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Talking Management with Karl Moore: Leaders Need to Set a Clear Direction, says CN’s Mongeau

Professor Karl Moore of the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University speaks to Claude Mongeau (MBA'88), CEO of CN.

Read full transcript: The Globe and Mail, August 13, 2013

Published: 14 Aug 2013

Louise St-Pierre à la tête de Cogeco Câble

Cogeco Câble a annoncé mardi la nomination de Louise St-Pierre (BCom'78) au poste de présidente et chef de la direction de Cogeco Câble Canada.
... Diplômée de l'Université McGill, en finances et en marketing, Mme St-Pierre avait auparavant géré et offert des services de consultation chez DMR au Québec, au Nouveau-Brunswick et en Alberta, et mené des mandats auprès d'IBM.

Published: 8 Aug 2013

Passing of John Dobson

It is with profound sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of John Dobson (BCom'49) at The Montreal General Hospital.

Published: 2 Aug 2013

Denis Desautels: Sober Second Thoughts from a Corporate Veteran

"I wish it never happened.”

For the past 90 minutes, Denis Desautels (BCom'64) has been reflecting amicably over lunch on a career that included a decade-long stint as Auditor-General of Canada and another decade as chairman of Laurentian Bank of Canada.

... “His only fault, which we tease him about, is that he doesn’t know how to say ‘No,’” says Sheila Fraser (BCom'72), his successor as auditor-general and former colleague at Ernst & Young.

Published: 19 Jul 2013

Windsor Capital Advisors Announces That WB II Acquisition Corp. and Input Capital Corp. Have Entered Into Amalgamation Agreement

WB II Acqui­si­tion Corp. is pleased to announce that it has entered into a “three-cornered” amal­ga­ma­tion agree­ment (the “Amal­ga­ma­tion Agree­ment”) pur­suant to the pro­vi­sions of The Busi­ness Cor­po­ra­tions Act (Saskatchewan) dated July 5, 2013 with Input Cap­i­tal Corp. (“Input”) and 101235015 Saskatchewan Ltd.

Published: 11 Jul 2013

Olympic Twins, National Soccer Champs, among 2013 Inductees to McGill Sports Hall of Fame

Four national team members, including a pair of Olympians and McGill’s 1982 Redmen soccer team – which captured the Canadian championship – headline a new cast of inductees selected for the McGill Sports Hall of Fame, bringing the list of honoured members to 116 since the pantheon opened in 1996.

Published: 11 Jul 2013

New Internet Start-Up Hypejar Uses Social Media to Accurately Forecast Demand for Future Products

An online social platform that accurately forecasts future sales of new products has won first place at the Desautels Faculty of Management’s entrepreneurial competition, the Dobson Cup.

... Team leader and Desautels graduate Grant Yim (BCom'03) says “It is unique in the fact that there is nowhere else to find, in one place, information about products that have not yet been released. Also, existing market research organisations do not leverage social media, and as such their data is expensive and the sample sizes are smaller.”

Published: 11 Jul 2013

Meet the MaRS Centre for Impact Investing Fellows

We took a look at the Top 10 most-read posts of all time on SocialFinance.ca and realized something surprising. Of all of our posts—pieces on the ins and outs of microfinance, deep-dives on social impact bonds and thoughtful analyses on the state of Islamic finance—two of the pieces that made the top ten were job postings; offerings of employment either from the MaRS Centre for Impact Investing or from our friends at SiG.
... Katie Gibson (MBA'07): Impact Finance Lab Fellow
What she’s up to at the Centre:

Published: 5 Jul 2013

Award Winning Teacher and Researcher to be McMaster’s New AVP, Teaching and Learning

July 1st is a particularly important day at McMaster this year. It’s the day the University’s Centre for Leadership and Learning (CLL) officially becomes the Institute for Innovation and Excellence in Teaching and Learning (MIIETL) and it is the official start date for its new leader, Arshad Ahmad (MBA'81).

Published: 28 Jun 2013

Alderon Iron Ore Appoints New CFO

Alderon's current CFO, Keith Santorelli, gave notice to Alderon of his intention to pursue other opportunities and is committed to ensuring a seamless transition of his responsibilities to Laurin.
Alderon Iron Ore Corp. (TSX: T.ADV, Stock Forum) announced the appointment of François Laurin (BCom'82, DPA'83) as Chief Financial Officer of the company.

... Laurin earned a graduate diploma in Public Accountancy and a Bachelor of Commerce degree from McGill University.

Published: 12 Jun 2013

Conducting an Energy Design Review [Chemical Engineering Progress]

Formal energy design reviews help to ensure that energy is treated as a key factor in decision-making throughout the various stages of a design project. This approach can significantly improve a site's energy performance.

... ROBERT GRIESBACH (MBA'74), P.Eng., CMC, is Director of Energy Consulting for Hatch, Ltd., where he is responsible for Hatch's energy management practice and its supply-side energy consulting work.

Published: 6 Jun 2013

Shining Stars of Aviation

History is hardly new at the Canada Air and Space Museum in Ottawa, but the eclectic display of vintage and modern aircraft was enhanced on May 30 by the presence of living history – specifically, the 2013 inductees into Canada’s Aviation Hall of Fame (CAHF).

... Bennett (BCom'51), 84, a St. John’s, NL, native and son of a decorated Royal Flying Corps pilot in WWI, took his first lessons in a Piper Cub as a teenager.

Published: 4 Jun 2013

What The Younger Generation Wants At Work - With OgilvyOne CEO Brian Fetherstonhaugh

One of the youngest and with-it industries is advertising and no where more so than the new media side. One of the smarest people I know is Brian Fetherstonhaugh (BCom'79), who is the CEO of OgilvyOne, the new media part of Ogilvy, the great advertising company. So it quite interesting to talk to Brian about the younger generation and how it likes to be worked with, he has got many on his staff. Over to Brian.

Published: 31 May 2013

Se lancer en affaires, c'est du sport

Rien ne prédestinait la triathlète Kathy Tremblay et la joueuse de volleyball de plage Marie-Andrée Lessard à lancer une entreprise ensemble. Pourtant, c'est au coeur du village olympique des Jeux de Londres, l'été dernier, qu'une rencontre fortuite leur a permis de jeter les bases d'Équipe Altius, qui propose des services de santé aux entreprises.

Published: 24 May 2013

Event Hall at University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management Named in Honour of Marcel A. Desautels

A newly-opened event space at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management which has already hosted events with global leaders from the fields of management, politics and academics, has been named in honour of one of the School’s leading benefactors.
... The space will be known as Desautels Hall in honour of Dr. Marcel A. Desautels (LLD'07), befitting the school’s most generous donor, who has given an extraordinary $41 million to the Rotman School.

Published: 24 May 2013

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