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Bloomberg Prize winner motivates kids and families towards better health

The Bloomberg Manulife Prize for the Promotion of Active Health is a $50,000 award for research that can influence North Americans’ well-being. It is partially administered by the Desautels Faculty of Management.

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Published: 24 Feb 2017

From the Dean's Desk: The Desautels Management Achievement Awards

On behalf of the Desautels Faculty of Management, I wish to congratulate the deserving recipients of the 2017 Desautels Management Achievement Awards (DMAA), Mitch Garber (BA'86), CEO, Caesars Acquisition Company, and Norman Jaskolka (BCom'76, DPA'78), President - Aldo Group Intern...

Published: 23 Feb 2017

CEO of the Year Futures Fund Scholarship

Congratulations to BCom student Stephanie Ng-Lun, recipient of this year’s Canada's Outstanding CEO of the Year Futures Fund Scholarship. Award recipients from across Canada were present in Toronto this week to attend a leadership session and special reception held in their honor, as well as to participate in Canada’s Outstanding CEO of the Year Award Gala Dinner, which recognized Calin Rovinescu, CEO of Air Canada.

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Published: 23 Feb 2017

Professor Brenner marks launch of American Affairs

Professor Reuven Brenner of the Desautels Faculty of Management was in Manhattan, NY on February 21 to mark the inauguration of American Affairs, a quarterly journal of public policy and political thought for which he is a contributing writer and serves on the Advisory Board. The launch was hosted at the Harvard Club with guests such as Peter Thiel, former CEO and Co-Founder of PayPal.

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Published: 23 Feb 2017

Dobson Cup hopefuls: 40 startups through to 2017 finals

The Semi-finals of the McGill Dobson Cup 2017 powered by National Bank are over, and of the 121 teams that competed, 40 of them are still standing....

Published: 23 Feb 2017

Student events and the McGill context

The McGill context can be a make-or-break thing when it comes to the University’s ability to take disciplinary action in the case of breach of the Code of Student Conduct at an event that is only peripherally McGill-related. In the latest McGill Tribune, Dean of Students Christopher Buddle points out that events held off-campus by faculty student societies (which are separate legal entities) may not be McGill jurisdiction.

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Published: 23 Feb 2017

“Omnichannel” is the keyword for personalized shopping in 2017

From last year’s emphasis on personalized in-store shopping, Desautels alumnus and Salesfloor CEO Oscar Sachs (MBA'99) writes that many retailers are kicking up their online game for 2017 by integrating sales associates into their web-based services. Look for suggestions based on your buying habits to come over online chat or email. Or even artificial intelligence: according to the article, some retailers are testing chatbots and other technologies.

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Published: 23 Feb 2017

Questions pour un patron: du commerce électronique aux boutiques BonLook

Buying new glasses? A Desautels alumna is changing how you may do it

In a recent interview for La Presse, BonLook CEO and Desautels alumna Sophie Boulanger (BCom'03) discusses how BonLook is shaking up the industry,  the value of designing and producing product rather than being a multi-brand retailer, and using social-media influencers as an integral part of her marketing strategy....

Published: 23 Feb 2017

Celebrating Management Achievement

The Desautels Management Achievement Awards

Members of the Desautels community came together in February to celebrate this year’s recipients of the Desautels Management Achievement Awards (DMAA), Mitch Garber (BA’86), CEO, Caesars Acquisition Corporation, and Norman Jaskolka (BCom’76, DPA’78), President - Aldo Group International, The Aldo Group Inc.

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Published: 22 Feb 2017

McGill finishes second at RSEQ swim championships

Team captain and Desautels BCom senior Keelan Marks led a remarkable McGill swim team to a second-place overall finish at this past weekend’s RSEQ championships, with 13 medals. Highlights included a sweep of the butterfly events by Samuel Wang and Kate Wist. Wang’s medal count was two golds, one silver and one bronze, while Wist claimed three golds and a personal best in the 400 free.

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Published: 21 Feb 2017

IMPM inspires change

This past January, the final module of the International Masters Program for Managers' most recent program took place in Bangalore, India. The IMPM is a joint effort of the Desautels Faculty of Management and four other internationally-recognized business schools.

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Published: 20 Feb 2017

Bombardier loan is just good business

In a recent Huffington Post blog post, Unifor National President Jerry Dias calls out those who criticize Ottawa’s $372.5 million loan to Bombardier, saying that calling for the company to be allowed to crash and burn ignores the fact that it’s one of Canada’s biggest employers; a major player in research and innovation; and a big-ticket contributor to Canada’s GDP, hitting $12.4 billion in 2015 — not to mention the $1.6 billion that Bombardier contributed to Canada through taxes in 2015....

Published: 20 Feb 2017

Desautels recognized for innovative business education project

McGill University’s Desautels Faculty of Management is one of three Canadian institutions honoured by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business in its 2017 Innovations That Inspire list. All together, the accreditation body recognized 35 schools worldwide across three categories: Engagement Across Disciplines, Engagement with Business and Engaging a Diverse community.

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Published: 20 Feb 2017

Christiane Bergevin rejoint le Conseil de Surveillance de RATP Dev

Desautels alumna appointed first North American director of RATP Dev

Paris-based RATP Dev is a transit operator that runs services everywhere from Algeria to the US. In 2015, it did over 1.1 billion Euros of business. As of January 1st, RATP Dev has its first North American board member, Montreal native and Desautels alumna Christiane Bergevin.

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Published: 17 Feb 2017

An immigration amnesty could be a real problem-solver for the US

It’s difficult to get a handle on how many illegal immigrants there are in the US, but the estimated number is around 12 million, with just over half being from Mexico. Yes, there is a criminal element hidden in these numbers, but it is safe to say that the majority are working and may even have families. Rounding them up and shipping them home would be a major undertaking, and could cause friction with Mexico.

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Published: 17 Feb 2017

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