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Une nouvelle plateforme aide les entreprises et les universités à lutter contre l’obésité grâce aux légumineuses

MONTRÉAL, 10 mars 2016 – Pour découvrir de nouvelles façons de promouvoir les légumineuses comme les lentilles et les pois, et lutter contre l’obésité et la dénutrition, la Faculté de gestion Desautels de l’Université McGill a lancé une plateforme qui permet aux entreprises et aux instituts de collaborer afin d’améliorer la valeur nutritive des produits alimentaires.

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Published on : 10 Mar 2016

New Platform Helps Companies and Universities Tackle Obesity through Pulses

MONTREAL, Mar. 10, 2016 – To discover new ways of promoting pulses like lentils and peas to tackle obesity and undernutrition, the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University has launched a platform that enables companies and institutes to work together towards improving the nutrition of food products. The Global Pulse Innovation Platform (PIP) launches today to boost consumption of protein-rich pulses, a sustainable food product that helps prevent and manage chronic diseases such as diabetes.

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Published on : 10 Mar 2016

#McGill24 set to make its mark

In the TV series 24, the ever-resourceful (and perpetually sleep-deprived) Jack Bauer experienced a truly terrible day once every year, a day during which he would be confronted with a deadly series of threats against the country he was sworn to protect. On March 16, during #McGill24, the plan is for McGill graduates and supporters around the world to take action in far less harrowing circumstances.

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Published on : 09 Mar 2016

Sylvie Bernier: la quête ultime de la pureté

En 1984, à Los Angeles, Sylvie Bernier devenait la première Canadienne à remporter l'or en plongeon et la première Québécoise à atteindre la plus haute marche du podium à des Jeux olympiques. Loin d'être réduite à ce moment qui aurait pu la figer dans le temps, elle est plus présente que jamais et elle s'est retrouvée cette année là où on ne l'attendait pas, à participer à la mise en nomination de futurs sénateurs et à commenter l'affaire Aubut.

Published on : 09 Mar 2016

MBA students in Canada tackle sustainability to get a competitive edge

McGill University’s Desautels Faculty of Management ranked second in the latest list, which was released in October 2015, while the University of Calgary’s Haskayne School of Business was fifth. Those Canadian universities all outranked some big name American schools, including Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University. The rankings consider the number of core courses that focus on sustainability, the quality of each school’s faculty and the depth of their business sustainability research.

Published on : 09 Mar 2016

Africa: Why It's Time for Business Schools to Radically Rethink the MBA

Employers love business school graduates. That's not just a wild claim: 96% of employers globally polled by the Graduate Management Admission Council in January 2016 said that hiring such graduates creates value for their companies. But that most-sought-after of business qualifications, the Master of Business Administration (MBA), is not above criticism. It has been accused by some of not meeting the needs of a changing market. In this tough economic and political climate it's important to question whether business schools should be doing something differently.

Published on : 08 Mar 2016

Why it's Time for Business Schools to Radically Rethink the MBA

Employers love business school graduates. That's not just a wild claim: 96% of employers globally polled by the Graduate Management Admission Council in January 2016 said that hiring such graduates creates value for their companies. But that most-sought-after of business qualifications, the Master of Business Administration (MBA), is not above criticism. It has been accused by some of not meeting the needs of a changing market. In this tough economic and political climate it's important to question whether business schools should be doing something differently.

Published on : 07 Mar 2016

Bombardier CEO Alain Bellemare says CSeries is en route for success

Alain Bellemare, 54, took the helm of Bombardier Inc. in February. The company’s US$5.4-billion CSeries passenger jet, the largest plane built by the company, was certified on Friday by Transport Canada.

Published on : 03 Mar 2016

Via Rail boss speaks about a $1 billion investment, high-speed trains and what it takes to be successful

Karl Moore is a professor of strategy and organization at the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University. In this exclusive interview he speaks with Yves Desjardins-Siciliano, who oversees Canada’s national passenger rail service, which runs on a 12,500 kilometres track, serves more 400 communities, transports about 4 million passengers a year and employs about 2,500 people.

Published on : 03 Mar 2016

Forget What Trump Can Do, Voters Likely Won't Allow It

What are the main issues that David Cameron negotiated with the EU and put up for the coming referendum?

Published on : 03 Mar 2016

Washington-Montréal-Paris : mercato dans les écoles de commerce

La mondialisation concerne aussi les dirigeants d’écoles de management les plus réputées. Approchée par des chasseurs de têtes alors qu’elle était vice-doyenne de l’école de commerce de l’université George-Washington, dans la capitale américaine, la Française Isabelle Bajeux-Besnainou est ainsi devenue, en septembre 2015, doyenne de l’école de gestion Desautels de l’université McGill de Montréal (Canada).

Published on : 03 Mar 2016

Écoutez, partagez

L'acteur Serge Postigo a été le premier à monter sur la scène du Centre Bell lors de la conférence Apex 2016, en février dernier. J'ai bien aimé l'une de ses anecdotes. Un jour, alors que l'acteur était vice-président du Festival Juste pour rire, son patron Gilbert Rozon lui a demandé : «Serge, ça ne te tenterait pas de faire un EMBA1 ?» Serge Postigo croyait qu'il s'agissait d'une plaisanterie. Lui, faire une maîtrise en gestion ? Ben voyons ! «Je suis un acteur, pas un gestionnaire», a-t-il répondu.

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Published on : 03 Mar 2016

How learning at work has changed over the past decade

Professor Karl Moore of the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University with Talking Management for The Globe and Mail talks with Michele Rigolizzo from the Harvard Business School. Read full transcript: The Globe and Mail, 2 March, 2016 

Published on : 03 Mar 2016

Socially responsible behavior boosts profit - if marketing is strong

That can complicate the situation for managers who must balance between doing good and keeping shareholders happy, said Sachin Modi, an associate professor in Iowa State University's College of Business. According to a new study by Modi and Saurabh Mishra, an associate professor at McGill University, a strong marketing department is crucial to helping a firm leverage its efforts to be socially responsible.

Published on : 03 Mar 2016

CAE’s Sonya Branco appointed Chief Financial Officer

CAE today announced that it has appointed Sonya Branco as the Company's Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer, effective May 23, 2016, after the Company has reported its fiscal 2016 year-end results. She succeeds Stephane Lefebvre who has recently accepted a leadership position with le Cirque du Soleil, a company held by private equity. ...

Published on : 03 Mar 2016