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Managing millions – while still in school

About 35 people will walk into a $3.5-million investment management operation and begin to work as analysts this summer. But they won’t be recent grads – well, not alums of finance programs. In fact, they’ll just be beginning their degrees in finance at the Desautels Faculty of Management.

Published on : 05 Apr 2016


Most experienced leaders believe that leadership is more like art than science. And as with art, perfecting the craft of leadership requires training under a mentor or a master. Of course, an aspiring leader must have a foundation of communication, decision-making, and problem-solving skills, some of which can be obtained through degree programs in organizational leadership, but owning the tools and knowing how to use them to maximum effect are two different things.

Published on : 01 Apr 2016

Shoot’s garden grows with digital fingers

 Shoot is an award-winning digital gardening guide that helps amateurs and professionals to plan, design and care for their dream garden. Founder Nicola Gammon tells Toni Sekinah how she was able to hit her crowdfunding target – and why the US is next on her expansion list.

Published on : 01 Apr 2016

Meet the Man Who Bought NHL Tickets for an NL Soccer Team

A Montreal man who recently treated a young Newfoundland soccer team to a suprise NHL game, including a private audience with Montreal Canadiens' star P.K. Subban, says giving back is a big part of his personal philosophy.

Published on : 01 Apr 2016

MBA in Canada: Class of 2015 Employment Reports

If you take an MBA in Canada where might you end up working? A quick glance at the employment reports of the aforementioned business schools in Canada shows that, on the whole, the majority stay on in the North American nation on graduation even though class proportions of international students tend to be substantial.

Published on : 01 Apr 2016

BCom Students Win 2016 National Investment Banking Competition

Two Desautels BCom student teams took 1st and 2nd places in the Undergraduate Division at the National Investment Banking Competition (NIBC) held on March 23 to 24 in Vancouver. Every year, the competition attracts more than 330 teams of undergraduate and graduate students from top business schools around the world. It is recognized as one of the most prestigious financial case competitions in North America.

Published on : 31 Mar 2016

Di Grappa leaves McGill for private sector position

After a 30-year career in higher education, including more than five years in his current role as McGill’s Vice-Principal (Administration and Finance), Michael Di Grappa has accepted a senior position with Canderel, a Canadian real estate company based in Montreal, Principal Suzanne Fortier announced on Tuesday, March 29.

Published on : 31 Mar 2016

Nomination de nouveaux juges de paix

L'Ontario a nommé 14 nouveaux juges de paix à la Cour de justice de l'Ontario, avec effet au 6 avril 2016.

Published on : 31 Mar 2016

Why corporate social responsibility doesn’t help a company

 Professor Karl Moore of the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University with Talking Management for The Globe and Mail talks with Timothy Deviancy from Leeds University. Read full transcript: The Globe and Mail, 30 March, 2016 

Published on : 31 Mar 2016

What you thought you knew about diversity is wrong

As one of only two recruitment agencies that are also Stonewall members, diversity is an issue very close to the heart of our organisation. There is a huge decline in the portrayal of these issues as merely ‘tick boxes’ or HR matters alone, but it’s important that they must be championed from the top of an organisation all the way to the ground in order for them to thrive.

Published on : 31 Mar 2016

eQube Gaming Limited Announces New Chief Financial Officer

eQube Gaming Limited (TSX-V: EQG) (“eQube” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce the appointment of Michael D. Kahn as the Company’s new Chief Financial Officer (“CFO”). 

Published on : 30 Mar 2016

How government destroys parenthood: Reuven Brenner

Learning from their whooping crane failure? Birth rates in western countries have declined to far below replacement levels of 2.1. Why did these countries’ last few generations give up having kids?

Published on : 30 Mar 2016

Will Americans Ever Eat Insects for Food? Startups Say, ‘Yes, We Will!’

Aspire co-founder and COO Gabe Mott is a neuroscientist who never imagined he would be a cricket farmer. He is also a vegetarian, but he makes an exception for insects because he believes they are ethical, sustainable, and “a reasonable distribution of food.”   He absolutely gushed over the succulent calamari-texture and sweetness of the palm weevil his company supports in Ghana. 

Published on : 29 Mar 2016

Managing Upward: A Key Part Of Being A Really Useful Manager For Your People

The most important part of being a great boss is focusing on the people who work for you. Perhaps the second most important element is learning to effectively manage upward. Doing this well can be a great help to the people that work for you.

Published on : 29 Mar 2016

DESJARDINS - Le mouvement renforce son bureau de représentation en Europe

Dirigé depuis 2012 par Lucia Baldino, 
le Bureau de Représentation Desjardins Europe était déjà appuyé par Fabienne Campion et Côme de Bagneux au cours des dernières années. auprès de sociétés basées en Europe incluant le Crédit Agricole, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation et Eutelsat. 
Il possède, en outre, une bonne connaissance du Canada, grâce à un MBA en Finance & Commerce international de l’Université McGill et l’expérience acquise chez Bombardier Aéronautique à Montréal. 

Published on : 29 Mar 2016