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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

Word-of-mouth leads to more diverse workforce says report

A study from the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University has found referring friends and associates for job vacancies can help to create a diverse workforce.

Word-of-mouth recruitment, the most common way to fill jobs, had 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

So long, we’ll miss you!

The Queensland Symphony Orchestra (QSO) has been kicking goals recently and much of the credit must go to visionary CEO Sophie Galaise who has been with the orchestra for the past two and a half years.

Galaise, who is French-Canadian, has just announced she is leaving us to become CEO of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. That sucks.

Published: 22Jan2016

2016: Year of the pulse

Pulses – legumes, beans and peas – are poised to become the food of 2016 thanks to a massive global marketing effort. The McGill Centre for the Convergence of Health and Economics (MCCHE) is closely involved with the pulse community, and will shortly launch the global Pulse Innovation Platform (PIP), the convening body for pulse-based food innovation globally, serving as catalyst for a novel model of business engagement in bringing solution at scale to challenges at the nexus of farm, food and health systems.

Published: 22Jan2016

Desautels Wins 8 podiums at JDC

Congratulations to Desautels' Jeux du Commerce delagation for its 8 podium wins and overall 3rd place academic ranking.

Podiums

  • Surprise Case - 1st
  • Stock Simulation - 1st
  • Human Resources - 2nd 
  • International Business - 2nd
  • Debate - 2nd
  • First Year Case - 3rd
  • Finance - 3rd
  • Information Systems - 3rd

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Published: 22Jan2016

Emmanuelle Vaast appointed as Senior Editor for Information Systems Research (ISR) Journal

Congratulations to Professor Emmanuelle Vaast on her recent appointement as Senior Editor for Information Systems Research (ISR) Journal for a three year term starting January 1, 2016.

Published: 22Jan2016

So long, we’ll miss you!

THE Queensland Symphony Orchestra (QSO) has been kicking goals recently and much of the credit must go to visionary CEO Sophie Galaise who has been with the orchestra for the past two and a half years.

Galaise, who is French-Canadian, has just announced she is leaving us to become CEO of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. That sucks.

Published: 22Jan2016

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