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Working with China is a far more productive strategy than exclusion

Tue, 2012-10-30 11:47

Tom Velk and Olivia Gong say the West gains nothing from bashing China. Rather, it should welcome its investment in commodity-producing assets in the form of transparent partnerships.

… Tom Velk is a professor of economics and director of the North American Studies programme at McGill University. Olivia Gong is a BCom student in finance and research assistant at McGill.

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Brian Grassby Appointed CP CFO; Executive Vice-President and CFO Kathryn McQuade Retires

Thu, 2012-10-18 14:23

CALGARY, Oct. 11, 2012 /CNW/ – Canadian Pacific (TSX:CP) (NYSE:CP) today announced that Brian Grassby (BCom’79, DPA’80) has been appointed Senior Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) effective November 1, 2012. Kathryn McQuade has informed the company she will retire from the role of CFO on that date. McQuade will remain as a Senior Advisor to Grassby until the end of her contract in May 2013 to ensure a successful transition.

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Sama Resources Appoints Mr. Benoit La Salle as Director and Chairman of the Board

Thu, 2012-10-18 14:19

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA–(Marketwire – Oct. 16, 2012) - Sama Resources Inc. (TSX VENTURE:SME) (“Sama” or the “Company“) is pleased to announce that, effective immediately, Mr. Benoit La Salle (BCom’76, DPA’78), FCPA, FCA, has been appointed a Director of the Company and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Company.

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Aldo at 40: Shoe retailer Aldo Bensadoun has a great deal to celebrate

Thu, 2012-10-18 11:42

Love, respect and integrity: those are the three principles upon which Aldo Bensadoun (BCom’64) says he has built his global shoe business, now worth $1.8 billion in retail sales annually.

Given his charitable work, ready smile and the respect with which his thousands of employees refer to him as Mr. B., there may be something to it.

… The shoe business runs in the family. Bensadoun’s grandfather was a cobbler in Algeria, and his father had stores in Morocco. He grew up in Morocco and France before heading to the U.S. and then to McGill for his university education.

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The End of Leadership – At Least as We Know It!

Tue, 2012-10-09 10:32

America is currently facing a crisis of leadership in business and in government. Yet at the same time – participation in leadership seminars and programs has never been higher. The leadership industry, with many of its roots in America, is now a $50 billion industry. If America is so good at developing leaders however, then why is America a mess? Both presidential candidates are impressive men but neither seems, at this point, to really rise to equal leaders of the past.

-Article by Karl Moore and BCom student Emma Bambrick

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Desautels Sports Industry Conference

Fri, 2012-10-12 (All day) - Sat, 2012-10-13 (All day)
Bronfman Building : 1001 rue Sherbrooke Ouest Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 1G5

Think Sports. Do Business.

An event that promises to connect sports business executives with students who are passionate about sports through a series of speakers, panel discussions and networking cocktails.

Date: October 12 - 13, 2012

Location: Bronfman building

To register, please visit: www.dsic2012.com

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International Management Networking Breakfast

Fri, 2012-09-28 11:17
Prof. Emine Sarigollu and BCom student

On Friday September 21, the IMA was successfully re-launched with the first annual International Management Networking Breakfast. The event was sponsored by RDA Capital and hosted in Bronfman building. With 43 people in attendance including students, alumni, faculty, staff, and the IMA executive team, it was an excellent start to accomplishing the IMA’s vision to build a strong community within the International Management program.

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CASCO Annual Dance Show and Silent Auction

Fri, 2012-11-16 20:00 - 23:00
L'Astral Theatre : 305 Ste. Catherine Street W., Montréal, Québec , H2X 2A3
CASCO

About CASCO

CASCO (The Commerce and Administration Student Charity Organization) is a student-driven charity whose purpose is to raise money for a local children’s hospital. The charity would allow business students to integrate their knowledge for a good cause and demonstrate social responsibility.

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Desautels students to benefit from state-of-the-art financial markets software

Fri, 2012-09-28 10:48
Mark Davidson, BCom student Sean Finnell, and Dean Peter Todd

Students at the Desautels Faculty of Management will have access to state-of-the-art software used by financial professionals, thanks to a new agreement between the Faculty and Thomson Reuters.

Under the five-year pact, Thomson Reuters will provide software licenses for Eikon, its flagship financial-markets platform, and will supply training and support for the desktop system. The Eikon desktops give Desautels finance students and professors access to essential news, data, analytics and trading tools.

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My Visit with a Senior Manager at Deloitte

Tue, 2012-09-25 13:00

It’s the morning of the 29th of August and I hastily get ready for my interview with Vince Spadafora (BCom’04), a senior manager at Deloitte. It’s already 8 am and the possibility that I may be late for my 10:30 am meeting at Place Ville Marie starts to become more and more likely. Why you ask? (or not) I haven’t decided on what to wear yet! I narrow my options down to two outfits: A black formal suit or a smart t-shirt with jeans. After a while I decide to go with both! I take the blazer from the suit and wear it with the shirt and jeans; casual yet professional. Perfect!

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