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Healthy Montrealer: Shirley So

Fri, 2013-04-26 10:07

Shirley So (BCom'08) is the owner of Ha Yoga, a studio that boasts the philosophy that “yoga is meant to strengthen and stretch your arms and legs, not cost you one.” The classes live up to the claim, costing only $7 for 70 minutes. Having grown up in Hong Kong and lived in Vancouver, Shirley came to Montreal to study Commerce at McGill University. After going through yoga teacher training in New York, she decided came back to Montreal to open her own studio and make her passion a full-time job.

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Talking Management with Karl Moore: Want to Keep Younger Employees? You've Got to Play by Their Rules

Fri, 2013-04-26 10:07

Professor Karl Moore of the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University speaks to Brian Fetherstonhaugh (BCom'79), CEO and Chairman of OgilvyOne in New York City.

Read full transcript: The Globe and Mail, April 23, 2013

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Alan Desnoyers prend du galon chez BMO Harris

Mon, 2013-05-06 09:57

Alan Desnoyers (BCom'85) a été promu vice-président et directeur général pour le Québec de BMO Banque privée Harris. M. Desnoyers, qui dirigera une équipe d'une centaine de personnes, sera responsable de la mise en oeuvre de la stratégie globale de cette entité qui offre aux plus fortunés des services bancaires et fiduciaires, ainsi que des services de gestion de placement, de planification successorale et philanthropiques.

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Oprah Gives a Shout Out to David's Tea

Mon, 2013-04-15 11:45

Imagine, if you can, America’s most influential celebrity telling the world that she loves you and she loves your product.
And all of this, at the low price of next-to-nothing.
... All in all, David’s Tea “hit the jackpot,” marketing expert Demetrios Vakratsas concluded Friday.
For any company, especially one that relies on word-of-mouth advertising — rather than paid advertising in traditional media — Oprah’s endorsement “is a dream placement,” the McGill University, Desautels faculty of management professor, said.

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Opinion: A Challenge: Let Quebec Suceed

Mon, 2013-04-15 11:41

Occasions for defining moments do not arise every day. When they do, we must seize the opportunities they present for improving everyone’s life.

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W. Brook Hamilton Named President of Tredegar Corporation’s Bonnell Aluminum Subsidiary

Fri, 2013-04-12 15:13

Tredegar Corporation (NYSE:TG) announced that W. Brook Hamilton (BCom'78) has been named President of the William L. Bonnell Company (“Bonnell”), effective June 1, 2013. Mr. Hamilton, who currently serves as Bonnell’s Director, Business Planning, will succeed Duncan A. Crowdis, who will retire June 1, 2013.

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Silicon Valley's Azure Capital Partners Opens its Canadian Office in Alberta to Actively Seek Investments across Canada

Fri, 2013-04-12 15:13

Azure Capital Partners, a venture capital firm investing in early-stage information technology and internet companies, announced today the opening of its Canadian office in Calgary, Alberta. Headquartered in San Francisco, Azure has extensive relationships in Silicon Valley, which it has leveraged by investing almost half of its funds outside of the Bay Area across North America over the past thirteen years.

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Scoring an MBA & Hockey Fame

Fri, 2013-03-22 13:27

There’s lots of reasons for girls to play hockey — the fun, the athleticism, the opportunity to travel and introduce Canada’s game to new circles of fans.
But for Montreal native Catherine Ward (BCom'09), who will be playing defence for Team Canada next month, one of the perks of playing top-level hockey was the chance to score a solid post-secondary education with hockey scholarships.

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McGill Grad Bettez Nominated for International FISU Award

Thu, 2013-04-04 15:16

Ann-Sophie Bettez (BCom'11), a McGill graduate and former BLG Award winner as athlete of the year in Canadian Interuniversity Sport, has been selected by the CIS as their nominee for best individual female university athlete honours for the third annual FISU Gender Equality - Sport Awards gala.
As the Canadian representative of the Fédération internationale du sport universitaire, CIS has put Bettez's name forward as well as a nomination for the University of Victoria's "SheKicks" campaign, which has been nominated in the special projects category.

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Leading in Today's World - What's New and What Are Long Lasting Truths (Ottawa alumni branch)

Thu, 2013-03-21 18:00 - 20:00

Postmodern Management: Working with Under 35-Year-Olds the Way They Want To Be Worked With

Join Ottawa alumni for an enlightening evening with renowned McGill Management professor Karl Moore. Are you a 30-something with a boss who just doesn't "get" you? Or are you an experienced manager whose young employees seem difficult to motivate? What's up in the modern workplace?

This McGill on the Move event will explore the attitude and expectations of a new generation of workers and how to help them - and their managers - succeed in business.

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