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“Sans le secteur pluriel, notre société ne serait pas la même” – Pascal Lépine, Président d’Atypic

Pascal Lépine (EMBA'12) a mis plus de 10 ans à trouver la vocation de la firme qu'il a fondée en 1999. Atypic est devenue il y a deux ans une société-conseil auprès d'organismes à but non lucratif et d'organisations caritatives. «Nous divisons toujours le monde entre le secteur privé et le public, alors qu'entre les deux existe un monde très vaste sans lequel notre société ne serait pas la même», explique M. Lépine, 35 ans, qui détient 90 % d'Atypic.

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Published on : 07 Dec 2012

Oakville CA Student Makes National Honour Roll

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 30, 2012) - Oakville Chartered Accounting student Alexandra Slattery (BCom’09) was one of just 27 Ontario students to make the prestigious Honour Roll for top marks on this year's Canada-wide Uniform Evaluation (UFE).

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Published on : 07 Dec 2012

Megastar Development Corporation: Results of Annual General Meeting

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA–(Marketwire – Dec. 4, 2012) - Megastar Development Corporation (“Megastar”, the “Company” or “MDV”) (TSX VENTURE:MDV)(FRANKFURT:M5Q) wishes to announce that at its annual general meeting held on November 29, 2012 the shareholders re-elected Dusan Berka and Chris Staargaard as directors of the Company for the upcoming year. Two new directors, Paul A. Smith of Bristol, UK and Jonathan M. Rich of Montreal, Quebec were also elected at the AGM.

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Published on : 07 Dec 2012

Eric Boyko: Stingray's entrepreneur à go-go-go

A dot-com millionaire, a real estate investor and a money manager are sitting at a bar, talking passionately about national unity over the near-deafening techno music blaring from overhead speakers. Just another Thursday night in Montreal, where a thriving subculture of entrepreneurs frequently huddle in dark spaces to talk politics, celebrate their successes and plot their futures.

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Published on : 08 Nov 2012

Brian Grassby Appointed CP CFO; Executive Vice-President and CFO Kathryn McQuade Retires

CALGARY, Oct. 11, 2012 /CNW/ – Canadian Pacific (TSX:CP) (NYSE:CP) today announced that Brian Grassby (BCom’79, DPA’80) has been appointed Senior Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) effective November 1, 2012. Kathryn McQuade has informed the company she will retire from the role of CFO on that date. McQuade will remain as a Senior Advisor to Grassby until the end of her contract in May 2013 to ensure a successful transition.

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Published on : 18 Oct 2012

Sama Resources Appoints Mr. Benoit La Salle as Director and Chairman of the Board

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA–(Marketwire – Oct. 16, 2012) - Sama Resources Inc. (TSX VENTURE:SME) (“Sama” or the “Company“) is pleased to announce that, effective immediately, Mr. Benoit La Salle (BCom’76, DPA’78), FCPA, FCA, has been appointed a Director of the Company and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Company.

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Published on : 18 Oct 2012

Aldo at 40: Shoe retailer Aldo Bensadoun has a great deal to celebrate

Love, respect and integrity: those are the three principles upon which Aldo Bensadoun (BCom’64) says he has built his global shoe business, now worth $1.8 billion in retail sales annually. Given his charitable work, ready smile and the respect with which his thousands of employees refer to him as Mr. B., there may be something to it. … The shoe business runs in the family. Bensadoun’s grandfather was a cobbler in Algeria, and his father had stores in Morocco. He grew up in Morocco and France before heading to the U.S. and then to McGill for his university education.

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Published on : 18 Oct 2012

Just for Laughs’ Andy Nulman Reveals His Formula for Funny

Film has Cannes. Sports have the Olympics. Music has South by Southwest. Comedy? It has Just for Laughs.

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Published on : 03 Aug 2012

Bell Helicopter Announces Addition to Management Team in Canada

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced today the addition of Raymond Leduc as vice president of Value Streams at its facility in Mirabel, Canada. In this role, he is responsible for the manufacturing activities of the Mirabel plant and for leading the value stream organization towards operational excellence in an ever increasing competitive aerospace industry.

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Published on : 02 Aug 2012

EU develops regulatory response to Macondo oil spill

No one doubted that the Deepwater Horizon accident would lead to significant and lasting changes in how offshore oil and gas facilities are managed around the world. As a result of an assessment process started in 2010, the European Commission has unveiled a proposal for a new regulation on the safety of offshore oil and gas prospection, exploration, and production activities.

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Published on : 23 Jul 2012

Chantal Raiche, MBA, Named a VIP Member of Worldwide Who's Who for Excellence in Human Resources

LAVAL, QUEBEC, CANADA, July 20, 2012 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Chantal Raiche, Manager of Human Resources for the Jevco Insurance Company, was recently named a VIP Member of Worldwide Who's Who. This special distinction honors individuals who have shown exceptional commitment to achieving personal and professional success.

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Published on : 20 Jul 2012

Ipanema Technologies Adds Senior Executives to Oversee Service Providers Relationships, Business Development

Ipanema Technologies, the industry leader in application performance solutions for business efficiency, took another step to accelerate its worldwide growth with the appointment of Tim Alden as VP of Service Providers and Youssef Kassissia (MBA’03) as VP of Business Development.

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Published on : 11 Jul 2012

Scott McDonald Named President of Oliver Wyman

Scott McDonald (BCom’89) has been named President of Oliver Wyman. In this new role, Mr. McDonald will take on overall leadership for all of Oliver Wyman’s management consulting activities, and will report to John Drzik, the CEO of Oliver Wyman Group and a member of the Marsh & McLennan Companies Executive Committee. Oliver Wyman Group includes NERA and Lippincott in addition to Oliver Wyman.

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Published on : 03 Jul 2012

Le top 25 de la relève au Québec

Pascal Lépine (EMBA’12): Je pense à trois réalisations qui me rendent très fiers. Tout d’abord, mon implication sociale auprès de plusieurs organisations, dont PROMIS, qui vient en aide aux nouveaux arrivants.

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Published on : 26 Jun 2012

Andy Nulman – Co-Founder of Just For Laughs

Andy Nulman (BCom’83) started off as a journalist for a weekly newspaper when he was 16 years old. He became entertainment editor at the age of 17 and was fired at 22. He then went on to co-found Just For Laughs Comedy Festival, which he built to monstrous proportions. He worked with every major star from Jerry Seinfeld to John Cleese to Chris Rock to Steve Martin.

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Published on : 11 Jun 2012