Update, March 20 3:20pm: The problems with off-campus EZproxy and Interlibrary loan access has been resolved. We are currently experiencing difficulties with off-campus EZproxy and Interlibrary loan access due to network issues on campus. McGill IT is working to resolve the problem as quickly as possible and will provide an update in this space as soon as it becomes available. We apologize for any inconvenience.
The SANS Video Library, a course offering in the McGill IT Security Awareness Training program, includes a set of short videos, newsletters, and links to resources concerning IT Security. Check out this week’s featured module: “IT Staff”. Already registered? Access the SANS Video library.
On March 11, 2017, Schulich doctoral piano student Zhenni Li, a student of Prof. Stéphane Lemelin, was named winner of the New York Concert Artists and Associates Worldwide Debut Audition. Selected as one of three finalists, out of 165 who applied, Zhenni Li performed the Rachmaninov 3rd Piano Concerto in D minor, Op. 30 with the New York Concert Artists Symphony Orchestra, led by conductor Eduard Zilberkant. Preliminary auctions were held in Los Angeles, New York, Cologne, Warsaw, Budapest and Paris.
Desautels alumna Lauren Merkel (MBA'13) makes the case that Bermuda’s best resource for moving the island nation forward is its arts and cultural capital. Ms. Merkel is a senior consultant at Toronto-based Lord Cultural Resources, which specializes in the cultural heritage sector.
IMPM student Isabelle Graveline says that the programme’s Indian module has changed her approach to business — and life. She saw how Indian businesswomen were using micro-finance to improve their lives, and visited a $1.5 billion biopharm company, started in its founder’s garage in 1978, where “the biggest stakeholders are the employees.” For Graveline, “the firm’s focus on meeting its workers’ expectations really resonated with me.”
An interdisciplinary specialization offered by the Marcel Desautels Institute for Integrated Management (MDIIM), in conjunction with the McGill School of Environment and the Department of Geography, is giving business students a head start in the increasingly sustainability-concerned business world.
SNC-Lavalin CEO Neil Bruce sat down with Desautels Associate Professor Karl Moore to discuss what it takes to keep a major engineering firm with 40,000 workers humming — and crucially, to get his vision out across the whole organization. One of the biggest factors is straight-up communication. Keeping everyone abreast of the overall strategy, as well as the role that each person plays, helps everyone to stay on top of market trends and developments.
For the ninth McGill Hot Cities tour, Desautels Associate Professor Karl Moore brought 40 students to Hong Kong, then Palawan and Manila in the Philippines to observe some of Asia’s strongest growing economies.
Students of trumpet Professor Richard Stoelzel and Paul Merkelo have excelled at the International Trumpet Guild Competitions and will advance to the final competition round later this spring. Francis LaPorte, student of Richard Stoelzel, and David Koch, student of Paul Merkelo, have been named finalists in the International Trumpet Guild Orchestral Competition. Benjamin Hare, student of Richard Stoelzel, is the first alternate for the Solo Competition Finals.
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.