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Desautels Professor named guest editor of major business journal

Desautels Professor Patricia Hewlin has been invited to serve as guest editor of Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes’ (OBHDP) “Authenticity at Work” issue. Prof. Hewlin was co-author of a study on leader integrity and worker conformity.

OBHDP is one of the Financial Times’ top-50 business journals, and publishes on organizational behaviour and judgement in business.

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Published: 19 Sep 2017

Beef cattle management includes pregnancy checks

A piece in the Coshocton Tribune delves into the subject of fall-season beef herds and how to decide whether to cull a female. Pregnancy status can be the determining factor, since caring for a cow can cost $1,000 per year. If a cow isn’t a good bet for breeding, it might be better to sell it off or harvest the meat. Since a cow isn’t fully mature until the age of four, good nutrition is crucial for cows that are being aimed at breeding while they are themselves still developing....

Published: 19 Sep 2017

How social innovation in universities will bring on a better business model

A recent Huffington Post article talks about how the old credo of “doing well by doing good” is becoming more integral to business, and quotes Desautels Professor Nancy Adler that we can no longer “create financially successful companies and an equitable … sustainable world by simply applying yesterday’s approaches to business.” The piece goes on to describe how the Ashoka U initiative is bringing these next-gen business concepts to colleges ...

Published: 19 Sep 2017

Two companies headed by McGill-HEC Montréal alumni are on Canadian Business’ Profit 500 list

Canadian Business’ Profit 500 ranking is out, and two companies led by McGill-HEC Montréal EMBA alumni are on it. Atypic is a Montreal-based professional-services firm that works with organizations in the plural sector, and is headed by President Pascal Lépine (EMBA’12).

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Published: 15 Sep 2017

Desautels alumna gives 2017 inaugural address at Université de Montréal’s Law faculty

At the inaugural session for the Université de Montréal Law faculty’s 2017-18 school year, Jean-François Gaudreault-DesBiens extended a warm welcome to the new and returning students, then invited Cogeco Connexion’s VP Legal Affairs, Chief Privacy Officer, and Desautels alumna Caroline Dignard (EMBA'10) to the podium to deliver the annual speech.

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Published: 15 Sep 2017

Desautels alumnus joins Bersay & Associés

A recent piece in Le monde du droit announces that French business law firm Bersay & Associés has brought Thibault Lasserre (MBA'07) on board as an associate. Mr Lasserre concentrates on corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, and private equity. Before joining Bersay & Associés, he advised several corporations about international mergers, acquisitions and spinoffs; and worked at Law firms such as Veil Jourde, Coudert Brothers and Jones Day....

Published: 15 Sep 2017

The annual McGill Reporter summer-vacation photo gallery is out

The McGill Reporter’s summer photos gallery is now live, and features shots from far-off locales as well as spots that are close to home. From McGillians waiting to watch the recent solar eclipse atop the Grand Teton, to a street festival in Grenada, the photos show that the McGill Family really gets around between semesters....

Published: 15 Sep 2017

Alain Pinsonneault: frequent little promotions work best for IT employee retention

It’s a vicious cycle: Companies cut back on promotions to try to minimize big salary loads, but more promotions keep employees around longer. According to a piece at incentiveandmotivation.com, the answer could be more frequent, but smaller, promotions.

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Published: 15 Sep 2017

Canada, UK up the ante on Boeing vs Bombardier

A CTV News piece about the latest developments in Boeing’s complaint against Bombardier states that London is now pressuring the White House because wings for the C Series are made in Northern Ireland, and Ottawa is hinting that its deal to buy $6.3 billion worth of Boeing’s Super Hornet fighters may be up in the air.

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Published: 13 Sep 2017

Joey Adler, Businesswoman, philanthropist and EMBA alumna

Joey Adler (EMBA’14) was a successful businesswoman when her husband and business partner died of cancer in 2001. She sat down with HEC Montreal’s Gestion magazine to talk about life without her husband, earning a McGill-HEC Montreal EMBA, and having loss open her up to philanthropy.

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Published: 12 Sep 2017

Philippines-based fashion retailer sees doors opening, thanks to inclusion on BoF 500 list

Mark “Jappy” Gonzalez is thrilled to be included on BoF 500, the list of people moving and shaking the fashion industry. Mr Gonzalez says that being included on the list can only open doors, and maybe even  “create a retail environment that evolves into Manila as a retail centre.” After nearly thirty years of experience in Philippine shopping, he knows just what the country needs....

Published: 11 Sep 2017

Desautels alumnus and sustainable construction boss interviewed by Canadian Business Journal

Jason Wood’s (MBA’94) construction company, Diamond Head Development, has been a going concern in Squamish, BC for over 10 years now. He sat down with Canadian Business Journal to talk about his development as an entrepreneur, his work history, his company’s dual role as a builder and a developer, and building sustainability into new construction projects....

Published: 11 Sep 2017

Professor Vihang Errunza named a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada

The Desautels Faculty of Management is pleased to congratulate Professor Vihang Errunza, Associate Dean, Research, on being named a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada’s Social Sciences Academy.

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Published: 8 Sep 2017

Desautels alumnus to bring video hockey analysis to soccer

Craig Buntin (MBA’13) is a Desautels alumnus, a former figure skating champion, and the CEO of hockey analysis company Sportlogiq. The company’s software uses video and machine learning to track what players are doing on the ice, and help them up their game.

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Published: 8 Sep 2017

There’s a new crop of booze coming from Quebec

The end of summer saw a lot of new alcohols come from Quebec distilleries. La Presse tested three of them, including a special gin inspired by Montreal’s 375th anniversary.

Cirka Distilleries’ Gin375 is the first Old Tom Gin distilled in Quebec, and is based on a lightly sweet style that was popular in 18th-century England.

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Published: 8 Sep 2017

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