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Online dating hindered by anonymity feature

Those who pay extra to browse anonymously on online dating websites are likely to be reducing their chances of a match, new research from the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University reveals. Professor Jui Ramaprasad and her co-authors found that the traditional social norm restricting women from making the first move remains dominant online and, as men aren't notified if their profile is viewed, they can't contact women who might be interested in dating them.

Published on : 11 Feb 2016

McGill launches Masters of Management in Finance

By Leilani Ku, Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University McGill University’s Desautels Faculty of Management is launching a new twelve-month Masters of Management in Finance (MMF).

Published on : 11 Feb 2016

LG Electronics Deutschland übernimmt zentrale Rolle in Europa

Wayne Park wird neuer Chief Executive Officer (CEO) für Deutschland und das Europageschäft

Published on : 10 Feb 2016

Susan Cain: ‘Introverted leaders often deliver better outcomes than extroverted leaders’

Karl Moore is a professor of strategy and organization at the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University. In this exclusive interview he speaks with Susan Cain, a self-described introvert, who wants to create a world that empowers other introverts and recognizes their strengths.

Published on : 10 Feb 2016

Valentine's Day vendors profit from lovestruck consumers

Love is in the air at this time of year. It’s also in store windows, which are bursting with red and pink hearts in hopes of attracting lovestruck shoppers. Downtown Montreal’s new flagship Victoria’s Secret store is awash with enough hot pink and racy red displays of corsets, G-strings and bustiers to make any guy blush. David’s Tea has its sweetheart collection and “honey i dew” flavours on display. Restaurants are promoting lovers’ prix fixe menus to spice up the romance.

Published on : 10 Feb 2016

Common gene variant influences girls' food choices

The same gene variant may lead girls to make healthy or unhealthy food choices- depending on their early socio-economic environment If you're fat, can you blame it on your genes? The answer is a qualified yes. Maybe. Under certain circumstances. Researchers are moving towards a better understanding of some of the roots of obesity.

Published on : 10 Feb 2016

Australia’s top court decides in favor of trade detention centers

On a flight back from Moscow in 1992, following meetings with parliament members and the late Mr. Yegor Gaidar, then finance minister, I wrote up the tongue-in-cheek conversation I had with them at the time, when they all complained about Russia having only its natural resources to sell.  Please bear with me how this episode is linked to Australian highest court recent decision to export “asylum seekers” to detention centers in Nauru, a minuscule, isolated island with few thousand inhabitants in the midst of the Pacific.

Published on : 10 Feb 2016

Girl Boss: Victoria Poon, Sponsorship Coordinator of P[H]assion

Today, Her Campus McGill is sharing our interview with Victoria Poon, a sponsorship coordinator of P[h]assion McGill. P[h]assion is a Desautels Faculty of Management non-profit student organization known for its numerous events on-campus. If you want to find out more about this cutie and the organiztion, please continue reading! Read full article: Her Campus, 9 February, 2016

Published on : 10 Feb 2016

Men’s online dating habits more bold than women’s, study finds

With the social acknowledgment of popular dating apps such as Tinder and Bumble, online dating has quickly gained traction in recent years. But when human interaction moves online, according to a recent study, behavior might be lost in translation.

Published on : 10 Feb 2016

Michael DiGenova: Student By Day, Software Wiz By Night

Meet Mike DiGenova! This U3 Pharmacology student knows “absolutely nothing” about programming, but is running his own software company!He’s got big plans to improve the future of studying for McGill and other university students alike.

Published on : 10 Feb 2016

Sustainable Innovation through Green Chemistry: Engaging Graduate Students Outside of Disciplinary Silos

Green chemistry is a rapidly growing area of interest for industry as companies face increased regulatory requirements, supply constraints, and consumer demands for sustainable products. Business innovation is a powerful means to achieve sustainable development, but challenges associated with marketability of clean technologies must be considered for effective implementation.

Published on : 10 Feb 2016

CTV News: Rona's sales and Quebec will begin shortly

Watch full video: CTV News, 5 February, 2016 

Published on : 08 Feb 2016

BeaverTails bets on skiers and fair-goers being in the mood for its quintessential Canadian treat

BeaverTails found success when the Montreal-based company finally decided to embrace the iconic dessert’s biggest asset — marketing the decadent hand-stretched sweet pastry made to resemble a beaver’s tail as a treat for special occasions, rather than positioning it as a food for people to eat every day.

Published on : 08 Feb 2016

Un nouveau directeur pour Moisson Montréal

La banque alimentaire basée à Saint-Laurent a un nouveau directeur général. Richard D. Daneau entrera en fonction chez Moisson Montréal le 8 février, succédant à Dany Michaud, qui a quitté ses fonctions en octobre. Titulaire d’un baccalauréat en commerce de l’Université McGill et d’une maîtrise en administration de HEC, il cumule près de 25 ans d’expérience en gestion des opérations et administration dans le domaine des transports, des technologies et des équipements industriels.

Published on : 08 Feb 2016

New programs try to make sense of all that data

From baseball to banking, the ability to mine data on performance, customer preferences and other trends is the new must-have for the corporate bottom line. But still too rare, say employers, is the analyst who combines technical expertise to delve into “big data” and communication skills to explain the findings in everyday language to colleagues and senior managers.

Published on : 08 Feb 2016