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New Internet Start-Up Hypejar Uses Social Media to Accurately Forecast Demand for Future Products

Thu, 2013-07-11 11:05

An online social platform that accurately forecasts future sales of new products has won first place at the Desautels Faculty of Management’s entrepreneurial competition, the Dobson Cup.

... Team leader and Desautels graduate Grant Yim (BCom'03) says “It is unique in the fact that there is nowhere else to find, in one place, information about products that have not yet been released. Also, existing market research organisations do not leverage social media, and as such their data is expensive and the sample sizes are smaller.”

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Award Winning Teacher and Researcher to be McMaster’s New AVP, Teaching and Learning

Fri, 2013-06-28 10:49

July 1st is a particularly important day at McMaster this year. It’s the day the University’s Centre for Leadership and Learning (CLL) officially becomes the Institute for Innovation and Excellence in Teaching and Learning (MIIETL) and it is the official start date for its new leader, Arshad Ahmad (MBA'81).

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Former BlackBerry Executive Frenny Bawa Joins Vancouver's Nanotech Security

Fri, 2013-05-24 12:34

Nanotech Security, based out of Simon Fraser University, is welcoming back an alumnus to join the team for anti-counterfeit technology KolourOptiks.

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Obituary: War veteran Bernard Finestone shared his stories of battle and loss with schoolchildren

Fri, 2013-05-24 12:34

Bernard Finestone (BCom'41), a veteran of the Second World War who shared vivid stories of battle, death and loss from the front with Montreal schoolchildren, has died at age 93.

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Event Hall at University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management Named in Honour of Marcel A. Desautels

Fri, 2013-05-24 12:34

A newly-opened event space at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management which has already hosted events with global leaders from the fields of management, politics and academics, has been named in honour of one of the School’s leading benefactors.
... The space will be known as Desautels Hall in honour of Dr. Marcel A. Desautels (LLD'07), befitting the school’s most generous donor, who has given an extraordinary $41 million to the Rotman School.

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Se lancer en affaires, c'est du sport

Fri, 2013-05-24 12:34

Rien ne prédestinait la triathlète Kathy Tremblay et la joueuse de volleyball de plage Marie-Andrée Lessard à lancer une entreprise ensemble. Pourtant, c'est au coeur du village olympique des Jeux de Londres, l'été dernier, qu'une rencontre fortuite leur a permis de jeter les bases d'Équipe Altius, qui propose des services de santé aux entreprises.

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What The Younger Generation Wants At Work - With OgilvyOne CEO Brian Fetherstonhaugh

Fri, 2013-05-31 10:06

One of the youngest and with-it industries is advertising and no where more so than the new media side. One of the smarest people I know is Brian Fetherstonhaugh (BCom'79), who is the CEO of OgilvyOne, the new media part of Ogilvy, the great advertising company. So it quite interesting to talk to Brian about the younger generation and how it likes to be worked with, he has got many on his staff. Over to Brian.

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Conducting an Energy Design Review [Chemical Engineering Progress]

Thu, 2013-06-06 14:14

Formal energy design reviews help to ensure that energy is treated as a key factor in decision-making throughout the various stages of a design project. This approach can significantly improve a site's energy performance.

... ROBERT GRIESBACH (MBA'74), P.Eng., CMC, is Director of Energy Consulting for Hatch, Ltd., where he is responsible for Hatch's energy management practice and its supply-side energy consulting work.

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Shining Stars of Aviation

Tue, 2013-06-04 10:13
History is hardly new at the Canada Air and Space Museum in Ottawa, but the eclectic display of vintage and modern aircraft was enhanced on May 30 by the presence of living history – specifically, the 2013 inductees into Canada’s Aviation Hall of Fame (CAHF).

... Bennett (BCom'51), 84, a St. John’s, NL, native and son of a decorated Royal Flying Corps pilot in WWI, took his first lessons in a Piper Cub as a teenager.

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Alderon Iron Ore Appoints New CFO

Wed, 2013-06-12 11:16

Alderon's current CFO, Keith Santorelli, gave notice to Alderon of his intention to pursue other opportunities and is committed to ensuring a seamless transition of his responsibilities to Laurin.
Alderon Iron Ore Corp. (TSX: T.ADV, Stock Forum) announced the appointment of François Laurin (BCom'82, DPA'83) as Chief Financial Officer of the company.

... Laurin earned a graduate diploma in Public Accountancy and a Bachelor of Commerce degree from McGill University.

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