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Short seller’s morning tweet seems to sink shares of two Canadian companies

After of a sell-off of shares in two Canadian companies was apparently triggered by a short seller’s morning tweet, Desautels professor Ken Lester derided the tweet, saying that “There’s no recourse. People can just put out whatever they want on the Internet.”

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Published: 2 Jun 2017

Desautels alumnus appointed Managing Partner at major law firm

Philippe Johnson (BCom'92) is a newly-minted Managing Partner at the Montreal offices of Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg. But he could easily have gone down the business route.

In fact, he did: A love of finance first landed him at Desautels as an undergraduate, then moving on to work for HSBC in Vancouver.

So how did that turn into a law degree and a high-profile job at a key Canadian business law firm?

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Published: 2 Jun 2017

5th Empirical and Theoretical Symposium for Canadian Marketing Strategy

“We are drowning in information and starving for knowledge”

On May 25, 2017, more than 60 marketing academics in Canada gathered together for the 5th Empirical and Theoretical Symposium for Canadian Marketing Strategy at the Desautels Faculty of Management to present research ideas, provide feedback, and share commentaries....

Published: 1 Jun 2017

Desautels student wins world championship in debating

A two-person team from Quebec has brought home first place at the annual Championnat de débat francophone at the École Normale Superieure in Paris.

One of the team members is Desautels student Djavan Habel-Thurton (BCom'17), who was VP of the First Year Council 2014-2015, as well as President of the Jeux du Commerce McGill in 2016.

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Published: 1 Jun 2017

Getting the terminology right: Just what is a ‘strategic plan,’ anyway?

In a recent blog post, Cape Chamber of Commerce & Industry Executive Director Sid Peimer of South Africa asks just what a “strategic plan” is, pointing out that a strategy and a plan are two different things. Mr. Peimer contends that a strategy is what one needs in order to attain a goal, while a plan is the “how.”

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Published: 31 May 2017

Desautels professor contributes to major paper by green energy group

Sustainable Canada Dialogues is a network of academics that was commissioned by Ottawa to come up with a green-energy transition plan for Canada.

The result is Re-energizing Canada: Pathways to a Low-Carbon Future. The report is product of efforts by 71 academics, including Desautels Professor Dror Etzion.

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Published: 30 May 2017

After a varied career, an EMBA alumna sets her sights on investment advising

Marie-Lou Dorval (EMBA’15) has done almost everything: She’s been a filmmaker, she’s been the president of an agricultural business, and she’s run a restaurant.

Since graduating from the McGill-HEC Montréal EMBA program, Ms. Dorval has changed her course completely, becoming an investment advisor at Raymond James Ltd — and it’s a job she doesn’t see herself leaving any time soon!

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Published: 30 May 2017

The changing face of feminine leadership

At the 7th Femmes Leaders conference on May 16th, women executives came together to discuss today’s constantly-changing business landscape and what it requires from them as leaders.

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Published: 30 May 2017

John Dobson Medal awarded to CEO of Resolute Forest Products

Richard Garneau has long been an advocate for Canada’s forestry industry, and now the Resolute CEO is being recognized for it with the John Dobson Medal for Free Enterprise.

In the words of Michel Kelly-Gagnon, CEO of the Montreal Economic Institute that awards the medal every year, “We look for individuals who are vocal in their defence of the free market,” and concludes that “This year’s winner is one hell of a fighter.”

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Published: 29 May 2017

How theatre can inform entrepreneurs

In a recent piece for Forbes, Professor Karl Moore details three leadership lessons from the theatre world that entrepreneurs can take to heart.

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Published: 29 May 2017

Introverts, extroverts and game-face: how good leadership takes a mix of traits

Desautels Professor Karl Moore recently appeared on Global News to talk about the difference between introverts, extroverts, and ambiverts.

He chalked it up to “How much stimulation do you take before you get tired,” and says that the three exist on a continuum, with the introvert taking the least amount of stimulation, while extroverts thrive on it — and the ambivert pulls strengths from both sides.

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Published: 29 May 2017

McGill-HEC Montréal EMBA offers yearly aboriginal scholarship

Every year, the McGill-HEC Montréal EMBA program offers a $50,000 scholarship for aboriginal managers. The first recipient of the scholarship was Mi’kmaq urban councillor Manon Jeanotte in 2014. Her EMBA experience prompted her to make a successful run for chief of the Gespeng Mik’maq Nation in 2015.

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Published: 29 May 2017

Desautels Dean on Montreal as a college town, international students, and the McGill advantage

When Isabelle Bajeux-Besnainou started as Desautels Dean nearly two years ago, she immediately began work on a strategic plan and started to get to know the people who make up the faculty.

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Published: 26 May 2017

Law firm founded by Desautels alumna awarded for excellence

On May 23rd, the Malaysia Canada Business Council’s 25th anniversary Business Excellence Awards Gala took place at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel Kuala Lumpur. This year’s awards recognized companies that have been transformative in the Malaysian market, and which have helped strengthen Malaysian-Canadian trade.

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Published: 26 May 2017

GCPA raffle raises over $1,000 for West Island flood victims

The GCPA program raised a total of $1,515 through a raffle to support the Canadian Red Cross and victims of the West Island floods.

The winner was a second-year GCPA student, Steffi Nguonly, who announced that she too would be donating her winnings in support of the same cause.

Thank you to all members of the #DesautelsFamily who purchased raffle tickets and helped make the initiative a success!

Published: 26 May 2017

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