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Desautels MBA Delivers the Global Leadership Lecture in Sydney, Australia

Usman W. Chohan, a graduate of Desautels MBA in Strategy and Leadership (2014) delivered the 2015 Foreign Affairs Lecture in the Global Leadership Program (GLP) at Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia. The lecture was titled "The World Bank and the New Dynamics of Development", and drew on Mr. Chohan's WB experience to map the development field, particularly in the context of emergent institutions such as AIIB. The lecture was praised for its cultural context, appeal to a young audience, and breadth of content.

Published: 18Dec2015

Two Desautels alumni receive the Meritorious Service Medal

Two Desautels alumni – Rob Fetherstonhaugh, BCom78, DPA ’80, and Marc Balevi, BCom 77, DPA 78 – received the Meritorious Service Medal last week from the Governor General.

View the ceremony: Youtube, December 11, 2015

Learn more about this award.

Published: 18Dec2015

Physician with a mission

Joanne Liu has treated patients in the most dangerous parts of the globe as a Médecins Sans Frontières doctor. Now, as MSF’s international president, she is holding the world’s leaders to account for the way they handle medical crises.

The body of a six-year-old Syrian refugee is on the cover of every newspaper arrayed in the lobby of the Montreal restaurant where Dr. Joanne Liu, international president of Médecins Sans Frontières, has just arrived.

Published: 18Dec2015

In memoriam: H. Arnold Steinberg, Chancellor Emeritus

(Editor’s Note: The following is a message from Principal Suzanne Fortier.)

Dear members of the McGill community:

It is with great sadness that I inform you of the passing of H. Arnold Steinberg, McGill Chancellor Emeritus. Mr. Steinberg died suddenly this morning in Montreal. He was 82 years old.
... A lifelong Montrealer, Arnold graduated from McGill with a Bachelor of Commerce in 1954. His education was only the beginning of his deep relationship to McGill University. 

Published: 18Dec2015

Porter Airlines ‘assessing’ after expansion plan nixed

Porter Airlines would not elaborate on the airline’s future strategy at Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport now that its expansion plan is dead.
... McGill University professor and aviation expert Karl Moore said the news was a blow to Porter’s future strategy.

Read full article: Yahoo News, December 14, 2015

Published: 18Dec2015

Ultimate Campus Celebrity: Professor Ashesh Mukherjee

It's a busy time for both students and professors as final exams and grades loom upon us. But this week, Her Campus McGill was lucky enough to get a hold of Desautels's renowned consumer behaviour professor and DJ for an interview - Professor Ashesh Mukherjee

Read full article: Her Campus, December 12, 2015

Published: 18Dec2015

Why ‘behavioral economics’ is neither ‘behavioral,’ nor ‘economics’

Written by Reuven Brenner

Over the years, some economists carried out laboratory experiments and argued that people are inconsistent in ways they assess risks and probabilities. They concluded that it is misleading to rely on other economists’ view of risk, and that economics cannot be separated from psychology. This field of study is known today as “behavioral economics” (Kahneman and Tversky its founders), which, as briefly shown here, is neither “behavioral,” nor “economics,” nor makes sense.

Published: 18Dec2015

Canadian bank CEO on his different approach to managing people

This is Karl Moore of the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University with Talking Management for The Globe and Mail. Today I am delighted to sit down with Peter Aceto, who is the CEO of Tangerine, an innovative Canadian Bank.

Read full transcrip: The Globe and Mail, December 9, 2015

Published: 18Dec2015

McGill to Offer a Master of Management in Finance

Canada's McGill University will launch a Masters of Management in Finance program beginning in 2016.

Read full article: Find MBA, December 8, 2015

Published: 18Dec2015

End of hierarchy boosts front line managers' power

The transition of work structures from 20th century hierarchical org structures to the more flexible, collaborative, networked work structures emerging in various organizations may herald the end of hierarchy but it does not mean a flat world of work, nor does it mean the end of management.

Published: 18Dec2015

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