In the Hot Seat with Larry Leblanc

Montreal’s celebrated Just for Laughs festival is arguably the world’s premier showcase for international comedy.

Founded in 1983, the annual summer festival attracts over two million people, and has booked thousands upon thousands of comics, pantomimes, and acrobatic acts over the decades.

Published: 22Nov2013

SAQ: Alain Brunet remplacera Philippe Duval comme PDG

La Société des alcools du Québec (SAQ) a choisi de recruter à l’interne pour remplacer le PDG sortant Philippe Duval, qui n’a pas sollicité de nouveau mandat.
Alain Brunet (EMBA'11), qui est actuellement vice-président et chef de l’exploitation de la société d’État, occupera ses nouvelles fonctions à compter du 1er janvier prochain.
... M. Brunet détient une maîtrise en administration des affaires des universités McGill et HEC.

Published: 21Nov2013

Backpack to Briefcase 2013


The McGill Alumni Career Services is happy to announce the Backpack to Briefcase 2013 Series!

Regado Biosciences, Inc. Adds Global Pharmaceutical Business Veteran to Board of Directors

Regado Biosciences, Inc. (RGDO), a biopharmaceutical company focused on the late-stage clinical development of its first-in-class, actively controllable antithrombotic drug system, REG1, today announced the appointment of Pierre Legault (MBA'89), MBA, CA, CPA, to its Board of Directors, where he will serve as Chairman of the audit committee.

Published: 19Nov2013

Pacific Therapeutics Announces Addition To Management Team

Pacific Therapeutics Ltd. (the "Company") is a clinical stage specialty pharmaceutical company focused on the repurposing and reformulation of existing FDA approved drugs for large markets. Mr. Doug Unwin, President and CEO of Pacific Therapeutics Ltd. (the "Issuer") is pleased to announce that the Issuer has engaged Ms. Wendy Chan (MBA'92) to fill the role as VP Strategy and Marketing on a part-time basis. The contract with Ms. Chan is for one year.

Published: 5Oct2013

Laurentide Controls Announces New President

We are pleased to announce that Steve Dustin (MBA'99) has become the 4th president of Laurentide Controls in its 45th year of operation, succeeding Chris Dickson.
Chris Dickson assumed the role as President of Laurentide in 1996 and led the company to become the leading process automation supplier in Quebec, Atlantic Canada and Eastern Ontario. Chris will transition to an advisory role and continue to provide guidance to Laurentide’s management team through September 30, 2014.

Published: 5Oct2013

Gabriel Fal : Un crack à la Présidence du conseil d’administration d’Ecobank

Le quotidien Enquête annonce, dans sa livraison du jour, l'arrivée d'un nouveau Président du conseil d’administration (Pca) à Ecobank Sénégal. Il s’agit de Gabriel Fal (MBA'80), Président-directeur général de CGF Bourse, président de la Bourse régionale des valeurs mobilières (BRVM).

Published: 15Sep2013

About Town: Week of August 29

Cataract Surgery
The Jewish General Hospital is hoping to reduce wait times for cataract surgery by better managing its resources. It recently conducted an analysis of its operations using an approach developed by the Harvard Business School and found that it could make improvements that would increase its capacity for cataract surgery by as much as 50 per cent.
... Experts from the JGH and McGill University’s Desautels Faculty of Management collaborated in this analysis.
Nulman the Collector

Published: 15Sep2013

Monarchy Resources Announces New President

The Company is pleased to announce that it has appointed Jose Perez (BCom'96) as President, Secretary and Director of the Company. Jose Perez aged 39, over the last several years has consulted to various reporting and non-reporting companies in the mining, oil & gas, technology and energy efficiency sectors. Providing guidance on corporate finance, business development, marketing and investor outreach programs. Mr. Perez has a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from McGill University, where he specialized in Finance and International Business.

Published: 15Sep2013

9 Reasons to Upgrade Your Executive Education

Reason No. 1
Because it's an excuse to travel the world
If you're going to leave the house to go to school, you might as well go all the way. That's easy these days, with so many of Canada's executive education programs making travel a core part of the curriculum.
... Craig MacTavish, GM of the Edmonton Oilers, has a Queen's EMBA. Stephen Jarislowsky and Paul Desmarais Jr. (BCom'77, LLD'12) are executives-in-residence at McGill's Desautels Faculty of Management. You get the idea.

Published: 15Sep2013