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eXplorance Named in Gartner’s “Cool Vendors in Education, 2014” Report

Fri, 2014-05-23 16:21

Providing course evaluation and Learning Experience Management tools, eXplorance is being designated by Gartner as innovative, intriguing and impactful in the arena of adaptive learning.

... “We are proud to be recognised by Gartner, a globally renowned analyst firm, as a Cool Vendor. We are committed to assisting academic leaders in improving the teaching and learning experience,” says Samer Saab (MBA'96), eXplorance’s CEO. 

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5N Plus Holds Its Annual Meeting of Shareholders and Appoints New Chairman of the Board

Fri, 2014-05-09 15:20

5N Plus Inc., the leading producer of specialty metal and chemical products, held its Annual and Special Meeting of Shareholders yesterday in Montreal, Quebec. 

... Ms. Nathalie Le Prohon (BCom'84) is a professional board member with over 30 years of extensive experience in management and consulting including 20 years in senior executive positions at IBM in Montreal, Québec City, Toronto and Paris including her last position as Vice President Strategic Outsourcing Sales, IBM Global Services. 

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In Haiti, Making Social Sustainability Essential to Apparel Factory Life

Tue, 2014-05-13 17:22

Threads 4 Thought, Boxercraft, Arcade Fire and OSP Group are just a few of the customers placing production with Industrial Revolution II (IRII), and if you asked them why they chose the Port-au-Prince, Haiti-based apparel factory, they'd surely point to its high quality knit tops and bottoms, competitive pricing and proximity to North American markets, but there's another reason these companies are drawn to IRII: because of its social mission.

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The Amazing Mace

Fri, 2014-05-16 12:45

When Richard III was frantically canvassing Bosworth Field for a horse, the mace was still feared as a “bruising iron of wrath.” 

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Talking Management with Karl Moore: Start-up Mentality: Take an Idea and Run with It

Wed, 2014-05-21 11:39

Professor Karl Moore of the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University speaks to three McGill students, soon to be alumni: Sebastian Dragnea, Charles-Edouard Desmarais and Brian Luong (BCom'13). 

Read full transcript: The Globe and Mail, May 20, 2014

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McGill Alumni Association Celebrates Top Volunteers and Student Leaders

Fri, 2014-05-09 15:20

The McGill Alumni Association (MAA) celebrated some of its most dedicated alumni and volunteers at its annual Honours and Awards Banquet tonight. Student leaders, graduates who have had a significant impact on alumni life and the community, and volunteers with outstanding records of service to McGill were honoured at a banquet held at the Omni Mont-Royal Hotel in Montreal.

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Fourteen Personalities to Receive Honorary Degree from McGill University

Tue, 2014-04-29 12:30

Honorees include particle physicist who co-led the discovery of the Higgs boson, Room to Read founder and agronomist who created “super rice”

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CEO Series April 27th, 2014 with Andy Nulman

Tue, 2014-04-29 09:37

Imagine Inside the Actors Studio with top CEO's. In this four-part special series McGill University professor and noted author, Karl Moore, sits down with Montreal business leaders. Each week he asks a different CEO about their path to success, their advice to budding entrepreneurs, their work/life balance and more. This week's guest is Andy Nulman (BCom'83), CEO, Just for Laughs. 

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CEO Relearns, Rebuilds After Brain Injury

Fri, 2014-04-25 10:35

On Aug. 17, 2011, everything changed for Jonathan Goodman (MBA'94).

The aggressive, hard-driving executive - at the time the CEO of hugely successful drug distributor Paladin Labs Inc. - had just sealed one of Paladin's biggest acquisitions. Taking a celebratory bicycle ride with fellow employees in the hills north of Montreal, he fell off his bike and hit his head. Despite wearing a helmet, the result was a serious brain injury.

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Column: There Was No One Else Like Herb Gray

Fri, 2014-04-25 10:29

Nothing so became Herb Gray (BCom'52) than the manner in which he left the House of Commons, where he was the third-longest serving parliamentarian in our history.

... Gray was proud to be Canada’s first Jewish cabinet minister. He grew up in a Canada that was not always kind to people of his ilk, but he succeeded nonetheless, studying commerce at McGill and law at Osgoode Hall.

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