Desautels Faculty of Management news
As a young man in Poland, Michal Hornstein was arrested by the Nazis and set to be deported to Auschwitz, the notorious death camp where thousands were executed during the Holocaust. But Hornstein evaded his captors by jumping from a train and hiding in the forests of Czechoslovakia. Of the 70 people who tried to escape the Nazis on that day in 1943, only seven survived. Were it not for this twist of fate, it’s unlikely Hornstein would have survived the war, immigrated to Canada and become one of the city’s most renowned philanthropists.
Every semester, McGill University faculty lecturer Anita Nowak challenges her students to come up with projects for her social entrepreneurship and social innovation class based on a theme that she finds particularly timely and relevant. For this semester, it was helping Syrian refugees integrate into Canadian society.
Why Valeant Pharmaceuticals International’s new CEO may signal a shift from ‘disruptor’ to ‘plain vanilla’
Less than a year ago Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc.’s CEO Michael Pearson represented a disruption to big pharma by coming from outside the industry, using aggressive acquisitions and strategic business tactics to grow the company to a global giant. Now the company has hired Joseph Papa as the new CEO, a 35-year pharmaceutical industry veteran with a history of taking a balanced approach to business. If the past few months of Pearson’s tenure can be described as rocky road, Papa could help bring a new flavour to Valeant.
According to Jui Ramaprasad, an assistant professor in the Desautels Faculty of Management, digital dating can be remarkably – and dishearteningly – similar to off-line interfacing. “We still see these off-line social norms. Our results are derived from the idea men make the first move and that women leave this weak signal. It was more than surprising, it was disappointing – you would have hoped we have evolved beyond that.”
By Karen Seidman, Montreal Gazette, April 26, 2016 : "Every semester, McGill University faculty lecturer Anita Nowak challenges her students to come up with projects for her social entrepreneurship and social innovation class based on a theme that she finds particularly timely and relevant. For this semester, it was helping Syrian refugees integrate into Canadian society.
The Marcel Desautels Institute for Integrated Management’s Social Economy Initiative is pleased to welcome Dr. Julie Rijpens as the new Post-Doctoral Fellow for the Social Innovators’ Integration Lab (SIIL).
Are you an introvert or extrovert? Not so fast, there is a third category. Consider your office mates. There’s Ellen. She makes daily rounds to your coworkers’ offices, chatting up a storm while the sound of her laughter fills the hallway. She’s the morning shot of espresso we all need without the bitter aftertaste. There’s Ian. Nothing against the guy, but you barely see him. He’s content to spend the majority of the workday in his office. Although he doesn’t often voice his opinion, when he does it’s easily the most enlightening comment of the meeting.
Joseph Polossifakis is going to the Olympics, but the road to Rio de Janeiro has been anything but smooth for the 25-year-old Montreal sabre fencer. Polossifakis won a gold medal at the Pan-American championships in 2012, but didn’t commit to a full-time training program until June 2014 after graduating from McGill University with a commerce degree. He had 10 months to prepare for the year-long Olympic qualifying schedule, which began in April 2015, but his plan suffered a setback during his first training camp.
Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau is moving ahead with plans for a proposed pipeline to carry crude from Western Canada to Quebec and New Brunswick that would reduce the reliance on shipping oil by rail. We talk with McGill University Business Professor Karl Moore about that project and Trudeau's recent visit to Washington. Moore also talks about Canadian political leaders bailing out aerospace and rail manufacturer Bombardier and the closing of Target stores in Canada.
L'annonce vraisemblablement imminente d'une grosse commande pour la CSeries pourrait agir comme un baume sur le moral des actionnaires de Bombardier et éclaircir les perspectives d'avenir de l'avionneur. «Delta figure parmi les transporteurs aériens les plus connus, souligne le professeur Karl Moore du Département de gestion de l'Université McGill. Si l'entreprise estime que la CSeries est un bon avion, les autres acheteurs potentiels vont également devoir y songer.»
Talentueux, engagés, audacieux. La Presse Affaires présente le portrait de jeunes entrepreneurs, gestionnaires et professionnels qui forment la relève de demain. À 21 ans, à sa sortie de l’université, Hugo Delorme a obtenu son premier emploi chez National. À 28 ans, il est devenu le plus jeune associé jamais admis au cénacle de cette boîte de relations publiques, la plus importante au Canada.
Four students have set up a school in a refugee camp near the Iraqi city of Dohuk, the first of its kind within this camp. Having met through an online course run by the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University in Canada, the students from Morocco – the world’s first online course specifically designed for group learning (also known as GROOC) – the students from Morocco, the UK, Iraq and Canada established the Heart ELT (English Language Teaching) School.
The 28th Annual Distinguished Community Service Award Dinner is scheduled for Monday, May 2nd, 2016 at 6:30 PM at the Jackson County Armed Forces Reserve Center (Armory) in Millwood. The proceeds from this dinner go to the Little Kanawha District of the Allohak Council BSA for activities in the District, which includes the Scouting units of Jackson, Roane, Calhoun, and Wirt Counties. Entertainment for the evening will be Major General James A. Hoyer, Adjutant General of West Virginia Joint Forces Headquarters – West Virginia.
Professor Karl Moore of the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University with Talking Management for The Globe and Mail, talks with Maury Peiperl from Cranfeild University and Suzanne de Janasz from Seattle University. Watch full video: The Globe and Mail, 19 April, 2016
Heli-One, the world’s largest independent provider of helicopter maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) services, has recently promoted Carolyn Forsyth to General Manager of Sales, Marketing, and Business Development. Her prior role was Regional Sales Director for Europe, Middle East, Africa, and Asia Pacific. She will now oversee global Sales, Business Development, Marketing as well as PBH Programs at Heli-One. Previously, Carolyn had spent nearly 20 years in marketing and customer support roles at Pratt & Whitney Canada, CHC, Bond Helicopters and Rotortech.