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Transport de matières dangereuses: aux élus d'agir

Un camion-citerne rempli de diesel qui s'enflamme au coeur d'une grande ville, en pleine heure de pointe : ce genre d'événement donne froid dans le dos. L'accident survenu cette semaine sur l'autoroute 40 est certes tragique, mais il aurait pu être encore plus grave. Il doit maintenant servir de signal d'alarme et nous forcer à évaluer chaque maillon de la chaîne du transport routier de matières dangereuses au Québec.

Published on : 19 Aug 2016

Enriching Leadership Skills through Diversity of Experience

I remember it as if it were yesterday when my boss clapped me on the shoulders saying, “congratulations Martin, you are nominated for the IMPM!” Frankly, that was the first time I’d heard about the International Masters in Practicing Management (editor’s note: This is a certificate program aimed at experienced managers, and in which participants can also complete master’s degree requirements for a qualification from McGill University or Lancaster University).

Published on : 19 Aug 2016

Route1 Reports 2016 Second Quarter Financial Results

Effective August 29, 2016, Peter Chodos will become Route1’s Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Peter has been an independent member of Route1’s Board of Directors since September 2009, serving most recently as the Company’s Chair of the Compensation Committee and as a member of the Company’s Audit Committee. He has over 35 years of experience in the capital markets including private and public financings of debt and equity as well as mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures in Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom.

Published on : 18 Aug 2016

Renin Corp. Appoints Eduardo Lopez as Vice President of Management Information Systems

 Renin Holdings, LLC, ("Renin," and/or "Renin Corp."), today announced that it has appointed Eduardo Lopez as Vice President of Management Information Systems. In this role, Mr. Lopez will have full responsibility for the Information Technology ("IT") organization at Renin and will become a key member of the Renin executive leadership team.

Published on : 18 Aug 2016

Why dangerous materials go through cities

Watch the full interview with Professor Vedat Verter here CTV News, August 11, 2016 

Published on : 18 Aug 2016

World Social Forum reboots in Montreal

Fifteen years after the World Social Forum (WSF) began with a huge gathering in Porto Alegre, Brazil, organisers are hoping to breathe new life into the anti-globalisation movement. ..."When I talk with Montrealers, no one is aware of this forum and so few people know about the WSF in general, whereas everyone knows Davos," said Henry Mintzberg, a professor at McGill University in Montreal, contrasting the WSF with its nemesis, the World Economic Form held each year in the posh Swiss Alps resort.

Published on : 18 Aug 2016

Daoust songe à restreindre le transport des matières dangereuses

Le ministre des Transports Jacques Daoust envisage de restreindre le transport des matières dangereuses pendant les heures de pointe, au lendemain du spectaculaire accident qui a coûté la vie au chauffeur d'un camion-citerne sur l'autoroute Métropolitaine, mardi après-midi.

Published on : 18 Aug 2016

GCPA student, Joshua Faier, awarded a scholarship from the CPA Foundation

Joshua Faier, a GCPA student who will graduate at the end of this Summer term, was awarded one of the scholarships from the Fondation des comptables professionnels agréés du Québec. The prize is valued at $2,000 and recognizes his outstanding academic achievement and social involvement. This program is intended for students who are registered in the Professional Education Program (PEP) delivered by universities accredited by the Ordre des comptables professionnels agréés du Québec (the Order), and have completed at least 12 university credits.

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Published on : 09 Aug 2016

L’agence Index et l’Université McGill – Institut des cadres sont fiers d’annoncer la signature d’un mandat de campagnes numériques

L’agence Index et l’Université McGill – Institut des cadres, université classée numéro 1 au Canada et parmi les meilleures au monde, sont fiers d’annoncer la signature d’un mandat de campagnes numériques, destinées notamment à promouvoir la [index-mcgill]  populaire Série Mini-MBA offerte à travers le Canada, le portefeuille de programmes en Leadership et les formations sur mesure aux entreprises.

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Published on : 08 Aug 2016

Tory politician's proposal could mean cheaper domestic flights

 You’ve probably noticed how much cheaper domestic flights are in many other parts of the world. Given that gap, a Conservative Party leadership contender wants to make big changes by allowing more foreign involvement.

Published on : 08 Aug 2016

Three athletes among 23 McGillians headed for Rio

Three athletes are among a 23-member entourage of McGill graduates and students headed to Rio de Janeiro to serve in an official capacity at the Summer Olympic Games, Aug. 5-21. The athletes, all from Montreal, include wrestler Dorothy Yeats, an engineering student, and a pair of fencers – both recent graduates – Maximilien Van Haaster (B.Ed. Kinesiology ’16) and Joseph Polossifakis (B. Com ’14). Read full article: McGill Publications, August 3, 2016 

Published on : 04 Aug 2016

New Study: Companies Might be Suppressing Employee Opinions When They Need Them the Most

Long-standing research shows that diversity of thought in organizations is vital to innovation and creativity. New research shows that during times of job insecurity, those vital ideas might be suppressed if they counter the organization’s values.

Published on : 04 Aug 2016

Joseph Polossifakis: «Les athlètes, nous sommes un peu fous»

Le parcours de l’escrimeur, spécialiste du sabre, Joseph Polossifakis vers les Jeux olympiques de Rio n’a pas été de tout repos. Le Montréalais de 25 ans a raconté son aventure à Métro.

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Published on : 04 Aug 2016

The Director's Chair: Leadership Lessons From The Theater

An actor’s job is to create and bring to life characters, much like a senior leader may have to put on a game-face in order to better lead a team. Traditionally, analysis and critical thinking were valued over emotional intelligence and people-skills due to the fact that the former are more easily quantifiable. In today’s digital age, much has changed. Dale Carneige, Stephen Covey, Ray Dalio, many others have professed the importance of living consciously and developing emotional intelligence through well-constructed advice.

Published on : 04 Aug 2016

‘Thinspiration’ is the key to losing weight

The ‘biggest loser’ in weight loss groups is more motivational than the average group weight loss, new research from the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University finds. Assistant Professor Nathan Yang found that the top performer has an encouraging effect, acting as an inspirational target that doesn’t alienate those who fail to reach it. Read full article: BDaily, August 3, 2016 

Published on : 04 Aug 2016