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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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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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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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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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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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