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McGill Alumni Association Awards

Thu, 2014-04-17 12:28

Eight Desautels students and alumni have been selected to receive the McGill Alumni Association (MAA) Awards. They will be honoured at the MAA's Annual Honours & Awards Dinner.

Award of Merit: Lili de Grandpré, MBA’81

Lili has a long record of service as a volunteer for the MAA and the Faculty of Management, and she most recently served as Vice-Chair of the McGill Board of Governors. In addition to her McGill involvement she has sat on the boards of Centraide, the OSM, Y des Femmes, and the Montreal Circus School.

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McGill's Clement-Heydra among CIS athlete of the year nominees for BLG Award

Thu, 2014-04-17 12:07

CALGARY – Katia Clement-Heydra, a hockey player from McGill University, is among eight finalists announced by Canadian Interuniversity Sport and the national law firm of Borden Ladner Gervais for the 22nd annual BLG Awards, which were established in 1993 to recognize the top female and male athletes from universities affiliated with CIS.

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McGill Lawyers Converge at SCC for Kazemi Case

Tue, 2014-04-15 10:45

What are the odds that a dozen of our graduates would converge at the Supreme Court of Canada arguing for different intervenors in a single, high-profile case? On March 18, 2014, those odds were good indeed.

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Hot List 2014

Fri, 2014-04-11 16:33

Who's moving and shaking Canadian HR? We're showcasing this country's high achievers as the industry faces growing challenges and success. Three EMBA alumni are featured in this list: 

Florent Francoeur (EMBA'11) – Président-Directeur general, Ordre des conseillers en ressources humaines agrees (page 19) 

Giulia Cirillo (EMBA'11) – Corporate Vice President, Human Resources, Bombardier Recreational Products (page 22) 

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Immobilier résidentiel: printemps post-électoral à Montréal

Fri, 2014-04-11 16:24

Maintenant que la saison froide - et surtout la campagne électorale - est terminée, l'industrie immobilière anticipe un certain redressement du marché ce printemps à Montréal.

«On prévoit que le prochain trimestre sera probablement beaucoup plus fort que celui qu'on vient de vivre, là, maintenant que les élections et l'hiver sont derrière nous, a fait valoir à La Presse Affaires Dominic St-Pierre (EMBA'14), directeur de Royal LePage pour le Québec. Il y a des signes encourageants.»

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Canada’s Bensadoun Becomes Billionaire Selling Aldo Shoes

Fri, 2014-04-11 16:14

Tanya Graber, a resident of Switzerland, researched fashion retailer Aldo on the Internet before her vacation to New York City.

“We saw these handbags and we wanted to buy these handbags,” Graber said, gesturing to the camel-colored leather model on the checkout counter at the company’s store on Lexington Avenue in Midtown Manhattan.

... The retailer has a value of $1.7 billion, according to data compiled by Bloomberg, making Aldo’s executive chairman, Aldo Bensadoun (BCom'64, LLD'12), a billionaire.

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Surgery Not A Magic Cure For Obesity

Tue, 2014-04-08 10:59

It is alarming, but obesity has reached epidemic proportions in Kuwait. Oil has not only brought great wealth to the Gulf, but a huge change in lifestyle and food habits. Fast food, fast cars and everything else that money can buy has led to the rise of obesity so much so that today at least 88 percent of Kuwaitis are considered overweight. 

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LG Electronics changes tack for smartwatch battle with Samsung

Mon, 2014-03-24 16:49

Wearable devices are just starting to take off and global electronics companies are racing to release smartwatches ahead of rivals to capture a bigger slice of the emerging next-generation market.

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What I Learned This Week: Here Are The Crayons

Mon, 2014-03-24 16:59

Since January, I've been teaching a somewhat different type of course at McGill University. While saddled with the unfortunate standard curriculum name "Marketing and Society," the class is anything but.

... When I first put this course together, I had a discussion with two academics I respect immensely, Prof. Morty Yalovsky of McGill (who used to be MY stats prof in my undergrad years) and Prof. Pete McGraw of the University of Colorado at Boulder (and co-author of the upcoming book "The Humor Code"). 

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