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Five questions organizations must ask when reacting to surprise incidents

According to researchers there are five key questions to ask when adapting to ‘surprise situations’ in business operations, whether this is an incident occurring ‘out of the blue’ or a change in direction of an ongoing crisis. The researchers at Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill University examined police data from an infamous 2011 murder – where a Dutch criminal was shot whilst under surveillance, but the assailant evaded capture due to police failings – to highlight the challenges of adaptability in high intensity situations and relate these to businesses.

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Published on : 22 Sep 2016

Keep calm and ask yourself this

Researchers from the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University have examined police data from an infamous 2011 murder – where a Dutch criminal was shot whilst under surveillance, but the assailant evaded capture due to police failings – to highlight the challenges of adaptability in high-intensity situations. Samer Faraj is the Canada research chair in technology, management and healthcare at McGill University's Desautels Faculty of Management in Quebec

Published on : 22 Sep 2016

Brett Hickey to Speak at the Southern Capital Forum's 2016 Annual Conference

Brett Hickey, CEO of Star Mountain Capital, LLC, a Specialized Asset Management Firm in New York, Will Speak at this Year's Annual Conference in Georgia. 

Published on : 22 Sep 2016

Succès accéléré pour une entreprise appuyée par un programme de McGill

Lancée l’an dernier, la jeune entreprise Key2Access peut déjà compter sur une expertise variée au sein même de la famille qui l’a fondée : Sarah est étudiante en droit à McGill, Sophie est diplômée en gestion internationale et leur père, Motaz, est ingénieur. C’est lui qui a conçu le produit de l’entreprise : une application destinée à rendre les passages piétons dotés d’un bouton d’appel plus faciles à traverser pour les personnes en fauteuil roulant ou aux prises avec une déficience visuelle.

Published on : 22 Sep 2016

Update on negotiations with AMURE (research associates and research assistants)

The first two negotiation meetings regarding the renewal of the collective agreements of research associates and research assistants – now part of the same accreditation unit – were held on Sept. 15 and 16. The parties agreed to issue joint statements on the progress of the negotiations throughout the process.

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Published on : 22 Sep 2016

On learning from a master: an interview with pianist Anna Peletsis

Blog post by Chris Maskell: Since she became part of the faculty of the Schulich School of Music in 1992, ten of Professor Marina Mdivani’s students have won the McGill Concerto Competition. The most recent of these, Anna Peletsis, shares an interesting parallel with Mdivani’s past – both attended the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory and eventually relocated to Canada.

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Published on : 22 Sep 2016

Montreal EMBA weaves together cultural threads in clothing line

On first meeting Jean-Claude Tshipama, the exiting CEO of Groupe Canal+ in Montreal with 14 years of experience in the global telecommunications and IT industries, the expectation is that his reputation as an executive who has worked in 47 countries worldwide will dominate the ensuing conversation.

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Published on : 22 Sep 2016

M.B.A. and E.M.B.A. tuition in Canada: What will it cost?

Below are the 2016-17 tuition figures for M.B.A. and E.M.B.A. students in Canada, listed from most to least expensive. For M.B.A. programs, figures include full- and part-time students, are are for students who began the program between July 1, 2015 and July 2, 2016. Tuition is shown for the full cost of a program and includes compulsory fees. Tuition can vary depending on length and type of program. Two figures are shown for schools in Quebec and Nova Scotia, as tuition is higher for out-of-province students.

Published on : 22 Sep 2016

A Globe and Mail article looks at how Big Data might help university students graduate

Last Friday's edition of The Globe and Mail newspaper included a story on how predictive analytics might help decrease university drop-out rates. Several Data Science companies, including  IBM’s Watson Analytics and Microsoft, are offering universities their expertise on identifying students at risk of dropping out. Of course, having low marks is a good predictor, but it is not the only one. Women, for example, are less likely than men to leave university before finishing their studies, but when they do, their marks are usually quite good. So why are they dropping out?

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Published on : 21 Sep 2016

Paul Laurendeau wins Governor General’s Medal in Architecture

Paul Laurendeau (BSc[Arch] ’89, BArch ’91) is a 2016 recipient of the Governor’s General Award in Architecture, presented on 20 September 2016 in a ceremony at Rideau Hall.  Laurendeau was the lead design architect on the Amphithéâtre Cogeco in Trois-Rivières, in consortium with François R. Beauchesne.

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Published on : 21 Sep 2016

McGill IT Security Awareness: “Data Security” – this week’s featured module

The SANS Video Library, the latest course offering in the McGill IT Security Awareness Training program, includes a set of short videos and newsletters concerning IT Security.   Check out this week’s featured module: “Data Security”. Register through myCourses. 

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Published on : 21 Sep 2016

McGill earns Gold rating in sustainability

Four years of innovative projects and collaborative action planning have upgraded McGill’s rating in sustainability to Gold in the newest version of the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System (STARS). Among other achievements, the increasing integration of sustainability in curriculum, research, dining services, and purchasing helped McGill achieve Gold. The last time McGill reported to STARS, a self-reported assessment tool developed by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), in 2012, it earned a silver rating.

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Published on : 21 Sep 2016

Phishing scam: RE: Staff: New Email System Posted today September 21st, 2016

There is a phishing email circulating to users, advising that an email update is in progress and that users must visit a fraudulent website to verify their information.

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Published on : 20 Sep 2016

Executive Appointments Advance MGM Resorts International's Leadership Role In Environmental Sustainability

Chris Magee has been promoted to Vice President of Sustainable Facilities, while Yalmaz Siddiqui joined MGM Resorts as Vice President of Corporate Sustainability.  Siddiqui was Founding Chair, and is currently on the Board of the Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council, a multi-stakeholder effort working on defining, measuring and recognizing sustainable purchasing by large organization. He has a Masters degree in Environment & Development from the University of Cambridge in England and a Bachelor of Commerce from McGill University in Canada.

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Published on : 20 Sep 2016

Managers, et si vous appreniez à... vous taire!

...Bref, nombre de dirigeants d'entreprise gagneraient clairement à apprendre à se taire. Ne serait que pour mieux écouter ce que les autres ont à leur dire. D'ailleurs, le professeur de management à l'Université McGill Henry Mintzberg lui-même en a fait une loi, celle du 50-50, qui stipule que «tout dirigeant qui entre dans une discussion (en face-à-face, en réunion à plusieurs, etc.) se doit de parler tout autant qu'elle écoute», sans quoi elle ne retirera jamais rien d'intéressant de ses rencontres avec autrui.

Published on : 20 Sep 2016