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Message regarding the Paris attacks

Dear colleagues, students and alumni, As we learn more about the horrific events that happened Friday in Paris, we would like to express our solidarity with the French nation. If you know alumni in Paris, students studying abroad in Paris, students who come from Paris and have family there or anybody from our Desautels community in Paris, please reach out to make sure they are safe. Let us know if we can help in any way. Isabelle Bajeux-Besnainou Dean, Desautels Faculty of Management Ongoing University resources include :

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Published on : 16 Nov 2015

Henry Mintzberg - La Société Plurielle

Henry Mintzberg enseigne la gestion à l’Université McGill depuis 45 ans. La renommée de ce Montréalais d’origine dépasse les frontières du Québec et du Canada. Iconoclaste avéré, le pro-fesseur Mintzberg aime quitter les sentiers universitaires battus pour emprunter des chemins moins fréquentés, des chemins parfois même marqués « à gauche ». Read full article: Magazine Forces, November 3, 2015

Published on : 03 Nov 2015

When it comes to short-selling, flair for the dramatic growing in importance

“To me it treads on that fine line because, in a way, you create your own insider information,” said Kenneth Lester, a finance professor at McGill University in Montreal and CEO of Lester Asset Management. Read full article: Financial Post, November 2, 2015

Published on : 03 Nov 2015

Nuvo Research® Announces Appointment to its Board of Directors

Nuvo Research Inc. (TSX:NRI) (Nuvo or the Company), a specialty pharmaceutical company with growing revenues and a diverse portfolio of topical and immunology products, today announced the appointment of Samira Sakhia to its Board of Directors.  Read full article: Dallas South News, November 3, 2015  

Published on : 03 Nov 2015

CohnReznick Capital Markets Securities Makes Key Strategic Hires, Expands Renewable Energy Team

CohnReznick Capital Markets Securities, LLC (CohnReznick Cap Markets) has added three new members to its renewable energy team to further support its growing industry practice.Nick Sangermano A notable industry veteran, Nick Sangermano is Managing Director and Head of Corporate and Private Placements.  Nick will lead CohnReznick Cap Markets’ efforts to further support its energy and other corporate clients’ needs for capital.

Published on : 03 Nov 2015

Club attempts to expand use of bitcoins on campus

This September during Frosh week, the McGill Cryptocurrency Club (MCC) initiated a “bitcoin airdrop,” handing out paper envelopes with vouchers for bitcoin, a form of digital currency, to be redeemed within three months. According to Michael Gord, a U4 Management student and co-founder of MCC, over $1,000 in bitcoin has been given away to McGill students to date, with around a 50 per cent claim rate.

Published on : 03 Nov 2015


Bombardier et le gouvernement du Québec ont créé une société en commandite pour y placer tous les actifs liés à la C Series et le milliard de dollars américains offert par Québec pour mener à bien le projet. Comment ça fonctionne ? ... « Dans ce cas-ci, c’est un véhicule approprié, commente Ken Lester, professeur à la faculté de gestion Desautels de l’Université McGill. Ainsi, le Québec ne va jamais perdre plus du milliard qu’il a investi. »

Published on : 03 Nov 2015

Jennifer Heil inducted into Canadian Sports Hall of Fame 0

 The first pieces of the puzzle came together for Jennifer Heil when she was a Grade 2 student at Millgrove School in Spruce Grove. She drew the Olympic rings on a picture for her teacher Mrs. Wrangler, who responded, “I believe you can do it.” Read full article: Stony Plain Reporter, October 30, 2015

Published on : 03 Nov 2015

Quebec’s US$1B deal gives Bombardier ‘breathing room’

Bombardier says a US$1-billion lifeline from the Quebec government will help complete development of the CSeries and restore customer faith in the delayed and costly commercial jet program.  ... Karl Moore, professor at McGill’s Desautels Faculty of Management, said the deal doesn’t solve all of Bombardier’s cash flow problems, but does give it “breathing room.”

Published on : 03 Nov 2015

Why corporate social responsibility isn't a piece of cake

Written by Professor Henry Mintzberg with his colleague J.C. Marques  Although corporations can play important roles in addressing some of society’s problems, it’s naïve to think that corporate social responsibility can turn the corporate landscape into a win-win wonderland. Read full article: MIT Sloan Management Review, June 16, 2015  

Published on : 03 Nov 2015

$1 billion enough to keep Bombardier going, but company will need to sell planes to survive

With Bombardier struggling with a multi-billion dollar loss this year, the Quebec government is riding to the rescue. Management professor Karl Moore agrees that Bombardier is a critical part of Quebec's economy. "Part of it is that it's a great part of our history. One of Quebec and Canada's few multinationals developed and built around the world," said Moore.

Published on : 02 Nov 2015

Best Business Schools 2015

Business school has been called a two-year job interview, and with good reason: For more than $100,000 and two years of study, MBAs hope to gain access to vast alumni networks, top-tier internships, and the very best jobs. Our annual ranking of full-time MBA programs now focuses on what most people hope to get after business school: a satisfying, well-paying job. Full-Time MBA: International #16 McGill (Desautels) 

Published on : 02 Nov 2015

30 Under 30 – Jesse Abrams

If one had followed Jesse Abrams on a walk through the halls of General Mills when he was the company’s digital marketing lead, they would have heard friendly calls of “Twitter!” and “Facebook!” coming from of the cubicles. Read full article: Marketing Magazine, October 5, 2015

Published on : 02 Nov 2015

McGill tops Maclean's rankings for 11th straight year

Quebec universities did well in Maclean’s magazine’s 2016 university rankings. McGill University retained its place as the top-ranked university in the medical doctoral category for the 11th consecutive year. Read full article: Montreal Gazette, October 28, 2015

Published on : 30 Oct 2015

Don't Expect an End to Dual-Class Bombardier Shares: expert

Bombardier is reportedly getting a helping hand from the government of Quebec, but Karl Moore, Professor of Business Strategy, McGill University says you shouldn't expect any change to the dual-class share structure as a result. “I would say it’s 99 per cent that tomorrow (Thursday) the premier of Quebec will announce support for Bombardier,” said Karl Moore, a professor at McGill University’s Desautels Faculty of Management, citing conversations with senior people in both Bombardier and the provincial government.

Published on : 30 Oct 2015