Desautels Faculty of Management

Bombardier has signed a deal that will see the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ) invest $1.5 billion US in a newly created company that will hold the company's rail transportation business.
... Karl Moore, an associate professor at McGill University, said it's a solid business deal, with more upside than Quebec's investment in Bombardier's CSeries program.

Read full article: CBC News, November 19, 2015

Classified as: Karl Moore, bombardier
Published on: 20 Nov 2015

The Medical Doctoral category includes some of the largest schools in the country, namely those that conduct a significant amount of research and offer a wide range of undergraduate and graduate degrees. McGill University ranks first for Medical Doctoral in Canada! In addition, the following programs have been stated as outstanding: Strategic Management—Social Business & Enterprise; Sustainability, Science and Society; and Canadian Studies.

Classified as: McGill University, Macleans, University Rankings
Published on: 20 Nov 2015

Karl Moore explains why getting a piece of Bombardier’s rail business is a good deal for the Caisse. 

Watch the interview: MSN, November 19, 2015

Classified as: Karl Moore, bombardier
Published on: 20 Nov 2015

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Olivier Niggli as WADA's new Director General. Mr. Niggli, who has held the role of Chief Operating Officer since 2014, succeeds long-standing Director General, David Howman, who has chosen not to seek a further extension of his mandate with WADA. 

Classified as: MBA Alumni, Olivier Niggli
Published on: 20 Nov 2015

Raymond James Ltd., the Canadian arm of North American investment dealer Raymond James Financial, Inc., today announced that Glenn Gatcliffe has joined its Investment Banking team as Managing Director, Head of Consumer, Agriculture / Chemicals and Manufacturing.

Read full article: ABC NEWS 4, November 18, 2015

Classified as: MBA Alumni, Glenn Gatcliffe
Published on: 20 Nov 2015

Ils sont dans la trentaine et sont très généreux. Mais ils refusent qu'on leur accole les étiquettes de philanthrope ou de mécène. 
... À 22 ans, Pascal Lépine est devenu un entrepreneur à succès maintes fois célébré dans les médias. Mais en fondant Atypic, il ne se doutait pas que la philanthropie deviendrait pour lui un mode de vie.

Read full article: LaPresse, November 18, 2015

Classified as: EMBA Alumni, Pascal Lépine
Published on: 20 Nov 2015

SAS, leader sur le marché de l’analytique, annonce la nomination de Patrick Xhonneux au poste de vice-président marketing pour SAS EMEA. Patrick Xhonneux a débuté sa carrière chez SAS voici déjà près de 22 ans et est une figure bien connue sur le marché belge. 

Read full article: Informaticien, November 18, 2015

Classified as: MBA Alumni, Patrick Xhonneux
Published on: 20 Nov 2015

BMO Financial Group and Catalyst Canada have announced the launch of the BMO Millennial Leaders Advisory Council on Inclusion. The group is made up of 30 female student leaders from universities across Canada.

Classified as: Desautels Faculty of Management, bmo
Published on: 20 Nov 2015

This is Karl Moore of the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University with Talking Management for The Globe & Mail. I am delighted to speak to Jamie Ladge, from Northeastern University in Boston.

Read full transcript: The Globe and Mail, November 18, 2015

Classified as: Karl Moore, the globe and mail
Published on: 20 Nov 2015

FOR well over a century, people have predicted that technology will make business travel obsolete. 
... Isabelle Bajeux-Besnainou, the dean of Desautels, a Canadian business school, says a big part of her job is scouring the world for potential benefactors. “When you are asking someone for money it is better to do it in person,” she observes. Some firms also use foreign jaunts as a reward for high-performing staff.

Classified as: The Economist, Isabelle G. Bajeux-Besnainou, business travel
Published on: 20 Nov 2015

Over the weekend after the terrorist attacks in Paris, the email cancellations started to come in at the Travel Network Corp., a company with offices in Toronto in Montreal that offers “bespoke travel for the luxury sector.”
... Dr. Ken Lester, a professor at the Desautels faculty of management at McGill University, noted that the Paris stock market barely flickered overall on Monday. Longer-term, investors, however, may be deterred by the city’s changing risks.

Classified as: Kenneth Lester
Published on: 20 Nov 2015

Nicholas Reichenbach believes in letting the ideas flow.

Similarly, Alexander Kalil, a former portfolio manager in his 70s who teaches at McGill University’s Desautels Faculty of Management in Montreal, encourages MBA students to take an open-minded approach to business creation.

Read full article: The Globe and Mail, November 16, 2015


Classified as: entrepreneurship, Alexander Kalil
Published on: 20 Nov 2015

On November 13, 2015, the Marcel Desautels Institute for Integrated Management (MDIIM) and the Dobson Centre for Entrepreneurship co-sponsored a half-day workshop on social entrepreneurship. Entitled “Social Entrepreneurship: Designing your career, your enterprise, and your impact”, the event featured a broad range of attendees – from those new to the concept of entrepreneurship to established entrepreneurs.

Classified as: Marcel Desautels Institute for Integrated Management, Social Economy Initiative, Past SEI Events, McGill Dobson Centre for Entrepreneurship
Published on: 19 Nov 2015

Who’s really calling the shots in Canada? Every year, Canadian Business compiles a list of the Power 50, the dealmakers, financiers, entrepreneurs and CEO whisperers who are shaping the way we do business now.

50. Imran Ahmed
Founder, Business of Fashion 
Built a huge following in a $1-trillion industry

Classified as: BCom Alumni, entrepreneurship, imran amed, Business of Fashion, Desautels Global Experts
Published on: 19 Nov 2015

The Canadian Interuniversity Sport student-athletes announced last month (Oct. 21) as Top Eight Academic All-Canadians for the 2014-2015 season were honoured in Ottawa on Monday morning.

Classified as: Current BCom students, CIS, François Bourque
Published on: 19 Nov 2015

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