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U of G student helps build community and get rid of clutter through an app

The Next 36 splits the students into groups of four, provides each group with $50,000 in seed capital to put toward their mobile venture, gives 180 hours of instruction and pairs each group with a successful business leader. Johnson teamed up with Eran Henig from the University of Toronto, Gideon Hayden (BCom’11) from McGill University and Ronen Benin from the University of Western.

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Published on : 03 Aug 2011

He’s in no hurry to boldly go anywhere

Ordinarily, a cemetery is the last place you’d expect to find William Shatner. The Montreal-born former Stratford spear-carrier, whose first series role was as Ranger Bob on The Canadian Howdy Doody Show, has recently earned stars on the both the Hollywood and Toronto walks of fame, an honorary doctorate from his alma mater, McGill University, and a Governor General’s Award.

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Published on : 26 Jul 2011

Local family's "Marathon of Health" leaves Ottawa

Sunday was declared "Marathon of Health Day" in Ottawa as a local family continues their fundraising run across the continent. The Chicoine family from Wakefield reached the city on Friday and made an appearance at City Hall Sunday. Their "Marathon of Health" has taken them from a May start in Vancouver to the nation's capital to promote what they call ‘well-care" and children's fitness.

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Published on : 24 Jul 2011

Canadian universities join global race to spark innovation

At McGill University, the Dobson Centre for Entrepreneurial Studies imitated the Massachusetts Institute of Technology by starting an annual business plan competition three years ago – the Dobson Cup, now worth $50,000 – as a way of “trawling for entrepreneurs” across all disciplines.

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Published on : 21 Jul 2011

Benefit roast honours 'irresistible' volunteer

More than 400 people attended a benefit roast honouring Marcel Côté. Richard Pound(BCom'62, BCL'67 & LLD'09), a partner at the law firm Stikeman Elliott, former chancellor of McGill University and a former vice-president of the International Olympic Committee, replaced Côté as chairman at the foundation's annual general meeting.

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Published on : 18 Jul 2011

Teen to begin university with many options

If he really needs to, Riverside secondary school graduate Matthew Hunter can take solace in the old truism that no one is perfect. But chances are, after finishing Grade 12 with a 99.57 per cent average, the 17-year-old scholar won't need a lot of comforting. He has chosen to study business when he attends McGill University in Montreal in September, just to keep his options open.

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Published on : 13 Jul 2011

Why James McGill is the Greatest McGillian, by Chloe Kangas (BCom’11)

A recent graduate of the Desautels Faculty of Management, Chloe Kangas, BCom'11, shares why she thinks University founder James McGill is the Greatest McGillian of all time.

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Published on : 08 Jul 2011

Two McGill students help Haitian artists by featuring their work on unique, locally-made T-shirts

Haiti and its people left an indelible mark on Matt Brightman and Martin Weiss. Now, they're trying to do something life-changing in return. The two McGill University students have started a business, Moral Fibers, that features the work of Haitian artists on unique, limited-run T-shirts sold online at their website (www.moralfibers.co).

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Published on : 04 Jul 2011

McGill entrepreneurs create socially innovative startups

A T-shirt retailer that aims to help lift developing-world artists out of poverty and a not-for-profit laundry service designed as a transitional employment program for Montreal’s homeless are the top prize winners in McGill University’s 2011 Dobson Cup business-plan competition.

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Published on : 28 Jun 2011

Maxime Lemieux s'adresse aux financiers de demain

Travailler comme gestionnaire de portefeuille est un peu comme être un sportif professionnel. Il faut être passionné, intuitif, travailler de longues heures et s'ouvrir à tenter de nouvelles techniques afin de se dépasser. Voilà le message que Maxime Lemieux, portefeuilliste chez Fidelity Investments, transmet aux jeunes qui visent à se tailler une place dans la profession.

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Published on : 22 Jun 2011

2011 BCom Graduating Scholarship Recipients

Congratulations to all of our BCom scholarship recipients!

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Published on : 21 Jun 2011

Beijing is my home

My name is Tahsin Kadry, and I am a second year finance student at McGill University in Montreal, Canada. I have been travelling annually to countries around the globe, gaining insight about different ways of life and traditions, and this year, I wanted to take advantage of an opportunity to combine my love for travel with field specific work experience, which is why I am here in China.

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Published on : 21 Jun 2011

Richard W. Pound est nommé président du conseil d'administration de la Fondation du Grand Montréal

La Fondation du Grand Montréal (FGM) est heureuse d'annoncer la nomination de Richard W. Pound (BCom'62, BCL'67, LLB'09) à titre de président de son conseil d'administration. Lors de l'assemblée générale du 15 juin, étaient également nominés à titre de membre du conseil d'administration, Tim Brodhead, Norman E. Hébert Jr., Peter McAuslan et Michael Novak.

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Published on : 16 Jun 2011

T-Shirt Retailer Wins 2011 Dobson Cup

The Dobson Cup is an annual opportunity for budding entrepreneurs to showcase their business ideas and not-for-profit startups. It is hosted by the Dobson Center for Entrepreneurial Studies at the Desautels Faculty of Management. Participants whose concepts demonstrate the most innovation, viability and growth potential are awarded over $15,000 in prize money.

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Published on : 14 Jun 2011

Shatner's salute to The Captains

Shatner (BCom'52) recently received an honorary doctorate from McGill University. Last month he was recognized at the Governor General's Performing Arts Awards. And last year, he was honoured at the Banff World Media Festival. "What isn't well known is that Montreal made a terrible mistake on my birth certificate," he says with a chuckle on the phone from Los Angeles.

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Published on : 13 Jun 2011