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Desautels alumnus joins Bersay & Associés

A recent piece in Le monde du droit announces that French business law firm Bersay & Associés has brought Thibault Lasserre (MBA'07) on board as an associate. Mr Lasserre concentrates on corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, and private equity. Before joining Bersay & Associés, he advised several corporations about international mergers, acquisitions and spinoffs; and worked at Law firms such as Veil Jourde, Coudert Brothers and Jones Day....

Published: 15 Sep 2017

The annual McGill Reporter summer-vacation photo gallery is out

The McGill Reporter’s summer photos gallery is now live, and features shots from far-off locales as well as spots that are close to home. From McGillians waiting to watch the recent solar eclipse atop the Grand Teton, to a street festival in Grenada, the photos show that the McGill Family really gets around between semesters....

Published: 15 Sep 2017

Alain Pinsonneault: frequent little promotions work best for IT employee retention

It’s a vicious cycle: Companies cut back on promotions to try to minimize big salary loads, but more promotions keep employees around longer. According to a piece at incentiveandmotivation.com, the answer could be more frequent, but smaller, promotions.

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Published: 15 Sep 2017

Canada, UK up the ante on Boeing vs Bombardier

A CTV News piece about the latest developments in Boeing’s complaint against Bombardier states that London is now pressuring the White House because wings for the C Series are made in Northern Ireland, and Ottawa is hinting that its deal to buy $6.3 billion worth of Boeing’s Super Hornet fighters may be up in the air.

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Published: 13 Sep 2017

Joey Adler, Businesswoman, philanthropist and EMBA alumna

Joey Adler (EMBA’14) was a successful businesswoman when her husband and business partner died of cancer in 2001. She sat down with HEC Montreal’s Gestion magazine to talk about life without her husband, earning a McGill-HEC Montreal EMBA, and having loss open her up to philanthropy.

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Published: 12 Sep 2017

Philippines-based fashion retailer sees doors opening, thanks to inclusion on BoF 500 list

Mark “Jappy” Gonzalez is thrilled to be included on BoF 500, the list of people moving and shaking the fashion industry. Mr Gonzalez says that being included on the list can only open doors, and maybe even  “create a retail environment that evolves into Manila as a retail centre.” After nearly thirty years of experience in Philippine shopping, he knows just what the country needs....

Published: 11 Sep 2017

Desautels alumnus and sustainable construction boss interviewed by Canadian Business Journal

Jason Wood’s (MBA’94) construction company, Diamond Head Development, has been a going concern in Squamish, BC for over 10 years now. He sat down with Canadian Business Journal to talk about his development as an entrepreneur, his work history, his company’s dual role as a builder and a developer, and building sustainability into new construction projects....

Published: 11 Sep 2017

Professor Vihang Errunza named a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada

The Desautels Faculty of Management is pleased to congratulate Professor Vihang Errunza, Associate Dean, Research, on being named a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada’s Social Sciences Academy.

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Published: 8 Sep 2017

Desautels alumnus to bring video hockey analysis to soccer

Craig Buntin (MBA’13) is a Desautels alumnus, a former figure skating champion, and the CEO of hockey analysis company Sportlogiq. The company’s software uses video and machine learning to track what players are doing on the ice, and help them up their game.

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Published: 8 Sep 2017

There’s a new crop of booze coming from Quebec

The end of summer saw a lot of new alcohols come from Quebec distilleries. La Presse tested three of them, including a special gin inspired by Montreal’s 375th anniversary.

Cirka Distilleries’ Gin375 is the first Old Tom Gin distilled in Quebec, and is based on a lightly sweet style that was popular in 18th-century England.

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Published: 8 Sep 2017

Desautels alumna on recycling cigarette butts

TerraCycle Marketing Manager Jessica Panetta (BCom’16) recently appeared on Toronto’s Breakfast Television to talk about recycling “non-recyclable” waste, specifically used cigarette butts.

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Published: 8 Sep 2017

EMBA alumnus and Groupe Deschênes CEO on keeping a family separate from business

Groupe Deschênes CEO François Deschênes (EMBA’10) was recently interviewed for a piece in Montreal French-language newspaper La Presse. He spoke about recently being put in charge of the family company, the corporation’s growth and acquisition strategy, and the dynamics involved when there are four family members on the board of directors.

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Published: 8 Sep 2017

Karl Moore on Boomers, millennials and the post-truth world

Desautels Associate Professor Karl Moore writes in Forbes that executives and older people who are disoriented by the post-fact world can do themselves a favour by looking to millennials for help.

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Published: 8 Sep 2017

Desautels students from Japan and Montreal tour Vietnam businesses

This summer, a combined group of Desautels MBA Japan students and participants from the PMBA cohort in Montreal accompanied Associate Professor Desmond Tsang on a Study Tour of Vietnam to get a feel for the country’s culture and learn about its status as a rapidly-emerging market.

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Published: 8 Sep 2017

Suburban hospital’s new radiology room a real boon to local patients

The Director of Lakeshore General Hospital’s medical imaging department, Doctor Fadi Aris (IMHL’18), is upbeat about his hospital’s new multifunction radiology room. The $2 million installation will free west Island patients from the need to commute to a downtown hospital for certain services. As the West Island population ages, having access to immediate, local treatment becomes even more important.

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Published: 8 Sep 2017

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