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Universities that Teach You to Change the World

Wed, 2013-10-23 15:03

Just three months after graduating this year from the University of Waterloo, Jonathan Rivard’s startup company had generated $130,000 in revenue.
... “It is a generational zeitgeist, no doubt about it,” says Anita Nowak, integrating director of the Social Economy Initiative, at McGill University’s Desautels Faculty of Management in Montreal.
... The Dobson Cup is structured so that students present their ideas to a panel of experts over several months and successive rounds, competing for cash prizes and mentoring advice.

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ACS-GCI Director on the MDIIM Sustainable Innovation Workshop

Wed, 2013-10-23 13:38

The past six weeks have been eventful. In early September there was the ACS National Meeting in Indianapolis and that was an enjoyable week.  Indianapolis turned out to be a great venue with lots of good programming and some very memorable events. I especially enjoyed the Kavli Foundation Emerging Leader in Chemistry Lecture by Dr. Marin Burke entitled “Making molecular prosthetics with a small molecule synthesizer,” and the address by Alan Alda.

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MBA Diary: Do Good Or Do Well?

Sat, 2013-10-05 11:24

Scott Weatherhead, an MBA student at McGill University in Canada and the Social Economy Initiative's impact intern, travels through North Korea and South Africa in search of a use for his theoretical knowledge.
MBA students are preoccupied with doing well. We pull all-nighters for the highest marks, to land the best internships, to get the biggest salary upon graduation. Rarely do we take enough time to assess the impact of our actions. Yes, working harder may raise our marks but, beyond that, what is it all for?

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Call for applications – MDIIM Student Associates Program

Sun, 2013-09-29 23:59

Announcement: Call for applications - MDIIM Student Associates Program

The MDIIM’s Student Associates Program is designed to integrate Desautels students into the process of scoping, designing and implementing innovative teaching, research and outreach initiatives.

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Sustainable Innovation: The Most Frustrating and Rewarding Experience You Will Hopefully Ever Have

Fri, 2013-09-13 14:00 - 15:00
Lynn Leger

The Marcel Desautels Institute for Integrated Management (MDIIM), in collaboration with the McGill Department of Chemistry, is pleased to invite you to:

Sustainable Innovation: The Most Frustrating and Rewarding Experience You Will Hopefully Ever Have
A lecture by Lynn Leger

Director, ALCERECO

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Innovating Towards Sustainability in Chemistry: It’s a Business Imperative

Fri, 2013-09-13 13:00 - 14:00
David Constable

The Marcel Desautels Institute for Integrated Management (MDIIM), in collaboration with the McGill Department of Chemistry, is pleased to invite you to:

Innovating Towards Sustainability in Chemistry: It’s a Business Imperative
A lecture by David Constable

Director, American Chemical Society’s Green Chemistry Institute (ACS-GCI)

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Talking Management with Karl Moore: How Youth Can Take Hold of the New Age of Social Enterprise

Tue, 2013-04-30 17:15

Professor Karl Moore of the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University reports from the Social Economy Initiative's flagship event, where former primer minister Paul Martin speaks about how youth can take hold of the new age of social enterprise.

Read full transcript: The Globe and Mail, April 30, 2013

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Advances in the Sciences of Endocrine Disruption and the Tiered Protocol for Endocrine Disruption (TiPED)

Tue, 2013-05-28 14:00 - 16:00

Are you a McGill professor, post-doctoral fellow or PhD student with an interest in endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs)? Dr. Pete Myers (CEO of Environmental Health Sciences and co-author of Our Stolen Future) and Dr. Karen Peabody O’Brien (Executive Director of Advancing Green Chemistry) will visit McGill to discuss advances in the sciences of endocrine disruption and present TiPED, a new tool for chemists to assess whether chemicals have the potential to be EDCs.

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McGill’s new Social Economy Initiative features Paul Martin and Henry Mintzberg at inaugural flagship event on April 16

Tue, 2013-03-26 12:15

Montreal, March 26, 2013 – Four pre-eminent Quebec-based social economy experts will participate in “Strengths of the Social Economy” on Tuesday, April 16 at 5:00 pm at the Centre Mont-Royal in downtown Montreal (www.mcgill.ca/sei-flagship).

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