Beyond McGill news
The persistent efforts of his wife, Monia Mazigh, were a big factor in helping to free Maher Arar, a Syrian-born Canadian , from a Damascus prison where he had been held for nearly a year without charges.
Professor Margaret Somerville, DCL'78, Samuel Gale Professor of Law at McGill, is the first recipient of the Avicenna Ethics in Science Prize for "promoting principles and ethical norms to guide scientific and technological development and social transformation."
In what is probably a first for Canada, Dalhousie University in Halifax banned smoking on all university property. Nicotine fiends will now have to go to city-owned property, such as a sidewalk, for a puff.
In the 2003 Beyond Grey Pinstripes Survey conducted by the Aspen Institute and the World Resources Institute, the McGill MBA is among 36 MBA programs selected for their contribution to social responsibility. The survey, which analyzed 100 schools from 20 countries, celebrates the achievements of MBA programs that are infusing environmental and social impact management into the classroom, activities and faculty research.
For an intensive three-week summer session, McGill MBA students are joined by MBA Japan students who fly in from Tokyo. Both groups are experienced professionals who pursue their McGill MBA within two years while maintaining their full-time jobs. "The international perspective of our MBA colleagues is very enriching. Working in teams with students from different cultures may be a little uncomfortable at first, but one quickly sees the value of building this cross-cultural capacity — and global network. This is what the business world today is all about," says Joseph McCarthy, Delivery Project Executive at IBM Global Services.
Professor Frances Westley was named as one of seven Knight School Pioneers — a distinction awarded by Corporate Knights magazine to celebrate and recognize Canadian business school professors who have furthered the evolution of corporate social responsibility issues.
At the 15th annual Networking Dinner, with this year's theme "Rare Pearls," the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal paid tribute to 33 exceptional and authentic women from various sectors of activity who have distinguished themselves through their commitment and exceptional accomplishments. The prestigious annual event took place at the Hilton Montreal Bonaventure Hotel on Thursday, June 5, 2003. Dr. Adler was selected as one of the rare pearls amongst the 33 who were paid tribute to during this event.
The Faculty of Management at McGill University is proud to announce that Massimo Fiore, an MBA who is graduating this month, has been awarded a $10,000 award by the Association des MBA du Québec, in collaboration with the Fédération des Caisses populaires Desjardins.
Ten members of the Quebec National Assembly elected in the April 2003 elections are McGill graduates, and two of them will hold major posts in the Liberal government's new cabinet.
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.
The Financial Times survey of 100 MBA programs in the world, released today, gives the McGill MBA program top ranks in North America: first for international mobility of its graduates, first for percentage of international professors, and in the top five for percentage of international students. Worldwide, McGill graduates rank in the top ten — for the third year in a row — for their international mobility. This criterion is made up of various components, the most important being the percentage of graduates who work in different countries after graduation.
McGill will receive nearly $13 million from three levels of government under the Canada-Quebec Infrastructure Program for the purposes of renovating the 88-year-old stadium. The Montreal Alouettes Football Club will also contribute to the project.