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Flo: Finally, An App That Lets Partygoers Mix The Playlist On The Fly

The party just got more interesting. Finally, there is a fluid and seamless way to create real-time, collaborative playlists. Now you and nine of your friends can create one collaborative master playlist, or “Flo,” that users can add songs to via their SoundCloud or Spotify accounts or through their iPhone music library. The new free app Flo symbolizes the way we will socialize with music in the future.

Published on : 30 May 2016

Doctors Without Borders chief Joanne Liu is determined to hold the world elite accountable

Joanne Liu does not have much time to sit around watching Netflix, but on vacation recently, she caught a series that has captured her imagination:Homeland, the acclaimed political thriller about the fevered plots of U.S. spies and their terrorist enemies. The show stresses the intelligence community’s fallible humanity, but also its brutal comfort with collateral damage. Watching it, Dr. Liu says, “You start thinking, ‘How could Kunduz be a mistake?’”

Published on : 30 May 2016

DE L'AIDE POUR LES JEUNES ENTREPRENEURS DE LA MRC DU GRANIT

Le Centre magnétique a été fondé au printemps 2014 par Cécile Branco-cote et Bernard d’arche, deux étudiants du cours d’entrepreneuriat social de l’université Mcgill dont le but était de dynamiser l’économie d’une région canadienne, au point de départ. Cécile Branco-Cote et Bernard d'Arche, les deux fondateursdu Centre magnétique, croient fermement en leur projet de doter Lac-Mégantic d'un incubateur et d'un espace de co-working pour l'émergence de plusieurs jeunes entrepreneurs fabricants et artisans, appartenant au marché du fait main, la grande tendance actuelle. 

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Published on : 27 May 2016

En route vers Rio 2016: à la pointe de la persévérance

Contraint à de longs mois dans son salon à combattre les symptômes d’une commotion cérébrale, de juin 2014 jusqu’à l’hiver de 2015, l’escrimeur montréalais a accueilli comme une délivrance sa qualification officielle pour les Jeux olympiques de Rio, le 26 mars dernier, lors du Grand Prix de Séoul. La centaine de parents et amis qui l’attendaient à l’aéroport à son retour ont béni sa réussite.

Published on : 26 May 2016

Morality in business: Oxymoron?

There are those who would say that the term “morality in business” is an oxymoron – a contradiction in terms. Businessmen like to believe that there are two sets of values – one for individuals and a different one for businesses and corporations.

Published on : 26 May 2016

FAEQ deliver bursaries to Laval's Polossifakis, Lefebvre and Roy

A trio of Laval student-athletes were among the 55 deserving student-athletes who shared $184,500 in individual bursaries as part of the Quebec Foundation for Athletic Excellence (FAEQ) at the Foundation’s annual Sponsorship spring cocktail party that was held in the John Molson Room in Montreal earlier this month. The FAEQ also celebrated the performances of numerous bursary recipients, who have already qualified or are in the process of qualifying for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. This year alone the Foundation has delivered nearly 1.3-million dollars to 450 student-athletes.

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Published on : 26 May 2016

Tenure time

Tenure is granted to professors and librarians in recognition of excellent performance – and is the University’s strongest guarantee of academic freedom in research, teaching, and service. The year-long application process is a rigorous evaluation of performance. At its May 16, 2016, meeting, McGill’s Board of Governors granted tenure to the 50 people in the 2015-2016 tenure cohort. Forty-three Assistant Professors have been promoted to the rank of Associate Professor with Tenure: Desautels Faculty of Management

Published on : 26 May 2016

FAEQ awards $30,000 in bursaries to incoming McGill student-athletes

Six incoming freshmen to McGill have been pegged to share $30,000 and are among the 35 recipients of recruitment bursaries totalling $165,000, announced last week by the Quebec Foundation for Athletic Excellence. The amount includes five awards of $3,000 apiece, distributed to Canadians from outside Quebec who have chosen to pursue their educational and athletic careers in a Quebec university. Read full article: McGill Reporter, May 25, 2016 

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Published on : 26 May 2016

Four things you must do before retiring

Rather than just slipping quietly into retirement, managers should create new opportunities towards the end of their careers, Professor Mary Dean Lee from the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University suggests.   Professor Lee and her research team interviewed 100 executives and managers who had recently retired or were actively considering it and HR professionals from 24 companies to explore the different paths taken to retirement today.

Published on : 26 May 2016

Bookstore changes name, moves to new locations

McGill’s bookstore is changing names and changing places. Now to be called Bookstore/Librairie Le James, the retail facility that supplies books, study materials and McGill-branded merchandise will soon set up shop in two locations: an academic-oriented store 3544 avenue du Parc, across the street from New Residence Hall, and a lifestyle-oriented shop at 680 Sherbrooke St., adjacent to the entrance of 688 Sherbrooke, in premises that used to house a copying store.

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Published on : 25 May 2016

Four things you must do before retiring

Rather than just slipping quietly into retirement, managers should create new opportunities towards the end of their careers, Professor Mary Dean Lee from the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University suggests. Professor Lee and her research team interviewed 100 executives and managers who had recently retired or were actively considering it and HR professionals from 24 companies to explore the different paths taken to retirement today.

Published on : 25 May 2016

Desautels Alumni Giving Back: Yalmaz Siddiqui, BCom ’92 and Senior Director of Sustainability for Office Depot

On March 17-18, 2016, Yalmaz Siddiqui, BCom '92 and Senior Director of Sustainability for Office Depot Inc. visited his alma mater to impart his knowledge and lessons learned through leading global sustainability efforts. Mr. Siddiqui spoke in several Desautels classes, providing insight on understanding the B2B Green Marketing and Purchasing Landscape to strategies for stakeholder engagement and community consultation when introducing sustainability into operations.

Published on : 24 May 2016

Audiences Want More Diverse Film Casts, Despite Studio Fears — Study

When Hollywood is taken to task for the lack of diversity in high-profile films, decision-makers' responses tend to boil down to the idea that they're actually giving audiences what they want. Movies led by familiar (usually meaning white) faces are the most profitable, they argue, hence the casting of Scarlett Johansson in "Ghost in the Shell" and Tilda Swinton in "Doctor Strange."

Published on : 19 May 2016

Bombardier ou les avantages du contrôle familial

La commande que Delta Air Lines a passée récemment à Bombardier représente un appui important à la C Series. Maintenant, reste à déterminer si le gouvernement fédéral devrait fournir une aide financière à l’entreprise. Karl Moore est professeur agrégé à la Faculté de gestion Desautels de l’Université McGill et associé au Green Templeton College de l’Université d’Oxford. Il s’intéresse depuis longtemps à l’industrie aéronautique et à Bombardier. 

Published on : 19 May 2016

MBA News: Rising tuition, rising demand

In 2010, McGill University’s Desautels Faculty of Management did something extraordinary. It more than tripled the cost to attend its MBA program. The idea behind it was to make the program more self-sufficient and to rely less on money from the government of the province of Quebec. This year, the Montreal-based school will see a record number of applications, up 15% from last year. The director of the program says the increase in tuition has only raised the school’s cache, convincing people that more expensive means higher quality.

Published on : 19 May 2016