Class action lawsuit proposed on Air Canada and WestJet baggage fees

Air Canada and WestJet are facing a potential class action lawsuit after imposing checked baggage fees only days apart.

The proposed class action alleges that the two airlines colluded to impose the fees and have unjustly enriched themselves in the process.

...Karl Moore, an aviation expert at McGill University's Desautels Faculty of Management, found the collusion allegations far fetched.

"I think it's highly unlikely they would collude, it's not the nature of the beast, they're just fierce competitors," Moore said.

Published: 6Oct2016

Of Empathy And Strategy

Corporations have more data than ever about their consumers and customers, and advanced analytic platforms increasingly democratize data analysis.

Published: 6Oct2016

Why female engineering students leave the field

Female engineers are leaving an already male-dominated engineering field due to a culture that does not take them seriously, according to Professor Brian Rubineau of Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill University.

Rubineau, along with co-authors Carroll Seron (UC Irvine), Erin Cech (University of Michigan) and Susan Silbey (MIT), found that unchallenging projects, blatant sexual harassment and greater isolation from support networks contribute to women’s exit from engineering.

Published: 6Oct2016

From Promise to Impact: Ending Malnutrition by 2030


The McGill Centre for the Convergence of Health and Economics (MCCHE), in conjunction with the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) and the Micronutrient Initiative (MI), is launching the 2016 Global Nutrition Report (GNR)

New Desautels Dean: Gender Is Irrelevant

Isabelle Bajeux-Besnainou doesn’t know what it’s like to be a man in charge of a business school. And she doesn’t particularly care.

Bajeux-Besnainou, professor of finance and dean of Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University in Montreal, Canada, is looking forward to the day when she doesn’t get questions about gender anymore. Such questions are irrelevant, she says.

Read full article: Poets and Quants, October 4, 2016 

Published: 4Oct2016

The Female Deans’ Perspective

Gender equality remains a central issue in business and business education. While some statistics offer hope by demonstrating that the business world is improving, albeit slowly, there is nothing better than hearing from women on the frontlines when it comes to the world of business education.

Published: 4Oct2016

Executive Appointments Advance MGM Resorts International’s Leadership Role in Environmental Sustainability

As Vice President of Corporate Sustainability, Yalmaz Siddiqui is responsible for leading a range of environmental sustainability initiatives for the company, including sustainable sourcing, employee engagement, green conventions, food waste reduction and waste management. In addition, Siddiqui will provide leadership and oversight for the development of an advanced sustainability strategy framework for MGM Resorts, including metrics and goals, project accountability, roles, and reporting strategy.

Published: 4Oct2016

McGill holds sustainability forums

Friday, September 23, marked the first of three open forum meetings that invited members of the McGill community to discuss sustainability at McGill.

Published: 4Oct2016

Jean-Michel Lavoie nommé v.-p. adjoint chez Sun Life

Jean-Michel Lavoie a été nommé vice-président adjoint, conception de produits, garanties collectives à la Financière Sun Life.

Jean-Michel Lavoie a joint l'institution financière en 2013 à titre de directeur de produit, garanties de remboursement de frais de médicaments, après avoir travaillé dans l'industrie pharmaceutique, entre autres chez Pfizer Canada. Il possède un MBA de l'Université McGill, ainsi qu'un baccalauréat en pharmacie de l'Université de Montréal.

Published: 4Oct2016

Marie Le Cannellier: President of MTL Relations

Meet Marie Le Cannellier, a U3 Management student who calls Chicago home. Marie recently became President of MTL Relations, an organization that aims to get you out of the McGill bubble by making it easier for you to connect with students from all universities in Montreal. Read on if you want to learn more about Marie and MTL Relations!

Read full article: Her Campus, October 4, 2016

Published: 4Oct2016