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Loyalist convocations featuring guest speakers

Fri, 2016-06-03 11:32

A quartet of special guests will be speaking at Loyalist College for the 49th Annual Convocation Ceremonies. The four ceremonies, which take next Thursday and Friday, recognize new graduates and celebrate their accomplishments with family and friends.

...Later that day, at 2:30 p.m., president and chief executive officer of Cogeco Connexion, Louise St-Pierre, will speak at the School of Media, Arts + Design and the School of Continuing Education.

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Global Power Announces Appointment of Two New Directors to its Board

Thu, 2016-06-02 11:35

Global Power Equipment Group Inc. (OTC:GLPW) (“Global Power”) today announced it has appointed two independent directors to its Board of Directors.  Following this appointment, the Global Power Board of Directors now consists of 10 members.  The newly appointed directors are as follows: 

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Diary: Lessons from Chilecon Valley

Tue, 2016-05-31 12:55

EIGHT flights, two developing countries, five cities, 25 meetings with 25 different companies in 10 different industries. If I told you that you could do this in less than 10 days, you would probably think I was crazy. And then I would tell you about the Hot Cities of the World Tour at the University of McGill’s Desautels Faculty of Management, which has followed such a hectic schedule for the past eight years.

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FAEQ deliver bursaries to Laval's Polossifakis, Lefebvre and Roy

Thu, 2016-05-26 11:41

A trio of Laval student-athletes were among the 55 deserving student-athletes who shared $184,500 in individual bursaries as part of the Quebec Foundation for Athletic Excellence (FAEQ) at the Foundation’s annual Sponsorship spring cocktail party that was held in the John Molson Room in Montreal earlier this month. The FAEQ also celebrated the performances of numerous bursary recipients, who have already qualified or are in the process of qualifying for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. This year alone the Foundation has delivered nearly 1.3-million dollars to 450 student-athletes.

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FAEQ awards $30,000 in bursaries to incoming McGill student-athletes

Thu, 2016-05-26 11:31

Six incoming freshmen to McGill have been pegged to share $30,000 and are among the 35 recipients of recruitment bursaries totalling $165,000, announced last week by the Quebec Foundation for Athletic Excellence. The amount includes five awards of $3,000 apiece, distributed to Canadians from outside Quebec who have chosen to pursue their educational and athletic careers in a Quebec university.

Read full article: McGill Reporter, May 25, 2016 

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Arctic Art has Changed, Gallery Owners say

Wed, 2016-05-18 11:51

Mark London grew up in the Elca London Gallery, of which he has been director for the past 25 years.

“The gallery and I were conceived at the same time,” says London, son of Jonas London, an office manager and McGill University commerce graduate, and Elca London, who held a master’s degree in psychology from McGill and worked at psychiatric hospitals. His mother’s means of earning a living was about to take a creative turn when Mark was in utero.

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Walking for a cause

Thu, 2016-05-12 11:46

One day, almost 10 years ago, Christine Boutros felt something she will never forget.

She remembers it like it was yesterday: “You know when you sit on your leg for too long and it feels tingling? I thought it would pass but it didn’t,” she explained.

A few months later, Boutros, at the age of 45, was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS), an autoimmune disease of the central nervous system. “It was kind of surreal,” she said.

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Desautels BCom Students make finals at GBCC 2016

Tue, 2016-05-10 11:23

A Desautels undergraduate student case team composed of Kangni Chen, Manuel Gobeille-Leblanc, Victoire Monnier and Alexie Morin made the finals at the 18th annual Global Business Case Competition (GBCC) hosted by Foster School of Business at the University of Washington held from April 4 to 10, 2016. 

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Le succès de Juliette, la femme derrière le chocolat

Thu, 2016-05-05 11:22

Un moment en compagnie de Juliette Brun — la fameuse Juliette derrière Juliette et Chocolat — suffit à tout comprendre; le succès amplement mérité, le travail acharné, la passion, la gourmandise (pour le chocolat et pour la vie en générale), l'optimisme, la joie de vivre et la vision. Tel son produit fétiche qu'elle affectionne tant, la femme d'affaires se veut solide, douce, originale et réconfortante. 

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McGill Management Students Focus on Helping Syrian Refugees

Wed, 2016-04-27 12:38

By Karen Seidman, Montreal Gazette, April 26, 2016 :

"Every semester, McGill University faculty lecturer Anita Nowak challenges her students to come up with projects for her social entrepreneurship and social innovation class based on a theme that she finds particularly timely and relevant.

For this semester, it was helping Syrian refugees integrate into Canadian society.

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