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Dogfight: Inside the decades-long battle over Toronto’s Billy Bishop airport

Someone with a healthy streak for mischief must have come up with the idea to rename the airport on Toronto Island after Billy Bishop. The 2009 decision to link the legendary First World War flying ace to the airport was meant to be a feel-good story: Bishop once ran a flight service for wealthy Torontonians from the island to Ontario cottage country, and the new name was a popular choice.

Published on : 25 Jan 2016

Lancement de la deuxième édition de Lait’s Go Sport

Le Réseau du sport étudiant du Québec (RSEQ) et Lait’s Go Sport sont fiers d’annoncer le lancement de la deuxième édition du «Programme Ambassadeurs Lait’s Go Sport». Quatorze étudiants-athlètes universitaires du RSEQ, provenant de sept universités, représenteront la marque sur leurs campus respectifs. ...Après un processus de sélection, voici donc les étudiants-athlètes qui ont été sélectionnés. ...François Bourque - Redmen de l’Université McGill, Basketball, Gestion (comptabilité)

Published on : 25 Jan 2016

Word-of-mouth leads to more diverse workforce says report

A study from the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University has found referring friends and associates for job vacancies can help to create a diverse workforce. Word-of-mouth recruitment, the most common way to fill jobs, had previously been thought to cause segregation at work: women tend to reach out to other women in their networks, and men do likewise.

Published on : 25 Jan 2016

So long, we’ll miss you!

The Queensland Symphony Orchestra (QSO) has been kicking goals recently and much of the credit must go to visionary CEO Sophie Galaise who has been with the orchestra for the past two and a half years. Galaise, who is French-Canadian, has just announced she is leaving us to become CEO of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. That sucks.

Published on : 22 Jan 2016

2016: Year of the pulse

Pulses – legumes, beans and peas – are poised to become the food of 2016 thanks to a massive global marketing effort. The McGill Centre for the Convergence of Health and Economics (MCCHE) is closely involved with the pulse community, and will shortly launch the global Pulse Innovation Platform (PIP), the convening body for pulse-based food innovation globally, serving as catalyst for a novel model of business engagement in bringing solution at scale to challenges at the nexus of farm, food and health systems.

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Published on : 22 Jan 2016

Desautels Wins 8 podiums at JDC

Congratulations to Desautels' Jeux du Commerce delagation for its 8 podium wins and overall 3rd place academic ranking. Podiums Surprise Case - 1st Stock Simulation - 1st Human Resources - 2nd  International Business - 2nd Debate - 2nd First Year Case - 3rd Finance - 3rd Information Systems - 3rd Visit their Facebook Page.

Published on : 22 Jan 2016

So long, we’ll miss you!

THE Queensland Symphony Orchestra (QSO) has been kicking goals recently and much of the credit must go to visionary CEO Sophie Galaise who has been with the orchestra for the past two and a half years. Galaise, who is French-Canadian, has just announced she is leaving us to become CEO of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. That sucks.

Published on : 22 Jan 2016

Hutchins Roundup: Macroprudential policies, bonus depreciation, and more

Studies in this week’s Hutchins Roundup find that macroprudential policies that target the cost of bank capital are the most effective way to contain housing booms, bonus depreciation has a significant impact on investment, and more.

Published on : 22 Jan 2016

The bull in the China shop: Money managers short on history and long on panic

The money managers have started 2016 in a blue funk – but most are too young to remember what kicked off at the end of the 1980s and the fact that, with the exception of the instigator, we weren’t then doomed to years of economic gloom. ...Of course, professor Henry Mintzberg described the Davos gathering as the event "where the people who spend all year causing our problems take a few days prentending to fix them."

Published on : 22 Jan 2016

Rosy job market for MBAs runs contrary to overall economic malaise

Several hundred aspiring MBAs will descend on Vancouver and Toronto next week for the first two Canadian stops this year on the QS World MBA Tour, which brings about two dozen Canadian and international business schools under one roof for a day-long recruitment pitch.

Published on : 22 Jan 2016

School diversity is an asset

Isabelle Bajeux-Besnainou, the first female dean of McGill University's Desautels Faculty of Management, says it is important to embrace diversity schools by having open communication. She also hopes for the day when an appointed female dean is no longer news. Watch full video: Financial Times, 22 January, 2016

Published on : 22 Jan 2016

Should You Go to College in Canada?

Both familiar and foreign, Canada has fine schools at bargain prices. But you'd better bundle up. ...Matthew Reid, an analyst at Sabal Financial Group in Newport Beach, Calif., attended the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill from 2009 to 2013. He also cites lower costs as a factor in his decision. The Canadian dollar is now worth only about 70 cents U.S., and tuition costs are generally much lower to begin with. The University of Toronto costs $19,754 to $25,584 a year in U.S. dollars, for example.

Published on : 22 Jan 2016

Could introverted leadership be the way forward?

The CEO of a major multinational recently shared with me that, as an introverted leader, he had to put on his “game face” whenever he left his floor. He’d realised that as a CEO of a big company, you need to act like, at times, as an extrovert. After studying introverts and extroverts in the C-Suite, I have come to the conclusion that extroverts, like myself, must also put on this “game face” and occasionally act like an introvert in order to be more effective leaders. ...Professor Karl Moore is from the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University.

Published on : 21 Jan 2016

Une diplômée de McGill dans le 30 Under 30 de Forbes!

Quelle meilleure façon de commencer l’année 2016 pour Shobhita Soor, sortie diplômée en droit en 2015 de l’Université McGill ? Car en effet, comme le rapporte Canadian Lawyer Mag, la jeune femme de 26 ans, qui s’est dit très « reconnaissante de figurer en si bonne compagnie » a été identifiée par le magazine Forbes comme l’une des avocates les plus prometteuses de l’année. Lire l’article complet: Droit-Inc, 20 Janvier, 2016

Published on : 21 Jan 2016

Talking Management with Karl Moore: The challenges with being on multiple teams at work

Professor Karl Moore of the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University talks with his former colleague from McGill who is now at INSEAD, Mark Mortensen. Read full transcript: The Globe and Mail, 20 January, 2016

Published on : 21 Jan 2016