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Taiga motors will soon shake up snowmobile industry

Taiga Motors, founded by McGill Engineering grads and winners of the McGill Dobson Cup, is preparing to launch the very first electric snowmobile — a vehicle that can go from zero to 95 kilometers per hour in three seconds and boasts zero emissions.

The company has already collected a few hundred preorders, with hopes to reach 1,000 by the end of the summer.

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Published: 20 Mar 2018

Altrum recognized for management excellence

For a third consecutive year, Altrum de Saint-Martin has been recognized among the best managed private enterprises in Canada – an honour that its General Director, Louis-David Bourque (EMBA’11), is especially proud of.

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Published: 20 Mar 2018

A BCom alumna talks career, life and inspiration

Since graduating from Desautels, Debra Kelsall (BCom’15, Honours in Investment Management) has achieved great success as an associate in the Investment Banking Division at Goldman Sachs in London, where she works in debt capital markets and corporate risk management.

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Published: 20 Mar 2018

From the NHL to the world of business

If Mathieu Darche (BCom'00) accomplished his life-long dream of playing hockey in the NHL years ago, his current experience as Vice-President, Sales and Marketing (Canada) for Delmar International is no less thrilling.

He recently sat down with Le Journal de Montréal to talk about his current career aspirations, how his McGill degree continues to serve him well, and his personal life as a family man. 

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Published: 20 Mar 2018

How ambiverts can combat a burnout

Recent studies have shown that people tend toward the middle of the scale between introversion and extroversion.

Referred to as ambiverts, such individuals are also most likely to suffer from a burnout – but fear not, Professor Karl Moore has some tips to offer to ensure a happy and healthy life.

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Published: 20 Mar 2018

The influence of social media

The Globe and Mail recently featured the research of Desautels Professors Emmanuelle Vaast and Liette Lapointe that explored the power of social media to propel meaningful social movements.

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Published: 20 Mar 2018

The rise of the specialty graduate degrees

In recent years, growing numbers of Canadian business schools are rolling out new specialty graduate degrees tailored to respond to financial, environmental and other global disruptions. One example cited in The Globe and Mail is Desautels’ new Masters of Management in Analytics.

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Published: 20 Mar 2018

Guess who was on Dragon's Den last week?

Chic Marie - 3rd place winner of the McGill Dobson Cup 2015 - was on Dragon's Den last week!

If you want to learn how to negotiate like a boss and strike the perfect balance between conveying your story yet keeping it concise, look no further. Watch how Marie persuades the Dragons to give her what she wants.

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Published: 20 Mar 2018

Marketing Campaign: Who's behind Desautels?

How do you address severe health inequities in your community?

Learn more about how Desautels students are behind some of the most significant social initiatives.

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Published: 19 Mar 2018

EMBA alumnus takes helm at Broadband

Jean-Claude Tshipama (EMBA’16) has been appointed CEO Broadband for Eutelsat SA overseeing Africa.

His latest position builds on his international experience in business development, marketing, as well as sales and distribution, particularly in Africa, North America, Europe and the Pacific region.

Most recently, he was Managing Director at Canal+ RDC and served as Chief Executive Officer of Zympala Inc.

Published: 15 Mar 2018

An EMBA participant on retail amid technological change

Current EMBA participant Catherine Dagenais is the Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer of Société des alcools du Québec (Saq).

She recently sat down with Infopresse to talk about the importance of agile adaptation in the wake of far-reaching technological advancements, as well some of the learnings gleaned from her time spent in the McGill-HEC Montréal EMBA program.

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Published: 15 Mar 2018

Groupe Deschênes builds on glowing history of acquisitions

Since the 1980’s, Groupe Deschênes has secured 29 acquisitions to establish itself as the main Canadian distributor of plumbing, heating, electrical, water, and sewer supplies.

Building on its history, François Deschênes (EMBA’10), the new President and Chief Executive Officer of Groupe Deschênes Inc., has guided the company toward one of its most pivotal acquisitions to date - Corix Infrastructure.

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Published: 15 Mar 2018

EMBA alumna on reconciliation

Coinciding with International Women’s Day, Radio-Canada featured EMBA alumna Manon Jeannotte (EMBA’ 16), Chief of Gespeg and the recipient of the EMBA program’s inaugural scholarship for indigenous managers, to discuss the path to reconciliation and her role in politics.

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Published: 15 Mar 2018

Recapping the Desautels Graduate Management Challenge (DGMC)

The Desautels Graduate Management Challenge (DGMC) brings together MBA students from top universities across Canada to tackle real business problems faced by companies today. DGMC 2018 was hosted by the McGill Case Competition Association (MCCA) on March 10th, 2018.

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Published: 15 Mar 2018

Recognizing members of the Desautels community

The Desautels Faculty of Management is delighted to recognize members of its community who have recently received awards of excellence.

Please join me in congratulating them for their continued and inspiring commitment to Desautels and McGill.

Isabelle Bajeux-Besnainou Dean & Professor of Finance Desautels Faculty of Management

 

 

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Published: 15 Mar 2018

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