Desautels Faculty of Management news
Monia Mazigh became a household name when her husband, Maher Arar, was detained and held without charge in the US, then deported to Syria in 2002. As Arar suffered in a Syrian cell, Mazigh’s persistent campaign to get him released not only brought Arar home, it also resulted in a Commission of Inquiry, which cleared him of wrongdoing — and it changed Mazigh’s life. She went on to run for the federal NDP in the next election, and has been working in civil liberties and as an author ever since.
A new generation, a new model of leadership With each session at the Institute of Leadership, cofounder Eric Paquette helps turn 250 managers and executives into true leaders, developing rhetoric skills, personal awareness and methods for getting everyone working together towards a unified goal.
Aldo Bensadoun (BCom'64, LLD'12) is stepping down as chairman of the company that bears his name, as is CEO Patrik Frisk — but continuity won’t be a problem: Bensadoun’s son, David, is taking on the CEO job, starting this April.
In its 2016 financial results press release, Mississauga-based Profound Medical announced the appointment of Samira Sakhia (BCom’90, MBA’01) to its Board of Directors. Ms. Sakhia is also a member of the Desautels Faculty Advisory Board and serves as President of Knight Therapeutics. Prior to that, she was CFO of Paladin Labs, which she helped sell to Dublin-based pharma giant, Endo International.
Congratulation to Desautels undergraduates Amir Fawzy Guirguis, Charles Lavoie-Aubuchon, Maria Power, and Samantha Simpson for winning the 2017 CBS Case Competition in Copenhagen, Denmark, as well as to Amir Fawzy Guirguis, in particular, for securing the award for Best Speaker. The latest win at CBS coincides with Desautels’ record of achievement at the international case competition, first securing a win in 2015 and then coming in second the following year.
The Marcel Desautels Institute for Integrated Management (MDIIM) recently hosted Shaun Donovan, former Director of the Office of Management and Budget of the United States Government under President Obama, as its latest Integrated Management Symposium speaker.
In a piece for the Asia Times, Desautels Professor Reuven Brenner looks at Trump aide Stephen K. Bannon’s view of history and how it forms his domestic and foreign strategy. Professor Brenner says that Bannon’s “generational view of history” can be traced back to analogues in the ancient world, specifically those of Aristotle and Plato, not to mention the US founding fathers.
March 5th, 2017 marked the conclusion of the ninth edition of Professor Karl Moore’s Hot Cities of the World Tour, which afforded thirty McGill students from across the University the opportunity to travel to Manila, Palawan and Hong Kong over reading week. During this time, students ventured outside of the conventional classroom setting to be transplanted into some of the economic, commercial, cultural, and financial, hotbeds of the world.
Canada, according to Business Development Bank of Canada chief Michael Denham, is way behind the curve when it comes to scaling small businesses up to the all-important medium-sized company category, which is where most of the innovating and exporting happens. And Denham knows his business. Before becoming President and CEO of the BDC, he held executive and management positions at AquaTerra Corp, Accenture, CGI and Bombardier.
Tenho dito que a corrupção é sistêmica e estrutural e não só no Brasil, como os sempre eloquentes vira-latas gostam de dizer por ai com ares cosmopolitas (aliás, esses não passarão de vira-latas sempre prontos a lamber os sapatos, ou coturnos, de qualquer um que lhes garanta a manutenção e ampliação de seus privilégios e "direitos adquiridos").
Knight Therapeutics Inc. is excited to once again be participating in the Ride to Conquer Cancer. This fun and meaningful 2-day bicycle ride starts in Montreal and ends in Quebec City, raising funds for the Segal Cancer Centre at the Jewish General Hospital that will go towards cancer prevention, diagnosis, treatment and patient support. Whether you are looking for that inspiration to kick-start your 2017 fitness resolution or are a seasoned biker, there is a place for you on Team Knight!
The second edition of the Next Einstein Forum is on! The NEF’s goal is to find 54 next-generation science and technology prodigies to help kick-start a new African renaissance. NEF founder Thierry Zomahoun (EMBA ’11) says that “The NEF Ambassadors, part of the NEF Community of Scientists, bring a fresh, local perspective, in addition to their growing expertise in science and technology.”
La Matanie’s local economic development agency is getting $255,000 in financial support from the federal government. François Rioux (EMBA ’10), president and founder of the Fonds d’innovation et de développement local de la Matanie (FIDEL), welcomes the cash injection, which helps bump the fund to almost $1.2 million.
SmartCEO magazine has named asset management firm Star Mountain Capital to its 2017 New York Future 50 awards list. Star Mountain founder and CEO Brett Hickey will be presented with the award at the Future 50 Gala on March 16. Mr. Hickey was previously President of Aegis Capital Group and an investment banker at Citigroup. Star Mountain Capital is an up-and-coming lower middle-market asset manager. The Future 50 Awards showcase companies that are playing a notable role in the region’s economy and future.
Congratulations to Desautels BCom students Evan Coulter, Valentyn Litvin, Meagan Prins, and Marina Simonian for winning the PRMIA Risk Management Challenge, marking a third consecutive victory for the Faculty. The team will advance to the International Risk Management Challenge in London, UK on April 7th, 2017 for a chance to win the grand prize of $10,000 USD.