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A call for a new worldview

In a piece for SFGate, Drs. Deepak Chopra and Anoop Kumar (MMGMT’15, International Practicing Health) write that, though the times we live in are worrying at best, taking on a new worldview can really help restore some hope.

Published: 23 Aug 2017

William Shatner: from BCom to Boston Legal

Canadian Jewish News profiles William Shatner (BCom’52, DLitt’11) as part of its series on prominent Jewish Canadians. The Shakespearian actor’s career was catapulted into the stratosphere when he was hired to skipper the USS Enterprise on Star Trek. The profile traces his history from a McGill BCom student through his early stage work at the Stratford Festival and Broadway before the role that changed his life forever. Mr....

Published: 23 Aug 2017

Desautels alumnus on labour law, social justice and driving motivation

A recent piece at looks at the career of Toronto-area labour lawyer Stefan Rosenbaum (BCom’10). While Mr. Rosenbaum’s Desautels education equipped him well for boardroom work, his professional development left him with a major interest in social-justice. He learned the value of unions and worker’s rights early, and continues to love working on labour-related cases....

Published: 23 Aug 2017

Desautels alumnus new director at Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre

According to a piece at, Dr. Mark Kotowycz (MBA’01, MDCM’04) is moving from the Windsor Regional Hospital to the new Advanced Cardiac Centre at the Royal Victoria Health Centre as Director of Advanced Cardiac Care / Catheterization Labs. He brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the role, having worked at Toronto’s University Health Network and Northumberland Hills Hospital.

Published: 23 Aug 2017

Management and Mintzberg’s Five Ps of Strategy

Executive Coach Robert Mandeya writes for the Zimbabwe Independent that organisations live and die by the strategic decisions that their top executives make, and that strategic management is not necessarily the same as strategy. Using Apple’s iPad2 as an example, he delves into the formal tools that help us get a handle on the relationship among factors like executive decision-makers, their companies, and their industries.

Published: 23 Aug 2017

Frima appoints McGill-HEC Montreal alumnus to the post of President and CEO

The board of media and entertainment producer Frima has appointed Martin Carrier (EMBA'16) to the post of President and CEO. Mr. Carrier replaces outgoing chief Christian Daigle, and comes to the job with years of experience at other media production houses and organisations, including the New Media Business Network, consulting firm O&O, Ubisoft Montreal, and Warner Brothers Games.

Published: 18 Aug 2017

McGill Dobson Cup participants win Next Canada award for their insomnia solution

With their revolutionary earplugs, Kristina Pearkes (BEng’17) and Sean Kaiser (BEng’17) aim to end insomnia without medication. The duo is the brains behind Orbityl, the company that just received Next Canada’s Outstanding Next 36 Venture Award. The Next 36 is a young-entrepreneur accelerator run by Next Canada, which offers seed capital as well as mentorship opportunities.

Published: 17 Aug 2017

Welcome new and returning students!

The McGill Career Planning Service (CaPS) would like to welcome all new students to McGill and welcome back all returning students. Whether you are just starting or finishing up, be sure to take advantage of CaPS in the year ahead. We are here to help you - whether you are trying to find a part-time job, prepare grad school applications, find post-graduation work or find out career possibilities related to your major....

Published: 16 Aug 2017

Desautels welcomes Yalmaz Siddiqui as latest Global Expert

Yalmaz Siddiqui is Vice President of Corporate Sustainability at MGM Resorts International.  He started this role in May 2016 and is responsible for leading a range of environmental sustainability initiatives for the company, including green conventions, food waste reduction, waste management, sustainable purchasing and communications....

Published: 14 Aug 2017

Second cohort of MMF students dive right in

Since starting up in July, the second cohort of the Masters of Management in Finance program is in full swing.

The diverse class of 42 students represents 11 countries and is joining the program with an array of academic backgrounds.

The participants also have a full slate of social engagement activities and sports achievements under their belts, and will build upon their existing work experience as they delve further into the world of finance.

Published: 10 Aug 2017

Aldo Bensadoun and the company he turned into a big-league player

Aldo Bensadoun (BCom’64) founded Aldo Shoes as a Le Château exclusive in 1972, then opened the first standalone ALDO store in 1987. Today, the ALDO Group is a major player in the shoe field, with locations in 95 countries. Throughout, Mr. Bensadoun has maintained an interest in corporate culture as an engine for doing good....

Published: 8 Aug 2017

To realise your potential, be fully engaged.

A piece in Forbes co-authored by Desautels professor Karl Moore and Sandoz executive Vincenzo Ciampi (BCom’94) says that it takes a sense of purpose to realise one’s career potential.

Published: 8 Aug 2017

Improved scale and production set to open up edible cricket market

When Aspire Food Group started operations in 2013 under co-founder Mohammed Ashour (MSc’11, MDCM’15), the field it was playing on was wide open. Insects are a viable food source across much of the world, but to farm them on the industrial scale that Aspire needed in order to make crickets an affordable, scalable food-production option was going to take some doing. The answer comes in the form of a well-designed automated cricket farm. 

Published: 8 Aug 2017

Montreal shoe giant ALDO agrees to buy the shoes and accessories part of the Camuto Group’s business

A news release at reveals that Montreal-based footwear giant ALDO is set to buy the shoes and accessories side of the Camuto Group. The deal plays nicely into ALDO’s expansion efforts and frees up Camuto to concentrate on its apparel unit....

Published: 7 Aug 2017

A little adrenaline goes a long way when it comes to business perspectives

A blog post at looks at how adventure-seeking CEOs come at business from a more open, experimental angle.

Desautels Professor Jingjing Zhang’s research shows that chief execs who fly small airplanes in their off-hours tend to be more open to innovation.

Published: 7 Aug 2017