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L’avocate Marie-Laure Leclercq une fois de plus honorée par ses pairs

L’Association du Barreau canadien (ABC) vient d’annoncer que Marie Laure Leclercq est la lauréate 2016 du Prix de l’héroïne du Forum sur l’orientation et l’identité sexuelles.

Pionnière et pilier de la communauté LGBTB, Marie Laure Leclercq a, au moyen des travaux qu’elle a réalisés à l’ABC et auprès d’autres organisations communautaires, servi d’exemple et de modèle pour les nombreuses personnes transgenres qui cherchent à s’insérer dans un milieu professionnel hostile.

Published: 29Feb2016

Giving furniture a new home

Geoff Hancock loves the process of hunting for the perfect high-quality furniture and home decor items for Needful Things, the store he and his wife Kim own.

Once Geoff finds the pieces, Kim takes over and uses her love of staging and decorating to beautifully display everything from tables and couches to lamps in their store and helps customers find the perfect fit for them.

Published: 29Feb2016

Diversity Is Good for Business in Hollywood, according to UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School Study

Films with multiple black actors in leading roles achieve significantly higher domestic box-office revenues than films with no black actors, according to a new study from the University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School.

“Hollywood should take note – box-office revenues are 149% higher in films with multiple black actors in leading roles compared to films with no black actors,” says Venkat Kuppuswamy, assistant professor of strategy and entrepreneurship at UNC Kenan-Flagler.

Published: 29Feb2016

BCom Students win Montreal CFA Valuation Challenge

BCom students Drew Allen, Peter Huo, Philippe Rich, Henri St-Pierre, and Kit-yuen Christie Wei won the Regional CFA Valuation Challenge in Montreal on Friday, February 19. They will compete in Chicago for the International Championships in April.  They are being coached by Professor Sebastien Betermier coached along with alumnus Cliff Isings, MBA',  now Manager – International Equities at CN.

Learn more about the CFA Research Challenge.

Published: 26Feb2016

Why diversity never comes to some workplaces

Striving for greater diversity in the workplace – be it gender, race, age or experience levels among employees – is a long sought-after goal by business leaders looking for a competitive advantage.

Several studies show that companies with a diverse workforce are more likely to outperform others in the field. So, with so much on the line, why do so many firms still struggle with a lack of gender, race or age diversity within their ranks?

Published: 25Feb2016

Le ministre des Finances à McGill : « L’avenir du Québec passe par l’innovation »

C’est la première fois que le gouvernement provincial rencontre les étudiants et les professeurs d’une université dans le cadre d’une consultation prébudgétaire, a souligné le ministre des Finances du Québec, lors d’une rencontre qui a eu lieu à McGill le 15 février.

Published: 19Feb2016

Experts say governments need to support Bombardier in order to diversify economy

 Continued government support for global firms such as Bombardier Inc. is critical if Canada wants to diversify its economy beyond natural resources, say two business experts. 

Bombardier (TSX:BBD.B) announced Wednesday it's cutting 7,000 jobs over two years, including roughly 3,000 in Canada, months after the Quebec government pledged US$1 billion of public money for the firm.

The federal Liberals say they are studying Bombardier's request for more funding, which reports say is also $1 billion. 

Published: 19Feb2016

Sportlogiq réinvente l’analyse du hockey

Un an à peine après sa création, l’entreprise Sportlogiq, lancée par deux diplômés de McGill, compte déjà 10 équipes de la LNH parmi ses clients.

« Nous découvrons des choses au sujet de la façon de jouer au hockey que personne avant nous n’a découvertes », lance Craig Buntin, cofondateur de Sportlogiq.

Published: 19Feb2016

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