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William Shatner on acting, music, life & “Star Trek”

It’s not uncommon for a veteran actor to offer sage advice, choice nuggets of wisdom, gleaned from a lifetime of experience. William Shatner, at nearly 85, is not one of those actors.

“What I’ve learned,” said the Canadian-born Shatner, who brings his one-man Broadway show to the Balboa Theatre Thursday, “is that I, primarily, and everybody, in general, knows nothing. I know nothing.”

William Shatner graduated from McGill University in 1952 with a BCom degree.

Published: 28Jan2016

The real (and shocking) story of Kevin O'Leary's business career

Buried in the back pages of the financial press last October was a story about the sale of his mutual fund company, O’Leary Funds, to Canoe Financial, an investment firm run by former Dragons’ Den cast member and entrepreneur Brett Wilson.

Published: 28Jan2016

Students fund first school for Syrian children in refugee camp

Four students have set up the first school in an Iraqi refugee camp after meeting on the online course ‘Social Learning for Social Impact’ at the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University in Canada.

Published: 26Jan2016

Five Canadian universities make the Financial Times' MBA rankings. Only one from Quebec: McGill

McGill made it to No. 85, an improvement over last year, when it was No. 100 on the FT Global MBA rankings.

The other four universities that made it this year are:

60. University of Toronto: Rotman. (Last year: 53)
88. Western University: Ivey. (Last year: 97)
93. Queen’s University: Smith.  (Last year: 86)
96. University of British Columbia: Sauder. (Last year: 81)

Published: 26Jan2016

Reflecteren kun je leren. Het maakt je een betere beslisser

De betere leiders denken na voordat ze handelen, maar ze zien en grijpen kansen terwijl anderen (nog) afwachten. Niet iedereen is echter een geboren leider, maar ze moeten het wel elke dag laten zien op de werkvloer. Volgens de Amerikaanse onderzoeker, auteur en kunstenares Nancy Adler ligt de sleutel bij meer reflectie, bij voorkeur met een papieren dagboek. Alleen dan geven we onszelf de tijd om naar onze behoeften te luisteren. Adler heeft deze dagboekmethode bij veel directeuren en managers succesvol geadviseerd. In dit artikel enkele handvatten om te starten.

Published: 26Jan2016

«Manager wälzen Kosten auf die Gesellschaft ab»

Henry Mintzberg ist ein BWL-Doyen. Mit den heutigen Managern und Business Schools geht er hart ins Gericht. Die Gier der VW-Manager sei nur die Spitze des Eisberges.

In einer losen Reihe widmet sich die «Handelszeitung» den Gurus der Business Schools. Wie sehen sie die Welt? Was läuft falsch in der Wirtschaft? Und was muss sich ändern? Den Auftakt macht Henry Mintzberg.

Published: 26Jan2016

Workforce diversity boosted by recommending a friend

Workforce diversity boosted by recommending a friend

Referring friends and associates for job vacancies can help to create a diverse workforce, a new study from the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University finds.

Word-of-mouth recruitment, the most common way to fill jobs, has previously been thought to cause segregation at work: women tend to reach out to other women in their networks, and men do likewise.

Published: 25Jan2016

Meet the dean: Isabelle Bajeux-Besnainou of Desautels

It was with a sense of déjà vu that Isabelle Bajeux-Besnainou arrived at work last September to take up her post as the first female dean at McGill University’s Desautels Faculty of Management.

Montréal provided the Paris-born and raised Bajeux-Besnainou with her first north American teaching job almost a quarter of a century ago, albeit not at McGill but at the nearby Université de Montréal.

Read full article: Financial Times, 22 January, 2016

Published: 25Jan2016

Dogfight: Inside the decades-long battle over Toronto’s Billy Bishop airport

Someone with a healthy streak for mischief must have come up with the idea to rename the airport on Toronto Island after Billy Bishop.

The 2009 decision to link the legendary First World War flying ace to the airport was meant to be a feel-good story: Bishop once ran a flight service for wealthy Torontonians from the island to Ontario cottage country, and the new name was a popular choice.

Published: 25Jan2016

Lancement de la deuxième édition de Lait’s Go Sport

Le Réseau du sport étudiant du Québec (RSEQ) et Lait’s Go Sport sont fiers d’annoncer le lancement de la deuxième édition du «Programme Ambassadeurs Lait’s Go Sport». Quatorze étudiants-athlètes universitaires du RSEQ, provenant de sept universités, représenteront la marque sur leurs campus respectifs.

...Après un processus de sélection, voici donc les étudiants-athlètes qui ont été sélectionnés.

...François Bourque - Redmen de l’Université McGill, Basketball, Gestion (comptabilité)

Published: 25Jan2016