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Professor Lionel Smith Awarded 2014 Killam Fellowship

On March 18, 2014, the Arts Council of Canada announced the recipients of the 2014 Killam Fellowships. Among the five nominees is Professor Lionel Smith, director of the Paul-André Crépeau Centre for Private and Comparative Law and a James McGill Professor at the Faculty of Law of McGill University. Professor Lionel Smith's Killam award will allow him to carry out a two-year full-time research project entitled Conflicts of Interest and Fiduciary Obligations.

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Published on : 20 Mar 2014

Desautels BCom team places 1st in Quant at 2014 Rotman International Trading Competition

Desautels BCom students Ethan Zhang, Jeremie Guay, Chris Lim, Yusu Zheng, Nikolas Sinnhuber and Sameer Rizvi, won 1st place in Quantitative Outcry at the 2014 Rotman International Trading Competition (RITC) held February 20 to 22. The RITC is an annual event hosted by the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto. The competition utilizes simulated trading cases that closely mimic different aspects of real world markets and brings teams of students and faculty from universities worldwide to participate.

Published on : 20 Mar 2014

Interview: Saurabh Mishra

Law firms that invest in corporate social responsibility can reduce their financial risk, Saurabh Mishra tells Manju Manglani. There is a direct and measurable link between corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives and financial performance, according to Saurabh Mishra and Sachin Modi. Read full article: Managing Partner

Published on : 20 Mar 2014

Financial Innovation in China: Alibaba’s Leftover Treasure - 余额宝

Usman W. Chohan (楚浩云) is an MBA candidate at Desautels with a Concentration in Strategy and Leadership. He is currently on an MBA exchange in Beijing, at a joint program between Tsinghua School of Economics (SEM) and MIT. The following piece is based on his work on financial innovation in China, in collaboration with Professor Alexander White of the Tsinghua University School of Economics and Management.

Published on : 20 Mar 2014

Trottier Symposium on Sustainable Engineering, Energy and Design: Drafting a green blueprint for the future

The first annual Trottier Symposium on Sustainable Engineering, Energy and Design will be held March 17-18 at le Centre Mont-Royal from 5:30-7:30 p.m.. Published on March 12, 2014 | McGill Reporterby McGill Reporter Staff

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Published on : 20 Mar 2014

Woulfe Mining Appoints Michel Gaucher as Chief Executive Officer

Woulfe Mining Corp. is pleased to announce the appointment of Michel Gaucher (MBA'69) as Chief Executive Officer of the Company. Mr. Gaucher replaces Hubert Marleau as CEO although Mr. Marleau remains a member of the Company's Board of Directors. The Company wishes to extend its gratitude to Mr. Marleau for his tenure as Interim Chief Executive Officer.

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Published on : 19 Mar 2014

Finding Ways to Inspire Confidence

Managing is easy. Getting people to do what you tell them that is hard. ... In his book “Simply Managing” Henry Mintzberg emphasizes the concept of “engaging management” in a way that utilizes a sense of respecting, trusting, caring, inspiring and listening to get the best of everyone in the organization. Read full article: The Nonprofit Times, March 17, 2014

Published on : 19 Mar 2014

Reddit Founder Alexis Ohanian on How to Change the World with a Little Code and Some Internet

Alexis Ohanian is many things: a dedicated entrepreneur who is an ambassador for the prestigious Y Combinator program he graduated from; a political and social web activist; the founder of Reddit; the author of Without their Permission; and as it turns out, extraordinarily tall. Thanks to the McHacks organizing committee, and McGill’s Desautels Faculty of Management, he came to speak to a jam-packed room in the center of Montreal. -Article by Roger Huang (BCom'13) 

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Published on : 19 Mar 2014

Career Rocket Fuel: Whether You're a Millennial or Eyeing Retirement, Here's What You Really Need to Get Right about Work

Ogilvy One's Brian Fetherstonhaugh (BCom'79) spends a lot of time thinking and talking about careers. Here, he offers a detailed plan for each stage of work life, designed with long-term success in mind. Having spent over 35 years in business in global firms, I have seen tens of thousands of career trajectories--from the first steps of entry-level millennials to the long journeys of Fortune 500 CEOs.

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Published on : 19 Mar 2014

Match of the Day

Demographic changes and increased mobility of people and ideas are posing significant challenges for global commerce, with even emerging economies struggling to match capital with talent. But, in spite of the glacial pace at which the West is adapting to the new realities, there may be cause for cautious optimism. -Article by Reuven BrennerRead full article: Quantum, April 2014 

Published on : 19 Mar 2014

IT Security Alert: Phishing Scam - "Mail News Update!"

A phishing attempt is circulating, with the Subject line: "Mail News Update!", and Sender: "McGill University". A sample of the email is shown below. Please delete this email immediately! It does NOT come from a McGill source. It is a fraudulent attempt to gain access to your personal information. McGill never solicits any such information by email. If you have already clicked on the link in this, email and submitted your personal information, you need to change your McGill Password as soon as possible.

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Published on : 19 Mar 2014

McGill's Electric Snowmobile Wins during the Clean Snowmobile Challenge

McGill University of Montreal, Canada won the Zero Emissions, or electric, category of the challenge last weekend at Michigan Technological University's Keweenaw Research Center. Published on March 13, 2014 | SF Gateby Dan Roblee

Published on : 19 Mar 2014

Pathogens could be freed from thawing permafrost, scientists warn

French researchers are cautioning that the mining and drilling of northern regions could potentially free dormant pathogens out of the frozen soil. Published on March 4, 2014 | The Globe and Mailby Tu Thanh Ha French researchers who have revived a 30,000-year-old giant virus from a sample of Siberian permafrost are cautioning that the mining and drilling of northern regions could potentially free dormant pathogens out of the frozen soil.

Published on : 19 Mar 2014

Is Your Makeup Killing You? Decoding Cosmetic Scare Stories

You’ve seen the stories: There’s Lead in Your Lipstick! Pthalates in Your Shampoo! Parabens in Everything!   Our cosmetics are awash in toxic chemicals, or so it seems. Are we in imminent danger? Should we throw them all out and go au naturelle? Or slather away in a fool’s paradise, only to develop cancer – or worse, pass on our toxic habits to our children as birth defects? Why are there toxins in our products at all? And if these toxins are so dangerous, why isn’t anything being done?   A Scientific Opinion

Published on : 18 Mar 2014