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Top-ranked Vermont law firm elevates McGill grad to shareholder

Primmer Piper Eggleston & Cramer PC, one of New England’s leading law firms, has appointed nine lawyers as shareholders, including McGill alumna Alexandra H Clauss (BCom'03). Ms. Clauss is an employment law specialist who helps corporations comply with legal work standards. She also works on policy development and training, and speaks often on these issues. Ms. Clauss was named a Super Lawyers Rising Star, Employment & Labor three years in a row.

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Published on : 02 Feb 2017

Millennials in business: honesty transparency and authenticity in Trump’s America

Millennials value authenticity even more than GenXers or Boomers do, and that affects everything from the workplace to the recent US election, says Peter Kozodoy, chief strategy officer at GEM Advertising. In a recent blog post that draws from the work of Professor Karl Moore, Mr. Kozodoy uses six definitions to describe the ideal candidate for the millennial vote. A quick glance at the list will reveal that neither candidate made the grade.

Published on : 02 Feb 2017

McGill University named on list of 150 most international schools

McGill and four other Canadian universities placed in the top 50 on Time Higher Education’s The World’s Most International Universities list for 2017. The rankings heavily favour schools with a tendency to ignore borders when setting up research collaborations and to have large populations of foreign staff and students.

Published on : 02 Feb 2017

McGill startups move to semi-finals at Dobson Cup

From 136 initial submissions, 121 startups are moving on to the semi-finals at the 2017 McGill Dobson Cup powered by National Bank. Each team competing for the $100,000 in seed funding fall into one of four tracks: “Innovation Driven Enterprise,” “Health Sciences,” “Small & Medium Enterprise” and “Social Enterprise.” Semi-Finalists will be pitching to judges and mentors from February 14 to 17.

Published on : 02 Feb 2017

1-800 Got-junk CEO on what drives him

Brian Scudamore got the idea that led to 1-800-GOT-JUNK while sitting at a McDonald’s drive-through at the age of 18, and has since built his company to the largest junk-removal service in the world, as well as the centrepiece of a group of companies that cover everything from house painting to moving services. How did he do it? In conversation with Desautels Faculty of Management Associate Professor Karl Moore, Mr Scudamore dishes on his drive to succeed, his razor-sharp focus and how he keeps his job fun.

Published on : 02 Feb 2017

Professor Henry Mintzberg on meaningful protest in the age of Trump

These days, it seems that there’s a new protest erupting every minute. But in the new reality of the day, are old-school demonstrations and marches enough? And really, were they ever? Cleghorn Professor of Management Studies, Henry Mintzberg of Desautels makes the case that taking one’s cues from legendary organizer and Rules for Radicals author Saul Alinsky might be the way to go: You tear down a bully by using ridicule and unexpected actions that said bully doesn’t know how to deal with.

Published on : 02 Feb 2017

A Message from Dean Bajeux-Besnainou on diversity

Diversity, openness, and freedom of expression are values that move society forward and that are cherished by both McGill University and the Desautels Faculty of Management.  Our Desautels community embraces diversity, welcomes individuals from around the world, and celebrates the freedom of all to engage in dialogues that transcend barriers of any form for the sake of discovery and progress. Let us continue to draw from and protect our values during these uncertain times.

Published on : 31 Jan 2017

McGill alumna honoured by Mergers & Acquisitions magazine

Christine Tiseo (BCom'95) has been named as one of the 35 Most Influential Women in Mid-Market M&A in Mergers & Acquisitions magazine’s January 2017 issue. She was also recognized in 2016, which was the list’s inaugural year. Ms. Tiseo is a Managing Director of the Debt Advisory Group at Chicago-based mid-market global investment bank Lincoln International, where she has worked for 12 years. She is also a chartered financial analyst who holds an MBA from Northwestern University and a Bachelor of Commerce degree from McGill.

Published on : 30 Jan 2017

Légalisation du cannabis: un appel à Québec pour qu’il assure la distribution

A call for Quebec to get into pot distribution by academics and business people

Published on : 30 Jan 2017

Mitch Kowalski: McGill study reveals the ‘illusion’ of innovation at Canadian law firms

A new study out of the Faculty of Management at McGill University suggests that while Canadian law firms talk a good “innovation” game, little innovation is actually taking place.   McGill law and MBA student Aly Háji conducted the study under the supervision of management professor Karl Moore. Háji also received “mentorship support and guidance” from Mike Ross and strategy consulting boutique, Juniper.

Published on : 27 Jan 2017

Alderon Appoints Interim CFO

Alderon Iron Ore Corp. announces the appointment of Mr. Anthony Glavac as Interim Chief Financial Officer ("CFO") of the Company effective December 29, 2014. Alderon's current CFO, Mr. Francois Laurin, is taking an executive position outside of the mining sector in the New Year and is committed to ensuring a seamless transition of his responsibilities to Mr. Glavac. ...Mr. Glavac is a CPA, CA and earned his graduate diploma in Public Accountancy and a Bachelor of Commerce degree from McGill University.

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Published on : 27 Jan 2017

François Deschênes appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of Groupe Deschênes Inc.

Groupe Deschênes Inc. (GDI), the largest Canadian-owned company in its sector of activity, announces the appointment of François Deschênes as President and Chief Executive Officer. François previously held the position of Vice President, Operations, for the Quebec Region at GDI.

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Published on : 26 Jan 2017

SCIS grooming success stories as students excel

Florian Wong, Hongqiao class of 2016, IB score of 41 Wong is currently a freshman at McGill University, Desautels Faculty of Management. He is pursuing a double major in Finance and Information Systems. Read full article: Shanghai Daily, January 26, 2017 

Published on : 26 Jan 2017

Speech By President Tony Tan At The Appreciation Dinner For Mr Wong Ngit Liong, Former Chairman, NUS

Good evening. I am pleased to join the NUS community this evening to pay tribute to Mr Wong Ngit Liong, who has helmed the National University of Singapore for 12 years, from 2004 to 2016.

Published on : 26 Jan 2017

Roger-Ketcha Ngassam ou retrouver le sens des choses grâce à l'EMBA

À 39 ans, Roger-Ketcha Ngassam est vice-président des opérations techniques chez Novartis, un poste qu’il a décroché tandis qu’il était en train de faire l’EMBA McGill-HEC Montréal. Une expérience enrichissante tant sur le plan personnel qu’opérationnel.

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Published on : 26 Jan 2017