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Sustainability Innovations in Business Programs

Launched in fall of 2014, Desautels’ new programming in Managing for Sustainability was designed for students who wish to combine managerial and business knowledge with a solid understanding of the interlinked economic, social, and ecological challenges of achieving sustainability. It integrates management studies with fundamentals of environmental science and sustainability and is offered in collaboration with its co-designers, the McGill School of Environment and the Department of Geography.

Published: 9Jun2016

The evolution of business schools: Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University

Desired skillsets are constantly changing and adapting to the needs of ever evolving businesses across the globe. Therefore business schools must change what they teach. Professor Morty Yalovsky tells Emily Sexton-Brown about these changes…

Read full article: Changeboard, July 29, 2016 

Published: 9Jun2016

Glenn Zabowski named Interim Dean of Students

Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic) Christopher Manfredi has named Associate Dean of Students as the Interim Dean of Students while a replacement for the departing Andre Costopoulos is sought. Zabowski, who also teaches in the Operations Management area at the Desautels Faculty, has been Associate Dean since August 2013.

Read full article: McGill Reporter, June 7, 2016 

Published: 8Jun2016

Three new members join HATLEY Advisory Council

Adam Daifallah and Marie-Claude Johnson, founding partners of HATLEY Strategy Advisors, are pleased to welcome three new members to the firm's Advisory Council:

Published: 8Jun2016

Transcript: The question great leaders ask themselves

Professor Karl Moore of the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University with Talking Management for The Globe and Mail, talks with Jennifer Chatman from UC Berkeley.

Read full transcript: The Globe and Mail, June 7, 2016 

Watch full video: The Globe and Mail 

Published: 8Jun2016

How does innovation come to life at McGill?

Innovation is certainly a buzzword in business media and Canadian policy – but at what point does the buzz transform into action? At McGill, “innovation” is most broadly understood to mean the advancing of public good, either through the development of scientific and technological solutions to market problems, or through novel approaches to meeting society’s pressing needs.

Published: 8Jun2016

The accidental market wizards

Stuart Walton wanted to be a cartoonist, but was put off the idea when he was told by the head of the art department he would be lucky to make five dollars an hour drawing cartoons. "That threw some cold water on my plans," he tells Schwager.

"I had also done some writing in college, so I thought journalism might be a good alternative."

Published: 7Jun2016

JEDX Speakers Share Personal Inspirational Stories

The fourth annual JEDx began with a giant cocktail party as 770 people – mostly young professionals in their early 30s or younger – mingled and fressed in the lobby of the St Lawrence Centre for the Arts in Toronto.

...Jonathan Ross Goodman, president and CEO of the Montreal-based Knight Therapeutics Inc., spoke about overcoming catastrophic health hurdles.

As a university student, he became a cancer survivor, and then he went on to get a law degree and an MBA from McGill University.

Published: 6Jun2016

What to do when your boss plays favorites

Karl Moore remembers the moment he fell out of favour with his boss.

He was working as a manager at IBM in Toronto when a new person joined his department. Up until then Moore had been part of his boss’s “favoured inside circle” — but suddenly everything changed. The transferred employee became his boss’s new right-hand person, the outcome of brutal office politics.

Published: 6Jun2016

Ecodrain: l'idée de grand-papa est devenue réalité

David Velan, 37 ans, aurait bien pu gagner sa vie confortablement comme salarié. Avec son diplôme en génie industriel de UBC et son MBA de McGill, il n'aurait eu guère de mal à trouver un employeur. À la place, il a préféré investir temps et argent dans la création d'un récupérateur de chaleur de douche qu'il souhaite maintenant faire adopter par l'industrie de la construction.

Lire l'article complet: La Presse, 5 Juin, 2016

Published: 6Jun2016