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On Friday, the Social Economy Initiative (SEI) presented its Second Annual Homecoming Keynote event in the Bronfman Building. The event featured presentations from five social entrepreneurships including Aspire– the 2013 Hult Prize winning team, as well as four past winners of the McGill Dobson Cup. Each team elaborated on their companies and the ways in which their work has had an impact.
The International Masters in Practicing Management (IMPM) programme is 18 years old but continues to be seen as one the world’s most innovative senior management degree programmes. Leslie Breitner and Dora Koop explain how the programme has retained its freshness for so long.
Just three months after graduating this year from the University of Waterloo, Jonathan Rivard’s startup company had generated $130,000 in revenue.
... “It is a generational zeitgeist, no doubt about it,” says Anita Nowak, integrating director of the Social Economy Initiative, at McGill University’s Desautels Faculty of Management in Montreal.
... The Dobson Cup is structured so that students present their ideas to a panel of experts over several months and successive rounds, competing for cash prizes and mentoring advice.
The past six weeks have been eventful. In early September there was the ACS National Meeting in Indianapolis and that was an enjoyable week. Indianapolis turned out to be a great venue with lots of good programming and some very memorable events. I especially enjoyed the Kavli Foundation Emerging Leader in Chemistry Lecture by Dr. Marin Burke entitled “Making molecular prosthetics with a small molecule synthesizer,” and the address by Alan Alda.
Henry Mintzberg, a Cleghorn Professor of Management Studies at the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University in Montreal discusses the potential change in Canada's social democracy.
Listen to full interview: Background Briefing with Ian Masters
Scott Weatherhead, an MBA student at McGill University in Canada and the Social Economy Initiative's impact intern, travels through North Korea and South Africa in search of a use for his theoretical knowledge.
MBA students are preoccupied with doing well. We pull all-nighters for the highest marks, to land the best internships, to get the biggest salary upon graduation. Rarely do we take enough time to assess the impact of our actions. Yes, working harder may raise our marks but, beyond that, what is it all for?
What is the common ground between the economic successes of the Netherlands in the XVII-XVIII centuries, nineteenth century England, twentieth century U.S. and, more recently, countries such as South Korea, Singapore and Israel? Although the question could be answered from different angles, fundamentally it can be inferred: in their own time, these countries promoted economic systems where resources were efficiently channeled to the most competent entrepreneurs and endeavors.
Pédiatre-urgentiste à Sainte-Justine, professeure adjointe de clinique au département de pédiatrie de l’Université de Montréal et étudiante à la maîtrise internationale en gestion de la santé à l’Université McGill, Joanne Liu s’apprête à tourner la page. Ses effets personnels sont emballés, les démissions ont été acceptées (à regret) et son mémoire a été remis au mois d’août, même si « l’étudiante » avait jusqu’aux Fêtes…
Over the past year, thousands of MBA students will have travelled overseas with the aim of ensuring that they graduate as well-rounded global business people.
... Henry Mintzberg, professor of management studies at Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill University, who is renowned for his rejection of conventional MBA education, has strong views on the topic.
Reality dictates that there is actually more than enough food on this planet, not to mention vastly more food-growing potential, than we have all been led to believe by social engineers and the mainstream media.
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Transforming the Chinese Manufacturing Industry through Global Production Sharing -- The GMSCM Program Opening Ceremony & Seminar
On May 7, 2012, Zhejiang University signed a partnership agreement with McGill University to launch an innovative dual-degree program called the Master in Global Manufacturing and Supply Chain Management (GMSCM). After a year of preparation, on September 13, 2013, the GMSCM program was officially launched with an opening ceremony, welcoming 27 newly admitted students.
As the English Premier League season starts, punters play the odds despite the country's ban on wagers - and millions are taking the risk.
The term "future leader" is frequently used to describe those with the potential to lead, but not quite yet.
New grads entering the workforce, or individuals with one or two years of experience, seem destined to spend 10 years of their lives developing basic skills and climbing - slowly - the rungs of their chosen career ladder. So what if you don't want to spend years of your life preparing to be a leader? Simple: You don't have to.