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Why do women leave engineering?

Women who go to college intending to become engineers stay in the profession less often than men. Why is this? While multiple reasons have been offered in the past, a new study co-authored by an MIT sociologist develops a novel explanation: The negative group dynamics women tend to experience during team-based work projects makes the profession less appealing.

Published on : 16 Jun 2016

GCPA Awards Lionel Pelham Kent Scholarship

On June 14, the GCPA program awarded the Lionel Pelham Kent Scholarship to students Josh Faier, Will Gendron-Saulnier, David Song, and Ming Xu. This scholarship was established in 1998 in memory of Lionel Pelham Kent, F.C.A., for high academic standing and communication skills, and is open to students in the final year of the GCPA program. The winning team is chosen based on outstanding skills in written and oral communication as presented in a case competition. Photo from left to right: David Song, Josh Faier, Ming Xu, Will Gendron-Saulnier    

Published on : 16 Jun 2016

The Cult of the Leader

The claim of this recent book by Manchester Business School professor Christopher Bones is that too much of a focus on ‘leadership’ in business can be counterproductive and even dangerous for organizations. Seeing leaders as ‘special beings’ risks creating what Henry Mintzberg called ‘leadership apart’: leaders unconnected to their organizations, insulated from conflict, challenge, and debate; and unwitting creators of a culture of conformity and compliance rather than creativity and innovation. 

Published on : 16 Jun 2016

Managing

Henry Mintzberg has been sharing his insights on management for almost 40 years. Often original and provocative, his booksThe Rise and Fall of Strategic Planning and Managers not MBAsare still widely cited, Mintzberg’s Managing brings together a lot of Mintzberg’s key ideas on the practice of management, as exemplified by Mintzberg’s observations of a day in working lives of 29 managers from a wide ride of organisations. For anyone wanting a concise and elegant statement of some of Mintzberg’s most important ideas, Managing is an excellent place to start.

Published on : 16 Jun 2016

Céline Galipeau et Larry Rossy honorés par McGill

Maria Labrecque Duchesneau et Beverley McLachlin également au nombre des personnalités qui ont reçu un doctorat honorifique de McGill cette année Deux Montréalais figurent au nombre des 14 personnalités à qui McGill a décerné un doctorat honorifique au cours de ses cérémonies de collation des grades de fin d’année : la journaliste et présentatrice du Téléjournal de 22 h de Radio-Canada, Céline Galipeau, et le fondateur de la chaîne Dollarama, Larry Rossy.

Published on : 16 Jun 2016

MBA Careers Q&A: McGill Desautels

The Soutar Career Centre at McGill University’s Desautels Faculty of Management (McGill Desautels) plans recruiting events and helps students hone their interview skills, but did you know that they also play a critical role in the admissions process by providing feedback on non-typical applicants?

Published on : 16 Jun 2016

Trente-quatre personnalités québécoises nommées ou promues à l’Ordre national du Québec

Le premier ministre du Québec, Philippe Couillard, est fier d’annoncer que 34 personnes seront honorées de l’un des trois grades de l’Ordre national du Québec. Les récipiendaires seront décorés le mercredi 22 juin prochain, lors d’une cérémonie qui se déroulera à la salle du Conseil législatif de l’hôtel du Parlement. 

Published on : 15 Jun 2016

McGill X-1 Kick-off! | Weekly Recap Series

The week ended with a workshop on how to maintain your engagement with your startup and the right mindset to adopt, led by Prof. Nii Addy of the Desautels Faculty of Management here at McGill. Following this was Prof. Lisa Cohen, another outstanding professor at Desautels, who shared her expertise on building a great team and understanding team dynamics.

Published on : 15 Jun 2016

Transcript: How Steve Jobs, Bill Gates used a disruptive technology to build different companies

Professor Karl Moore of the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University with Talking Management for The Globe and Mail, talks with MIT’s Michael Cusumano. Read full transcript: The Globe and Mail, June 14, 2016

Published on : 15 Jun 2016

Dobson Cup runneth over

After a year of planning, over 150 start-up submissions, 137 pitches, and $117,000 in prizes, the 2016 McGill Dobson Cup has come to a close with four enthusiastic startups claiming a first place victory in four different tracks: Social Enterprise, Health Sciences, Small & Medium Enterprise, and Innovation Driven Enterprise.

Published on : 15 Jun 2016

2016 Best EMBAs: Martin Carrier, McGill University & HEC Montréal

Martin Carrier McGill University & HEC Montréal “My biggest lesson was learning to think beyond my instincts and discovering tools to help guide me to making more informed decisions. As managers, our experience guides us but it needs to be channeled, challenged, and formalized. The EMBA program has provided me with a new toolset to frame my decisions and guide my business instincts.” Age: 45 Location: Montreal, Canada Family Members: Corinne Demars (wife), children Ophélie Carrier, 10, Olivia Carrier, 8, and Thierry Carrier, 6

Published on : 14 Jun 2016

2016 Best EMBAs: Louise Richer, McGill University & HEC Montréal

Louise Richer McGill University & HEC Montréal “From day one, Louise stood out in our program. She studied psychology. She used to be a stand-up comedian. What could someone like her contribute to the learning of her EMBA classmates? A lot!” Age: 63 Location: Montreal (QC), Canada Family Members: Théo Lepage-Richer (son)

Published on : 14 Jun 2016

Grand Prix in Montreal: Friday night at the McLaren party at the Ritz-Carlton

Going through the foyer to the ballroom, we bumped into regulars of this yearly Soirée: radio host Mitsou and her husband Iohann Martin. TV host and producer Eric Salvail, radio and TV host Isabelle Racicot with husband music executive Donald Robins. Also there, TV host and producer Herby Moreau. It wasn’t long before I got to catch up with Montreal notables Lynn and Andy Nulman, McGill professor Karl Moore, restaurateur Carlos Ferreira (Euro-chic in green pants). And, wanting to get some Just For Laughs exclusives, I cozied up to its COO, Bruce Hills: no dice. 

Published on : 14 Jun 2016

Rising price of textbooks reaches a tipping point

Jochen Wirtz is pleased to describe himself as a best-selling writer. He has co-authored a textbook on services marketing that he not only uses as professor at the National University of Singapore Business School, but which has sold more than 700,000 copies.

Published on : 14 Jun 2016

Zopa CEO Jaidev Janardana: Leading UK P2P Lending with Superior Service, Transparency and Cutting-Edge Fintech

Armed with an undergraduate degree in Electronics from Dharmsinh Desai University and MBAs from both the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore and McGill University, Jaidev Janardana spent 12 years with Capital One, in the US and the UK. He was the CMO for Capital One UK, responsible for Marketing, Product, Credit and Risk Operations for the UK business and was instrumental in bringing the UK business back to profitability and growth. 

Published on : 14 Jun 2016