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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

Péladeau likely won't scuttle Rona deal: Moore

Pierre Karl Péladeau is calling on the Caisse de Depot to intervene in Lowe's takeover of Rona, but Karl Moore, Professor of Business Strategy, McGill University says he likely won't be able to scuttle the deal, as the Caisse has a duty to maximize value for Quebec pensioners. Watch full video: Business News Network, 3 February, 2016 

Published on : 08 Feb 2016

Women don't make first move when dating online

All men please take note! In the online dating world, women do not like to send personal messages to initiate contact and later mating and would rather send "weak signals" than making the first move, a team of Indian-origin researchers has revealed. According to Jui Ramaprasad, assistant professor of information systems at McGill University, they still see that women don't make the "first move" online.

Published on : 08 Feb 2016

Director of International Sales to Receive International Trade Award

Health Enterprises, Inc. is pleased to announce that Mr. Brooke Fishback, director of international sales, will receive the National Association of Small Business International Trade Educators (NASBITE) “2016 Advancing International Trade Award” for the State of Massachusetts at its upcoming annual conference.

Published on : 08 Feb 2016

One-fifth of largest companies now Chinese, but no need to worry

Professor Karl Moore of the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University with Talking Management for The Globe and Mail talks with Cornell’s Chris Marquis. Read full transcript: The Globe and Mail, 3 February, 2016 

Published on : 08 Feb 2016

What do shareholders ‘own’?

During a recent roundtable, I was startled when a participant brought me a recent Financial Times (Nov. 10, 2015) article, titled “Shareholders think they own the company – they are wrong,” subtitle elaborating “So whose is the business? No one’s, just like the river Thames.” Eh?

Published on : 08 Feb 2016

Lowe's Pitch to Acquire Rona Seen Succeeding This Time Around

Second time will likely be a charm for Lowe’sCos. in its attempt to acquire Quebec’s Rona Inc. The fact both boards agreed to the C$3.2 billion ($2.3 billion) offer, along with Lowe’s commitment to preserve head-office jobs and maintain supply agreements, will likely seal the deal. Political conditions in Canada’s second-most populous province also favor the acquisition after helping to scupper a hostile offer in 2012.

Published on : 08 Feb 2016

BCom Student Case Competition Team Advance to International PRMIA Risk Management Challenge

A BCom student case competition team  won the Montreal PRMIA Risk Management challenge for the second consecutive year. The roster of the McGill-Desautels team includes Simon Altman, Evan Coulter, Liam Maclure, and Valentyn Litvin. They are coached by Professor Sebastien Betermier. The team will compete in Chicago for the International Championship early March, against 7 other finalist teams. PRMIA is the Professional Risk Managers’ International Association.  

Published on : 05 Feb 2016

18 University Students selected to be CEO for a day

Some of the most recognized national and international companies are opening their doors to give third and fourth year university students a first-hand glimpse of what it takes to be a leading Canadian CEO. Championed by global executive search firm, Odgers Berndtson, the CEO x 1 Day program has selected 18 students from across the country for the unique chance to shadow some of the country’s most highly accomplished industry leaders for one day.

Published on : 05 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 : 05 Feb 2016