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MBA student Alexis Pradie receives 1938 Champions Award

MBA student Alexis Pradie has been chosen as the recipient of a 1938 Champions Award by the Committee on Enrolment and Student Affairs and the Martlet Foundation. The 1938 Champions Awards were established in 1991 by the surviving members of the 1938 McGill Intercollegiate Champions in football and hockey in memory of their teammates who lost their lives in the service of their country during World War II. Winners of the awards must have not only good academic records but must also have demonstrated leadership through service, dedication and teamwork.

Published on : 26 Oct 2012

CBIE honours champions of international education

Ottawa, October 22, 2012 - The Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE) is pleased to announce the winners of its 2012 Excellence Awards showcasing innovators, leaders, service professionals and emerging stars in our field.    

Published on : 26 Oct 2012

Professor Steve Maguire receives Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal

Professor Steve Maguire, Director of Marcel Desautels Institute for Integrated Management at the Desautels Faculty of Management, has been awarded a 2012 Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal on October 19, 2012 for his dedication to his peers, his community, and to Canada. This commemorative medal was created to mark the 2012 celebrations of the 60th anniversary of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II's accession to the Throne as Queen of Canada. The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal is a tangible way for Canada to honour Her Majesty for her service to this country.

Published on : 24 Oct 2012

Student-Centered, Interdisciplinary Approach to Learning Leads to Education Innovation

The Marcel Desautels Institute for Integrated Management (MDIIM) at McGill University views students as critical stakeholders in university education, according to Adam Halpert, Managing Director of MDIIM. MDIIM staff and faculty engage and partner with students wherever possible. For example:

Published on : 24 Oct 2012

International students are essential for Quebec’s prosperity, says McGill Principal

Quebec must develop a clear strategy to make it a destination of choice for international students, if it wants to increase its capacity for productivity and innovation. That is the message Heather Munroe-Blum, Principal and Vice-Chancellor of McGill University, delivered at a lunchtime conference of the Conseil des relations internationales de Montréal (CORIM).

Published on : 19 Oct 2012

With Mary Gordon, Founder of Roots of Empathy

Mary Gordon is an award-winning social entrepreneur, educator, best-selling author, child advocate and parenting expert. In 1996, Gordon founded Roots of Empathy, a pioneering, evidence-based classroom program that helps to reduce levels of aggression among schoolchildren, while raising social/emotional competence and increasing empathy. To date, the program has reached 450,000 children worldwide.

Published on : 18 Oct 2012

Creating an action plan to improve work-life balance

Jumping from job and field to another, while learning new skills, is a pattern that defines careers. Recent surveys suggest that financial commitments, like homeownership or family, are a tougher proposition when you can't expect to stay in a job for long or to earn more in real terms than you do at 40.

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Published on : 18 Oct 2012

Improving your situation and managing your career

In fact, a wide range of economic, demographic and technological forces are acting to catalyze change. For instance, more than 20% of employees no longer go to a traditional office each day, while women comprise half of the workforce - and 40% of them are primary wage earners. Society, too, has been fundamentally altered, with only one in six households fitting the “traditional” family structure. -Article by Faculty Lecturer Mike Dellar

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Published on : 18 Oct 2012

Like him or loathe him, Bettman brings brains to bear

As the man who officially announced the NHL lockout and is seen as its architect, commissioner Gary Bettman is taking more darts than anyone in this dispute, even more than NHL Players’ Association executive director Donald Fehr.

Published on : 18 Oct 2012

Talking Management with Karl Moore: How to rebalance the economy with the help of the 'plural' sector

Prof. Karl Moore speaks with Prof. Henry Mintzberg about a forthcoming electronic pamphlet by Mintzberg on "rebalancing society" with the help of the "plural sector."  Read full transcript: The Globe and Mail, October 9, 2012

Published on : 18 Oct 2012

MBA Programs Drawing More Applications in Quebec

Applications are up for MBA programs in Quebec, even as they have slowed in the U.S. RDI's business-news show reports on the situation, including interviews at Desautels Faculty of Management. Featured in the interview: Professor Laurent Barras, MBA students Annjulie Beaulieu Hebert, Jean-Philippe Dulude, and Alexis Pradie

Published on : 18 Oct 2012

Knowledge investing: The path to safer returns

A $1,000 investment in Berkshire Hathaway in 1965 – the year that Warren Buffett took control of the company – is worth over $5 million today. … Over the decades, this legendary investor has been unparalleled in his ability to create shareholder wealth. -Article by William Polushin

Published on : 18 Oct 2012

Henry Mintzberg On What Is Wrong With Our Economy and How To Begin To Fix It

Henry Mintzberg is one of the most thoughtful and provocative thinkers in management today. He has a new electronic pamphlet coming out called “Rebalancing Society.” In this interview Henry tells what he thinks is wrong with our economies and what might be the way forward. -Article by Karl Moore Read full article: Forbes, October 16, 2012

Published on : 18 Oct 2012

Talking Management with Karl Moore: Harvard's Tarun Khanna and the need for governments to be more inclusive

Prof. Karl Moore of the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University speaks with Tarun Khanna, professor at the Harvard Business School and the director of Harvard’s South Asia Initiative. Read full transcript: The Globe and Mail, October 16, 2012

Published on : 18 Oct 2012

In 1973, Managers Could Work 23 Minutes Without Distraction. And Today?

A study of business managers reports the following findings: Managers scarcely have time to start on a new task or to sit down before they are interrupted. Only 12 times in the study did the manager succeed in working undisturbed in his office for at least 23 minutes. “The brevity of many of the manager’s activities is most surprising…Half of the observed activities were completed in less than nine minutes, and only one tenth took more than an hour.

Published on : 18 Oct 2012