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Canada’s 100 Most Powerful Women 2016: Scotiabank Corporate Executives Awards

Ellen Moore President & CEO Chubb Insurance Company of Canada

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Canadian Perspectives on Hedge Funds in 2016

Jean-François Papillon: I have been a Wealth Advisor and Portfolio Manager with the Roux Papillon Blais team at BMO Nesbitt Burns for 15 years. I have a civil engineering background and hold an MBA from McGill University. I earned the CFA designation in 2005. I have used hedge funds for approximately eight years. The reason is simple: they represent a diversification tool with little correlation to the other investment categories in my portfolio. I was seeking to reduce the overall volatility of my portfolio without compromising its performance.

Published on : 24 Nov 2016

A Montreal startup provides a smoothie solution

It’s still early days for UGo, a fledgling Montreal company that has developed a self-cleaning smoothie machine, but co-founders Morgan Abraham and Mitch Schwartz have big dreams. “Down the road, I see us as a wellness company, not just a smoothie company,” said Abraham, 29, a Boston native who studied engineering at McGill University and returned to Montreal post-graduation to give his business idea a shot. Read full article: Montreal Gazette, November 21, 2016 

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« Les avocats ont un cerveau différent »

...Le fait est que ça ne suffit pas de connaître seulement la loi : il faut avoir des connaissances en gestion, en relations interpersonnelles, mais les Facs de droit continuent d’enseigner ce qui était utile voici 25 ans. Il faut que ça change. Le spécialiste de la gestion de l’Université McGill, Harry Mintzberg, l’a écrit : le monde a besoin de gestionnaires, pas de détenteurs de MBA. C’est la même chose en droit : il faut des avocats bien formés, pas seulement des juristes.

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How to attract top talent to engineering

...Sexism plays a role. Professor Brian Rubineau of McGill University in Canada conducted a long-term study of 700 female engineering students. The survey included voluntary diary entries to log their experiences. Professor Rubineau concludes: “Many of the women in our study experienced blatant gender bias in their project teams and internships. Much of the hands-on aspects of engineering are treated as men’s work, with women relegated to more secretarial duties.”

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American discontent stems from the pretense of caring

Written by Reuven Brenner "If we can prevent the Government from wasting the labor of the people under the pretense of caring for them, they will be happy,” Thomas Jefferson said. The last few decades in the US showed that the “we” Jefferson referred to were not successful achieving this goal. Read full article: Asia Times, November 3, 2016   

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The pitfalls of infrastructure spending: Lessons from Canada

Written by Reuven Brenner Recent experience and debates about spending on infrastructure as being the panacea for Japan, the US, Western Europe, Canada, for job creation in particular, have reminded me of a long, detailed study I wrote about that topic back in 1998 about the miserable Canadian experience. At the root of that experience was the destruction of accountability in the federal government: and it is worth repeating how that happened. Perhaps present decisionmakers in political capital today can learn some lessons.

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Three Indo-Canadians are Honorees at Royal Society of Canada

Three Indo-Canadians have been named Honorees in the prestigious Royal Society of Canada (RSC). All three are academics teaching and conducting research in various disciplines at McGill University in Montreal. They are Dr. Vijay Raghavan, James McGill Professor, Department of Agricultural Engineering; Prof. Saibal Ray, Vice-Dean, Research and Faculty at the Desautels Faculty of management and the Director of the Global Manufacturing and Supply Chain Management Program; and Prof. Hosahali S. Ramaswamy, Professor of Food Science and Agriculture Chemistry.

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Head of the Class

McGill University is considered to be one of the top 30 universities in the world according to the QS World University Rankings 2016 and its Desautels Faculty of Management is ranked in the top 20 on Bloomberg’s list of Best International MBAs 2015.

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Comedian is rising through the ranks at Second City

Young and ambitious, Nadine Djoury is passionate about comedy and determined to succeed in the business. A Montrealer, Djoury obtained a degree in business and commerce at McGill, then in 2007 headed down to New York City to work in the finance industry. However, after office hours she pursued her true love – comedy. Realizing that New York was a cornucopia of first-rate performing arts classes, she studied with various teachers and participated in amateur comedy reviews.

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Le bon plan de la Desautels Faculty of Management, au Québec

Dans le bâtiment cubique qui abrite la Desautels Faculty of Management, sur Sherbrooke, l’une des principales artères de Montréal, on entend parler français presque autant qu’anglais. Et pas seulement avec le délicieux accent québécois. Desautels, l’une des facultés de l’université McGill, est une business ­school dont la cote monte parmi les étudiants de l’Hexagone.

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Education students Mélodie Daoust and Joel Houle are co-winners of inaugural Jean Béliveau Award

McGILL UNIVERSITY FACULTY OF EDUCATION, NOV. 23, 2016: A new financial award in Athletics and Recreation –known as the Jean Béliveau Award– will recognize and support top McGill student-athletes as well as honour the memory of the legendary Montreal Canadiens captain and inspirational community leader.

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MNI researchers receive funding to study ARSACS

Two researchers at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital (MNI) of McGill University have received funding to study a devastating neurodegenerative disease that first appears in toddlers just as they are beginning to walk.

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Who’s top monkey? How social status affects immune health

“There's really a lot of plasticity in the way the cells are responding to infection that is directly controlled by social status,” says study co-author Luis Barreiro of McGill University. Read more: Scientific American

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Major ALS Research Funding Announced

By Shawn Hayward, Montreal Neurological Institute Researchers at the Montreal Neurological Institute of McGill University are playing key roles in uncovering the mechanisms underlying ALS and will share in $3.9 million, part of $4.5 million in research funding announced on Nov. 23 by the ALS Society of Canada in partnership with Brain Canada. 

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Published on : 24 Nov 2016