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Student events and the McGill context

The McGill context can be a make-or-break thing when it comes to the University’s ability to take disciplinary action in the case of breach of the Code of Student Conduct at an event that is only peripherally McGill-related. In the latest McGill Tribune, Dean of Students Christopher Buddle points out that events held off-campus by faculty student societies (which are separate legal entities) may not be McGill jurisdiction.

Published on : 23 Feb 2017

“Omnichannel” is the keyword for personalized shopping in 2017

From last year’s emphasis on personalized in-store shopping, Desautels alumnus and Salesfloor CEO Oscar Sachs (MBA'99) writes that many retailers are kicking up their online game for 2017 by integrating sales associates into their web-based services. Look for suggestions based on your buying habits to come over online chat or email. Or even artificial intelligence: according to the article, some retailers are testing chatbots and other technologies.

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Published on : 23 Feb 2017

Questions pour un patron: du commerce électronique aux boutiques BonLook

Buying new glasses? A Desautels alumna is changing how you may do it In a recent interview for La Presse, BonLook CEO and Desautels alumna Sophie Boulanger (BCom'03) discusses how BonLook is shaking up the industry,  the value of designing and producing product rather than being a multi-brand retailer, and using social-media influencers as an integral part of her marketing strategy. The company is also opening physical shops, which Boulanger calls “service points,” where a customer can try frames on before putting their money down.

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Published on : 23 Feb 2017

Celebrating Management Achievement

The Desautels Management Achievement Awards Members of the Desautels community came together in February to celebrate this year’s recipients of the Desautels Management Achievement Awards (DMAA), Mitch Garber (BA’86), CEO, Caesars Acquisition Corporation, and Norman Jaskolka (BCom’76, DPA’78), President - Aldo Group International, The Aldo Group Inc.

Published on : 22 Feb 2017

Sustainability Projects Fund Internship

Looking for part-time work where you can geek out in spreadsheets and flex your organization skills? Consider joining the McGill Office of Sustainability team as a Sustainability Projects Fund (SPF) Administrative Intern!

Published on : 21 Feb 2017

McGill finishes second at RSEQ swim championships

Team captain and Desautels BCom senior Keelan Marks led a remarkable McGill swim team to a second-place overall finish at this past weekend’s RSEQ championships, with 13 medals. Highlights included a sweep of the butterfly events by Samuel Wang and Kate Wist. Wang’s medal count was two golds, one silver and one bronze, while Wist claimed three golds and a personal best in the 400 free.

Published on : 21 Feb 2017

IMPM inspires change

This past January, the final module of the International Masters Program for Managers' most recent program took place in Bangalore, India. The IMPM is a joint effort of the Desautels Faculty of Management and four other internationally-recognized business schools.

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Published on : 20 Feb 2017

Bombardier loan is just good business

In a recent Huffington Post blog post, Unifor National President Jerry Dias calls out those who criticize Ottawa’s $372.5 million loan to Bombardier, saying that calling for the company to be allowed to crash and burn ignores the fact that it’s one of Canada’s biggest employers; a major player in research and innovation; and a big-ticket contributor to Canada’s GDP, hitting $12.4 billion in 2015 — not to mention the $1.6 billion that Bombardier contributed to Canada through taxes in 2015.

Published on : 20 Feb 2017

Desautels recognized for innovative business education project

McGill University’s Desautels Faculty of Management is one of three Canadian institutions honoured by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business in its 2017 Innovations That Inspire list. All together, the accreditation body recognized 35 schools worldwide across three categories: Engagement Across Disciplines, Engagement with Business and Engaging a Diverse community.

Published on : 20 Feb 2017

Christiane Bergevin rejoint le Conseil de Surveillance de RATP Dev

Desautels alumna appointed first North American director of RATP Dev Paris-based RATP Dev is a transit operator that runs services everywhere from Algeria to the US. In 2015, it did over 1.1 billion Euros of business. As of January 1st, RATP Dev has its first North American board member, Montreal native and Desautels alumna Christiane Bergevin.

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Published on : 17 Feb 2017

An immigration amnesty could be a real problem-solver for the US

It’s difficult to get a handle on how many illegal immigrants there are in the US, but the estimated number is around 12 million, with just over half being from Mexico. Yes, there is a criminal element hidden in these numbers, but it is safe to say that the majority are working and may even have families. Rounding them up and shipping them home would be a major undertaking, and could cause friction with Mexico.

Published on : 17 Feb 2017

Montreal ranked world’s #1 student city

Global higher-education analyst Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) has named Montreal the world’s #1 student city, up from number 7 and overtaking Paris for the top spot. Montreal’s rise to the top comes thanks to several factors, including affordability, economic progress, university rankings and student mix.

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Published on : 17 Feb 2017

Trudeau’s meeting with Trump eyed from both sides of the border

Seemingly everyone watched Justin Trudeau’s first meeting with US President Donald Trump — and for good reason: more than $2 billion crosses the border every day in trade. Trump wants to renegotiate NAFTA, which is causing ripples in some areas, though he intends major changes to be aimed at Mexico.

Published on : 17 Feb 2017

Introverts, extroverts and praise for a job well done

According to Desautels Faculty of Management Associate Professor Karl Moore and Desautels MBA graduate Adrienne Jung, Gary Chapman and Paul White’s book, The Five Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace, examines five methods for showing appreciation to your colleagues, and how to tailor those methods for introverts and extroverts. Praising an employee’s work is great, but not taking that worker's personality into consideration when paying a compliment may make that compliment less effective.

Published on : 17 Feb 2017

Montreal ranked world’s #1 student city

Global higher-education analyst Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) has named Montreal the world’s #1 student city, up from number 7 and overtaking Paris for the top spot. Montreal’s rise to the top comes thanks to several factors, including affordability, economic progress, university rankings and student mix.

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Published on : 16 Feb 2017