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The pitfalls of infrastructure spending: Lessons from Canada

Written by Reuven Brenner Recent experience and debates about spending on infrastructure as being the panacea for Japan, the US, Western Europe, Canada, for job creation in particular, have reminded me of a long, detailed study I wrote about that topic back in 1998 about the miserable Canadian experience. At the root of that experience was the destruction of accountability in the federal government: and it is worth repeating how that happened. Perhaps present decisionmakers in political capital today can learn some lessons.

Published on : 24 Nov 2016

Three Indo-Canadians are Honorees at Royal Society of Canada

Three Indo-Canadians have been named Honorees in the prestigious Royal Society of Canada (RSC). All three are academics teaching and conducting research in various disciplines at McGill University in Montreal. They are Dr. Vijay Raghavan, James McGill Professor, Department of Agricultural Engineering; Prof. Saibal Ray, Vice-Dean, Research and Faculty at the Desautels Faculty of management and the Director of the Global Manufacturing and Supply Chain Management Program; and Prof. Hosahali S. Ramaswamy, Professor of Food Science and Agriculture Chemistry.

Published on : 24 Nov 2016

Head of the Class

McGill University is considered to be one of the top 30 universities in the world according to the QS World University Rankings 2016 and its Desautels Faculty of Management is ranked in the top 20 on Bloomberg’s list of Best International MBAs 2015.

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Published on : 24 Nov 2016

Comedian is rising through the ranks at Second City

Young and ambitious, Nadine Djoury is passionate about comedy and determined to succeed in the business. A Montrealer, Djoury obtained a degree in business and commerce at McGill, then in 2007 headed down to New York City to work in the finance industry. However, after office hours she pursued her true love – comedy. Realizing that New York was a cornucopia of first-rate performing arts classes, she studied with various teachers and participated in amateur comedy reviews.

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Published on : 24 Nov 2016

Le bon plan de la Desautels Faculty of Management, au Québec

Dans le bâtiment cubique qui abrite la Desautels Faculty of Management, sur Sherbrooke, l’une des principales artères de Montréal, on entend parler français presque autant qu’anglais. Et pas seulement avec le délicieux accent québécois. Desautels, l’une des facultés de l’université McGill, est une business ­school dont la cote monte parmi les étudiants de l’Hexagone.

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Published on : 24 Nov 2016

Avant de sortir les pinceaux

Même si les étudiants sont sollicités sur les campus, dans les salles de classe, et qu'on parle de « stage » ou de « programme de formation », les entreprises qui proposent des franchises n'ont pas l'appui des universités ni de lien avec la formation universitaire. Leur but est strictement commercial. À la suite de plaintes, ces dernières années, l'Université McGill a interdit ce type de sollicitation sur le campus.

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Published on : 15 Nov 2016

Broome Capital Inc. Enters into Option Agreement to Acquire KLR Property

Matthew Anderson holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from McGill University and obtained his Chartered Accountant designation in 2008. Matt is a Senior Consultant with Malaspina Consultants Inc., a private company that provides accounting and administrative infrastructure to junior public companies.

Published on : 15 Nov 2016

Healthy options are a package deal at Oatbox and Yumibox

McGill students Mengyin Hong, 28, and Zoey Li, 22, the duo behind Yumibox, met two years ago, when a professor suggested Li as an assistant for Hong on her master’s project. Hong had moved from China to study at McGill, Li was from Vancouver, where she moved from China at age 4. Working together, they discovered they had similar goals and beliefs. They launched their business six months ago, even before completing their studies at McGill.

Published on : 15 Nov 2016

Top 25 HR Professionals

We looked… and we found — the top 25 human resources practitioners across Canada. Whether it’s an impressive resumé full of accomplishments, an innovative program or practice, or a challenge that was met head-on, these professionals never failed to impress.

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Published on : 15 Nov 2016

“Put the kettle on, love”: how sexism is forcing women from engineering

According to Prof Brian Rubineau of Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill University, female engineers are leaving an already male-dominated engineering field due to a culture that does not take them seriously. Read full article: The Engineer, November 11, 2016 

Published on : 14 Nov 2016

Bombardier reputation takes hit after Metrolinx ramps up pressure on rail deal

One of Bombardier's largest Canadian rail customers has threatened to cancel a contract over continued delays in delivering a prototype train in Toronto, handing another blow to the beleaguered company. Metrolinx ramped up pressure on Bombardier by issuing a formal notice of intent to terminate its $770-million contract after the company missed a commitment to deliver a prototype by the end of last month. McGill University management professor Karl Moore said the ongoing rail challenges make people a little nervous about giving funding to a firm that appears incompetent.

Published on : 14 Nov 2016

Edible Insects: The Alternative Protein People are Buzzing About

Here’s the thing: We may not like the idea of eating insects, but over the years, our collective attitude will likely change – mostly because it has to. With rampant population growth and scarce land, we have no choice but to embrace alternative forms of protein if we hope to survive. Even our overfished oceans, which will comprise 50 percent plastic waste by 2050, won’t keep us alive.2 Aspire

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Published on : 14 Nov 2016

The growing trend of social engagement in companies

Part 2 of an interview with Paola Pérez-Alemán, Associate Professor, Faculty of Management, McGill University.  Read full interview: Christian News Today, November 14, 2016 

Published on : 14 Nov 2016

Eric Friedman: ‘I’ve always had trouble disconnecting from my work’

Eric Friedman, 39, is co-founder and chief technology officer of Fitbit Inc., a maker of wearable fitness monitors that can track and share user data.

Published on : 14 Nov 2016

Reputation management: facing contentious issues head-on may be the best approach say researchers

Denial and resistance in the face of public pressure on organizations is ineffective, according to Professor Robert David of Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University. In many industry sectors, contentious issues – such as pertaining to the environment, corporate governance, or social equity – can incite media attention and public pressure on organizations to change their behaviour.

Published on : 11 Nov 2016