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Our past events have attracted positive media interest and were successful in promoting the MDIIM and the Desautels Faculty of Management

2015


  • Sustainable Innovation through Green Chemistry Workshop and Case Competition: On January 16-17, 2015, the Marcel Desautels Institute for Integrated Management (MDIIM), CREATE in Green Chemistry, and the Trottier Institute for Sustainability in Engineering and Design (TISED), jointly hosted a workshop and case competition on Sustainable Innovation through Green Chemistry. Now in its third installment, the event featured public lectures by McGill’s own Canada Excellence Research Chair in Green Chemistry and Green Chemicals, Dr. Robin Rogers, as well as Dr. Eric Beckman, Co-Director of the Mascaro Center for Sustainable Innovation at the University of Pittsburgh. For more information on the event, please visit here.
  • Presentation on Risk Management and the Game-Changing Role It Can Play for Green Chemistry: On March 25, 2015, Professor Timothy Malloy, Professor of Law and Faculty Director of the UCLA Sustainable Technology and Policy Program, visited McGill for a special lecture series to McGill MBA, MBA-Law, and Chemistry students. Malloy lectured on the limitations and caveats of the risk management premium and brought his legal perspective to the role that regulatory measures can play on firm decisions. Highly engaging, the visit offered McGill students and faculty the opportunity to gain a cross-border perspective on the opportunities and challenges faced by the chemical industry and companies wishing to transition towards more sustainable alternatives.

2013


  • Presentation on the sciences of endocrine disruption and TiPED: In May, the MDIIM and the McGill Chemistry Department welcomed Dr. Pete Myers (CEO of Environmental Health Sciences) and Dr. Karen Peabody O'Brien (Executive Director of Advancing Green Chemistry) to discuss EDCs and to spark interdisciplinary conversations around green chemistry. This event was open to the McGill community. Learn more about it here.
  • Sustainable Innovation through Green Chemistry Workshop and Case Competition: In September, the MDIIM held a 2-day event in partnership with the McGill Chemistry Department (NSERC CREATE). The 2nd Sustainable Innovation event brought together 10 MBA students from the Desautels Faculty of Management and 10 chemistry students from McGill and Queen's University. Public lectures by David Constable (Director, ACS-GCI), who presented on "Innovating Towards Sustainability in Chemistry: It's a Business Imperative" and Lynn Leger (Director, ALCERECO), who presented on "Sustainable Innovation: The Most Frustrating and Rewarding Experience You Will Hopefully Ever Have", were open to all and followed by participant-only presentations by green chemistry experts from both McGill and Queen's. This case competition provided opportunities for MBAs and chemistry students to build a network of potential collaborators in business and chemistry and the chance to win a cash prize. For more details on the public lectures, click here.
  • The Emergence of Green Chemistry as an Occupational Change Project: In November, the MDIIM and the David O'Brien Centre for Sustainable Entreprise (John Molson School of Business, Concordia University) welcomed Jennifer Howard-Grenville, Associate Professor of Management at Lundquist College of Business, University of Oregon. Professor Howard-Grenville presented "The Emergence of Green Chemistry as an Occupational Change Project" before an audience composed of students, staff, faculty and the general public. This event was open to the McGill and Concordia communities. Learn more about the event here.

2012

  • Highlights from Canada's 2011 December Report of the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development: In February, the MDIIM welcomed Scott Vaughan, Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development, Office of the Auditor General of Canada. This event was co-organized with McGill School of Environment. For more information, click here.
  • Sustainable Innovation through Green Chemistry Workshop and Case Competition: In September, the MDIIM held a 2-day event in partnership with the McGill Chemistry Department. The 1st Sustainable Innovation through Green Chemistry: An Interdisciplinary Workshop and Case Competition brought together 20 students from the Desautels Faculty of Management and the McGill Chemistry Department, professors from both disciplines as well as guest speakers Phil Dell'Orco (GlaxoSmithKline) and Lynn Leger (GreenCentre Canada). For more information, click here.
  • "Silent Spring" event series: In September, the MDIIM collaborated with both the McGill Chemistry Department and the McGill School of Environment for a series of events celebrating the 50th anniversary of "Silent Spring". First, an interdisciplinary discussion panel titled Reflecting on Silent Spring: Insights for Contemporary Organizations lead by guest speaker Dr. Linda Lear (historian and Rachel Carson biographer) featured students and professors from the Desautels Faculty of Management and the McGill Chemistry Department. For more information, click here. This was followed by a public lecture, Rachel Carson: Witness for Nature, also featuring historian and biographer Dr. Lear. For more information, click here. To view lecture, click MSE podcast here.
  • The End of Growth Tour, An evening with David Suzuki and Jeff Rubin: In October, the MDIIM co-sponsored The End of Growth Tour, An evening with David Suzuki and Jeff Rubin, with the McGill Bookstore, the Institute for Sustainability in Engineering and Design (ISEAD) and the McGill Alumni Association. Learn more about the details of this event here.
  • Interdisciplinary Panel on Green Innovation: In November, in collaboration with the MUS Sustainability Network, the MDIIM held an interdisciplinary professor panel on green innovation, featuring McGill management, chemistry and engineering professors. For more information, click here.

2011

  • Exploring the Intersection of Business, Sustainability and Green Chemistry: In June, the MDIIM Director, Professor Steve Maguire, co-organized with R. Peoples (American Chemical Society's Green Chemistry Institute) a workshop bringing together a mix of 16 participants (social science scholars and green chemistry practitioners) to identify academic priorities as well as concrete mechanisms for promoting the commercialization of green chemistry innovations. [Washington, DC]
  • Business Sustainability and Green Chemistry: In October, the MDIIM organized and hosted an international interdisciplinary workshop on Business Sustainability and Green Chemistry.
  • Exploring the Intersection of Business, Sustainability and Green Chemistry: Towards Actionable Research and Teaching Agendas: In October, the MDIIM Director, Steve Maguire, co-organized with R. Peoples (American Chemical Society's Green Chemistry Institute) a workshop bringing together 26 participants representing a mix of social science scholars and green chemistry practitioners to identify academic priorities as well as concrete mechanisms for promoting the commercialization of green chemistry innovations. [Montreal, QC]