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Reconstruire à l’heure de l’entrepreneuriat social

Fri, 2014-07-04 11:12

Au cœur du centre-ville ravagé de Lac-Mégantic, créer une résidence pour développer et porter des projets d’entreprise. Voilà le plan que trois étudiants de l’Université McGill — Cécile Branco-Côté, Ségolène Rolin et Bernard d’Arche — ont élaboré cet hiver lors d’un cours sur l’entrepreneuriat social. Aujourd’hui sur le point de devenir réalité, le « Centre magnétique » aura pour tâche de fédérer les innovations locales et de créer des synergies entre elles.

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Supreme Court rules Walmart broke Quebec labour code by closing store

Fri, 2014-07-04 11:10

The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that Walmart violated Quebec’s labour code when it closed a store in Jonquiere, Quebec after workers tried to unionize it.

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Bombardier delivers Challenger 350 business jet

Fri, 2014-07-04 11:09

After facing repeated delays on its CSeries jet, Bombardier Aerospace is celebrating the on-time delivery of a new Challenger 350 business jet to Warren Buffett’s NetJets.

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What men can learn from women

Fri, 2014-07-04 11:08

Senior female executives are better at collaboration, empathy, listening and are more sensible about risk, according to Karl Moore, associate professor at McGill's Desautels Faculty of Management. He tells Della Bradshaw that these skills are of growing importance in today's corporate world, and that men can learn them.

Watch video: Financial Times

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Student initiative for Lac-Megantic

Thu, 2014-07-03 14:07

Desautels students Bernard d'Arche and Cécile Branco discuss their Dobson Cup winning initiative on Breakfast Television Montreal.

View video here.

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Today's Elevator Pitch -- It's Now On Social Media (Mainly)

Fri, 2014-06-27 11:08

There’s no doubt about it: for many of us, the “traditional workplace” is a thing of the past. With the shift into digital — whether it’s telecommuting or starting a business — one thing is certain: we’re spending less time in the office elevator. And with that, fewer opportunities to get in front of the boss, chat up that potential client in the elevator, or wax poetic on the subtleties of Return On Assets to the CFO.

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MOOCs and GROOCs on the move

Thu, 2014-06-26 16:54

McGill’s initial experiment with Massive Open Online Courses, or MOOCs, has been a success and the first offering, Food for Thought, will be repeated next year.

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Bold ideas take flight at McGill Dobson Cup

Thu, 2014-06-26 16:53

One June 5, four teams were crowned victors of the 2014 McGill Dobson Cup, the annual start-up competition hosted by the Dobson Centre for Entrepreneurship at the Desautels Faculty of Management. The Centre provides resources and support to all entrepreneurs across McGill and Montreal communities.

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Matthew Willsher Confirmed as CEO of Etisalat Nigeria

Thu, 2014-06-26 16:51

Board of Directors of Etisalat Nigeria has announced the appointment of Matthew Charles Willsher as its new chief executive officer. Willsher previously held the position of chief commercial officer and acting chief executive officer replacing previous CEO, Steven Evans in August 2013.

... Matthew Willsher, a physics graduate from the prestigious University of Oxford with a Masters in Management from McGill, started his career in brand management at Procter & Gamble. He joins Etisalat Nigeria with over 20 years in telecommunications.

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Lucie Ducharme and Sylvie Lachance elected to the Board of Trustees of BTB

Thu, 2014-06-26 16:50

BTB Real Estate Investment Trust (TSX: BTB.UN) (« BTB » or « Trust ») is proud to announce the election of Lucie Ducharme and Sylvie Lachance as Trustees of the Trust, by a vote taken during its annual general meeting held in Montréal on June 17, 2014.

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