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“Sans le secteur pluriel, notre société ne serait pas la même” – Pascal Lépine, Président d’Atypic

Pascal Lépine (EMBA'12) a mis plus de 10 ans à trouver la vocation de la firme qu'il a fondée en 1999. Atypic est devenue il y a deux ans une société-conseil auprès d'organismes à but non lucratif et d'organisations caritatives.

«Nous divisons toujours le monde entre le secteur privé et le public, alors qu'entre les deux existe un monde très vaste sans lequel notre société ne serait pas la même», explique M. Lépine, 35 ans, qui détient 90 % d'Atypic.

Published: 7Dec2012

Oakville CA Student Makes National Honour Roll

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 30, 2012) - Oakville Chartered Accounting student Alexandra Slattery (BCom’09) was one of just 27 Ontario students to make the prestigious Honour Roll for top marks on this year's Canada-wide Uniform Evaluation (UFE).

Published: 7Dec2012

Megastar Development Corporation: Results of Annual General Meeting

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA–(Marketwire – Dec. 4, 2012) - Megastar Development Corporation (“Megastar”, the “Company” or “MDV”) (TSX VENTURE:MDV)(FRANKFURT:M5Q) wishes to announce that at its annual general meeting held on November 29, 2012 the shareholders re-elected Dusan Berka and Chris Staargaard as directors of the Company for the upcoming year. Two new directors, Paul A. Smith of Bristol, UK and Jonathan M. Rich of Montreal, Quebec were also elected at the AGM.

Published: 7Dec2012

Eric Boyko: Stingray's entrepreneur à go-go-go

A dot-com millionaire, a real estate investor and a money manager are sitting at a bar, talking passionately about national unity over the near-deafening techno music blaring from overhead speakers. Just another Thursday night in Montreal, where a thriving subculture of entrepreneurs frequently huddle in dark spaces to talk politics, celebrate their successes and plot their futures.

Published: 8Nov2012

Why we need the world's best

The great historian Marcel Trudel liked to talk about the myths and realities of Quebec's history. On my side, I'll talk about the myths and realities of the international role of Quebec's universities - a key role for the success of Quebec.

… Half of McGill's alumni live in Quebec, including many one-time international students who fell in love with Quebec and never left. A good example is Aldo Bensadoun (BCom’64, LLD’12), the founder of the Aldo Group, who perhaps you saw recently on Tout le monde en parle.

Published: 30Oct2012

Brian Grassby Appointed CP CFO; Executive Vice-President and CFO Kathryn McQuade Retires

CALGARY, Oct. 11, 2012 /CNW/ – Canadian Pacific (TSX:CP) (NYSE:CP) today announced that Brian Grassby (BCom’79, DPA’80) has been appointed Senior Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) effective November 1, 2012. Kathryn McQuade has informed the company she will retire from the role of CFO on that date. McQuade will remain as a Senior Advisor to Grassby until the end of her contract in May 2013 to ensure a successful transition.

Published: 18Oct2012

Sama Resources Appoints Mr. Benoit La Salle as Director and Chairman of the Board

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA–(Marketwire – Oct. 16, 2012) - Sama Resources Inc. (TSX VENTURE:SME) (“Sama” or the “Company“) is pleased to announce that, effective immediately, Mr. Benoit La Salle (BCom’76, DPA’78), FCPA, FCA, has been appointed a Director of the Company and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Company.

Published: 18Oct2012

Aldo at 40: Shoe retailer Aldo Bensadoun has a great deal to celebrate

Love, respect and integrity: those are the three principles upon which Aldo Bensadoun (BCom’64) says he has built his global shoe business, now worth $1.8 billion in retail sales annually.

Given his charitable work, ready smile and the respect with which his thousands of employees refer to him as Mr. B., there may be something to it.

… The shoe business runs in the family. Bensadoun’s grandfather was a cobbler in Algeria, and his father had stores in Morocco. He grew up in Morocco and France before heading to the U.S. and then to McGill for his university education.

Published: 18Oct2012

Every gift counts

Every gift, no matter the amount, helps the Desautels Fund to:

  • Support initiatives and activities to enhance the student experience
  • Support activities that enable students to build relationships with the business community
  • Subsidize a counseling course, allowing second-year students to lead interactive learning sessions with first-year students
  • Finance one of the following workshops for BCom students: Effective Resume Preparation, Job Search Momentum - Creating and Maintaining your Network, and Power and Presence in an Interview;


Network - Faculty Advisory BoardBob Zittrer, BCom '72, Terry Jackson, BCom '69, & Claudio Bussandri, BEng '69 and MBA '76 Members of the International Faculty Advisory BoardMcGill’s Alum