Desautels Faculty of Management

Here is my 20th annual column of the past year’s heroes and zeros.

Hero Legendary Dykes to Watch Out For cartoonist Alison Bechdel’s autobiographical graphic novel Fun Home won five Tony Awards, including Best Musical.
... Hero   Out TD Asset Management CEO Timothy Thompson (MBA'90), who for five years will donate an annual scholarship of $20,000 to a student at  McGill University’s Desautels Faculty of Management who demonstrates leadership within the LGBT community. The first recipient will be named in September 2016.

Classified as: MBA Alumni, Timothy Thompson, Desautels Global Experts
Published on: 18 Dec 2015

Usman W. Chohan, a graduate of Desautels MBA in Strategy and Leadership (2014) delivered the 2015 Foreign Affairs Lecture in the Global Leadership Program (GLP) at Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia. The lecture was titled "The World Bank and the New Dynamics of Development", and drew on Mr. Chohan's WB experience to map the development field, particularly in the context of emergent institutions such as AIIB. The lecture was praised for its cultural context, appeal to a young audience, and breadth of content.

Classified as: Usman W. Chohan
Published on: 18 Dec 2015

Two Desautels alumni – Rob Fetherstonhaugh, BCom78, DPA ’80, and Marc Balevi, BCom 77, DPA 78 – received the Meritorious Service Medal last week from the Governor General.

View the ceremony: Youtube, December 11, 2015

Learn more about this award.

Classified as: alumni, Rob Fetherstonhaugh, Marc Balevi, GG
Published on: 18 Dec 2015

Joanne Liu has treated patients in the most dangerous parts of the globe as a Médecins Sans Frontières doctor. Now, as MSF’s international president, she is holding the world’s leaders to account for the way they handle medical crises.

The body of a six-year-old Syrian refugee is on the cover of every newspaper arrayed in the lobby of the Montreal restaurant where Dr. Joanne Liu, international president of Médecins Sans Frontières, has just arrived.

Classified as: International Masters for Health Leadership (IMHL), IMHL Alumni, joanne liu
Published on: 18 Dec 2015

(Editor’s Note: The following is a message from Principal Suzanne Fortier.)

Dear members of the McGill community:

It is with great sadness that I inform you of the passing of H. Arnold Steinberg, McGill Chancellor Emeritus. Mr. Steinberg died suddenly this morning in Montreal. He was 82 years old.
... A lifelong Montrealer, Arnold graduated from McGill with a Bachelor of Commerce in 1954. His education was only the beginning of his deep relationship to McGill University. 

Classified as: BCom Alumni, H. Arnold Steinberg
Published on: 18 Dec 2015

Porter Airlines would not elaborate on the airline’s future strategy at Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport now that its expansion plan is dead.
... McGill University professor and aviation expert Karl Moore said the news was a blow to Porter’s future strategy.

Read full article: Yahoo News, December 14, 2015

Classified as: Karl Moore, Porter Airlines
Published on: 18 Dec 2015

It's a busy time for both students and professors as final exams and grades loom upon us. But this week, Her Campus McGill was lucky enough to get a hold of Desautels's renowned consumer behaviour professor and DJ for an interview - Professor Ashesh Mukherjee

Read full article: Her Campus, December 12, 2015

Classified as: Ashesh Mukherjee, Her Campus
Published on: 18 Dec 2015

Written by Reuven Brenner

Over the years, some economists carried out laboratory experiments and argued that people are inconsistent in ways they assess risks and probabilities. They concluded that it is misleading to rely on other economists’ view of risk, and that economics cannot be separated from psychology. This field of study is known today as “behavioral economics” (Kahneman and Tversky its founders), which, as briefly shown here, is neither “behavioral,” nor “economics,” nor makes sense.

Classified as: Reuven Brenner, Asia Times
Published on: 18 Dec 2015

This is Karl Moore of the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University with Talking Management for The Globe and Mail. Today I am delighted to sit down with Peter Aceto, who is the CEO of Tangerine, an innovative Canadian Bank.

Read full transcrip: The Globe and Mail, December 9, 2015

Classified as: Karl Moore
Published on: 18 Dec 2015

Canada's McGill University will launch a Masters of Management in Finance program beginning in 2016.

Read full article: Find MBA, December 8, 2015

Classified as: Masters of Management in Finance, MMF
Published on: 18 Dec 2015

The transition of work structures from 20th century hierarchical org structures to the more flexible, collaborative, networked work structures emerging in various organizations may herald the end of hierarchy but it does not mean a flat world of work, nor does it mean the end of management.

Classified as: Henry Mintzberg
Published on: 18 Dec 2015

Van de Water-Raymond, a family-owned 3PL logistics and management services company, appointed Claude Hardy to the role of vice-president and general manager, sales and Marketing for the Quebec market. He will take on the management of the entire sales team.

Read full article: Materials Management & Distribution, December 7, 2015

Classified as: BCom Alumni, Claude Hardy
Published on: 18 Dec 2015

Entrevue avec Jean-Nicolas Reyt, professeur à la Faculté de management de l'Université McGill.

Voir l'entrevue complet: RDI Economie, le 7 décembre 2015

Classified as: Jean-Nicolas Reyt
Published on: 18 Dec 2015

I had always been slightly skeptical about online jobs but I’ve never been so sure about the influence of the Internet until now. This course has made it possible for thousands of people from around the globe to connect, regardless of age, social background, pre-requisites, and location.

Read GROOC facilitators' blog posts: GROOC Reflections, December 3, 2015

Classified as: GROOC
Published on: 18 Dec 2015

Montreal is the best Canadian city, and seventh best city on the planet for students, wedged in between Singapore (6) and Hong Kong (8). In the 2015 rankings, Montreal was in eighth spot, according to QS.

Read full article: The Montreal Gazette, December 1, 2015

Classified as: Montreal
Published on: 18 Dec 2015