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When one degree just isn’t enough

In 2010, after graduating from McGill University in Montreal with an undergraduate degree in engineering, Shawn Errunza co-founded a biomedical device company whose software-based tools help rehabilitate victims of strokes and other injuries.

But when the company, Jintronix, Inc., hit a rough patch, Mr. Errunza kept his options open by applying to medical school at McGill. “I realized I was building a virtual reality system for stroke victims but didn’t even know what a stroke was,” he says.

Published: 24Mar2016

Pembroke co-founder Ian Soutar dies

Ian Soutar, a pillar of the Montreal investing community and active contributor to many Quebec charities and community organizations, has died, age 79.

A McGill graduate in engineering who subsequently obtained a fellowship to study at the London School of Economics, Soutar was co-founder of Pembroke Management in 1968 with Neil Ivory, Clifford Larock and Scott Taylor.

Published: 24Mar2016

Pourquoi les manufacturiers doivent augmenter leur productivité de 5 % par année

La tâche est douloureuse, mais indispensable, affirme Éric Tétrault, président des Manufacturiers et exportateurs du Québec (MEQ). Pour profiter pleinement du futur accord de libre-échange avec l'Union européenne, les entreprises québécoises doivent accroître leur productivité d'au moins 5 % par an au cours des 10 prochaines années.

«C'est extrêmement ambitieux, il faut en être conscient. Mais je pose la question : avons-nous le choix ?» demande le patron des MEQ dans un entretien avec Les Affaires.

Published: 24Mar2016

Thesis Defense Presentation: Amir Akbari

Bronfman Building 1001 rue Sherbrooke Ouest, Montreal, QC, H3A 1G5, CA

Amir Akbari, a doctoral student at McGill University in the Finance area will be defending his thesis: 


McGill Governor Emeritus Ian A. Soutar passes away

[The following os 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 Ian A. Soutar, McGill Governor Emeritus and longtime friend and supporter of the University. He was 79 years old.

Published: 23Mar2016

Talking Management: The downsides of power

Professor Karl Moore of the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University with Talking Management for The Globe and Mail, talks with Columbia Business School professor Adam Galinsky.

Read full transcript: The Globe and Mail, 22 March, 2016 

Watch full video: The Globe and Mail, 22 March, 2016 

Published: 23Mar2016

Erratum to 'Supply Chain Design for Unlocking the Value of Remanufacturing Under Uncertainty'

Authors: Chen, W., Kucukyazici, B.Verter, V., Saenz, M.J.

Publication: European Journal of Operational Research

Published: 23Mar2016

This week on Focus Montreal: March 19

This week on Focus Montreal, meet a doctor who is part of a new film highlighting the high rate of depression among physicians, hear from a McGill prof and student about a life-altering trip and listen to what one teacher is saying about Quebec's new history course.


Hot Cities of the World tour

For eight years, a group of 40 McGill University  students and alumni have gone to countries of the world which are enjoying strong economic growth.

This year was no exception.

Published: 21Mar2016

A McKinsey grad offers eight pointers for success at work

When Shu Hattori started working at McKinsey & Co. in 2008, he constantly jotted down in a notebook insights into how to do his job better, harvested from his own experiences and by watching others around him. At one point, a colleague suggested the native of Britain and McGill University commerce graduate consider writing a book. By then, he had amassed about 70 principles drawn from the firm. He trimmed those to 47, which are featured in his new book The McKinsey Edge.

Published: 21Mar2016