The Desautels Faculty of Management was well represented at this year’s HEC Corporate Responsibility Challenge. Among the twelve competing teams, MBA students Taha Ataullah, Bernardo Prôa Bressane, Hardeep Singh, and Karen Vanthuyne secured second place, while Angela Hernandez Castillo, Matt Jones, Akshay Kohli, and Margarita Komarova placed fifth. The latter team was invited to present their case solution to the Board of Directors of ACEM Montreal Community Loan Fund in April.
The Desautels MBA case team composed of Catherine Du Pont, Jiawei Lin, Helena Rati, Karen Sidhu, Jessica Truong secured first place at the USC Marshall Global Case Competition, which was hosted at the Amazon Headquarters in Seattle, WA. Congratulations to all!
An undergraduate team from Desautels came home from a case competition in Portugal with an invite to go back for a month-long project aimed at making the city of Porto more attractive to startups. The prize is doubly sweet, as neither the team nor the officials saw it coming. Team member Aarushi Kumar says that “It was not something we were expecting and it was not something the organizers were expecting to do, either.”
McGill Martlet hockey star centre Mélodie Daoust was interviewed by McGill Tribune recently for their "Know Your Athlete" feature. Daoust is currently studying for her B.Ed.
Health and Social Services Community Leadership Bursary Program: The application period for the 2017-2018 academic year is now open. The deadline for students to submit application forms to community networks is May 12, 2017.
The HCALM (Health Care Access for Linguistic Minorities) Network now invites submissions for its 2017 annual conference on the topic of ‘language and health – ethical and policy issues’. The deadline for submissions is April 9, 2017.
The HCALM (Health Care Access for Linguistic Minorities) Network is launching a call for proposals for research projects whose focus is to investigate the relationship between language and access to health care or social services. Application deadline: April 9, 2017.
Migraine Zero would like to invite you to a support group meeting on either Wednesday, March 29th in the evening OR Sunday April 2nd in the afternoon. It will take place in Villeray or on the Plateau depending on the number of participants. To let them know your date preference, please complete the DOODLE survey by selecting ALL the time boxes that would suit you. Here’s the link: http://doodle.com/poll/6yecifek3f9ium3k
Health Science Leaders Join Forces to Accelerate Development of Treatments for Neurological Diseases
Montreal, Quebec and Vancouver, British Columbia – Working together to accelerate research into neurological diseases, three leading players in Canada’s health sciences sector are joining forces in a unique multi-million dollar partnership to create a novel drug development platform that will help advance new therapeutics for some of the most debilitating conditions such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, and Parkinson’s disease.