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Home to several of Canada’s highest ranking institutions, including McGill University (currently ranked 24th in the world and 1st in Canada), Montreal has been dubbed Canada’s cultural capital, and one of the world’s most livable cities.

Read full article: Vancity Buzz, January 7, 2016

Published: 8Jan2016

Will NewLeaf succeed where other cheap Canadian airlines have failed?

There’s no question a new airline offering cheap flights within Canada sounds appealing, but will a new airline set to launch next month succeed?

NewLeaf is filling that discount gap in our country’s airline market, according to McGill professor Karl Moore, who has previously provided consulting services to the likes of British Airways and Air Canada.

Read full article; News 1130, January 7, 2016

Published: 8Jan2016

How to Manage Workers Like a ‘People Artist’

Imagine a workplace where people don't care. Imagine spending eight hours a day working in anonymity. Imagine being told that the only recognition you need is your salary. We hope you would only have to imagine this, not experience it.

...Another example is Henry Mintzberg, a professor at McGill University in Montreal and one of the world's leading management writers and educators, believes that management is an art, craft and science. Henry offers a no nonsense approach to management, leadership and strategy.

Published: 8Jan2016

Macquarie Names Ex-BMO's Farkas Head of U.S. Equity Research

Macquarie Group Ltd. named Christine Farkas head of U.S. equity research for its securities arm as the Australian investment bank pursues expansion in the world’s biggest economy.

...She holds a bachelor of commerce degree from McGill University in Montreal and will start at Macquarie on Jan. 11, according to the statement.

Read full article: Bloomberg Business, January 5, 2016

Published: 8Jan2016

Boxing Day losing its appeal with Canadian shoppers

If you’re planning to skip the Boxing Day sales this year, you’re not alone. Once considered the best day of the year for deals, Dec. 26 is increasingly losing its appeal for Canadian shoppers. 

“For the longest time, Boxing Day was considered to be the day — and realistically the week — to enjoy lower prices,” Robert Soroka, a marketing professor at McGill University, tells Yahoo Canada News. “It was really a very exciting time because it was considered to be that one day of the year where you could essentially walk off like a bandit."

Published: 7Jan2016

Bugs on the menu in Ghana as palm weevil protein hits the pan

Kyei Manu is one of four people farming palm weevil larvae in Donyina village under a scheme run by Aspire Food Group, which operates Ghana’s first commercial insect farm. Aspire wants to bring insects from the culinary margins to the mainstream to address food shortages, as well as to boost people’s iron intake.

... Aspire was founded by students from McGill University in 2013, and launched the Ghana project last year.

Published: 7Jan2016

McGill students give future Syrian newcomers English lessons online

Many people are offering help to Syrian refugees after they arrive in Quebec, but students are reaching out to refugees while they remain overseas.

... "We're filling that void," said Anita Nowak.

The Mentor-in-Residence at McGill said the image of Alan Kurdi, the young Syrian boy who drowned trying to make it to Turkey, motivated them to reach out overseas.

Read full article: CTV News, January 5, 2016

Published: 7Jan2016

Making the business case for climate change and the bottom line

As climate change and sustainability become higher priorities for companies across all sectors more chief financial officers have been given responsibility for how the issues impact the bottom line.

Published: 18Dec2015

Bombardier’s financial fortunes are slipping, but some investors are up for the risk.

While high risk, airplane maker’s preferred shares could offer high reward. Bombardier Inc. is teetering on the edge of a financial precipice.

Published: 18Dec2015

The most effective organizations have a culture than can easily adapt

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 Jennifer Chatman from UC Berkeley.

Published: 18Dec2015