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For millennials, emotion has a role to play at work

Desautels professor Karl Moore writes for Forbes that millennials in the workforce take a different view of the emotion/facts balance than boomer workers do. He says that, whereas emotional outbursts at work used to signal the need to take a breather and calm down, the new generation gives emotion its due at the workplace.

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Published: 28 Jun 2017

As Lush expands, pressure on producers mounts

According to the Globe and Mail, times are good for UK-based bath-bomb producer Lush. Right now, all of its North American stores are supplied from two Canadian production centres, but as business picks up in the southern US, the company is looking at opening a US factory to supply that market; since Lush is all about sustainable, preservative-free products, it needs a production facility to be near a given area’s retailers.

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Published: 28 Jun 2017

A Chinese student and the Desautels Professors who inspired her

In a recent op-ed on sohu.com, Chuqing Zhang describes the four months she spent in Montreal at the Desautels Faculty of Management as an important phase in her development as an academic.

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Published: 27 Jun 2017

How early-career millennial extroverts can court success

In a recent piece for Forbes, Desautels professor Karl Moore says that millennials who are transitioning from the campus to the job market should bear in mind the challenges that lie ahead, and know how best to meet them.

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Published: 21 Jun 2017

McGill X-1 Accelerator: second week at a glance

Week 2 of the McGill X-1 Accelerator is done! From an opening session with serial entrepreneur Luc Giguere, the week progressed through a second look at Bill Aulet’s Disciplined Entrepreneurship; then design thinking with Juniper founder Mike Ross (MBA'11) who discussed a five-step approach, plus the value of in-depth customer interviews.

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Published: 21 Jun 2017

International consulting firm names Desautels alumnus as senior VP

Desautels alumnus Fadi Kassatly (BCom'95) has been promoted to senior VP for the Middle East and North Africa area of management consulting firm Booz Allen Hamilton. He brings two decades’ worth of experience to the role, having worked previously as principal and VP at Booz, and as a management consultant at Deloitte. He also mentors B-School students and young entrepreneurs in the Middle East.

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Published: 21 Jun 2017

First Nations activist gets an honorary degree from U of Winnipeg

Cindy Blackstock (MMGMT'03) held Ottawa’s feet to the fire over the treatment of native children on reserves for almost 10 years. Last week, Dr Blackstock’s dedication and work on native issues resulted in an honorary doctorate of laws from the University of Winnipeg, a degree she dedicated to a young native boy who died in hospital in 2005....

Published: 21 Jun 2017

GCPA students awarded with Lionel Pelhan Kent scholarship

On June 13, the GCPA program awarded the Lionel Pelham Kent Scholarship to students Matthew Minuk, Joelle Salzman, Matthew Schryver and Angelica Wen.

The Lionel Pelham Kent Scholarship was established in 1998 to recognise academic excellence and strong communication skills, and is open to students in the final year of the GCPA program. The winning team is chosen based on outstanding skills in written and oral communication as demonstrated in a case competition.

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Published: 20 Jun 2017

Two Desautels alumni among 2017 inductees in McGill Sports Hall of Fame

The 2017 inductees into the McGill Sports Hall of Fame have been announced. Since the Hall’s inauguration in 1996, there have been 139 inductees named; this year’s slate of six includes two Desautels alumni.

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Published: 20 Jun 2017

Cannabis legalization and private enterprise in Quebec

This summer, the Quebec government will be running consultations into how legalized cannabis will be sold in Quebec. For Ottawa, the aim is that the provinces will regulate sales, hopefully with public health as the ultimate goal.

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Published: 20 Jun 2017

Desautels Professor presents at a major workplace-inequality conference

Over 30 academics from North America and Europe recently gathered at the Society and Organizations Center (SnO) in Paris for the first edition of the HEC Paris Inequality Research Conference.

The talks hit on subjects like why diversity efforts at most organizations fail and how to fix the issue, the differences in advancement speed between women and men, female tokenism at the board level, and how mental health issues can affect wages.

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Published: 15 Jun 2017

McGill X-1 Accelerator: first week at a glance

Week 1 of the 10-week 2017 McGill X-1 Accelerator has come and gone. As participants readied their startups for the journey to investment and launch, they got to know the program and each other, as well as Bill Aulet’s seminal book, Disciplined Entrepreneurship, which will be their roadmap through the program.

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Published: 15 Jun 2017

The future of retail, according to a Desautels alumna

Jaclyn Ling (BCom’14) writes for Betakit.com that the future of retail looks entirely different, and you can glance at what’s happening in the chatbot space to see where we’re headed. She points to chat apps with added payment functionality, as well as the development of brand-specific shopping chatbots, for proof that the future of shopping is mobile.

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Published: 15 Jun 2017

Now retired, world-class Canadian triathlete headed to Desautels

Montreal’s urban triathlon boasts several events set against the backdrop of the Old Port, and is one of two Canadian courses on the ITU World Triathlon Series. As a major international event, big-name competitors are sure to be there and racing for gold.

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Published: 14 Jun 2017

2016 McGill Dobson Cup winners eye US expansion

From winning first place for Social Enterprise track in the 2016 McGill Dobson Cup to an upcoming US tour with an eye towards expansion, McGill alumni Chloe Chow (BSc’15) and Sarah Fennessy know they’re onto a good thing. As students, both had waited long to see a campus counsellor, so they started Vent Over Tea to help fill the gaps left by more traditional therapy solutions.

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Published: 14 Jun 2017

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