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Peter Todd Steps Down as Dean of Desautels

After nine years at the helm, Dr. Peter Todd (BCom’83) has stepped down as Dean of McGill University’s Desautels Faculty of Management on April 30, 2014.

“My time as Dean has been a great learning experience for me and has been personally rewarding, particularly so from the opportunity to work with, and learn from, so many talented members of the Desautels and McGill community,” he said. “I leave this role proud of what we have accomplished and satisfied that we have, together, strengthened a foundation on which to develop the Faculty into the future.”

Published: 2 May 2014

Fourteen Personalities to Receive Honorary Degree from McGill University

Honorees include particle physicist who co-led the discovery of the Higgs boson, Room to Read founder and agronomist who created “super rice”

Published: 29 Apr 2014

The 'Why' Of When Family Businesses And Countries Prosper

“And so, my fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country,” is the saying now famously associated with John F. Kennedy, though Oliver Wendell Holmes said it eight decades before.
This same statement is the precise recipe for the survival and success of family businesses too, though as far as I know, nobody put it quite this way: “And, so, my dear relatives, ask not what the business can do you for you; ask what you can do for the business.”

Published: 29 Apr 2014

CEO Series April 27th, 2014 with Andy Nulman

Imagine Inside the Actors Studio with top CEO's. In this four-part special series McGill University professor and noted author, Karl Moore, sits down with Montreal business leaders. Each week he asks a different CEO about their path to success, their advice to budding entrepreneurs, their work/life balance and more. This week's guest is Andy Nulman (BCom'83), CEO, Just for Laughs. 

Published: 29 Apr 2014

Being a Winner in Business Doesn’t Mean You’re Not a Jerk

Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling’s alleged derisive comments against visible minorities will likely cast an enduring cloud over the successful career the billionaire built, despite a pattern of racially charged behaviour.

... Success, however, can lead to overconfidence, and a reluctance to let go long-held beliefs even when evidence suggests otherwise, said Karl Moore, associate professor of leadership and strategy at McGill University’s Desautels Faculty of Management.

Published: 29 Apr 2014

CaPS Summer Business Hours May - August 2014

CaPS office hours are Monday to Friday from 9 am to 5 pm.  During the summer, May – August CaPS will be closed from 12:00 noon – 1:30 pm.

The Brown Student Services Bldg. is open on all Summer Fridays.  Please contact the Brown Bldg. Reception Desk at 398-8238 for assistance with your questions.

Published: 28 Apr 2014

Good Leaders Don't Forget About Community

Since the 1980s we have heard much about ‘leadership’; its impact on organizations and being a valued and rare quality. Countless numbers of books, articles, research projects, seminars and papers have been devoted to this subject. A Google search of the term leadership will yield 147 million hits. Must be important!

Published: 25 Apr 2014

Oakville Doctor New Halton Medical Officer of Health

Halton Region’s new Commissioner and Medical Officer of Health (MOH) is looking forward to beginning what she characterized as a ‘dream job’ in a community she already knows.

The Region announced the appointment of Oakville resident Dr. Hamidah Meghani (IMHL participant) to the position Wednesday.

Read full article: Inside Halton, April 17, 2014 

Published: 25 Apr 2014

Talking Management with Karl Moore: Sobeys’ Complicated Relationship with Food

Professor Karl Moore of the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University speaks to Marc Poulin, CEO of Empire Co. Ltd., the parent of Sobeys Inc., one of Canada’s top retail supermarket chains.

Read full transcript: The Globe and Mail, April 22, 2014

Published: 25 Apr 2014

The CEO Series with Karl Moore

Imagine Inside the Actors Studio with top CEO's. In this four-part special series McGill University professor and noted author, Karl Moore, sits down with Montreal business leaders. Each week he asks a different CEO about their path to success, their advice to budding entrepreneurs, their work/life balance and more. This week's guest is Zoe Yujnovich, President & CEO, Iron Ore Company of Canada. 

Published: 25 Apr 2014

Erdos City – 鄂尔多斯市 The “Horde” That Wasn’t

Usman W. Chohan (楚浩云) is an MBA candidate at Desautels with a Concentration in Strategy and Leadership. He is currently on an MBA exchange in Beijing, at a joint program between Tsinghua School of Economics (SEM) and MIT. The following piece is based on his work on Economics and Urbanization Trends in China, for the China Roots Seminar II (Industry & Society) at the Tsinghua University School of Economics and Management.

Published: 24 Apr 2014

Desautels Teaching Awards 2014

Professors Ruthanne Huising and Phil Levy have been selected as recipients of the 2013-14 Desautels Faculty Teaching Awards for Undergraduate and Graduate teaching respectively.  

The selections were made by a group chaired by Professor Yalovsky and included student representatives of the BCom and MBA programs who brought forward nominations from their peers. The awards will be presented at the May 30th convocation ceremony.

Published: 24 Apr 2014

McGill Alumni Association Awards

Eight Desautels students and alumni have been selected to receive the McGill Alumni Association (MAA) Awards. They will be honoured at the MAA's Annual Honours & Awards Dinner.

Award of Merit: Lili de Grandpré, MBA’81

Lili has a long record of service as a volunteer for the MAA and the Faculty of Management, and she most recently served as Vice-Chair of the McGill Board of Governors. In addition to her McGill involvement she has sat on the boards of Centraide, the OSM, Y des Femmes, and the Montreal Circus School.

Published: 17 Apr 2014

McGill's Clement-Heydra among CIS athlete of the year nominees for BLG Award

CALGARY – Katia Clement-Heydra, a hockey player from McGill University, is among eight finalists announced by Canadian Interuniversity Sport and the national law firm of Borden Ladner Gervais for the 22nd annual BLG Awards, which were established in 1993 to recognize the top female and male athletes from universities affiliated with CIS.

Published: 17 Apr 2014

The CEO Series with Karl Moore

Imagine Inside the Actors Studio with top CEO's. In this four-part special series McGill University professor and noted author, Karl Moore, sits down with Montreal business leaders. Each week he asks a different CEO about their path to success, their advice to budding entrepreneurs, their work/life balance and more. This week's guest is Stephen Bronfman, Executive Chairman of Claridge Inc.

Published: 15 Apr 2014

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