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Quest for Excellence Growing up in Canada, Lubna Al Kharusi did her Bachelor's in Commerce from McGill University. She returned to Oman because 'it was sunny, tax free and her family was here.' She joined the finance department of Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) in 1997. In her stint covering 10 years at the company she handled various responsibilities like budgeting, treasury, financial accounting, change management, investor relations, well engineering, financial services etc. She was cross posted to Shell in London from PDO.
On the eleventh day of November, people around the world will again honour those who have served in the armed forces through ceremonies such as Veterans Day in the US and Remembrance Day in the UK. Those of us fortunate to have not experienced battle will doubtless give thanks because, as the Civil War general, William T. Sherman succinctly put it, “War is all hell.” But no matter how terrible war has been and continues to be, philosophers, social scientists and, of course, business school academics have been able to extract valuable lessons from it.
As George Eliot once said, “animals are such agreeable friends - they ask no questions, they pass no criticisms.” Anyone who’s ever owned a pet can attest to this truth; studies have already proven thata furry companion can ease loneliness, reduce stress, promote social interaction, encourage exercise and playfulness, and, of course, love you unconditionally (as long as you love them back).
College degree programs in business are proving popular with students, with one Ontario institution expanding its footprint to meet demand.
Sheridan College has announced plans for a 220,000-square-foot building to open in fall 2016 at its Mississauga campus, named for the municipality’s long-serving and just-retired mayor Hazel McCallion. The new building will house an expanded business faculty and other disciplines.
... New honours for Henry Mintzberg
Craig Buntin sits with his laptop overlooking the rink at Prospera Place and with a few taps on his keyboard pulls up a video and graphic of three-time world champion Patrick Chan.
... He initially searched for a separation from figure skating, and created TeaBean, a coffee and tea company based in Montreal which he eventually sold. He applied to the MBA program at McGill University, and became the first person accepted into the program without an undergraduate degree.
Terra Nova Energy Ltd. (the Company or Terra Nova) (TSX-V: TGC OTCQX: TNVMF) is pleased to announce that it has appointed Matt Anderson as Terra Nova's new Chief Financial Officer to replace outgoing Chief Financial Officer, Robert McMorran. Mr. McMorran will continue to serve as a member of Terra Nova's Board of Directors. Terra Nova wishes to thank Mr. McMorran for his services as Chief Financial Officer.
A recent dispute over “country of origin labelling” for meat products underscores the fact that Canada and the U.S. still have their share of trade disputes.
... “For the first time in years, we actually see new housing starts in the United States past the one-million mark,” said William Polushin, an international business expert and lecturer at the Desautels faculty of management at McGill University.
The National Center for Spectator Sport Safety and Security (NCS4) at The University of Southern Mississippi announces that Yves Duguay is the first international candidate to earn the Certified Sport Security Professional (CSSP) credential.
À peine revenu de sa récente tournée en Asie, l'Orchestre symphonique de Montréal dresse un bilan positif du voyage qui lui a permis de se produire à neuf reprises dans huit villes au Japon et en Chine.
David Segal, co-founder of David’s Tea, was recently interviewed by Karl Moore, associate professor at McGill University’s Desautels faculty of management.
... Below is an excerpt of the conversation. For the full interview, tune into CJAD 800 AM, on Friday at 7 p.m. or Sunday at 8 p.m.
Karl Moore: Is David’s Tea the Starbucks of tea? Is that one way of putting it?
The McGill – HEC Montréal EMBA program held the first meeting of its newly created advisory board earlier this week. The advisory board, under the Chairmanship of Thierry Vandal, CEO of Hydro Québec, is composed of 14 senior business leaders, including 5 program alumni. Its role is to guide the strategic direction of the program.
Talking Management with Professor Karl Moore: Need innovative ideas? Then tap into your board members’ expertise
This is Karl Moore of the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University with Talking Management for The Globe and Mail. Today I am delighted to speak to Michael Useem [a management professor] from the Wharton Business School.
So Mike, you do a lot of research on boards, how can boards help with innovation?
Marc Fares se joint à Cossette Média comme vice-président principal, stratégies numériques. Ses nouvelles fonctions l’amèneront à superviser le développement de l’offre numérique au sein de Cossette Média. John Tarantino, vice-président principal et directeur général de Cossette Média au Québec, s'est réjoui de compter «un professionnel chevronné qui se distingue par son sens inné pour l’innovation» dans ses rangs.
Henry Mintzberg has received the 2014 McGill University Lifetime Achievement Award for Leadership in Learning for his extraordinary contributions to teaching and learning at the University over the last four decades.
The Montreal native realized his boyhood dream of playing for The Montreal Canadiens. Armed with a marketing and management degree from McGill; Mathieu Darche is bringing that same determination to a new career in business.