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Why Valeant Pharmaceuticals International’s new CEO may signal a shift from ‘disruptor’ to ‘plain vanilla’

 Less than a year ago Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc.’s CEO Michael Pearson represented a disruption to big pharma by coming from outside the industry, using aggressive acquisitions and strategic business tactics to grow the company to a global giant.   Now the company has hired Joseph Papa as the new CEO, a 35-year pharmaceutical industry veteran with a history of taking a balanced approach to business. If the past few months of Pearson’s tenure can be described as rocky road, Papa could help bring a new flavour to Valeant.

Published on : 28 Apr 2016

Looking for love on a laptop

According to Jui Ramaprasad, an assistant professor in the Desautels Faculty of Management, digital dating can be remarkably – and dishearteningly – similar to off-line interfacing. “We still see these off-line social norms. Our results are derived from the idea men make the first move and that women leave this weak signal. It was more than surprising, it was disappointing – you would have hoped we have evolved beyond that.”

Published on : 28 Apr 2016

McGill Management Students Focus on Helping Syrian Refugees

By Karen Seidman, Montreal Gazette, April 26, 2016 : "Every semester, McGill University faculty lecturer Anita Nowak challenges her students to come up with projects for her social entrepreneurship and social innovation class based on a theme that she finds particularly timely and relevant. For this semester, it was helping Syrian refugees integrate into Canadian society.

Published on : 27 Apr 2016

Social Innovators’ Integration Lab Welcomes Post-Doctoral Research Fellow

The Marcel Desautels Institute for Integrated Management’s Social Economy Initiative is pleased to welcome Dr. Julie Rijpens as the new Post-Doctoral Fellow for the Social Innovators’ Integration Lab (SIIL). 

Published on : 27 Apr 2016

4 Telltale Signs You're A Workplace Ambivert

Are you an introvert or extrovert? Not so fast, there is a third category. Consider your office mates. There’s Ellen. She makes daily rounds to your coworkers’ offices, chatting up a storm while the sound of her laughter fills the hallway. She’s the morning shot of espresso we all need without the bitter aftertaste. There’s Ian. Nothing against the guy, but you barely see him. He’s content to spend the majority of the workday in his office. Although he doesn’t often voice his opinion, when he does it’s easily the most enlightening comment of the meeting.

Published on : 26 Apr 2016

Road to Rio: Montreal fencer Joseph Polossifakis carves path to Olympics

Joseph Polossifakis is going to the Olympics, but the road to Rio de Janeiro has been anything but smooth for the 25-year-old Montreal sabre fencer. Polossifakis won a gold medal at the Pan-American championships in 2012, but didn’t commit to a full-time training program until June 2014 after graduating from McGill University with a commerce degree. He had 10 months to prepare for the year-long Olympic qualifying schedule, which began in April 2015, but his plan suffered a setback during his first training camp.

Published on : 26 Apr 2016

MLJ: Karl Moore Interview

Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau is moving ahead with plans for a proposed  pipeline to carry crude from Western Canada to Quebec and New Brunswick that would reduce the reliance on shipping oil by rail.  We talk with McGill University Business Professor Karl Moore about that project and Trudeau's recent visit to Washington.  Moore also talks about Canadian political leaders bailing out aerospace and rail manufacturer Bombardier and the closing of Target stores in Canada.

Published on : 26 Apr 2016

Bombardier: des questions avant l'assemblée

L'annonce vraisemblablement imminente d'une grosse commande pour la CSeries pourrait agir comme un baume sur le moral des actionnaires de Bombardier et éclaircir les perspectives d'avenir de l'avionneur. «Delta figure parmi les transporteurs aériens les plus connus, souligne le professeur Karl Moore du Département de gestion de l'Université McGill. Si l'entreprise estime que la CSeries est un bon avion, les autres acheteurs potentiels vont également devoir y songer.»

Published on : 26 Apr 2016

La Jeune Star des "PR"

Talentueux, engagés, audacieux. La Presse Affaires présente le portrait de jeunes entrepreneurs, gestionnaires et professionnels qui forment la relève de demain. À 21 ans, à sa sortie de l’université, Hugo Delorme a obtenu son premier emploi chez National. À 28 ans, il est devenu le plus jeune associé jamais admis au cénacle de cette boîte de relations publiques, la plus importante au Canada.

Published on : 22 Apr 2016

Online Course Inspires Students to Create the First School in an Iraqi Refugee Camp near Dohuk

Four students have set up a school in a refugee camp near the Iraqi city of Dohuk, the first of its kind within this camp. Having met through an online course run by the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University in Canada, the students from Morocco – the world’s first online course specifically designed for group learning (also known as GROOC) –  the students from Morocco, the UK, Iraq and Canada established the Heart ELT (English Language Teaching) School. 

Classified as : Staff, Faculty, External, Students, GROOC
Published on : 21 Apr 2016

Boy Scouts will honor Buddy Stemple with 2016 Service Award

The 28th Annual Distinguished Community Service Award Dinner is scheduled for Monday, May 2nd, 2016 at 6:30 PM at the Jackson County Armed Forces Reserve Center (Armory) in Millwood. The proceeds from this dinner go to the Little Kanawha District of the Allohak Council BSA for activities in the District, which includes the Scouting units of Jackson, Roane, Calhoun, and Wirt Counties. Entertainment for the evening will be Major General James A. Hoyer, Adjutant General of West Virginia Joint Forces Headquarters – West Virginia.

Published on : 21 Apr 2016

How CEO mentoring differs from other levels in a company

Professor Karl Moore of the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University with Talking Management for The Globe and Mail, talks with Maury Peiperl from Cranfeild University and Suzanne de Janasz from Seattle University. Watch full video: The Globe and Mail, 19 April, 2016 

Published on : 21 Apr 2016

Heli-One names new GM of Sales, Marketing and Business Development

Heli-One, the world’s largest independent provider of helicopter maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) services, has recently promoted Carolyn Forsyth to General Manager of Sales, Marketing, and Business Development. Her prior role was Regional Sales Director for Europe, Middle East, Africa, and Asia Pacific.  She will now oversee global Sales, Business Development, Marketing as well as PBH Programs at Heli-One.  Previously, Carolyn had spent nearly 20 years in marketing and customer support roles at Pratt & Whitney Canada, CHC, Bond Helicopters and Rotortech.

Published on : 21 Apr 2016

SEI Impact Internship Program - 2016 Cohort Announced

The Marcel Desautels Institute for Integrated Management (MDIIM) is pleased to announce the Social Economy Initiative’s Impact Internship cohort for the 2016 year. Now in its fourth consecutive year, the SEI Impact Internship Program pairs top undergraduate students who offer various management skills with social-purpose organizations for ten weeks over the summer.

Published on : 20 Apr 2016

BCom Managing for Sustainability Program Wins Catalyst Award

On April 14, 2016, Desautels’ Bachelor of Commerce Managing for Sustainability (MSUS) Major and Concentration Programs were awarded the Catalyst Award for Sustainability in Education.

Published on : 19 Apr 2016