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A different kind of MOOC

The Desautels Faculty of Management launched a world’s first on September 16, coining a new word in the process. According to the people who put the course together, “Social Learning for Social Impact” is the very first GROOC (Group MOOC), a new massive open online course that’s designed to foster social collaboration, interaction and learning.

Published on : 02 Oct 2015

Bringing ‘integrated management’ to students across McGill through new Integrated Management Essentials courses

In September 2015, MDIIM launched the first of two new courses for undergraduate non-management students: INTG 201 (Integrated Management Essentials 1) & INTG 202 (Integrated Management Essentials 2). The courses present the essentials of management (accounting, finance, information systems, marketing, operations, organizational behaviour and strategy) using an integrated approach, highlighting how organizations function as a whole and the importance of being able to work across functional and organizational boundaries.

Published on : 01 Oct 2015

HSBC: New 'formula' lowers barrier to education: (10 top Canadian business schools) x (six $10,000 awards from HSBC) = 60 deserving undergrads experiencing a semester abroad

HSBC Bank Canada has partnered with 10 top universities from coast to coast, establishing a new Award to help some of Canada's most deserving and internationally-minded students break through the financial barriers associated with completing an international university exchange program.

Published on : 01 Oct 2015

Henry Mintzberg to receive Thinkers50 Lifetime Achievement Award

Thinkers50, the premier ranking of global business thinkers, today announced that Henry Mintzberg is to be the recipient of its 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award – previously won by Charles Handy and Ikujiro Nonaka.

Published on : 01 Oct 2015

Meet the new Dean of HEC Paris: Peter Todd

Peter Todd is the new Dean of HEC Paris. He explains his vision for HEC Paris, a "great school with its great challenges" that he vows to rise to, capitalizing on the excellence of our professors and students.  View the interview: HEC Paris, September 22, 2015 View the interview (in French): HEC Paris.

Published on : 29 Sep 2015

Quel avenir pour HEC ? Les (grandes) ambitions du nouveau directeur

Depuis le 1er septembre, Peter Todd a succédé à Bernard Ramanantsoa, au poste de directeur général d'HEC Paris. Ce Canadien, ex-doyen venu de la faculté de management Desautels de l'université de Mc Gill à Montréal, compte bien donner une nouvelle dimension à l'école de Jouy-en-Josas. Read full artilcle: Capital, September 15, 2015

Published on : 29 Sep 2015

Das Auto, now what?

The biggest automaker in the world admits it screwed up. Rigging emissions tests on its diesel cars will cost Volkswagen billions. But what's happened to car owners' trust? Our guest is Henry Mintzberg, a Cleghorn professor of management studies at McGill University and author of Rebalancing Society: Radical Renewal Beyond, Left, Right, and Center. He argues that what happened at Volkswagen was not a scandal, but a part of a pattern or syndrome.

Published on : 29 Sep 2015

Using foods high in sugar, fat as rewards can lead to obesity in children

You’re late getting out the door and your six-year-old isn’t co-operating. You know it isn’t the best parental decision you’ve ever made but you offer him a treat if he agrees to obediently put on his shoes and get into the car. What’s the harm in that? A study co-authored by Laurette Dubé of McGill University’s Desautel Faculty of Management suggests there could be long-term consequences to these types of actions, especially if they become a regular routine.

Published on : 29 Sep 2015

How the Volkswagen scandal reflects entrenched corporate corruption

Written by Henry Mintzberg ‘What was Volkswagen thinking?’ This question makes a big assumption: that the Volkswagen people were thinking about anything beyond their greed. About decency, about our environment, about their progeny. Okay, so you won’t be buying a Volkswagen. A Chevrolet? Watch out for the ignition. Or how about a Toyota? Just duck as the airbag comes your way. Do you, by any chance, see a pattern? Have webeen thinking?

Published on : 28 Sep 2015

A handful of US companies are trying to grow insects people will want to eat

It’s hard to hear anything over the chirping. Cardboard boxes filled with egg cartons and sheets of plastic buzz with thousands of young-adult crickets calling out to one another to mate. ... Gabriel Mott, the chief operating officer of Aspire Food Group, yells above the noise and points inside one of the boxes. “You see the one with the wings?” he asks. “That’s a female. They get their wings at their final stage.”

Published on : 28 Sep 2015

J'ai tapé "HEC" dans LinkedIn, voici ce que je n'ai pas trouvé

À l'heure où Peter Todd prend la tête de HEC, avec un excellent track-record financier sur son précédent poste à McGill, c'est l'occasion de faire un point sur la présence de HEC sur LinkedIn, réseau social où sont présents la plupart des dirigeants internationaux.

Published on : 25 Sep 2015

How to Breed a Tasty Cricket

It’s hard to hear anything over the chirping. Cardboard boxes filled with egg cartons and sheets of plastic buzz with thousands of young-adult crickets calling out to one another to mate. The brush of the insects’ legs against the various surfaces sounds like hail on a tin roof. Their feed, which sits on top of the cartons on paper plates, looks like a cross between sawdust and sand.

Published on : 25 Sep 2015

How many immigrants can Europe accommodate?

Written by Reuven BrennerEurope is now facing a prospect similar to what the US has been facing for decades: the march of millions upon its borders. But whereas the US got millions of immigrants fleeing Mexico for a better life, the potential millions moving on Europe come from failing states from around the world: Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya – and through the latter, from Nigeria, Eritrea and other.

Published on : 25 Sep 2015

Melissa et Gabriel, 22 ans, financiers et entrepreneurs sociaux

Vouloir changer le monde c’est bien.... Plusieurs groupes à travers le monde planchent sur des mesures d’impact. Le dernier en liste est composé de cinq diplômés de McGill: Melissa Serfaty, Joanna Klimczak, Eleonor Tsang, Courtney Warren et Gabriel Gougaud. Leur projet se nomme dare2impact. 

Published on : 25 Sep 2015

Feature: Solar backpack to boost learning for poor Kenyan children

From hunger and malnutrition to striking teachers keeping them off normal learning for many days, a Kenyan child goes through diverse challenges to succeed in education.... While various state and non-state actors seek to increase distribution of the electricity and promote widespread use of solar, 22-year-old Salima Visram, a Kenya-born from coastal region, is seeking to change the learners' studying lifestyle.

Published on : 25 Sep 2015