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Liberals Should Support Bombardier In Order To Diversify Economy: Experts

Continued government support for global firms such as Bombardier Inc. is critical if Canada wants to diversify its economy beyond natural resources, say two business experts. Bombardier (TSX:BBD.B) announced Wednesday it's cutting 7,000 jobs over two years, including roughly 3,000 in Canada, months after the Quebec government pledged US$1 billion of public money for the firm. The federal Liberals say they are studying Bombardier's request for more funding, which reports say is also $1 billion.

Published on : 18 Feb 2016

Bombardier: A 'no brainer' investment or a 'house built on quicksand'?

With the announcement that Bombardier will be cutting 7,000 jobs over the next two years as it faces declining revenues and a net loss, the spotlight is now firmly on the federal government and whether it will heed the aerospace company's plea for more money. But where some analysts see the Montreal-based firm, with its 64,000 global workforce, as a prudent investment in an important Canadian industry, others believe it may be time for Ottawa to turn off the government money tap. ...

Published on : 18 Feb 2016

Uvolt: le projet scientifique auquel personne ne croyait

C'est finalement lors de la finale d'un concours organisé par la Jeune Chambre de commerce qu'il a rencontré un autre entrepreneur, Marc-Antoine Bonin, lui aussi âgé de 20 ans. À 20 ans, Marc-Antoine en était déjà à sa deuxième entreprise. Après les vêtements de sport, il s'apprêtait à vendre À l'affût, son réseau de représentants pour les microbrasseries. « J'ai été vraiment impressionné par le projet d'Antony. Je n'y croyais pas au début », confie-t-il.

Published on : 18 Feb 2016

Leveraging Peer Relationships for Retaining Women Engineers

Moving the focus from the individual to the social group offers novel and promising tools to help ensure the success and retention of entry-level women engineers. In recent years, SWE has endorsed and partnered with several researchers who focus on women’s lack of advancement in the engineering profession.

Published on : 17 Feb 2016

Hill+Knowlton Canada nomme une présidente du Québec

Dans la foulée d'une exceptionnelle année de croissance dans ses bureaux de Montréal et de Québec et de la récente acquisition d'Acertys, Hill+Knowlton Stratégies Canada (H+K) a le plaisir d'annoncer l'arrivée de Nathalie Bourque à titre de toute première présidente du Québec.

Published on : 17 Feb 2016

Montreal Masters in Finance course launched

There may soon be a new talent pool for Canadian financial planners and advisors to dip into when they are looking for new recruits. That’s because McGill University in Montreal has launched a new Masters of Management in Finance course, which will run for 12months. To be part of the Desautels Faculty of Management, the course is meant to give students vital preparation ahead of a career in a host of financial sectors ranging from financial consulting to asset management, risk management and corporate finance.

Classified as : Staff, Faculty, External, Students, MMF
Published on : 17 Feb 2016

Présidentielle de 2016 : Ladislas Prosper Agbesi dans les startings blocks

Tout porte à croire que l’emblématique président de Pan African Business Forum(PBF) et Président Directeur Général (PDG) de Lash Group Investment, Ladislas Prosper Agbesi sera candidat à l’élection présidentielle de 2016 au Bénin. Approché par des groupes de jeunes, de femmes et quelques éminentes personnalités de la diaspora béninoise, il n’a pas exclu cette éventualité. Contrairement à ses habitudes.

Published on : 17 Feb 2016

A lifetime in academia

When Anita Nowak, GrDip 99, studied in the graduate diploma program of Concordia’s Department of Communication Studies, she says “a whole new world of cultural studies opened up to me.” Upon graduation, she helped launch the Social Economy Initiative (SEI) at McGill’s Desautels Faculty of Management, serving as its integrating director for two years. The SEI was launched to integrate social entrepreneurship and social innovation into the faculty’s teaching, research and outreach.

Published on : 17 Feb 2016

Reverse Mentoring

Getting a workplace mentor can help you achieve your performance objectives. They will support you in planning, completing and recording the ACCA Practical Experience Requirement (PER) necessary to become an ACCA member. But you may also find yourself being asked to mentor your more experienced and more qualified colleagues. 

Published on : 17 Feb 2016

Questions pour un patron: Keurig veut moderniser l'image de Van Houtte

La Presse Affaires donne la parole aux grands dirigeants du Québec. Chaque semaine, un patron répond à cinq questions posées par le chef d'entreprise interviewé la semaine précédente. Et ainsi de suite. Stéphane Glorieux, président de Keurig Canada, répond aux questions de Marc Parent, président-directeur général de CAE.  Lire l'article complet: La Presse, 15 Fevrier, 2016

Published on : 17 Feb 2016

Poxel Appoints Janice Bourque and Pierre Legault to its Board of Directors

POXEL SA (Euronext – POXEL - FR0012432516), a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of innovative drugs to treat type 2 diabetes, today announced the addition of Janice Bourque, Managing Director of Hercules Technology Growth Capital, and Pierre Legault, President and CEO of Nephrogenex Inc, to its Board of Directors. Both appointments were approved by Poxel’s shareholders at the Annual Shareholder Meeting held in Paris last Friday, January 29, 2016.

Classified as : Staff, Faculty, External, Students, alumni
Published on : 17 Feb 2016

3 questions à se poser pour bien cerner son nouveau rôle de gestionnaire

Après quelques années de loyaux services au sein de votre entreprise, vous venez d’être promu gestionnaire. Bien que vous soyez du genre confiant et que vous ayez l’habitude de tout prendre en charge rapidement, vous avez soudainement l’impression de perdre pied. Comment apprivoiser ce nouveau rôle?

Published on : 17 Feb 2016

Des nouvelles de l’UQAM

Ivanka Bilos est une étudiante en droit de l’Université du Québec à Montréal (UQÀM) de deuxième année et titulaire d’un baccalauréat en gestion de l’Université McGill. Elle a 33 ans. Du 25 mars au 1er avril prochain, elle partira pour New York avec une vingtaine d’autres étudiants afin de représenter la Faculté de science politique et de droit de l’UQAM à la Simulation des Nations Unies

Published on : 15 Feb 2016

McGill launches Masters of Management in Finance - Students to run Desautels investment management firm

McGill University's Desautels Faculty of Management is launching a new twelve-month Masters of Management in Finance (MMF). The MMF program is designed to prepare students of any academic background for a variety of careers in finance such as investment banking, asset management, corporate finance, risk management, and financial consulting, among others. The program, designed for students without prior work experience, features a comprehensive curriculum that integrates advanced financial concepts and quantitative methods with real-world business practices.

Classified as : Staff, Faculty, External, Students, MMF
Published on : 15 Feb 2016

Old habits die hard, even with the advent of online dating

Women are still hesitant about making the first move when it comes to dating, according to a new study about online dating that shows old-fashioned dating patterns still persist in the digital age. The study’s findings surprised the researchers, including Jui Ramaprasad from McGill University, but it also turned up a piece of valuable information for women using increasingly popular dating sites to find a partner: don’t bother paying extra for the anonymity feature because it only lowers your chance of finding a date.

Published on : 15 Feb 2016