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Talking Management with Karl Moore: Why communication is key for virtual teams

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 JoAnne Yates from MIT [Massachusetts Institute of Technology].

JoAnne, what have you learned in your research about virtual teams?

Read full article: The Globe and Mail, November 25, 2014

Published: 27 Nov 2014

Clothing retailer Simons to open new stores in Mississauga, B.C., Alberta

Mississauga will soon be home to the largest of five new Simons stores scheduled to open across Canada, marking only the second time the company has set up shop outside Quebec.

Local shoppers unfamiliar with Simons can expect a family feel across the chain, said Robert Mackalski, a brand expert and faculty lecturer at McGill University.

Published: 27 Nov 2014

Is an MBA worth it? What business school can do for your salary in 2014

Desautels, Ivey, Rotman, Sauder and Schulich all cracked the top 100 on the Financial Times’ business school rankings in 2014. While FT’s list is the global standard by which programs are measured, determining the “best” business school is ultimately complicated and subjective, dependent on a plethora of metrics each individual can and should weigh differently.

Published: 27 Nov 2014

You’ve got your EMBA, now what? – Career advice from Top Business Schools

Perhaps you are only just now considering an EMBA and have not even filled in your first application but it is never a bad idea to move forward keeping the end in sight. So, with that in mind, we went to top business schools around the world to find out what career advice they would offer to new EMBA graduates to help them take full advantage of their degree.

... 5. Make an impact - Marianne Vandenbosch, director of the EMBA Program, McGill-HEC Montreal

Published: 25 Nov 2014

Interim CEO named for Vitalité Health Network

Jean Castonguay, a former provincial deputy minister and former associate deputy minister of health, has been named interim chief executive officer of Vitalité Health Network effective immediately. Health Minister Victor Boudreau made the announcement on November 21.

... Castonguay has a Bachelor of Arts degree in mathematics and physics from the Université de Moncton, Edmundston, and an MBA from McGill University, Montreal.

Published: 24 Nov 2014

Sugar Sammy gets last laugh with publicity stunt

One of the province’s best known stand-up comics is likely laughing all the way to the bank with a new advertising campaign.

... ”This is marketing 101,” Robert Soroka, a marketing professor at McGill University said.

The advertisement and the fallout is a well orchestrated publicity campaign that Sammy has executed perfectly.

Read full article: Global Montreal, November 21, 2014

Published: 24 Nov 2014

Unwanted life insurance can be a valuable asset for seniors’ retirement

Seniors looking for an additional source of income should think twice about letting unwanted life insurance lapse, because these policies may be sold for substantial value to help fund a better quality of life in their retirement.

Published: 24 Nov 2014

Desautels expanding into Bookstore space

The Desautels Faculty of Management will take over the adjacent McGill Bookstore at 3420 McTavish St. sometime in 2016, providing a new home for the Faculty’s MBA programs, which will be moved out of the overcrowded Bronfman Building.

Published: 20 Nov 2014

How to successfully use shame and guilt in advertising

Shame and guilt have different effects on consumer buying habits, new research from the Desautels Faculty of Management in Canada finds.

... Professor DaHee Han says: “To get the best response, a fitness club could produce an ad that induces shame and highlights the bigger picture, such as ‘Are you overweight? How ashamed do you feel? Stop overeating, join our fitness programme and feel healthy all the time!’

Published: 20 Nov 2014

Neither crisis mode nor complacency

In September, the Quebec government announced that McGill’s operating grant would be almost $15 million less than what it had proposed in the spring — and warned that a second wave of cuts were to come. On Nov. 12, Quebec’s universities and CEGEPs were hit with that new round of cuts, amounting to $31.6 million. McGill’s share is close to $5 million. Provost Anthony C. Masi talked to the McGill Reporter about this development, and the University’s ongoing underfunding situation.

Published: 20 Nov 2014

McGill celebrates top teachers

With the highest admission standards in Canada, McGill attracts many of the brightest students in the country and from around the world. Being entrusted to guide these exceptional students is a huge responsibility, which is why the Principal’s Prize for Excellence in Teaching was established in 2000 to celebrate teachers.

Published: 20 Nov 2014

Judicial appointments

The Judiciary today (November 19) announced 21 judicial appointments in the Magistrates' Courts.

The appointments include 16 Permanent Magistrates and five Special Magistrates. All appointments are made by the Chief Executive on the recommendation of the Judicial Officers Recommendation Commission. They will take effect from November 20, 2014.

... Mr Colin Wong Sze-cheung:

Published: 20 Nov 2014

Talking Management with Professor Karl Moore: How the cloud is shaking up the consulting business

This is Karl Moore of the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University, Talking Management for The Globe and Mail. Today I am delighted to speak to Bill Currie, who is the Managing Director of Deloitte for the Americas, the worlds largest professionals services firm.

Bill, what is the future of consulting? Where is it going from here?

Published: 20 Nov 2014

McGill's dynamic duo receive Top 8 Academic All-Canadian commendation from Governor General

Two student-athletes from McGill University were among the CIS Top Eight Academic All-Canadians honoured by His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada -- and former principal at McGill -- at Rideau Hall in the nation's capital, Monday. Mariam Sylla, a basketball player and pharmacology student, as well as Cedric McNicoll, a hockey player and accounting major in the Desautels faculty of management, were representing the Réseau du sport étudiant du Québec conference at the event.

Published: 18 Nov 2014

$1 million donation from the National Bank to the Fondation Montréal inc. fund-raising campaign

Creation of a business idea competition on Montreal university campuses, launched as part of "je vois mtl" (I see Montreal).

Fondation Montréal inc. enthusiastically announces one of the largest donations in its history, a major gift of $1 million from the National Bank. This contribution will enable Fondation Montréal inc., to create a competition for business ideas on the campuses of Montreal universities.

Published: 18 Nov 2014

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