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United Nations Publication Launch

Wed, 2015-11-25 12:12

United Nations Publication Launch: Natural Resources and Conflict: A Guide for Mediation Practitioners

McGill's Institute for the Study of International Development (ISID) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) are pleased to co-sponsor the Canadian launch of the United Nations' new publication, 'Natural Resources and Conflict: A Guide to Mediation Practitioners'. The event will take place on 26 November 2015, from 17:00 to 19:30, at the Faculty Club of McGill University, 3450 McTavish Street, Montréal.

Contact Information

Contact: Jimmy Lou
Organization: Institute for the Study of International Development
Source Site: /isid

Phishing scam: "Compromised Account"

Wed, 2015-11-25 11:38

A phishing email has been reported with the subject "Compromised Account". It is signed from McGill's Information Security (InfoSec) team, and urges the recipient to fill out a form to unlock their account. A sample of the email is shown below.

Source Site: /it

A Review of the McGill Symphony Orchestra concert in Koerner Hall

Wed, 2015-11-25 11:27

Arthur Kaptainis, music critic at the National Post, attended the McGill Symphony Orchestra's concert on November 17th in Toronto's Koerner Hall. Here is the text in his article that refers to the McGIll Symphony Orchestra.  The full review can be found in the sidebar link. 


Source Site: /music

Le Golden Pencil Award remis à Jean Gattuso

Wed, 2015-11-25 10:00

L'homme d'affaires Jean Gattuso, président et chef de l'exploitation d'Industries Lassonde, s'est vu décerner lundi soir le prestigieux Golden Pencil Award lors d'une cérémonie tenue à Toronto. Le Golden Pencil Award est accordé depuis 1957 à des professionnels du milieu de l'alimentation s'étant illustrés. Plus de 125 récipiendaires ont déjà mis la main sur cette distinction, la plus prestigieuse remise par l'industrie alimentaire au pays, mais à peine une dizaine de Québécois ont réussi cet exploit.

Source Site: /desautels

Bombardier expects tough 2016 before transformation hits stride by 2020

Wed, 2015-11-25 09:57

Bombardier has warned of another challenging year in 2016 before the transformation it has launched, including cost-cutting efforts and shifts in production to low-cost centres, deliver a financial turnaround by 2020.
Karl Moore, professor at McGill University’s Desautels Faculty of Management, said Bellemare has demonstrated that he’s assembled a team of seasoned veterans who have developed a credible plan to propel the company forward now that public funding has eliminated worries about its survival.

Source Site: /desautels

How one man took on Amazon

Wed, 2015-11-25 09:53

Late one September evening one of Philip Rooke’s colleagues texted him at home with news that could have crippled his business.
“Disruption is the reality for many organisations right now,” said Melissa Sonberg, executive in residence of Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University in Montreal, Canada. “It’s like the plague: disruption doesn’t play favourites, a lot of people try to run from it, but you can’t hide.”

Source Site: /desautels

Stingray annonce la nomination de Tom Pentefountas comme vice-président principal ventes, EMEA et Asie

Wed, 2015-11-25 09:36

Stingray, un fournisseur de services musicaux multiplateformes et de solutions multimédias en magasin interentreprises, a annoncé aujourd'hui la nomination de Tom Pentefountas au poste de vice-président principal ventes, Europe, Moyen-Orient, Afrique et Asie.

Read full article: Le Lézard, November 23, 2015

Source Site: /desautels

Satellite Signals: What's on this week at SFU's satellite campuses

Wed, 2015-11-25 09:28

Segal Building: On November 26, McGill University professor Karl Moore will be presenting “Introverts in the Executive Suite” at the Segal Graduate School of Business.
Moore will look at how introverts function in leadership positions and what challenges they face, based on over 100 interviews conducted with leading executives who are introverted themselves.

Read full artice: The Peak, November 22, 2015

Source Site: /desautels

6 reasons why the cyber crimes bill is a terrible idea

Wed, 2015-11-25 09:22

Article written by Afaque Riaz Ahmed, McGill MBA alumni. 

The Prevention of Electronic Crimes Bill 2015, which could limit our internet freedom and jeopardise our economy’s ability to create jobs, will soon be tabled in the National Assembly, and there is a good chance that this bill will be passed. Yet, many among the public are still unsure how the bill is detrimental to our progress. So, here are six reasons why this bill needs to be defeated.

Source Site: /desautels

Shatner beams up enough energy to fuel a starship

Wed, 2015-11-25 09:22

An Evening with William Shatner feels a lot like being beamed to another planet. Captain Kirk took the helm at Ottawa’s EY Centre last night, in a special ticketed fan event ahead of this weekend’s Ottawa Pop Expo. The energetic, eccentric 84-year-old, clad in a black leather jacket, came as advertised. Shatner looked like a man still fit for the captain’s chair. His one-man show was a stream-of-consciousness rumination on everything from Star Trek to Air Canada (“a test of your sanity”), from Pacific salmon to Twitter. 

Source Site: /desautels