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.
Written by Professor Estelle Metayer
MONTREAL – In a car, blind spots are the areas of the road that the rearview and side-view mirrors do not show. A driver must constantly be aware of them – and of the potentially deadly perils they can conceal. Businesses can have blind spots, too – and they can be equally costly, causing companies to overinvest in risky ventures or fail to take advantage of emerging opportunities. Successful leaders are careful to identify their company's blind spots and introduce mechanisms to ensure that no harm will come from them.
On March 13-14, McGill students Amanda Chalupa (MSc in Social & Transcultural Psychiatry), Alyssa Wiseman (MBA-Law), Attiya Hirji (BA in International Development), Lida Faridian (MBA) and Vivien Leung (Law), also known as team MILA, are headed to San Francisco to vie for the US$1 million Hult Prize to launch their social program.
Authors:Reid, S. E., Roberts, D. and Moore, K.
Publication: Journal of Product Innovation Management, Forthcoming.
Publication: Information and Management, March 2015
McGill students have incredible ideas and know how to enact positive social change. Now you can help them apply their knowledge and passion through the Impact Internship Program at the Social Economy Initiative (SEI) of the Marcel Desautels Institute for Integrated Management (MDIIM). The program pairs top undergraduate students with social-purpose organizations (i.e. non-profits and social enterprises) for ten weeks over the summer.
The rebirth of Lac-Mégantic may very well have begun with an online survey. The questionnaire, written last year by a pair McGill University students in a social entrepreneuship class who had never before stepped food in Lac-Mégantic, asked the people there what kinds of businesses and services they felt the town was missing. More than 100 people filled out the survey in three days, and that's when Bernard D'Arche, 21, and Cécile Branco-Côté, 23, knew they were on to something.
"Stinkbugs have an apple flavor, and red agave worms are spicy. A bite of tree worm apparently brings pork rinds to mind," reports National Geographic. "This information will come in handy for those of us following the latest recommendation from the United Nations: Consume more insects," the magazine adds... A case in point is "power flour" - a product created by MBA students from McGill University in Montreal, which assists in providing food security for impoverished countries. The flour couldn't be more timely.
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.