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Refugee Policies and Grassroots Knowledge: A Public Dialogue between Government and Civil Society

Bronfman Building 1001 rue Sherbrooke Ouest, Montreal, QC, H3A 1G5, CA

Date & Time: Tuesday, June 7, from 5:30 to 7:30 pm 
Location: Samuel Bronfman Building - 1590 Docteur-Penfield Avenue

Global Power Announces Appointment of Two New Directors to its Board

Global Power Equipment Group Inc. (OTC:GLPW) (“Global Power”) today announced it has appointed two independent directors to its Board of Directors.  Following this appointment, the Global Power Board of Directors now consists of 10 members.  The newly appointed directors are as follows: 

Published: 2Jun2016

How To Network Like an Introvert

Introverts can make great networkers—that’s what really came home to me last night. Rather than acting like my usual extroverted self at a group gathering, I thought I should network half the time like an introvert, and it worked like a charm!

Published: 1Jun2016

Director of International Sales to Speak at EU-US Trade Forum

Health Enterprises, Inc., a leading consumer health products company, announces the participation of Mr. Brooke Fishback, director of international sales, in the European Union – United States (EU-US) trade forum in Tallinn, Estonia June 2nd & 3rd.

The EU-US “Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) Best Practices Workshop” will bring together leading government officials and private sector business professionals to review ways to improve trade between the EU and the US, and is the 7th EU-US trade forum in the framework of the Transatlantic Economic Council (TEC).

Published: 1Jun2016

WestJet won't serve complimentary meals on London flights

You may be able to pay less if you decide to fly with WestJet to London, England, but you’ll also need to bring your own food. This is the latest in the “unbundling” trend unfolding in the industry.

WestJet has been flying from Vancouver to London since May 6th, and unless you pay for a seat in the Plus cabin, you’ll have to buy a meal or bring your own if you want to eat during the nine-hour flight. This is the first Canadian carrier to offer a trans-Atlantic flight without the traditional free meal.

Published: 1Jun2016

Women in financial sector an asset being wasted in Canada

A 15-year veteran of Canadian capital markets (including extensive senior-level experience in investment banking with BMO), Reynolds has been the president and CEO of Women in Capital Markets for the past three years.

During her time in the industry, she has seen the stagnation of workplace diversity, especially in the executive ranks where key decisions are made. Research backs up Reynolds’ observations: A recent Peterson Institute study showed Canada ranking in the bottom 10 among 91 countries for boardroom diversity, on par with Pakistan and below Kenya and Argentina.

Published: 31May2016

Décor company Commonwealth Home Fashions toasts 70 profitable years

The Montreal company, which designs and manufactures ready-made indoor and outdoor curtains and draperies, decorative cushions and shower curtains, has managed to adapt to changing trends, technology and market forces in a way its 1946 contemporaries did not.

“Not one of the curtain companies that existed in Canada when we started is still in business today. We outlasted them all,” president Harvey Levenson said. “And we pride ourselves on the fact we’ve never had a losing year.”

Published: 31May2016

Diary: Lessons from Chilecon Valley

EIGHT flights, two developing countries, five cities, 25 meetings with 25 different companies in 10 different industries. If I told you that you could do this in less than 10 days, you would probably think I was crazy. And then I would tell you about the Hot Cities of the World Tour at the University of McGill’s Desautels Faculty of Management, which has followed such a hectic schedule for the past eight years.

Published: 31May2016

Official Launch of the Social Innovators' Integration Lab (SIIL)

On May 30, 2016, members of the McGill and Montreal community gathered for the launch of the Social Innovators' Integration Lab (SIIL). The SIIL research project, located at Le Salon 1861 in the heart of Montreal's Quartier de l’Innovation, is dedicated to develop scientific and practical knowledge around the social economy, social entrepreneurship and social innovation in urban environments.

Published: 31May2016

From leadership to 'communityship'

At the core of our existence is a common pool of energy, a deep well of creative capacity which we access whenever we share a sense of belonging to and caring for something larger than ourselves. To generate this common pool of creative capacity involves turning from a linear and closely-controlled leadership environment to a more integrative and holistic worldview. As Henry Mintzberg argued, we need to shift our focus from leadership to what he termed ‘communityship’ in order to build greater organizational creativity for the future.

Published: 30May2016