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Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship - call for nominations (due May 15, 2017)

Mon, 2017-05-15 12:00

The Schulich School of Music is conducting an internal competition to select its candidate for the Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship competition.

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Stephen Toope to receive honorary doctorate from McGill University

Tue, 2017-04-25 15:10

On Thursday, June 1, during the Faculty of Law’s Spring 2017 Convocation Ceremony, Professor Stephen J. Toope, O.C., BCL’83, LLB’83, will be awarded a Doctor of Laws degree, honoris causa, and will give the commencement address.

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Dobson Cup judge on Montreal’s startup scene

Tue, 2017-04-25 12:13

Kristina Tomaz-Young knows a thing or two about startups. She’s been involved with several projects since 2007, both as an adviser and as founder of her own companies, including Venture Cap TV and Skill2Go. She sat with The Dobson Chronicles to discuss her development as a businessperson, how to garner success at home and beyond, and judging the McGill Dobson Cup. Of the Montreal startup culture, Ms. Tomaz-Young is bullish, pointing to universities like McGill, the city’s venture capital firms, and incubators as proof of a vibrant scene. As for the Dobson Cup, Ms.

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Supremex announces addition of Desautels alumnus as CFO

Tue, 2017-04-25 12:10

Packaging specialist Supremex has announced the addition of Bertrand Jolicoeur to the executive team as Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary. Mr. Jolicoeur comes off a stint as CFO and VP of rendering company Sanimax, and before that, he worked at Unican Security Systems and St Laurent Paperboard. He has also been the Corporate Controller at ABB and at Astral Media, though he got his start as an auditor at KPMG. Mr.

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Desautels alumnus featured in new sports series’ debut episode

Tue, 2017-04-25 11:57

Montreal-based YouTube mega-channel Watchmojo recently launched a hockey web show through its new Watchmojo Studios division. The Lineup is part panel show and part gameshow, pitting teams of personalities against each other in a hockey-trivia battle, with each episode following a specific theme. The inaugural episode was about the all-time top 10 NHL forwards and featured Andy Nulman (BCom'83), co-founder of Play the Future and former CEO of Just For Laughs. Mr. Nulman enjoyed his experience, saying that “The Lineup was a blast.

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From class project to the Grit Prize: one Dobson Cup team’s journey

Tue, 2017-04-25 11:54

CardioLink was the winner of this year’s Dobson Cup Grit Prize, which honours “outstanding dedication towards establishing [a] business venture.” The multidisciplinary team’s members are pulled from McGill University, Concordia University and the École de technologie supérieure (ÉTS). The CardioLink team is working towards a new, affordable method for replacing heart valves, which also happens to be safer for the patient and less frustrating for surgeons.

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Leadership, management and a false dichotomy

Tue, 2017-04-25 11:46

In a letter to Malaysia’s The Star Online, management consultant Dr Ranjit Singh Malhi takes issue with the widely-held distinction between managers and leaders. Though many theorists draw a line between effectiveness (the bailiwick of leaders) and efficiency (a manager’s wheelhouse), Dr.

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