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Is environmental protection keeping pace with economic development?

Natural resources and international trade have always been at the heart of the Canadian economy and will very likely remain so into the future. Like other export-intensive countries, Canada faces critical challenges ahead. The global economy is undergoing fundamental changes as a result of the global economic downturn and the emergence of new consumer economies such as Brazil, Russia, India, and China.

Published: 5Feb2013

Sacred Economics: Money, Gift and Society in the Age of Transition - An evening with Charles Eisenstein

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

This event is co-sponsored by the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and the Social Economy Initiative of the Marcel Desautel Institute for Integrated Management.

Innovation Through Cooperation

Monique Leroux

Discussion and Cocktail Reception

featuring Monique F. Leroux

President and CEO, Desjardins Group

Past SEI Events

Our past events have attracted positive media interest and were successful in promoting the SEI, the MDIIM and the Desautels Faculty of Management.


YPDaily: Anita Nowak

One look at Anita Nowak's advice to other young professionals and you'll see exactly what makes her notable. As the founding Integrating Director for the Social Economy Initiative (SEI) at McGill University’s Desautels Faculty of Management, here's how she's looking to make a difference in today's world...

Elevator Pitch: Describe your job in a nutshell.

Published: 15Jan2013

Anita Nowak and Jeff Baikowitz receive Quebec Notable Awards

Quebec Notable Awards

Anita Nowak (BCom’97, PhD’11), Integrating Director, Social Economy Initiative (SEI), and Jeff Baikowitz, Chairman, SEI Leadership Council, are winners of the inaugural Quebec Notable Awards in the Education and Social Good categories, respectively. The winners were honoured at the Awards gala on December 6, 2012 at the Montreal Science Centre.

Published: 10Dec2012

A Teacher Panel on Green Innovation


The Sustainability Network and the Marcel Desautels Institute for Integrated Management cordially invite you to "A Teacher Panel on Green Innovation"

Date: Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Time: 6:30 pm

Professor Steve Maguire receives Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal

Professor Steve Maguire, Director of Marcel Desautels Institute for Integrated Management at the Desautels Faculty of Management, has been awarded a 2012 Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal on October 19, 2012 for his dedication to his peers, his community, and to Canada. This commemorative medal was created to mark the 2012 celebrations of the 60th anniversary of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II's accession to the Throne as Queen of Canada. The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal is a tangible way for Canada to honour Her Majesty for her service to this country.

Published: 24Oct2012

Student-Centered, Interdisciplinary Approach to Learning Leads to Education Innovation

The Marcel Desautels Institute for Integrated Management (MDIIM) at McGill University views students as critical stakeholders in university education, according to Adam Halpert, Managing Director of MDIIM. MDIIM staff and faculty engage and partner with students wherever possible. For example:

Published: 24Oct2012

With Mary Gordon, Founder of Roots of Empathy

Mary Gordon is an award-winning social entrepreneur, educator, best-selling author, child advocate and parenting expert. In 1996, Gordon founded Roots of Empathy, a pioneering, evidence-based classroom program that helps to reduce levels of aggression among schoolchildren, while raising social/emotional competence and increasing empathy. To date, the program has reached 450,000 children worldwide.

Published: 18Oct2012