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How high-flying CEOs drive innovation

Fri, 2017-02-17 12:13

When it comes to innovation, corporations with CEOs who spend their leisure time on activities like piloting small airplanes or skydiving enjoy a competitive advantage. According to a study published in the January issue of the Journal of Financial Economics, these companies boast an average increase of 67% more patents.

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Christiane Bergevin rejoint le Conseil de Surveillance de RATP Dev

Fri, 2017-02-17 12:10

Desautels alumna appointed first North American director of RATP Dev

Paris-based RATP Dev is a transit operator that runs services everywhere from Algeria to the US. In 2015, it did over 1.1 billion Euros of business. As of January 1st, RATP Dev has its first North American board member, Montreal native and Desautels alumna Christiane Bergevin.

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An immigration amnesty could be a real problem-solver for the US

Fri, 2017-02-17 12:07

It’s difficult to get a handle on how many illegal immigrants there are in the US, but the estimated number is around 12 million, with just over half being from Mexico. Yes, there is a criminal element hidden in these numbers, but it is safe to say that the majority are working and may even have families. Rounding them up and shipping them home would be a major undertaking, and could cause friction with Mexico.

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What Justice for Syria and ISIS?

Thu, 2017-03-09 18:00 - 20:00
Chancellor Day Hall : Maxwell Cohen Moot Court (NCDH 100), 3644 rue Peel Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 1W9
Price: Free and open to the public

The Faculty of Law welcomes His Excellency Christian Wenaweser for the 2017 Proulx Roundtable Conference.

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An Education Degree: The Road Less Travelled [Montreal]

Mon, 2017-03-27 18:00 - 20:00

An Education Degree: The Road Less Travelled

How three alumni used the foundation of their B.Ed. to create something amazing!

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Montreal ranked world’s #1 student city

Fri, 2017-02-17 11:52

Global higher-education analyst Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) has named Montreal the world’s #1 student city, up from number 7 and overtaking Paris for the top spot. Montreal’s rise to the top comes thanks to several factors, including affordability, economic progress, university rankings and student mix.

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Trudeau’s meeting with Trump eyed from both sides of the border

Fri, 2017-02-17 11:45

Seemingly everyone watched Justin Trudeau’s first meeting with US President Donald Trump — and for good reason: more than $2 billion crosses the border every day in trade. Trump wants to renegotiate NAFTA, which is causing ripples in some areas, though he intends major changes to be aimed at Mexico.

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Catalyst Awards 2017

Mon, 2017-04-03 18:00 - 20:00
McCord Museum : 690 rue Sherbrooke Ouest Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 1E9

The McGill Office of Sustainability is proud to recognize those who have made lasting and meaningful contributions to the sustainability of our University at the seventh annual Catalyst Awards Gala.

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SPF Spotlight: LEEDing Operations & Maintenance

Fri, 2017-02-17 11:40

The Sandbox | by: Mandakini Chandra

February 16, 2017


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