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Desautel alumna appointed CFO of Northern Sphere Mining

Northern Sphere Mining Corp. has announced that Monique L. Delorme (BCom’88, DPA’91) will be taking over from Robin Pilkey as Chief Financial Officer. Ms. Delorme is already involved with Northern Sphere, having worked with the company as a consultant for the past three years. Aside from that, she has over 25 years of experience guiding publicly traded companies, including Maple Leaf Foods, Hollinger, and most recently, Zonetail. Ms. Delorme has both Canadian and U.S. CPA designations.

Published on : 02 May 2017

Boeing comes after Bombardier

The protectionist wave sweeping across Washington right now spells trouble for Canadian businesses. After strong words from the White House about Canadian softwood and dairy, Boeing has opted to take a jab at Bombardier, filing complaints with the U.S. Department of Commerce and the U.S. International Trade Commission over government subsidies that it claims have given Bombardier a pricing advantage.

Published on : 02 May 2017

Callinex Mines appoints Desautels alumnus as CFO

Vancouver-based mining company Callinex Mines Inc. has announced two new appointments to its c-suite: Jordan Butler has been made VP of Corporate Development, while Matthew Anderson (BCom’05) has been brought onboard as Chief Financial Officer, replacing the departing Rebecca Moriarty. Mr. Anderson has lots of experience in natural resource extraction: he was previously a senior consultant with Malaspina Consultants, serving as CFO of I-Minerals, Terra Nova Energy and Dynamic Oil & Gas Exploration, Inc. Before that, he was an accountant at BDO Canada and EY.

Published on : 02 May 2017

EXplorance among Canada’s best workplaces for 4th year

Montreal’s eXplorance has made it onto the Great Place to Work list of the best workplaces for the 4th year in a row. EXplorance is a learning experience management specialist that has gone through huge growth and acquired a business intelligence solutions provider over the past year without losing its corporate culture. CEO Samer Saab (BEng'93, MBA'96) calls growth a “multidisciplinary challenge,” saying that “you have to constantly challenge the status quo, while sustaining your business culture.”

Published on : 02 May 2017

KPE's Mélodie Daoust, Patrick Delisle-Houde honoured at McGill varsity awards gala

Mélodie Daoust and Patrick Delisle-Houde, both students in our Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education, took home two of the university's most prestigious athletic awards for the 2016-17. 

Published on : 02 May 2017

2017 Carl Herz Prize winner

We are pleased to inform you that Mr. Siyuan Lu, a PhD student in mathematics at McGill University, is the 2017 recipient of the Carl Herz Prize.

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Published on : 02 May 2017

Highway 20 overpass construction to begin May 8

Updated May 5, 2017 The Quebec Ministry of Transport has confirmed the resumption of the Macdonald Campus Hwy 20 overpass renovation project on May 8 until August 15.

Published on : 02 May 2017

Job skills that spell career success

According to a recent piece at Cheatsheet.com, the news is good for students looking forward to entering the job market: the vast majority of employers are looking for college grads this year. That being said, many of today’s grads are missing the key abilities that those companies are looking for. Skills like good oral and written communication, teamwork, and problem-solving will open the door to career success.

Published on : 02 May 2017

Government is a bad match for Trump’s management style

Donald Trump’s 100-day-old presidency has come up short according to nearly any metric. As the U.S. President has failed to get major legislation passed, or to fill some key government positions, he has taken to governing by executive order. But even those orders haven’t really produced the results he was looking for. Still, President Trump has surrounded himself with captains of industry with as little experience in governing as he has. The upshot is a lack of movement on even seemingly easy GOP issues like repealing Obama’s healthcare law.

Published on : 02 May 2017

McGill-HEC Montréal EMBA alumni among honourees at Les Mercuriades 2017

Les Mercuriades honours excellence and talent in Quebec companies. This year, the 37th annual awards show brought the cream of Quebec’s business set out to Montreal’s Palais des congrès for a night not to be forgotten. In fact, McGill-HEC Montréal EMBAs were some of the evening’s biggest winners: Groupe Deschênes’ François Deschênes (EMBA’10) won for “Développement d’une technologie Web ou mobile” in the large enterprise category, while Edelman Montreal won “Employeur de l’année” in the small and medium-sized enterprise category.

Published on : 02 May 2017

ISID and IDRC are pleased to announce the GrOW Research Series!

The GrOW Research Series brings together scholarly research on women’s economic empowerment and economic growth in low-income countries, and provides a conceptual and empirical basis for policy-making. It is also the official research platform for the Growth and Economic Opportunities for Women (GrOW) program, a multi-funder partnership between the UK's Department for International Development, the Hewlett- Flora Foundation, and Canada's International Development Research Centre (IDRC).

Published on : 02 May 2017

Drs. David Rudko and Christine Tardif join the BIC as new faculty members, MR specialists.

We are truly happy and fortunate to welcome Drs. Christine Tardif and David Rudko as new BIC core Faculty members, effective May 01, 2017. They join the BIC team and platform as MR specialists, in particular at ultra-high fields for small-animal and human imaging.

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Published on : 02 May 2017

Two Mellon Postdoctoral Fellows to join the Department in September - March 13th, 2017

March 13th, 2017 Two Mellon Postdoctoral Fellows to join the Department in September The Department of History and Classical Studies will be hosting not one, but two holders of the prestigious Mellon Foundation postdoctoral fellowships as of September 2017. Rosanna Dent Rosanna Dent, who is completing her dissertation in the Department of History and Sociology of Science, will be working under Prof. David Wright.

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Published on : 02 May 2017

Annmarie Adams wins RAIC President’s Medal for Media in Architecture

Prof. Annmarie Adams and John Bentley Mays are the recipients of the 2017 President’s Medal for Media in Architecture given by the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC.)  From the RAIC press release (see attachment): This award recognizes storytelling about buildings and cities that promotes understanding of architecture and the role of architects in the daily lives of Canadians.

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Published on : 01 May 2017

ECP's Shalini Sivathasan contributes to South Asian Autism Awareness Centre (SAAAC) news online

Shalini Sivathasan, PhD student in with our Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology (ECP), has contributed an article to the South Asian Autism Awareness Centre (SAAAC), where she has volunteered since 2013. In the news item Shalini reflects on her experiences working with children and young adults who have been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

Published on : 01 May 2017