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Bombardier reputation takes hit after Metrolinx threatens to cancel deal

Bombardier is facing another blow to its reputation after one of its largest Canadian rail customers threatened to cancel a contract over continued delays in delivering a prototype train in Toronto. McGill University management professor Karl Moore said ongoing rail challenges make people a little nervous about giving funding to a company that appears incompetent. Read full article: Macleans, November 4, 2016 

Published on : 07 Nov 2016

Cheaper fares could be coming if airline ownership rules change: airline analyst

A Canadian airline analyst says, theoretically, relaxed rules on airline ownership in this country will lead to more competition and lower prices. Transport Minister Marc Garneau announced Thursday morning the federal Liberals’ to plan raise foreign ownership limits of airlines from 25 per cent to 49. Karl Moore from McGill University in Calgary said Friday foreign investors don’t find the current 25 per cent ownership restriction very attractive. Read full article: iNews880, November 4, 2016 

Published on : 07 Nov 2016

Peintres Etudiants, a vos Risques

Bien des participants à ces programmes de franchises d’entreprises de peinture en sortent enchantés : ils font beaucoup d’argent et, en travaillant fort, apprennent plus en un été sur la gestion d’entreprise qu’en trois ans d’université, disent-ils.

Published on : 07 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. ...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. Read ful article: CTV News, November 4, 2016 

Published on : 07 Nov 2016

Desautels MBA Delivers the Global Leadership Lecture in Sydney, Australia

Usman W. Chohan, a graduate of Desautels MBA in Strategy and Leadership (2014) delivered the 2015 Foreign Affairs Lecture in the Global Leadership Program (GLP) at Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia. The lecture was titled "The World Bank and the New Dynamics of Development", and drew on Mr. Chohan's WB experience to map the development field, particularly in the context of emergent institutions such as AIIB. The lecture was praised for its cultural context, appeal to a young audience, and breadth of content.

Published on : 07 Nov 2016

La Conference Fashion Business Uncovered: On Y Sera!

Depuis quelques années, des étudiants de l’université McGill ont pris l’initiative d’organiser des journées conférences permettant aux passionnés de la mode d’échanger sur le sujet. Au menu cette année: présentations, tables rondes et séance de réseautage qui promettent d’en inspirer plus d’un! Une excellente occasion d’en apprendre plus sur l’industrie et de rencontrer des personnes clés pouvant donne run coup de main à notre carrière. Cette année, notre rédactrice en chef numérique (MOI !) fera même partie d’un panel de discussion sur la mode et la technologie.

Published on : 04 Nov 2016

American discontent stems from the pretense of caring

"If we can prevent the Government from wasting the labor of the people under the pretense of caring for them, they will be happy,” Thomas Jefferson said. The last few decades in the US showed that the “we” Jefferson referred to were not successful achieving this goal.

Published on : 04 Nov 2016

Le cabinet d'avocats Taj renforce son activité juridique

Taj confirme son dynamisme et sa volonté de développer ses expertises juridiques en renforçant ses équipes en droit des affaires avec un nouvel associé et deux nouvelles directrices.

Published on : 04 Nov 2016

Remporter la Coupe Dobson de McGill a aidé Samuel Bruneau à démarrer son entreprise Taiga Motors

Gagner la Coupe Dobson a permis à Taiga Motors d’avoir la reconnaissance nécessaire pour à l'international et obtenir le financement nécessaire afin de fabriquer la première motoneige électrique au monde. La Banque Nationale est partenaire du Dobson Cup de McGill, qui aide les entreprises telles que Taiga Motors à réaliser leurs projets d’affaires.

Published on : 04 Nov 2016

How to Minimise Massive Turnover of IT Professionals

Smaller but more-frequent promotions are key to minimising the high turnover of IT professionals, says Alain Pinsonneault of McGill University’s Desautels Faculty of Management. IT professionals are far less likely to leave a company when their chances of promotion are higher, yet businesses cut back on these to avoid the costs of large salary increases. Therefore, smaller but more frequent promotions increase employee retention whilst keeping costs low.

Published on : 04 Nov 2016

Chicago Cubs executive Rehman become first McGill grad to earn World Series ring

Only three days after McGill captured their third consecutive national championship in the Canadian Collegiate Baseball Association, Shiraz Rehman, an assistant general manager with the Cubs, became the first McGill grad to earn a World Series championship ring.  A 39-year-old native of Montreal who was raised in Blauvelt N.Y., Rehman earned a commerce degree from McGill in 1999, majoring in finance and accounting. Rehman was a 6-foot-2 switch-hitting shortstop on the Redmen baseball team for four years, serving as team captain in his junior and senior campaigns.

Published on : 04 Nov 2016

goeasy Ltd. Announces Senior Executive Appointment

goeasy Ltd. the leading full service provider of goods and alternative financial services that improve the lives of everyday Canadians, is pleased to announce the promotion of Andrea Fiederer to Executive Vice-President and Chief Marketing Officer (CMO).

Published on : 04 Nov 2016

How to Minimise Massive Turnover of IT Professionals

Smaller but more-frequent promotions are key to minimising the high turnover of IT professionals, says Alain Pinsonneault of McGill University’s Desautels Faculty of Management. IT professionals are far less likely to leave a company when their chances of promotion are higher, yet businesses cut back on these to avoid the costs of large salary increases. Therefore, smaller but more frequent promotions increase employee retention whilst keeping costs low.

Published on : 04 Nov 2016

McGill grad Rehman earns World Series ring with Cubs

When the Chicago Cubs defeated Cleveland in Game 7 of an epic World Series in the wee hours of Thursday morning, the celebrations reverberated all the way north of the border to the campus of McGill University in Montreal. Only three days after McGill captured its third consecutive national championship in the Canadian Collegiate Baseball Association, Shiraz Rehman, an assistant general manager with the Cubs, became the first McGill grad to earn a World Series championship ring.

Published on : 04 Nov 2016

Taj : arrivée de Thibaut Lasserre, Isabelle de La Gorce et Florence Théodose

Thibaut Lasserre, avocat Associé spécialisé en droit des sociétés, diplômé du MBA de l’université McGill, revient à Paris pour renforcer l’offre Corporate - M&A après avoir passé deux ans au bureau de Marseille. Il intervient principalement sur des opérations de fusionsacquisitions et de private equity. Avant de rejoindre Taj, Thibaut a exercé pendant 15 ans au sein de cabinets d’avocats d’affaires français et anglo-saxons, notamment, en dernier lieu au sein de Jones Day.

Published on : 04 Nov 2016