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Insect Cuisine Coming Soon to a Store Near You

"Stinkbugs have an apple flavor, and red agave worms are spicy. A bite of tree worm apparently brings pork rinds to mind," reports National Geographic. "This information will come in handy for those of us following the latest recommendation from the United Nations: Consume more insects," the magazine adds... A case in point is "power flour" - a product created by MBA students from McGill University in Montreal, which assists in providing food security for impoverished countries. The flour couldn't be more timely.

Published: 6 Feb 2015

The Case for Year-Round Pell Grants


As congress takes up reauthorization of the Higher Education Act this year, it will have to address several policy concerns, including the rising cost of college and the need to increase degree attainment rates in the U.S. Notwithstanding those concerns, college access will continue to be a major issue. How can our nation expand college opportunities to those who have long been underrepresented, including lower-income students, minorities, and those who are the first in their families to attend college, ramping up the number of degree earners?

Published: 6 Feb 2015

Jenny Bradley and Lili Lafrance: Co-Directors and Founders of Fashion Business Uncovered

Last week, Her Campus McGill had the chance to interview the co-founders (both pictured at the bottom right of the picture) and directors of Desautels' Fashion Business Uncovered conference. If you're interested in a career in fashion this is definitely a conference for you! Of, if you're just interested in hearing women CEOs talk about their careers, find out what more this conference can offer in our interview below.

Published: 6 Feb 2015

Bridging the Gap Between Gender and Leadership: Exploring the Real - Explicit and Implicit - Reasons Behind the Absence of Women on the 2014-2015 MUS Executive Council

McGill Women in Leadership (MWIL), Deautels Women in Business (DWIB), TEDxMontreal Women, the National Women in Business Conference, the Intercollegiate Business Convention. Evidently, as the non-exhaustive list above demonstrates, there are many occasions for women at McGill to thrive and shine in the area of leadership, where they are chronically and critically underrepresented. Within Bronfman, and McGill as a whole, women apply to volunteer, speak, participate, and join a host of clubs and initiatives highlighting female leaders.

Published: 6 Feb 2015

Second Generation Bias: A Subtle but Powerful Presence

Deeply embedded and frequently unconscious cultural and organizational biases can be challenged both through small "wins" and by establishing policies that take a whole-organization rather than a women-only approach. Second-generation gender bias is making its way into the lexicon of women's workplace issues as a subtle, covert, and at times unintentional, phenomenon that thwarts women's power and potential. ...

Published: 6 Feb 2015

Desautels team wins Montreal Regional Risk Management Challenge

Desautels BCom students Hasan Nizami, Ishani Majumdar, Fiona Xu and Sunaina Roy Chaudhuri (coached by Professor Sebastien Betermier) won the Montreal regional PRMIA Risk Management Challenge on January 22. The team will proceed to the International PRMIA Risk Management Challenge to be held in Minneaopolis, Minnesota on March 6th, 2015.

 

Published: 30 Jan 2015

Musicians Help Heal Wounds of Tragedy

Musicians are helping to heal the wounds of tragedy through artistic expression. In the heart-rending aftermath of the Taliban attack on Peshawar’s innocent schoolchildren, Pakistani musicians are using their art form to help the nation through its time of anguish. Foremost among these artists is Usman W. Chohan (Desautels MBA, 2014) through his project Urdudaan.

Published: 23 Jan 2015

MDIIM SEI Impact Internship Program - Call for Applications

Looking to apply your budding management skills towards something meaningful this summer? The Social Economy Initiative (SEI) invites you to apply to be part of the 2015 cohort of the Impact Internship Program!

The SEI Impact Internship Program (SEI IIP) places exceptional students, primarily in local Montreal-based social enterprises, to take on special projects and contribute to social impact and positive social change within the non-profit sector.

Published: 22 Jan 2015

Desautels Accounting Team takes 3rd place at ICBC 2015

The accounting team composed of BCom students Emma Alder and Sami Zubair took 3rd place at the 37th annual ICBC (Inter-Collegiate Business Competition) held at Queen's University held from January 15 to 17, 2015.

In October 2014,  the team competed with over 20 other teams in a written case competition, finishing top six.  These six teams were invited to Queen's University in January 2015, where they had 5.5 hours to analyze a new case that was then presented to a panel of representatives of the business community. 

Published: 22 Jan 2015

Cuba moves could drive Canadian tourism

Cuba has always held a certain allure for the traveller: the music, the food, the beaches and even the cigars.
... McGill University business professor Karl Moore said that while Canadian sun seekers won’t likely feel an immediate impact from the news, he expects U.S. companies will begin to think about investing there.

Read full article: Our Windsor, December 17, 2014

Published: 20 Jan 2015

The bitter truth about entrepreneurial success

If you have taken a class in entrepreneurship recently from the top business schools of the world, chances are that many of the lessons taught were not based on sound knowledge. Worse, it is likely that some of the content was nothing but platitudes, good wishes, or simply illusions: mediocre knowledge sold at the price of gold.

Published: 20 Jan 2015

Five tips for building your social media brand

Written by Estelle Metayer

This New Year’s Eve, as you celebrate with friends and reflect on a resolution to make, why not commit to launching yourself into the social media world?

Read full article: The Globe and Mail, December 21, 2014

Published: 20 Jan 2015

2014, année mouvementée pour nombre d'entreprises québécoises

Plusieurs entreprises québécoises ont connu une année mouvementée en 2014; si certaines ont réalisé d'importantes acquisitions, d'autres ont procédé à des suppressions d'emplois massives, se sont départies d'actifs et ont même mis fin à leurs activités.
... «L'entreprise anticipait des millions de dollars en revenus pour la CSeries et ils ont finalement dépensé beaucoup plus que prévu», fait remarquer Karl Moore, professeur associé en stratégie et leadership à l'Université McGill.

Published: 20 Jan 2015

This Weird Year

A month-by-month recap of 2014’s quirkiest news stories

Published: 20 Jan 2015

One last look at 2014: McGill’s year in review

From naming Michael A. Meighen as the University’s new Chancellor in January to having two students earning Rhodes Scholarships in December, 2014 was yet another eventful year for McGill. As we head into the final weeks of 2014, the Reporter looks back on the year that was, highlighting some of the key happenings over the past 12 months in words and pictures.

Published: 20 Jan 2015

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