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EU elections and demography

You have heard about the “seismic”, “shocking” and “bombshell” results from last month’s vote in Europe for the EU parliament. Many traditional, centrist parties lost ground and in France and in the UK, anti-EU parties (the Front National and UKIP respectively) received the most votes (around 25% in each case).

Published: 18 Jun 2014

Talking Management with Karl Moore: Transcript: What makes a company ‘sustainable’?

This is Karl Moore of the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University, talking management for The Globe and Mail. Today, I am delighted to speak to a colleague from the London Business School, [Assistant Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship] Ioannis Ioannou. You have been looking at what is a sustainable company. What conclusions have you come to?

Published: 18 Jun 2014

Manulife AM adds new global natural resources equity team

Manulife Asset Management (Manulife AM) has expanded its global investment capabilities by naming Craig Bethune and Diana Racanelli as portfolio managers on a new global natural resources equity team.

Published: 18 Jun 2014

Lives Lived: John Keith Macdonald, 70

John Keith Macdonald was born in the midst of the Second World War, the youngest of three children to John Macdonald and Lavinia Munford. His father, known only as “Daddy in the picture,” was away overseas, serving in the infantry and involved in liberating Holland, from where he sent home three pairs of wooden shoes. When he returned in 1946, the family moved to a small farm west of Montreal, where young John’s love of country life and animals was born.

Published: 17 Jun 2014

Study Asserts Startling Numbers of Insider Trading Rogues

There is often a tip. Before many big mergers and acquisitions, word leaks out to select investors who seek to covertly trade on the information. Stocks and options move in unusual ways that aren’t immediately clear. Then news of the deals crosses the ticker, surprising everyone except for those already in the know. Sometimes the investor is found out and is prosecuted, sometimes not.

Published: 17 Jun 2014

CIRI Announces 2014 Recipients for the Award for Excellence and the Belle Mulligan Award for Leadership in Investor Relations

The Canadian Investor Relations Institute (CIRI) is pleased to announce that Katherine Vyse has been chosen as the 26th recipient of the Award for Excellence in Investor Relations and Jennifer McCaughey has been chosen as the fifth recipient of the Belle Mulligan Award for Leadership in Investor Relations. These individuals were honoured at CIRI's 27thAnnual Investor Relations Conference in Ottawa.

Published: 17 Jun 2014

Le gouvernement annonce des nominations au Bureau de la sécurité des transports du Canada

L'honorable Peter Van Loan, leader du gouvernement à la Chambre des communes, a annoncé aujourd'hui deux nominations au Bureau de la sécurité des transports du Canada. 

... Mme Kathleen Fox est titulaire d'un baccalauréat en sciences et d'une maîtrise en administration des affaires (MBA) de l'Université McGill. Elle a également terminé une maîtrise ès sciences en facteurs humains et sécurité des systèmes de l'Université Lund en Suède.

Published: 17 Jun 2014

The disconnect of the executive training programme

Many management and leadership development programmes take great satisfaction in the positive responses received from individual participants on the “smiley” sheets they hand out at the end of their course. And for the most part these programmes do make a good impression on that manager or leader who leaves the programme feeling full of great ideas about how they will change themselves and their organisations.

Published: 17 Jun 2014

The Canadian Space Commerce Association Welcomes New Board Members

The Canadian Space Commerce Association is pleased to announce that Dr. Yaroslav Pustovyi and Patrick Whyte have joined the Association’s Board of Directors.

Published: 17 Jun 2014

The Water Cost Index: Blending Finance, Sustainability, and Big Data

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. He previously served as the Special Situations Analyst in the Global Equities Team at Natcan Investment Management, the investment arm of the National Bank of Canada.

Published: 17 Jun 2014

Fiscal Decentralization and Local Government Bonds in China –财政分权, 地方政府债务

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. He has previously served as the Special Situations Analyst in the Global Equities Team at Natcan Investment Management, the Investment Arm of the National Bank of Canada. The following piece is based on his work on Fiscal Decentralization in China.

Published: 17 Jun 2014

Nine habits leaders need to break

“Keep learning” is the mantra of modern management. You have to keep up with the constant stream of new information, new technology, new paradigms – new everything. But sometimes one of the keys to progress is “unlearning.” Dumping old skills and habits is often more valuable than learning new ones. Here’s my list of the top things that managers need to unlearn immediately.

Published: 13 Jun 2014

Two Groundbreaking Academic Mergers & Acquisitions Studies Win IRRC Institute Investor Research Award at Millstein Governance Forum

Two academic research papers that promise to spark new scrutiny of corporate actions such as mergers and acquisitions have won the prestigious Investor Responsibility Research Center Institute (IRRCi) annual investor research competition that focuses on the interaction of the real economy with investment theory. The winning research teams will be presented with a $10,000 award for each paper:

Published: 12 Jun 2014

Peneliti Kanada Berharap Serangga dapat Atasi Masalah Pangan Global

Berkurangnya pasokan makanan dunia sempat membuat PBB tahun lalu memromosikan hidangan dari seranggayang kaya nutrisi, tinggi protein, rendah lemak dan mudah didapatkan. Selain itu dalam konferensi 'Serangga sebagai Pangan Dunia' baru-baru ini, para ahli pangan juga mensosialisasi serangga sebagai pangan ramah lingkungan. 

Published: 12 Jun 2014

Dominic Poulin choisit les Redmen de McGill

Le défenseur Dominic Poulin a finalement tranché et joindra le réseau de hockey universitaire, cet automne, dans l’uniforme des Redmen de l’Université McGill de Montréal.

Published: 12 Jun 2014

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