In a recent piece for Forbes, Desautels professor Karl Moore says that millennials who are transitioning from the campus to the job market should bear in mind the challenges that lie ahead, and know how best to meet them.
Week 2 of the McGill X-1 Accelerator is done! From an opening session with serial entrepreneur Luc Giguere, the week progressed through a second look at Bill Aulet’s Disciplined Entrepreneurship; then design thinking with Juniper founder Mike Ross (MBA'11) who discussed a five-step approach, plus the value of in-depth customer interviews.
Finally, for the second Grilled by CEO session, AON3D’s Randeep Singh tested the participants and talked up the value of sky-high goals and a big hit of confidence.
Desautels alumnus Fadi Kassatly (BCom'95) has been promoted to senior VP for the Middle East and North Africa area of management consulting firm Booz Allen Hamilton. He brings two decades’ worth of experience to the role, having worked previously as principal and VP at Booz, and as a management consultant at Deloitte. He also mentors B-School students and young entrepreneurs in the Middle East.
Cindy Blackstock (MMGMT'03) held Ottawa’s feet to the fire over the treatment of native children on reserves for almost 10 years. Last week, Dr Blackstock’s dedication and work on native issues resulted in an honorary doctorate of laws from the University of Winnipeg, a degree she dedicated to a young native boy who died in hospital in 2005. Dr Blackstock serves as executive director of the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada, and as a Professor at McGill’s School of Social Work. She also works on health issues with the UN.
On June 13, the GCPA program awarded the Lionel Pelham Kent Scholarship to students Matthew Minuk, Joelle Salzman, Matthew Schryver and Angelica Wen.
The Lionel Pelham Kent Scholarship was established in 1998 to recognise academic excellence and strong communication skills, and is open to students in the final year of the GCPA program. The winning team is chosen based on outstanding skills in written and oral communication as demonstrated in a case competition.
The 2017 inductees into the McGill Sports Hall of Fame have been announced. Since the Hall’s inauguration in 1996, there have been 139 inductees named; this year’s slate of six includes two Desautels alumni.
This summer, the Quebec government will be running consultations into how legalized cannabis will be sold in Quebec. For Ottawa, the aim is that the provinces will regulate sales, hopefully with public health as the ultimate goal.
Over 30 academics from North America and Europe recently gathered at the Society and Organizations Center (SnO) in Paris for the first edition of the HEC Paris Inequality Research Conference.
The talks hit on subjects like why diversity efforts at most organizations fail and how to fix the issue, the differences in advancement speed between women and men, female tokenism at the board level, and how mental health issues can affect wages.
Week 1 of the 10-week 2017 McGill X-1 Accelerator has come and gone. As participants readied their startups for the journey to investment and launch, they got to know the program and each other, as well as Bill Aulet’s seminal book, Disciplined Entrepreneurship, which will be their roadmap through the program.
Jaclyn Ling (BCom’14) writes for Betakit.com that the future of retail looks entirely different, and you can glance at what’s happening in the chatbot space to see where we’re headed. She points to chat apps with added payment functionality, as well as the development of brand-specific shopping chatbots, for proof that the future of shopping is mobile.
Montreal’s urban triathlon boasts several events set against the backdrop of the Old Port, and is one of two Canadian courses on the ITU World Triathlon Series. As a major international event, big-name competitors are sure to be there and racing for gold.
From winning first place for Social Enterprise track in the 2016 McGill Dobson Cup to an upcoming US tour with an eye towards expansion, McGill alumni Chloe Chow (BSc’15) and Sarah Fennessy know they’re onto a good thing. As students, both had waited long to see a campus counsellor, so they started Vent Over Tea to help fill the gaps left by more traditional therapy solutions.
In a recent piece for Food NewsFeed, Desautels alumnus Josh Ostrega (BCom'98) says that today’s slumping full-service restaurant scene needs to get its groove back. Pressured on one side by fast-casual eateries and on the other by home-delivery apps, the traditional sit-down restaurant is in an uncertain place.
The former senior project director for Finance and Administration at the McGill Faculty of Medicine, Gracie Pardillo (BCom'89, DPA'91) is the new controller at Concordia University, replacing outgoing interim controller Lyne Bouret as of August 7. She comes to the job with almost 30 years’ experience in management, including over a decade in post-secondary education. She is a chartered professional accountant and certified as a fraud examiner and internal auditor.