From January 9-12, 2004, the Université de Sherbrooke hosted the 16th edition of Jeux du Commerce. The McGill delegation excelled in all categories to earn a solid third position overall on the podium. Seven McGill teams earned first or second positions out of nine podiums, a nice reward for the months of preparation and tedious efforts directed towards this prestigious academic event.
The Best Paper Award for the Track Society at European Conference on Information Systems — ECIS, Naples, Italy, June 19-21, 2003, was given to Maira Petrini and Marlei Pozzebon for their paper "The Value of Business Intelligence in the Context of Developing Countries."
Professors from McGill's Finance Area won two out of three awards presented at the Northern Finance Association meetings in Quebec City, September 19-21, 2003.
Congratulations to Domenico Oppedisano for winning this prize as the graduating student with the highest overall average in MBA II. The medal will be presented at Convocation on May 31.
McGill raised the Peerless Cup as the first ever Canadian MBA soccer champions when they beat Molson (Concordia) on penalties (6-5) after a tightly contested match that saw both teams goalless after regulation time. In the 3rd place final, Rotman (University of Toronto) beat HEC on penalties after tying 1-1 in regulation time.
McGill BCom students came in second overall and placed first in academic events at the 15th annual Jeux du Commerce, held from January 17-19 at the Université du Québec en Outaouais, in Hull. McGill BCom students had their best showing in 15 years, placing first in the academic competitions (Human Resources, Finance and Debate), and came in second and third in seven other events.
This year's Commerce and Administration Students' Charity Organization fundraiser, held on November 22, 2003, at Le Medley, was a tremendous success. The event attracts around 700 people, including prominent business executives, influential government officials, researchers, academics, news media, and McGill students.
Professor Wonseok Oh receives Best Paper award at Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
McGill Information Systems professor Wonseok Oh, along with co-author Michael J. Gallivan from Georgia State University, received the Best Paper award at the Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS) in January 2004 for his paper entitled "An Empirical Assessment of Transactional Risks of IT Outsourcing."
McGill MBA grad Brooke Fishback teams up and wins International Diversity prize in the University of San Francisco Plan Competition
Brooke Fishback, McGill MBA'03, along with Poul La Cour from the Copenhagen Business School, Denmark, and Oren Shrem from Tel Aviv Graduate School of Management, Israel, teamed up to participate in the University of San Francisco Graduate School of Management 2003 International Business Plan Competition this past April 9-12.
Organized by the Women's Y Foundation of Montreal, the Women of Distinction Gala publicly recognizes exceptional Montreal women who have distinguished themselves by their personal or professional achievements, their social commitment and their contribution to the advancement of women. Professor Mary Dean Lee is a finalist in the Business and Professions category. The Women of Distinction Gala will be held on April 23, 2003.