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A handful of US companies are trying to grow insects people will want to eat

It’s hard to hear anything over the chirping. Cardboard boxes filled with egg cartons and sheets of plastic buzz with thousands of young-adult crickets calling out to one another to mate.
... Gabriel Mott, the chief operating officer of Aspire Food Group, yells above the noise and points inside one of the boxes. “You see the one with the wings?” he asks. “That’s a female. They get their wings at their final stage.”

Published: 28Sep2015

How to Breed a Tasty Cricket

It’s hard to hear anything over the chirping. Cardboard boxes filled with egg cartons and sheets of plastic buzz with thousands of young-adult crickets calling out to one another to mate. The brush of the insects’ legs against the various surfaces sounds like hail on a tin roof. Their feed, which sits on top of the cartons on paper plates, looks like a cross between sawdust and sand.

Published: 25Sep2015

Beakerhead festival attendees to dine on crickets

Many people would gag at the thought of snacking on crickets. But on Wednesday, the brave crew on the Calgary Eyeopener gave them a try and unanimously decided the insects actually taste like sunflower seeds.

"I'd do another one," said traffic reporter Angela Knight, who was the first to pop a crunchy morsel in her mouth. But she preferred the Crickers — crackers made from crickets which have been milled into a powder. The cricket powder is paleo-friendly, gluten-free and a surefire way to not get any legs or antennae stuck between your teeth.

Published: 17Sep2015

LifeSciences BC announces new Board of Directors leadership at AGM

The Board of Directors of LifeSciences BC announced today at their Annual General Meeting, thatJames P. Hatton Q.C. has been appointed new Chairman of the LifeSciences BC Board of Directors. 

It was also announced that Nancy Harrison, Board of Director member since 2012, will take over as Vice Chair.

Read full article: Money News, September 9, 2015

Published: 11Sep2015

Restaurant Week Kicks Off Today!

Cornwall's best chefs have gone all out to create some unique meals for Restaurant Week, a five-day celebration of Cornwall’s vibrant culinary scene.
... Born and raised in Cornwall, Sebastien (Mani) Manigat has over 10 years of hospitality, marketing and event management experience. A recent graduate of McGill's MBA program, Mani has also completed the Restaurant Management program at the French Culinary Institute in New York City. 

Published: 27Aug2015

Is this video software company set to take hockey analytics to the next level?

What actually happened? What was actually important? Those are water cooler questions that go back a long time. They’re also questions that hockey’s number-crunchers have been chasing for some time now. The challenge in answering those questions, since day one, has been the quality of data.
... Buntin is the CEO of SportLogiq, the Montreal-based tech startup which is looking to change the way coaches, scouts, players, fans and broadcasters look at the game.

Published: 19Aug2015

Homecoming 2015

22Oct2015
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25Oct2015
Bronfman Building 1001 rue Sherbrooke Ouest, Montreal, QC, H3A 1G5, CA

We invite alumni with degree years ending in 5 and 0 to reconnect and reminisce, share accomplishments, and celebrate achievements at Homecoming on October 22 - 25, 2015.

Desautels Homecoming Events:

Open House 2015

25Oct201510:00
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16:00
Bronfman Building 1001 rue Sherbrooke Ouest Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 1G5, CA

OnMobile Global Limited ("OnMobile") today announced the results for First Quarter FY2016 ended June 30, 2015

OnMobile Global Limited ("OnMobile") today announced the results for First Quarter FY2016 ended June 30, 2015.
... Pascal Tremblay is currently President, Managing Partner of Novacap. He holds a Bachelor degree in Business Administration from the University of Sherbrooke and an MBA from McGill University.

Read full article: The Telegraph, July 31, 2015

Published: 13Aug2015

Just in: At Cleveland, it’s new Canadian for old

The Cleveland Orchestra has announced a successor to its retiring executive director, Gary Hanson... He’s to be succeeded by André Gremillet, a Quebecois who has previously managed the symphony orchestras of New Jersey and Melbourne, Australia.

Read full article: Slipped Disc, August 3, 2015

Published: 6Aug2015

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