Top 25 HR Professionals

We looked… and we found — the top 25 human resources practitioners across Canada. Whether it’s an impressive resumé full of accomplishments, an innovative program or practice, or a challenge that was met head-on, these professionals never failed to impress.

Published: 15Nov2016

“Put the kettle on, love”: how sexism is forcing women from engineering

According to Prof Brian Rubineau of Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill University, female engineers are leaving an already male-dominated engineering field due to a culture that does not take them seriously.

Read full article: The Engineer, November 11, 2016 

Published: 14Nov2016

Bombardier reputation takes hit after Metrolinx ramps up pressure on rail deal

One of Bombardier's largest Canadian rail customers has threatened to cancel a contract over continued delays in delivering a prototype train in Toronto, handing another blow to the beleaguered company.

Metrolinx ramped up pressure on Bombardier by issuing a formal notice of intent to terminate its $770-million contract after the company missed a commitment to deliver a prototype by the end of last month.

McGill University management professor Karl Moore said the ongoing rail challenges make people a little nervous about giving funding to a firm that appears incompetent.

Published: 14Nov2016

Edible Insects: The Alternative Protein People are Buzzing About

Here’s the thing: We may not like the idea of eating insects, but over the years, our collective attitude will likely change – mostly because it has to. With rampant population growth and scarce land, we have no choice but to embrace alternative forms of protein if we hope to survive. Even our overfished oceans, which will comprise 50 percent plastic waste by 2050, won’t keep us alive.2


Published: 14Nov2016

The growing trend of social engagement in companies

Part 2 of an interview with Paola Pérez-Alemán, Associate Professor, Faculty of Management, McGill University. 

Read full interview: Christian News Today, November 14, 2016 

Published: 14Nov2016

Eric Friedman: ‘I’ve always had trouble disconnecting from my work’

Eric Friedman, 39, is co-founder and chief technology officer of Fitbit Inc., a maker of wearable fitness monitors that can track and share user data.

Published: 14Nov2016

Illuminate Impact: Renewable Energy and Emerging Markets with Rustam Sengupta

Bronfman Building 3rd floor lounge, 1001 rue Sherbrooke Ouest, Montreal, QC, H3A 1G5, CA

Members of the McGill community are invited to hear from social entrepreneur Rustam Sengupta, Founder and CEO of BoondBoond is a private limited company founded in 2010 promoting alternative ene

Thesis Defense Presentation: Natalia Aguilar Delgado

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

Ms. Natalia Aguilar Delgado, a doctoral student in the area of Strategy & Organization at McGill University will be presenting her thesis defense entitled:

Thesis Defense Presentation: Michael G. Klein

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

Mr. Michael G. Klein, a doctoral student at McGill University will be presenting his thesis defense entitled:

Analytical Models for Specialist Care in Rural Areas

Reputation management: facing contentious issues head-on may be the best approach say researchers

Denial and resistance in the face of public pressure on organizations is ineffective, according to Professor Robert David of Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University.

In many industry sectors, contentious issues – such as pertaining to the environment, corporate governance, or social equity – can incite media attention and public pressure on organizations to change their behaviour.

Published: 11Nov2016