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The 25 Most Powerful Women in Banking

17. Alberta Cefis (MBA’79, Executive Vice-President and Head, Global Transaction Banking for Scotiabank and Desautels Faculty Advisory Board Member)

EVP, Head of Global Transaction Banking, Scotiabank

Global transaction bankers know all about cross-border operations. So it makes sense that Scotiabank's Alberta Cefis is dedicated to breaking down barriers in her professional and philanthropic efforts.

Published: 23 Oct 2014

The power of not-for-profit ventures

Elizabeth Law FCPA first understood the power of not-for-profit ventures during her university days in Montreal, Canada, where she saw communities that were crying out for help.

Published: 18 Oct 2014

The Gate-Crasher in the Front Row

In mid-September, during another busy day at London Fashion Week, the fashion world made its way from the Tom Ford show and a cocktail party at 10 Downing Street over to dinner.

Published: 16 Oct 2014

NJBIZ CFO of the Year Awards 2014 winners announced

The NJBIZ CFO of the Year awards program on Friday celebrated New Jersey's financial executives at all levels who contribute to the success of New Jersey's economic growth and stability.

... LARGE NONPROFIT (51 or more employees) – WINNER:

Warren Tranquada

Published: 16 Oct 2014

China fund house feels the vibe of London

PENG CHOY Harvest CEO says foreign investors are poised to raise Chinese equity exposure. Most fund managers will be envious of the sales pitch Peng Choy, chief executive of Hong Kong-based Harvest Global Investments, has at his disposal.

Published: 16 Oct 2014

Meet the candidate: Jevone Nicholas

Former Vanier Community Association president Jevone Nicholas says his diversity experience will improve the quality of life for Rideau-Rockcliffe residents.

... Nicholas grew up in Welland, Ont., where he worked in the private sector before obtaining his MBA from McGill University.

Read full article: Ottawa Community News, October 9, 2014

Published: 14 Oct 2014

Entrepreneur stretches herself by opening fitness studios

It has been a journey of nearly a decade and it’s not over yet, but for Alexandra Schwartz, starting her own business lets her Breathe.

... Ms. Schwartz made her move into her own business after working for a dozen years as a manager and buyer for Italian designer Gianni Versace, then getting her MBA at McGill University in Montreal. After that, she moved to Los Angeles to work at American Apparel’s headquarters.

Published: 14 Oct 2014

Guy Hachey Named to Hexcel Corporation's Board of Directors

Hexcel Corporation (NYSE:HXL)(BOURSE:HXL) today announced that Mr. Guy Hachey will be joining its Board of Directors effective immediately. Mr. Hachey will serve on Hexcel's Compensation Committee.

Published: 9 Oct 2014

The evolution of the Quartier de l’innovation’s entrepreneurial ecosystem

In light of the 2008 financial crisis, fostering entrepreneurship has increasingly moved toward the forefront of economic development and city planning. Beyond acting as an important driver of innovation, employment, and productivity growth, entrepreneurship has also been hailed by some as filling the void between wages and living standards. But when we turn to examples of spontaneous entrepreneurial successes in Silicon Valley, is there a specific set of conditions under which these start-ups thrive and attract venture capital?

Published: 2 Oct 2014

Premier Paul Davis Unveils New Cabinet, Innovative Approach

Heralding significant positive change, the Honourable Paul Davis, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, introduced his first Cabinet at Government House today.

... Hon. Steve Kent, Member for Mount Pearl North 

Mr. Kent holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree and Certificate in Public Administration from Memorial University of Newfoundland, and a Masters degree in Management from McGill University.

Published: 2 Oct 2014

Earning a Degree While Earning Gold Medals: Freestyle Skier Jennifer Heil

Freestyle skier and Olympian, Jennifer Heil, has had twenty-five victories at the World Championships, and earned Canada’s first Olympic gold in women's moguls, but her most recent accomplishment is graduating from the Commerce program at McGill University. You will come across a McGill alum who holds a Ph.D.

Published: 29 Sep 2014

Global Marketing Leader Mario D'Amico Joins the Nature Conservancy as Chief Marketing Officer

The Nature Conservancy issued the following news release: The Nature Conservancy announced today that Mario D'Amico, a leading international advertising and communications executive and former Global Chief Marketing Officer for Cirque du Soleil, has joined the organization as Chief Marketing Officer. He oversees membership, digital marketing, corporate marketing partnerships, strategic communications and publishing.

Published: 29 Sep 2014

Kelowna's Buntin to act as athlete ambassador for 2014 Skate Canada International

Olympian Craig Buntin returns home to Kelowna to act as the 2014 Skate Canada International Athlete Ambassador.

... Since retiring from skating in 2010, Buntin has completed an MBA at McGill University and worked as an entrepreneur. His most recent project is VeriSkate, a software app that is used to analyze the movements of figure skaters: how high they jump or throw, the distance the move travels, the speed at which it travels, the flow, the ice coverage.

Published: 22 Sep 2014

Three student lawyers get scholarship boost from MDM

Three young student lawyers yesterday got a $5,000 boost after top law firm Marshall, Diel & Myers split its annual scholarship award between them.

... Ms [Alexis] Haynes, who has graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce degree from McGill University, also Canada, later graduated from Queen Mary, University of London with a law degree and will now read for her legal practice certificate and Master’s degree in law at the University of Law in London.

Published: 22 Sep 2014

Where they are now

Tolulope Ilesanmi, MBA McGill University, 2005

Founder and Cleaner, Zenith Cleaners

Cleaning, for most, is a chore. But for Tolulope Ilesanmi, it is a practice, a business, and an agent of social change.

Published: 9 Sep 2014

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