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John Dobson Foundation donates $2 million to support entrepreneurship at McGill

Montreal, Quebec, July 18, 2017 - The John Dobson Foundation has announced a donation of $2 million – its largest gift to McGill yet – to fund the McGill X-1 Accelerator program run by the McGill Dobson Centre for Entrepreneurship. The gift will support the X-1 program, now in its third year, as it grows to support and promote entrepreneurship across McGill.

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Published: 18 Jul 2017

New international sustainability test module based on Mintzberg book announced

The Sustainability Literacy Test (aka “Sulitest”) is both a non-profit and a method for verifying sustainability know-how across the globe. It is the work of an international cadre of academics and business professionals alike, mandated by the UN Conference on Sustainable Development in 2012.

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Published: 20 Jul 2017

Desautels alumnus on CIO’s top 40 under 40 list

Chief Investment Officer’s Class of 2017 Forty Under Forty list is out. It’s a roundup and Q&A with forty up-and-coming investment leaders from across the globe, selected by anonymous nomination.

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Published: 19 Jul 2017

Solving the objective-subjective reality split

Deepak Chopra and Desautels alumnus Anoop Kumar, MD (IMHL’16) write for The Huffington Post about a perceived split in reality, and how to address it. Specifically, they talk about the dichotomy between objective and subjective reality; how outside forces cause subjective experience.

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Published: 19 Jul 2017

Natalia Aguilar Delgado Finalist for the Emerald Best International Dissertation Award

The dissertation of Desautels PhD alumna Natalia Aguilar Delgado was selected as finalist for the Emerald Best International Dissertation Award of the Academy of Management 2017.  

Professor Paola Perez-Aleman was the supervisor of her research.

Natalia graduated in June 2017 and is currently an Assistant Professor of International Business at HEC Montreal. 

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Published: 18 Jul 2017

Jose Carlos Marques Finalist for 2017 AOM SIM Dissertation Award

The dissertation of Desautels PhD alumnus Jose Carlos Marques (PhD'17) was selected as one of the three finalists for the Academy of Management Social Issues in Management Best Dissertation Award 2017.

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Published: 18 Jul 2017

Desautels alumnus named CFO of Colonial Coal

According to StockWatch, Vancouver-based resource company Colonial Coal International Corp. has appointed Matthew James Anderson to the roles of CFO and secretary, replacing the retiring William Filtness. Mr Anderson draws on a lifetime of experience in financials for the resources sector, including serving as CFO for I-Minerals, VirtualArmour International, Search Minerals and Callinex Mines....

Published: 18 Jul 2017

Microservices are a boon for adaptability-focused firms

Author Ronnie Mitra writes in The New Stack about how businesses are focussing on adaptability like never before, and how that is weighing heavy on tech teams. It looks more and more like the answer lies in microservices.

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Published: 18 Jul 2017

Soho Square appoints Desautels alumnus CCO and Chairman

Best Media Info reports that long-time Ogilvy & Mather exec Sumanto Chattopadhyay is moving over to Soho Square as CCO and Chairman. At Ogilvy, Mr Chattopadhyay helped bring many brands to prominence in India, including Dove, Pond’s, and The Economist. He also helped re-brand a bank and grow Ogilvy’s own business....

Published: 18 Jul 2017

Ambiverts and success, Karl Moore’s advice

Desautels professor Karl Moore writes in Forbes that, in-between extroverts and introverts, the ambivert pulls benefits from both social situations and alone time, giving them the best of both worlds.

Being able to talk and listen naturally makes ambiverts great at jobs where the give-and-take of a normal conversation plays into success.

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Published: 18 Jul 2017

GCPA student awarded C. Douglas Mellor Prize for academic excellence

Kaihua He, student of the Graduate Certificate in the Professional Accounting (GCPA) program, has been selected among the graduating class as this year’s recipient of the C. Douglas Mellor Prize for academic excellence.

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Published: 18 Jul 2017

McGill X-1 Accelerator: fifth week at a glance

Product Development was the overall theme for week five of the McGill X-1 Accelerator. On the agenda was a talk by GrandeSlam Product VP Saad Benryane on adopting a customer-centric approach, followed by a networking talk by Desautels Director of Advancement Alexander King.

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Published: 18 Jul 2017

Desautels alumnus appointed director at Quantum

According to Stockwatch.com, Quantum International Income Corp. has announced that Red Cloud Klondike Strike CEO and Desautels alumnus Chad Williams (BEngr’ 89, MBA’93) has been appointed to its Board of Directors. Mr. Williams has plenty of experience to draw on: he’s on the Board at Denver Gold Group, and has worked in senior management at Victoria Gold, Blackmont Capital and TD bank....

Published: 18 Jul 2017

Desautels BCom student on her two months in South Africa

Desautels BCom student Thao Nguyen is finishing up a two-month internship with South African non-profit Aluwani, where she and fellow Desautels student Marie-Christine Bourgie helped set up a crowdfunding campaign for an early childhood development centre.

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Published: 13 Jul 2017

Montreal hosts international humour conference

The seed of the International Society for Humor Studies was planted at a small meeting in Wales three decades ago. Today, the organization hosts a yearly conference, where serious scholarship about funny business gets discussed, and where outstanding graduate students in the field are recognized before their peers.

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Published: 13 Jul 2017

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