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Martin Longchamps (BCom’96) is the new Vice President, Business Development, Digital Solutions for TC Media. He will remain in his current position of Vice President, Mergers and Acquisitions for TC Transcontinental. The appointment is effective immediately.

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Published on : 12 Feb 2013

Stimulus marathon good for gold price: Eric Winmill

Eric Winmill (BCom’97), mining equities research analyst with Casimir Capital, sees great potential for small-cap metals producers and developers in the Americas—home to good infrastructure, skilled workers and great geology. In this Gold Report interview, Winmill also explains how "all-in" cash costs are making it easier for companies and investors to understand—and predict—cash-flow generation and identifies companies that he expects to take off.

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Published on : 12 Feb 2013

The importance of research

The chances of a small business surviving passed its teething period are never good, with half of all startups falling to the wayside after five years. Here are four data collection methods that can help you beat the odds, even before starting your business. … Gathering information through research is exactly what co-founders Zaina (BCom’05) and Rania Kana'an (BCom’08) did before they launched Ananasa, an online marketplace that enables artisans, artists and designers in the Middle East to sell their work worldwide.

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Published on : 06 Feb 2013

Westmounter Dick Pound has dedicated his life to clean sport

The McGill Institute for the Study of Canada’s upcoming conference “Lifting off and Flying High” focuses on cultivating talent and success in this country in the fields of culture, high-tech, and athletics. But one of the panelists, Westmount resident and former Olympian Dick Pound (BCom’62), knows that in sports where milliseconds separate first and second place, the drive for success at all costs can be a destructive force.

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Published on : 06 Feb 2013

Bank Sales Consulting Firm Clarity Advantage Appoints Lars Eller as Director of Sales and Marketing

Clarity Advantage, a bank sales consulting firm specializing in helping their clients accelerate sales to small and medium-sized companies, announced today the appointment of Lars Eller (MBA’92) to the position of Director of Sales and Marketing. Eller will consult with Clarity clients on sales and sales management issues, lead the development of strategic sales and marketing programs, and direct the company’s sales and marketing team. … Eller holds an MBA from McGill University and is a graduate of the CBA Graduate School of Retail Banking.

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Published on : 28 Jan 2013

CAMRT names new chief executive officer

OTTAWA – The Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists (CAMRT) is pleased to announce the appointment of François Couillard (MBA’90), as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO), effective February 4, 2013.

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Published on : 28 Jan 2013

Industrial Alliance Appoints New VP, Auto Financing

Industrial Alliance Trust recently announced the appointment of Liliane Dubois (BCom’87) to the position of Vice President, Auto Financing. With a Bachelor of Commerce from McGill University, Ms. Dubois has worked over 25 years in the field of auto financing. Her experience in the field covers both retail and commercial financing. Read full article: Autosphere, January 11, 2013

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Published on : 11 Jan 2013

Videology Announces Leadership for Global Expansion

NEW YORK, Jan. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Videology— a digital advertising platform and solutions provider—has announced additions to its management team to power the rapid expansion of its global network in 2013.  In 2012 the company took its market-leading video advertising platform—as well as its expanded capabilities in display, rich media and mobile—into eight new markets with further expansion planned this year.

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Published on : 09 Jan 2013

Calgarian takes first steps on quest to end human trafficking

On Nov. 3, 22-year-old Samantha McManus (BCom’12) took her first steps toward combating the inhumanity of human trafficking. She, along with 22 other walkers representing 12 countries around the world, began a 15-day trek from Bangkok, Thailand, to the Myanmar border in support of the Freedom to Walk initiative. The campaign raises both awareness for human trafficking issues and funds to assist those men, women and children whose lives have been affected by the atrocities of forced labour and sex.

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Published on : 09 Jan 2013

Mark Beaudet: Stepping into the breach in the CEO’s absence

In August, 2011, Paladin Labs Inc. founder and CEO Jonathan Goodman was involved in a terrible bicycle accident and had to relinquish his job to recover. His position running the Montreal-based drug distributor was taken over by long-time colleague, vice-president Mark Beaudet (BCom’90), who has now been interim CEO for almost a year-and-a-half. Mr. Beaudet has maintained Paladin’s remarkable growth in Canada – where it markets prescription and over-the-counter products usually licensed from other companies – and kept up the pace of international expansion.

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Published on : 09 Jan 2013

Thomas Lecordier

Thomas Lecordier (MBA’97) est nommé directeur général de Mediagong. Il finalisera l'intégration de l'agence, acquise en décembre 2011, au sein du groupe Leo Burnett France.

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Published on : 02 Jan 2013

«CGI offre un point d'entrée intéressant sur un horizon de 2 à 5 ans» - Christine Décarie, gestionnaire de portefeuille chez Groupe Investors

Décrivez-nous votre philosophie d'investissement en quelques mots. Je cherche de la croissance à un prix raisonnable. Je préfère les entreprises au premier ou au deuxième rang de leur secteur. J'accorde une importance particulière aux dirigeants. Par rapport à deux entreprises d'un même secteur, la direction peut faire la différence entre celle qui est rentable et celle qui ne l'est pas. Je prends également en compte l'évaluation du titre. CV

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Published on : 02 Jan 2013

Changement au ca de Lavery

L'avocat André Vautour (MBA’90) remplace Richard Dolan à la présidence du conseil d'administration du cabinet Lavery, auquel il s'est joint comme associé en 2007. Il poursuivra aussi sa pratique dans le domaine du droit des sociétés et du droit commercial. M. Vautour, qui se spécialise aussi dans le domaine du droit de l'informatique, figure dans l'édition 2013 du répertoire The Best Lawyers in Canada dans les domaines du droit de la technologie de l'information et du droit des technologies.

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Published on : 02 Jan 2013

Jean Gattuso appointed President of Lassonde Industries Inc.

ROUGEMONT, QC, Dec. 12, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - Pierre-Paul Lassonde, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Lassonde Industries Inc. (TSX: LAS.A) (“Lassonde”), is pleased to announce the appointment of Jean Gattuso (BCom’79) to the position of President of Lassonde Industries Inc. This appointment is effective immediately. Jean Gattuso will concurrently hold his new position and his current position as Chief Operating Officer of Lassonde Industries Inc. and President and Chief Executive Officer of A. Lassonde Inc., a subsidiary of the group.

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Published on : 13 Dec 2012

Fulgurante croissance pour David’s Tea

David's Tea, la compagnie co-fondée par le Montréalais David Segal (BCom'04), connaît une croissance fulgurante aux États-Unis. En moins d'un an, on compte déjà une quinzaine de boutiques à New York, San Francisco, Boston, Chicago et ce n'est que le début. Lire l’article complet: Le Journal de Québec, 11 décembre 2012

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Published on : 10 Dec 2012