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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Recently, Desautels Faculty of Management renovated the second floor of the Bronfman building where the old Howard Ross library used to be. Our second floor now houses an Investment Research Lab dedicated to Honours in Investment Management students. Furthermore, we also have a trading room thanks to the generosity of Desjardins. There are many other updates that you can find in our MBA Update and our BCom Update.