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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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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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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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Montreal Firm Formula Growth Makes Donation to Four Business Schools

Wed, 2014-04-02 15:03

Montreal-based investment firm Formula Growth Ltd. is hoping its $1.1-million gift to four business schools on Monday will inspire other private companies to help out the province’s struggling universities.

... Four Quebec business schools — Concordia University’s John Molson School of Business, McGill University’s Desautels Faculty of Management, Bishop’s University and HEC Montréal — got a much-needed private injection of funds with the $1.1-million donation, which is intended to foster entrepreneurship and innovative learning environments.

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Reddit Founder Alexis Ohanian on How to Change the World with a Little Code and Some Internet

Wed, 2014-03-19 15:38

Alexis Ohanian is many things: a dedicated entrepreneur who is an ambassador for the prestigious Y Combinator program he graduated from; a political and social web activist; the founder of Reddit; the author of Without their Permission; and as it turns out, extraordinarily tall.

Thanks to the McHacks organizing committee, and McGill’s Desautels Faculty of Management, he came to speak to a jam-packed room in the center of Montreal.

-Article by Roger Huang (BCom'13) 

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Career Rocket Fuel: Whether You're a Millennial or Eyeing Retirement, Here's What You Really Need to Get Right about Work

Wed, 2014-03-19 15:36

Ogilvy One's Brian Fetherstonhaugh (BCom'79) spends a lot of time thinking and talking about careers. Here, he offers a detailed plan for each stage of work life, designed with long-term success in mind.

Having spent over 35 years in business in global firms, I have seen tens of thousands of career trajectories--from the first steps of entry-level millennials to the long journeys of Fortune 500 CEOs.

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Talking Management with Karl Moore: How Jennifer Heil Makes It a Perfect Day

Mon, 2014-02-17 09:24

Professor Karl Moore of the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University speaks to Canadian freestyle skier Jennifer Heil (BCom'13), one of Canada’s great Olympic athletes.

Read full transcript: The Globe and Mail, February 18, 2014 

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"You've Invested Real Money. You Haven't Just Run a Virtual Portfolio"

Wed, 2014-03-05 13:07

Along Highway 401 and over the Ontario border, Tyler Maxey and some of his MBA classmates at McGill University's Desautels Faculty of Management in Montreal are also learning by doing. Their modus operandi: investing other people's money. Since 2008, students have been running a registered fund management firm called Desautels Capital Management that has about $3 million in assets.

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