Desautels Faculty of Management news
In a recent essay for the inaugural issue of American Affairs, Desautels Faculty of Management professor Reuven Brenner writes that it is time to drop the macroeconomic myths that have been damaging us for decades, and put accountability back at the centre of our economy. Against the backdrop of the 2008 financial crisis, he examines the practices and theories that took hold in the 1930s, and how they have affected everything from democracy to the basic assumptions we make about economics.
The Bloomberg Manulife Prize for the Promotion of Active Health is a $50,000 award for research that can influence North Americans’ well-being. It is partially administered by the Desautels Faculty of Management.
On behalf of the Desautels Faculty of Management, I wish to congratulate the deserving recipients of the 2017 Desautels Management Achievement Awards (DMAA), Mitch Garber (BA'86), CEO, Caesars Acquisition Company, and Norman Jaskolka (BCom'76, DPA'78), President - Aldo Group International, The Aldo Group Inc.
Congratulations to BCom student Stephanie Ng-Lun, recipient of this year’s Canada's Outstanding CEO of the Year Futures Fund Scholarship. Award recipients from across Canada were present in Toronto this week to attend a leadership session and special reception held in their honor, as well as to participate in Canada’s Outstanding CEO of the Year Award Gala Dinner, which recognized Calin Rovinescu, CEO of Air Canada.
Professor Reuven Brenner of the Desautels Faculty of Management was in Manhattan, NY on February 21 to mark the inauguration of American Affairs, a quarterly journal of public policy and political thought for which he is a contributing writer and serves on the Advisory Board. The launch was hosted at the Harvard Club with guests such as Peter Thiel, former CEO and Co-Founder of PayPal.
The Semi-finals of the McGill Dobson Cup 2017 powered by National Bank are over, and of the 121 teams that competed, 40 of them are still standing. After four days of pitches, the event’s judges have chosen 10 finalists from each of four categories (Health Sciences, Social Enterprise, Small & Medium Enterprise and Innovation Driven Enterprise) to move on to the last phase of the competition.
The McGill context can be a make-or-break thing when it comes to the University’s ability to take disciplinary action in the case of breach of the Code of Student Conduct at an event that is only peripherally McGill-related. In the latest McGill Tribune, Dean of Students Christopher Buddle points out that events held off-campus by faculty student societies (which are separate legal entities) may not be McGill jurisdiction.
From last year’s emphasis on personalized in-store shopping, Desautels alumnus and Salesfloor CEO Oscar Sachs (MBA'99) writes that many retailers are kicking up their online game for 2017 by integrating sales associates into their web-based services. Look for suggestions based on your buying habits to come over online chat or email. Or even artificial intelligence: according to the article, some retailers are testing chatbots and other technologies.
Buying new glasses? A Desautels alumna is changing how you may do it In a recent interview for La Presse, BonLook CEO and Desautels alumna Sophie Boulanger (BCom'03) discusses how BonLook is shaking up the industry, the value of designing and producing product rather than being a multi-brand retailer, and using social-media influencers as an integral part of her marketing strategy. The company is also opening physical shops, which Boulanger calls “service points,” where a customer can try frames on before putting their money down.
The Desautels Management Achievement Awards Members of the Desautels community came together in February to celebrate this year’s recipients of the Desautels Management Achievement Awards (DMAA), Mitch Garber (BA’86), CEO, Caesars Acquisition Corporation, and Norman Jaskolka (BCom’76, DPA’78), President - Aldo Group International, The Aldo Group Inc.
Looking for part-time work where you can geek out in spreadsheets and flex your organization skills? Consider joining the McGill Office of Sustainability team as a Sustainability Projects Fund (SPF) Administrative Intern!
Team captain and Desautels BCom senior Keelan Marks led a remarkable McGill swim team to a second-place overall finish at this past weekend’s RSEQ championships, with 13 medals. Highlights included a sweep of the butterfly events by Samuel Wang and Kate Wist. Wang’s medal count was two golds, one silver and one bronze, while Wist claimed three golds and a personal best in the 400 free.
This past January, the final module of the International Masters Program for Managers' most recent program took place in Bangalore, India. The IMPM is a joint effort of the Desautels Faculty of Management and four other internationally-recognized business schools.
In a recent Huffington Post blog post, Unifor National President Jerry Dias calls out those who criticize Ottawa’s $372.5 million loan to Bombardier, saying that calling for the company to be allowed to crash and burn ignores the fact that it’s one of Canada’s biggest employers; a major player in research and innovation; and a big-ticket contributor to Canada’s GDP, hitting $12.4 billion in 2015 — not to mention the $1.6 billion that Bombardier contributed to Canada through taxes in 2015.
McGill University’s Desautels Faculty of Management is one of three Canadian institutions honoured by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business in its 2017 Innovations That Inspire list. All together, the accreditation body recognized 35 schools worldwide across three categories: Engagement Across Disciplines, Engagement with Business and Engaging a Diverse community.