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"Extraordinary" Canadian Physician Wins National Award for Contributing to Global Health

Congratulations to Dr. Joanne Liu (IMHL participant), FRCPC, winner of the 2013 Royal College Teasdale-Corti Humanitarian award! Dr. Liu is a Montreal-based emergency pediatrics physician who has had an extraordinary career with Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). She has worked in such countries as Haiti, Sudan, Congo, has acted as president of MSF Canada and is currently a board member with MSF Geneva. Learn more about her amazing contributions to global health.

Published on : 06 Mar 2013

MBA students win first place at USC Marshall Global Consulting Challenge

MBA students Khaled Kahale, Hamidreza Mafi, Juan Camilo Ramirez, David Solomon and Scott Weatherhead represented Desautels Faculty of Management for the first time at the USC Marshall Global Consulting Challenge alongside nine other prestigious business schools from across the world. The team was awarded the best overall industry analysis prize by a team of judges.

Published on : 06 Mar 2013

Desautels MBAs promote social good and compete for $1 million

Desautels MBA students Mohammed Ashour, Jesse Pearlstein, Shobhita Soor, Zev Thompson, and Gabriel Mott, beat out over 40 teams, including Harvard, MIT and Yale, to win the Boston Regional Finals of the 2013 Hult Prize. The Hult Prize is dedicated to launching the next wave of social entrepreneurs. With this year’s challenge centered on the global food crisis, the Desautels team’s business plan involves growing crickets into a viable food source.

Published on : 05 Mar 2013

“McGill State of Mind” team donates to Desautels Graduate Student Society

The team behind the successful "McGill State of Mind" music video project has donated a check of $500, on behalf of its sponsor Wire Rope Industries, to the Desautels Graduate Student Society. The video team, whose project has reached over 64,000 YouTube hits, would like to thank Desautels students for watching the video and contributing to a diverse campus community. Watch "McGill State of Mind" video: YouTube

Published on : 25 Feb 2013

'An MBA teaches you business, not management'

Henry Mintzberg has been called a consistently contrary Canadian academic who sometimes seems to be undermining the very industry that he works in by The Economist. A noted author, management guru and a frequent visitor to India since 1995, Mintzberg, who's been a professor of management studies at McGill University in Montreal, Canada for 40 years, spoke to TOI-Crest about why governments can't really solve big global crises, what doesn't work with teaching management and why we really need to recognise what he calls 'the plural sector.'

Published on : 25 Feb 2013

BCom students make it to the finals at the Marshall International Case Competition 2013

A McGill Desautels case team made it to the finals at the Marshall International Case Competition (MICC) hosted by the University of Southern California (USC). This team of four BCom students, composed of Alexia Belisle, Frederick Dubé Fortier, Simon Hudson and Charlotte Lucas, placed top 6 out of 30 competing universities at this year’s competition which took place from February 12 to 17, 2013.

Published on : 19 Feb 2013

Chemistry and Business that are Benign by Design: Leveraging the Canadian Chemistry Industry’s Leadership in Sustainability

Fifty years ago, Rachel Carson published her bestseller, Silent Spring, and the chemical industry was changed forever. An indictment of inattention to the flow and negative consequences of synthetic chemicals in the environment, Carson’s book catalyzed the environmental movement in North America. It also undermined the public’s confidence in simple assertions of “better living through chemistry” which, while not untrue, did not represent a full accounting of the risks and benefits of chemical technologies. The industry has been challenged to regain the public’s confidence ever since.

Published on : 19 Feb 2013

Le déficit des femmes

On a beau en parler depuis des lunes, les femmes sont toujours aussi rares dans les postes de direction, encore plus celles qui viennent d'une minorité visible. À cause de son inertie, le Canada perd même du terrain dans l'égalité homme-femme, par rapport à d'autres pays. Et c'est l'ensemble de la société qui en paie le prix.

Published on : 19 Feb 2013

McGill management students to raise funds for orphaned children through social media

Students from the Desautels Faculty of Management to generate support for Russia’s Kitezh Children’s Community Montreal, February 18, 2013 – Thirty-four MBA and Bachelor of Commerce students from McGill University’s Desautels Faculty of Management will travel to Russia from February 28 to March 11 to visit companies, speak with business leaders – and use social media to raise funds for orphaned children in the Kaluga region.

Published on : 18 Feb 2013

Paris sportifs : l’affaire Donaghy. Par Reuven Brenner et Aaron Brown

Cet article, qui conclut un édito en deux parties sur les paris sportifs, est basé sur le livre World of Chance des auteurs publié en 2008 par les auteurs. La première partie est intitulée Le sport, les matchs truqués et les paris illégaux. Les auteurs étudient l’importance des paris dans le fonctionnement et le financement du sport, et s’attaquent aux préjugés négatifs dont ils souffrent bien souvent.

Published on : 12 Feb 2013

Entertainment Management Conference Takes Desautels by Storm

Desautels’ Bronfman building opened its doors to the unique and competitive world of the entertainment industry by hosting the first Entertainment Management Conference (EMC) from February 1st to 2nd. … The first day of the conference allowed the participants to learn about the different facets of the entertainment industry from some of the field’s most prestigious names. The keynote speakers included President and Co-Founder of Just for Laughs, Andy Nulman (BCom’83), and CEO and Founder of INK Entertainment, Charles Khabouth.

Published on : 12 Feb 2013

Q&A: Diversity brings a global outlook to classroom

Peter Todd, Dean, Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill University Q. What helps prospective MBA students stand out in their application? A. We're looking very carefully at work experience. I think we're looking as well at motivation and what people are after. We look at references. But beyond that, we also ask each student the question: “What do you bring to the learning experience of others?” Each student has to bring something that helps other students to learn as well.

Published on : 12 Feb 2013

Canadian B-Schools Join Forces

Some countries get all the luck when it comes to their neighbors. And for most of its history, the U.S. has been fortunate to have some of the world’s least troublesome, actually downright nice, people on its northern border: the Canadians.

Published on : 12 Feb 2013

Professor Reuven Brenner receives Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal

Professor Reuven Brenner has been awarded a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in February 2013 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. At the same time, it serves to honour significant contributions and achievements by Canadians.

Published on : 12 Feb 2013

Professor Nancy Adler receives Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal

Professor Nancy Adler has been awarded a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in February 2013 for her dedication to her peers, her 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. At the same time, it serves to honour significant contributions and achievements by Canadians.

Published on : 12 Feb 2013