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Student-Centered, Interdisciplinary Approach to Learning Leads to Education Innovation

Wed, 2012-10-24 09:31

The Marcel Desautels Institute for Integrated Management (MDIIM) at McGill University views students as critical stakeholders in university education, according to Adam Halpert, Managing Director of MDIIM. MDIIM staff and faculty engage and partner with students wherever possible. For example:

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International students are essential for Quebec’s prosperity, says McGill Principal

Fri, 2012-10-19 14:22

Quebec must develop a clear strategy to make it a destination of choice for international students, if it wants to increase its capacity for productivity and innovation. That is the message Heather Munroe-Blum, Principal and Vice-Chancellor of McGill University, delivered at a lunchtime conference of the Conseil des relations internationales de Montréal (CORIM).

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With Mary Gordon, Founder of Roots of Empathy

Thu, 2012-10-18 14:48

Mary Gordon is an award-winning social entrepreneur, educator, best-selling author, child advocate and parenting expert. In 1996, Gordon founded Roots of Empathy, a pioneering, evidence-based classroom program that helps to reduce levels of aggression among schoolchildren, while raising social/emotional competence and increasing empathy. To date, the program has reached 450,000 children worldwide.

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Emerald/EFMD Doctoral Award Winners

Thu, 2012-10-18 14:45

Dr Pamela Lirio (PhD’11) received the distinction by the editors of Personnel Review as a Highly Commended Award winner of the 2011 Emerald/EFMD Outstanding Doctoral Research Awards in the Human Resource Management category for her paper entitled: “Beyond the Expatriate Model: An Exploration of Global Work and Reconciliation of Work and Family Demands among Global Generation X Managers in Dual-Career Families.”

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Creating an action plan to improve work-life balance

Thu, 2012-10-18 14:43

Jumping from job and field to another, while learning new skills, is a pattern that defines careers.

Recent surveys suggest that financial commitments, like homeownership or family, are a tougher proposition when you can't expect to stay in a job for long or to earn more in real terms than you do at 40.

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Improving your situation and managing your career

Thu, 2012-10-18 14:41

In fact, a wide range of economic, demographic and technological forces are acting to catalyze change.

For instance, more than 20% of employees no longer go to a traditional office each day, while women comprise half of the workforce - and 40% of them are primary wage earners.

Society, too, has been fundamentally altered, with only one in six households fitting the “traditional” family structure.

-Article by Faculty Lecturer Mike Dellar

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Like him or loathe him, Bettman brings brains to bear

Thu, 2012-10-18 14:35

As the man who officially announced the NHL lockout and is seen as its architect, commissioner Gary Bettman is taking more darts than anyone in this dispute, even more than NHL Players’ Association executive director Donald Fehr.

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Talking Management with Karl Moore: How to rebalance the economy with the help of the 'plural' sector

Thu, 2012-10-18 14:34

Prof. Karl Moore speaks with Prof. Henry Mintzberg about a forthcoming electronic pamphlet by Mintzberg on "rebalancing society" with the help of the "plural sector." 

Read full transcript: The Globe and Mail, October 9, 2012

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MBA Programs Drawing More Applications in Quebec

Thu, 2012-10-18 14:30

Applications are up for MBA programs in Quebec, even as they have slowed in the U.S. RDI's business-news show reports on the situation, including interviews at Desautels Faculty of Management.

Featured in the interview: Professor Laurent Barras, MBA students Annjulie Beaulieu Hebert, Jean-Philippe Dulude, and Alexis Pradie

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Knowledge investing: The path to safer returns

Thu, 2012-10-18 14:25

A $1,000 investment in Berkshire Hathaway in 1965 – the year that Warren Buffett took control of the company – is worth over $5 million today.

… Over the decades, this legendary investor has been unparalleled in his ability to create shareholder wealth.

-Article by William Polushin

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