses to Risk in the Bolivian Mining Industry

Leacock Building Room 232 , 855 rue Sherbrooke Ouest, Montreal, QC, H3A 2T7, CA

Location: Leacock Building, room 232 
Date & Time: 12:30 - 2:00 pm 

McGill Innovation Week: Build a Startup with McGill's Inventions

Bronfman Building Room 201-202, 1001 rue Sherbrooke Ouest, Montreal, QC, H3A 1G5, CA

The McGill Dobson Centre for Entrepreneurship is proud to present their second annual event, Build a Start-up with McGill Technology.

Questions pour un patron: la force des employés est le secret du succès


Âge : 51 ans

Études : Martin Bachant est titulaire d'un MBA EDC de l'Université McGill et d'un baccalauréat en marketing de l'Université du Québec à Montréal.

En poste depuis : décembre 2014

Nombre d'employés : plus de 400 au Québec et 2500 au Canada

Published: 20Oct2016

Trade-offs and disappearing acts: shifting societal discourses of diversity in Canada over three decades

Authors: Cukier, W., Gagnon, S., Roach, E., Elmi, M., Yap, M., Rodrigues, S.

Publication: The International Journal of Human Resource Management 


Published: 20Oct2016

The 23-Year-Old Behind Soular Is Bringing Solar-Powered Backpacks To Children In Africa

Salima Visram is the 23-year-old entrepreneur behind the Soular, a backpack company equipped with solar panels, which allow children who don’t have access to electricity in rural parts of Africa to study at night without having to use an expensive and carcinogenic kerosene lamp. Soular will be launching a new one-for-one model today, through the sale of trendy backpacks on HSN in collaboration with Disney, alongside their new movie, Queen of Katwe, which is set in rural Uganda, where the kerosene lamp is central to the plot of the story.

Published: 18Oct2016