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Airbus and Bombardier’s CSeries: a perfect pairing

With the recent announcement of Airbus as a major partner behind Bombardier’s CSeries planes, experts, such as Desautels professor Karl Moore, agree unanimously that this is a step in the right direction for Bombardier.

According to Prof. Moore, through the backing of Airbus, the world’s second largest airplane producer, the CSeries project takes on greater viability and holds even more promise for economic success.

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Published: 18 Oct 2017

Crickets: a healthy food choice that’s tasty too

Mohammed Ashour (MBA'14) and the Aspire Group have come a long way since winning the Hult Prize in 2013 for their vision of creating a high-tech cricket farm to produce foods for human consumption.

The Aspire Group has since erected a 25,000-square-foot building in Austin, Texas, which produces roughly 22 million crickets every month.

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Published: 16 Oct 2017

Desautels MBA program ranks among Top 10 for sustainability

Corporate Knights has released its 2017 Top 40 Better World MBA ranking, and the Desautels Faculty of Management has placed 9th among top business schools who put issues of sustainability at the core of business education.

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Published: 16 Oct 2017

Executive education for a global mindset

A piece for Financial Times explores the value that EMBA programs bring to seasoned leaders looking to break out of their comfort zone.

One such leader is Isabelle Graveline (IMPM'17), who shares how the International Masters Program for Managers’ partnership with schools across the globe helped broaden her perspective on management.

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Published: 16 Oct 2017

New Marketing Campaign: Who's behind Desautels?

Desautels professors are behind some of the most unique research projects in the world

This week, we replaced the exterior billboards along the Bronfman building façade. Our new bilingual campaign showcases a diverse selection of change-making students, professors, alumni and McGill Dobson Cup participants.

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Published: 13 Oct 2017

EMBA students take to radio to talk about community involvement

EMBA participant Leanne Bayer is the executive director of West Island Community Shares (WICS), a non-profit based in the West Island that fundraises to support smaller non-profits....

Published: 12 Oct 2017

Boeing is on a mission to quell backlash

Following the imposition of heavy duties on Bombardier products by the U.S. Government, the Canadian Government has responded with a pledge to cancel an order of fighter jets from Boeing.

In the hopes of mending ruptured ties, Boeing has launched a PR campaign that Desautels professor Karl Moore critiques as a misuse of funds that would have been better allocated toward making superior aircrafts.

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Published: 12 Oct 2017

Announcement of Knight Therapeutics CFO resignation

Knight Therapeutics has announced the resignation of its chief financial officer, as the company’s president and Desautels International Faculty Advisory Board member, Samira Sakhia (BCom’90, DPA’94, MBA’01), takes on the additional responsibility of CFO.

In doing so, Sakhia will leverage her 14 years of prior experience as CFO for Paladin Labs Inc.

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Published: 11 Oct 2017

Moving away from sports analogies in business

A piece for Forbes.com argues that good management is not akin to a competitive sport, and that managing a company as if it were can yield disastrous results. The sports analogy often used in business promotes the extreme use of resources to create rapid growth, which seems to invariably lead to collapse.

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Published: 11 Oct 2017

Citron hits Shopify in short attack, Professor Lester weighs in

Shopify recently came out in defense of its business model following an attack on the company by short seller Andrew Left of Citron. According to Desautels professor Kenneth Lester, short sellers actually do an investigative service by exposing information about companies that might have otherwise been strategically concealed; though he remains wary of the insider trading sometimes tied to shorts.

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Published: 11 Oct 2017

EMBA alumnus on her journey to the top of the PR world

As the general manager at Edelman Montréal, Eve Laurier (EMBA'11) recently sat down to share some insights into building a successful career in the PR world. She credits her MBA studies with helping her to attain the focus needed to take her career further, and her father as a major source of motivation.

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Published: 11 Oct 2017

Desautels makes mark at Unleash 2017

In response to the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) put forward by the United Nations, Unleash 2017 assembled youth from across all continents to Denmark for ten days of untethered ideation to help resolve some of the world’s most persistent issues.

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Published: 11 Oct 2017

In the midst of change comes reassurance for SFL

As with any major organisation, reassessing the services offered in relation to market demand and future directions is key to remaining competitive and relevant.

According to Michael Rogers (EMBA’17), Vice President Business Development, Insurance Solutions at Desjardins, this will be the scope of the proposed restructuring at SFL. He also maintains that SFL will not be absorbed under Desjardins as the restructuring evolves. 

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Published: 11 Oct 2017

The next frontier for the Business of Fashion? Podcasts.

Podcasts have become an integral part of people’s daily media browsing, and the Business of Fashion’s Founder and Editor-in Chief, Imran Amed (BCom'97), is set to expand into this influential platform.

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Published: 11 Oct 2017

McGill-Notman partnership takes McGill startups one step further

Established under the McGill Innovation Collective, the McGill-Notman partnership offers short-term residencies to startup cofounders affiliated with McGill either as students, alumni, or as staff or researchers.

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Published: 11 Oct 2017

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