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Christiane Bergevin rejoint le Conseil de Surveillance de RATP Dev

Desautels alumna appointed first North American director of RATP Dev Paris-based RATP Dev is a transit operator that runs services everywhere from Algeria to the US. In 2015, it did over 1.1 billion Euros of business. As of January 1st, RATP Dev has its first North American board member, Montreal native and Desautels alumna Christiane Bergevin.

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Published on : 17 Feb 2017

An immigration amnesty could be a real problem-solver for the US

It’s difficult to get a handle on how many illegal immigrants there are in the US, but the estimated number is around 12 million, with just over half being from Mexico. Yes, there is a criminal element hidden in these numbers, but it is safe to say that the majority are working and may even have families. Rounding them up and shipping them home would be a major undertaking, and could cause friction with Mexico.

Published on : 17 Feb 2017

Montreal ranked world’s #1 student city

Global higher-education analyst Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) has named Montreal the world’s #1 student city, up from number 7 and overtaking Paris for the top spot. Montreal’s rise to the top comes thanks to several factors, including affordability, economic progress, university rankings and student mix.

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Published on : 17 Feb 2017

Trudeau’s meeting with Trump eyed from both sides of the border

Seemingly everyone watched Justin Trudeau’s first meeting with US President Donald Trump — and for good reason: more than $2 billion crosses the border every day in trade. Trump wants to renegotiate NAFTA, which is causing ripples in some areas, though he intends major changes to be aimed at Mexico.

Published on : 17 Feb 2017

Introverts, extroverts and praise for a job well done

According to Desautels Faculty of Management Associate Professor Karl Moore and Desautels MBA graduate Adrienne Jung, Gary Chapman and Paul White’s book, The Five Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace, examines five methods for showing appreciation to your colleagues, and how to tailor those methods for introverts and extroverts. Praising an employee’s work is great, but not taking that worker's personality into consideration when paying a compliment may make that compliment less effective.

Published on : 17 Feb 2017

Montreal ranked world’s #1 student city

Global higher-education analyst Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) has named Montreal the world’s #1 student city, up from number 7 and overtaking Paris for the top spot. Montreal’s rise to the top comes thanks to several factors, including affordability, economic progress, university rankings and student mix.

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Published on : 16 Feb 2017

Trudeau’s meeting with Trump eyed from both sides of the border

Seemingly everyone watched Justin Trudeau’s first meeting with US President Donald Trump — and for good reason: more than $2 billion crosses the border every day in trade. Trump wants to renegotiate NAFTA, which is causing ripples in some areas, though he intends major changes to be aimed at Mexico.

Published on : 16 Feb 2017

Introverts, extroverts and praise for a job well done

According to Desautels Faculty of Management Associate Professor Karl Moore and Desautels MBA graduate Adrienne Jung, Gary Chapman and Paul White’s book, The Five Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace, examines five methods for showing appreciation to your colleagues, and how to tailor those methods for introverts and extroverts.

Published on : 16 Feb 2017

Ben Tiggelaar deel 3: ‘We moeten de cultuur van kleine bedrijven koesteren en stimuleren’

MT presenteert een serie video's waarin managementtrainer Ben Tiggelaar waardevolle tips over management weggeeft. In deze video spreekt hij over de 'adhocratie' van Henry Mintzberg.

Published on : 15 Feb 2017

McGill management student puts his best foot forward

Patara is a fairtrade, sustainably-produced shoe line made by a small factory in Thailand. It’s also the brainchild of Desautels Faculty of Management student Kilian Rosier, who got the idea while travelling in Asia — and who wanted a pair of shoes he could wear everywhere, from the beach to the café. From there, it was just a small jump to the concept of a fairtrade travel shoe with the green production methods possible.

Published on : 15 Feb 2017

For McGill alumnus, seaweed is green gold

Jean-Paul Deveau sells seaweed — or rather, products derived from it. His company, Acadian Seaplants Limited, is the world’s biggest producer of seaweed-based fertilizers and products for human and animal consumption. The company manufactures in five locations, including New Brunswick, Maine and Ireland; and exports to over 80 countries. One of those countries is Japan, where Deveau’s products are ubiquitous.

Published on : 15 Feb 2017

A Statement on Mutual Respect

Dear Members of the Desautels Community: I am writing regarding a recent event that is receiving wide media coverage and that I believe merits a statement. Last Monday, a member of the Board of Directors of the Students’ Society of McGill University (SSMU) took to Twitter to incite violence against individuals who espouse Zionist views.

Published on : 14 Feb 2017

A look at William Shatner’s net worth

Though he’s best-known as Captain Kirk, William Shatner has had a long career on screen and stage. After graduating from McGill University’s  Faculty of Management in 1952, he took a job as business manager of a Montreal-area theatre, where he discovered a love of acting. From his earliest gigs in Shakespeare festivals to his later work on Boston Legal, he has maintained a love of his craft, a rigorous work ethic and his discipline. And it’s paid off well: According to Spear’s Magazine, Shatner’s net worth is £380 million (or about $475 Million US dollars).

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Published on : 13 Feb 2017

The Bombardier loan is good business

Though Ottawa’s $372.5 million loan to Bombardier is causing a commotion in some quarters, Desautels Associate Professor Karl Moore says that a plane like the CSeries is a rare thing in Canadian business in that it’s a truly global, export-oriented product. Though there need to be limits, Professor Moore calls the loan “table stakes” for an aerospace industry that wants to compete in the big leagues with the likes of Embraer, Airbus and Boeing.

Published on : 13 Feb 2017

When statistics lie: politics and the US education system

For 2014-15, the graduation rate from US high schools hit a record 83%. As far as statistics go, that’s one that anyone would love, but there’s more going on than you’d think — and, according to Professor Reuven Brenner, politicians and bureaucracies can make a statistic say nearly anything.

Published on : 10 Feb 2017