This week on Focus Montreal, meet a doctor who is part of a new film highlighting the high rate of depression among physicians, hear from a McGill prof and student about a life-altering trip and listen to what one teacher is saying about Quebec's new history course.
Hot Cities of the World tour
For eight years, a group of 40 McGill University students and alumni have gone to countries of the world which are enjoying strong economic growth.
When Shu Hattori started working at McKinsey & Co. in 2008, he constantly jotted down in a notebook insights into how to do his job better, harvested from his own experiences and by watching others around him. At one point, a colleague suggested the native of Britain and McGill University commerce graduate consider writing a book. By then, he had amassed about 70 principles drawn from the firm. He trimmed those to 47, which are featured in his new book The McKinsey Edge.
The recent news of fraudulent transfer of the Bangladesh Bank's (BB) US Dollar Reserve to yet unidentified beneficiaries has ignited a governance firestorm inside the country, while showcasing the vulnerabilities of a digital world, and the strengths and weaknesses of the international funds transfer architecture. This commentary seeks to discern the key aspects of forensic investigation and financial prevention.
Karl Moore is a professor of strategy and organization at the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University. In this exclusive interview he speaks with Toronto-based Ben Smith, Air Canada’s president of passenger airlines. Air Canada is the country’s largest domestic and international airline serving more than 200 airports on six continents. Last year, about 41 million people flew with the company.
Every year, the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University in Montreal assesses emerging economic areas around the globe. They then take about 40 students, alumni and faculty to an area pinpointed as experiencing the strongest growth. This year’s “Hot Cities” tour has just returned from three cities in Latin America.
This is the eighth year a group from McGill University has traveled to areas of the world experiencing considerable economic growth. This year the targeted cities are Santiago, Chile and Bogota and Cartagena, Colombia.
Whether offered as a graduate degree or program specialization, Big Data (interpreting large volumes of information to gain insights for the bottom line) is a growing presence in business school curriculums.
The Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University in Montreal plans to offer a concentration in business analytics for its incoming MBA class this fall, according to a school spokeswoman.
Under the leadership of Vedat Verter, Editor in Chief, Socio-Economic Planning Sciences (SEPS) has been selected for coverage in Science Citation Index Expanded, Social Sciences Citation Index, and Journal Citation Reports.