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Why Do So Many Women Who Study Engineering Leave the Field?

Engineering is the most male-dominated field in STEM. It may perhaps be the most male-dominated profession in the U.S., with women making up only 13% of the engineering workforce.

Published: 26Aug2016

The Path From Diplomat to Global Entrepreneur

After more than a decade of rising in the ranks of the public service, I began to question my career path. It was a career like many that had taken time to build. As a Canadian diplomat, I looked to a potential future with a great salary, a pension, international travel, and most of all, the prestige of representing Canada on the world stage.

Published: 26Aug2016

Un atout pour se propulser dans le fauteuil de pdg

Les dirigeants québécois sont à la traîne par rapport à ceux des États-Unis en matière de formation supérieure. La situation est toutefois appelée à changer, puisque les entrepreneurs québécois cherchent à mieux s'outiller pour faire face aux nouveaux défis du monde des affaires.

Published: 26Aug2016

Les programmes de formation se renouvellent

Dès septembre, les étudiants du MBA de l'Université McGill pourront accéder à une spécialisation en analyse de données. Ils apprendront ainsi comment utiliser de façon optimale les données recueillies par les entreprises afin de mieux connaître leurs clients et d'améliorer leur prise de décisions stratégiques. «On remarque beaucoup d'intérêt de la part des étudiants pour ce thème. Pourtant, même les grandes entreprises débutent dans ce domaine.

Published: 26Aug2016

Le meilleur après le spécialiste du domaine

Jean-François Dufresne, 48 ans, est arrivé dans l'entreprise familiale, Preverco, sans l'avoir prévu. Son expérience de consultant en gestion pour de grandes entreprises et son MBA à l'Université McGill l'ont aidé à effectuer ce virage au moment où la PME de Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures, qui fabrique des planchers de bois, devait gérer une transition difficile.

Lire l'article complet: La Presse, le 27 Août 2016

Published: 26Aug2016

Sin to sustainability in Las Vegas

Yalmaz Siddiqui, BCom’92, has made a name for himself by championing responsible corporate behaviour. And now he finds himself in Las Vegas, the fabled “Sin City,” a place not exactly renowned for showcasing responsible behaviour of any sort.

Published: 25Aug2016

Major Construction around Desautels Faculty of Management

Please be advised that the City of Montreal is undergoing a number of major construction projects that will impede access to the downtown campus, including the Bronfman building.

For more information, please visit the McGill construction site or City of Montreal Info-Travaux.

Published: 24Aug2016

Imaflex Inc. Announces Results for the Second Quarter of 2016

Imaflex announces the appointment of John Ripplinger as Vice President Corporate Affairs, effective September 6, 2016.  “John is a highly qualified professional with extensive financial expertise and a track record of success working with industry-leading companies,” highlighted Mr.

Published: 24Aug2016

Couche-Tard to buy U.S. convenience store chain CST for $4.4B

Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. will buy U.S. retail rival CST Brands Inc. in a takeover deal worth $4.4 billion.

The two companies had been rumoured to be working on a pact since last week, and on Monday, the Quebec-based convenience store chain confirmed their offer.

..."What they have learned to do very clearly is to bring the best ideas from the acquisitions to the whole group and develop them," said Karl Moore, Associate Professor at McGill University.

Published: 23Aug2016

How Grantmaking Can Create Adaptive Organizations

Coal mining was the economic lifeblood of eastern Kentucky for most of the twentieth century, providing families in this rural mountainous region with one of the few sources of a middle-class income. But those jobs began disappearing in the 1980s as producers switched from underground mining to surface mining and mountaintop removal. More recently, mining operations have shifted to western U.S. states as the coal seams in Central Appalachia have become depleted.

Published: 22Aug2016