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Paris attacks spark concerns in tourism sector: ‘They are cancelling their trips’

Over the weekend after the terrorist attacks in Paris, the email cancellations started to come in at the Travel Network Corp., a company with offices in Toronto in Montreal that offers “bespoke travel for the luxury sector.”
... Dr. Ken Lester, a professor at the Desautels faculty of management at McGill University, noted that the Paris stock market barely flickered overall on Monday. Longer-term, investors, however, may be deterred by the city’s changing risks.

Published: 20Nov2015

Why this serial entrepreneur finally went back to school

Nicholas Reichenbach believes in letting the ideas flow.

Similarly, Alexander Kalil, a former portfolio manager in his 70s who teaches at McGill University’s Desautels Faculty of Management in Montreal, encourages MBA students to take an open-minded approach to business creation.

Read full article: The Globe and Mail, November 16, 2015

Published: 20Nov2015

Social Entrepreneurship Workshop: Designing your career, your enterprise, and your impact

On November 13, 2015, the Marcel Desautels Institute for Integrated Management (MDIIM) and the Dobson Centre for Entrepreneurship co-sponsored a half-day workshop on social entrepreneurship. Entitled “Social Entrepreneurship: Designing your career, your enterprise, and your impact”, the event featured a broad range of attendees – from those new to the concept of entrepreneurship to established entrepreneurs.

Published: 19Nov2015

The Most Powerful Entrepreneurs in Canada

Who’s really calling the shots in Canada? Every year, Canadian Business compiles a list of the Power 50, the dealmakers, financiers, entrepreneurs and CEO whisperers who are shaping the way we do business now.

50. Imran Ahmed
Founder, Business of Fashion 
Built a huge following in a $1-trillion industry

Published: 19Nov2015

CIS Top 8 Academic All-Canadians honoured at Rideau Hall

The Canadian Interuniversity Sport student-athletes announced last month (Oct. 21) as Top Eight Academic All-Canadians for the 2014-2015 season were honoured in Ottawa on Monday morning.

Published: 19Nov2015

Nouveau président à la tête du conseil d'administration de la Fondation de l'ITHQ

Le conseil d'administration de la Fondation de l'ITHQ est heureux d'annoncer la nomination de M. Guy Larivée, président-directeur général de l'entreprise Hector Larivée, à titre de président du conseil.

Read full article: CNW, November 16, 2015



Published: 19Nov2015

New scholarship to recognize LGBT leadership

In 1990, except for discussions about women in business, Timothy Thompson recalls little talk of diversity and inclusion of minorities when he became a banker after graduating with an MBA from McGill University’s Desautels Faculty of Management. “Over the course of my career of 25 years, the conversation about diversity and inclusion has definitely opened up,” says Mr. Thompson, chief operating officer of TD Asset Management in Toronto. But he still sees gaps, including for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. That’s why Mr.

Published: 19Nov2015

Thinkers50, les oscars des idées les plus stimulantes

Le palmarès Thinkers50, établi tous les deux ans, encourage une saine émulation entre les experts en management du monde entier. Et s’emploie à relayer quantité d’idées novatrices auprès des dirigeants d’entreprise et de la société civile.
Oscar du management, la cérémonie Thinkers50 comporte un « mur des célébrités » et nombre de récompenses spécifiques, dont une distinction d’honneur, cette année, pour l’intégralité des travaux du professeur Henry Mintzberg.

Published: 19Nov2015

Carlos Leitão: ‘You need to jump in if you want to change things’

Karl Moore is a professor of strategy and organization at the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University. In this exclusive interview he speaks with Quebec’s Finance Minister Carlos Leitao.

Read full article: Financial Post, November 12, 2015

Published: 19Nov2015