In a blog post for Radio Canada, Sylvie Bernier (IMHL’11) comments on her journey to achieving Olympic gold, which was at once exhilarating and rewarding as it was all-consuming and distressing. Along the way, she shares what life has been like after the Olympics and how it has changed.
Azimut Exploration Inc. has appointed Angelina Mehta (MBA’02) as its new company director, effective February 27, 2018.
In addition to an MBA, Mehta holds a degree in mining engineering and is also pursuing a Masters of Law at York University. She has previously worked as an investment manager at The Sentient Group and has gained both technical and corporate experience with Rio Tinto's subsidiary, Iron Ore Company of Canada.
Despite popular misconceptions that the retail industry is in cataclysmic decline, Executive Director of the Bensadoun Retail Initiative, Charles De Brabant (BCom'83), sheds light on why this could not be further from the truth.
Retail, as he explains, is in the midst of transformation, not on the brink of demise.
More than 400 participants attended this year’s Conférence L'ACT in Montreal, which explored what organizations can do to provide women with greater opportunities in the workplace.
Among the presenters was Louise Richer (EMBA’16), Executive Director and Founder of the National School of Humour.
Sydney Wiseman (BCom'11), brand manager of WowWee, a leading manufacturer of hi-tech consumer robotic and entertainment products, was named the Wonder Woman in Toys Creator of the Year for her work with the Fingerlings children’s toy.
Winners of the 2018 Wonder Women Awards were announced on Sunday, February 18 at the 14th Annual Wonder Women in Toys, Licensing, & Entertainment Awards Gala in New York City.
As a popular go-to for vegans and health-conscious eaters, LOV restaurant, founded by Dominic Bujold (EMBA’13), has made the Travel Channel’s list of 13 Plant-Based Restaurants Around the World.
LOV has earned a dedicated clientele through popular dishes like kimchi fries, kale mac ‘n cheese and gnocchi.
Eric Myles (EMBA’11), executive director for sport for the Canadian Olympic Committee, and Richard Pound (BCom'62, LLD'09), former head of the World Anti-Doping Agency, discuss the aftermath of the incident involving Canada and Russia in the Olympic Village.
Michael Handelsman, BCom’04, Principal & Founder, Paddock Consulting
Tuesday, February 6, 2018
Guest Lecture in Strategic Management with Ms. Imane Tabbara
As one of 509 in the class, Harsha Rajamani (BCom’06) has been promoted into the new class of managing directors at Goldman Sachs.
As said by Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Goldman Sachs, selection was based on the demonstration of “an outstanding commitment to our people, clients and culture during their tenures at the firm”.
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Anil Gondi, BCom’98
Portfolio Manager, Balyasny Asset Management
Monday, January 22, 2018
Anil Gondi guest lectured with both our Honours in Investment Management and Masters of Management in Finance students. Mr. Gondi gave the students an overview of their investment approach, talked about some of the promising research trends at Balyasny and gave a few stock pitches to the students.
Adam Shapiro, BCom’06, Senior Director, Global Equity Research at PSP Investments
John Elliot, Senior Director & Investment Analyst, Technology, Media & Telecommunications at PSP Investments
Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Chandra Kumar, MBA’91
President of Nestle, Confectionary
Monday January 22, 2018
Mr. Kumar gave a guest lecture in Operations Management with our BCom students. He discussed the importance of operations and how it is the backbone of any successful organization. He provided several examples of the operational difficulties that Nestle faces and their strategic initiatives to overcome those challenges.
Darshan Jain, MBA’88
Head of Technology & Operations, The Burnie Group
Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Mr. Jain gave a guest lecture in Operations Management with our BCom students. He encouraged students to consider a career in operations management and become “change champions” in their organizations. He also provided a case example of the value chain and how they can look for areas of improving operational efficiency in any organization.
After 22 years of leading a company, Isabelle Graveline (IMPM’17) attended the International Masters Program for Managers at Desautels to broaden her perspectives on management.
She discusses the importance of gaining hands-on experience in companies that operate in different countries and the lack of female representation in prominent positions.
“By working in the golden bubble of a single country, one ends up seeing things from a single clouded point of view.”