Every semester, McGill University faculty lecturer Anita Nowak challenges her students to come up with projects for her social entrepreneurship and social innovation class based on a theme that she finds particularly timely and relevant. For this semester, it was helping Syrian refugees integrate into Canadian society.
Why Valeant Pharmaceuticals International’s new CEO may signal a shift from ‘disruptor’ to ‘plain vanilla’
Less than a year ago Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc.’s CEO Michael Pearson represented a disruption to big pharma by coming from outside the industry, using aggressive acquisitions and strategic business tactics to grow the company to a global giant. Now the company has hired Joseph Papa as the new CEO, a 35-year pharmaceutical industry veteran with a history of taking a balanced approach to business. If the past few months of Pearson’s tenure can be described as rocky road, Papa could help bring a new flavour to Valeant.
According to Jui Ramaprasad, an assistant professor in the Desautels Faculty of Management, digital dating can be remarkably – and dishearteningly – similar to off-line interfacing. “We still see these off-line social norms. Our results are derived from the idea men make the first move and that women leave this weak signal. It was more than surprising, it was disappointing – you would have hoped we have evolved beyond that.”
We are proud to announce that the Institute for the Study of International Development is teaming up with the Inter-American Development Bank and Google to develop a new executive education program, “Real Development, a Good Business Strategy? Closing the Gap.” As part of this project, we are commissioning original case studies written by McGill graduate students.
The ISS Training Program would like to congratulate the winners of the NSERC CREATE – ISS Winter Networking Event 2016 Photo contest, held at Thompson House on February 24th. Category 1: Research Project First Prize: Etienne Bourbeau, Physics, McGillSecond Prize: Donald MacNearney, Biomedical Eng., McGillThird Prize: Julia Bairos, Biomedical Eng., Polytechnique
The Schulich School of Music is conducting an internal competition to select its candidate for the Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship competition. The deadline to submit applications for institutional review is May 17, 2016. Eligible candidates must demonstrate potential to pursue a research-intensive career in an area aligned with research interests at the Schulich School of Music and with the strategic priorities of McGill University. Candidates must have fulfilled all requirements for a PhD or PhD-equivalent degree:
By Karen Seidman, Montreal Gazette, April 26, 2016 : "Every semester, McGill University faculty lecturer Anita Nowak challenges her students to come up with projects for her social entrepreneurship and social innovation class based on a theme that she finds particularly timely and relevant. For this semester, it was helping Syrian refugees integrate into Canadian society.
The Marcel Desautels Institute for Integrated Management’s Social Economy Initiative is pleased to welcome Dr. Julie Rijpens as the new Post-Doctoral Fellow for the Social Innovators’ Integration Lab (SIIL).
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Are you an introvert or extrovert? Not so fast, there is a third category. Consider your office mates. There’s Ellen. She makes daily rounds to your coworkers’ offices, chatting up a storm while the sound of her laughter fills the hallway. She’s the morning shot of espresso we all need without the bitter aftertaste. There’s Ian. Nothing against the guy, but you barely see him. He’s content to spend the majority of the workday in his office. Although he doesn’t often voice his opinion, when he does it’s easily the most enlightening comment of the meeting.
Joseph Polossifakis is going to the Olympics, but the road to Rio de Janeiro has been anything but smooth for the 25-year-old Montreal sabre fencer. Polossifakis won a gold medal at the Pan-American championships in 2012, but didn’t commit to a full-time training program until June 2014 after graduating from McGill University with a commerce degree. He had 10 months to prepare for the year-long Olympic qualifying schedule, which began in April 2015, but his plan suffered a setback during his first training camp.
Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau is moving ahead with plans for a proposed pipeline to carry crude from Western Canada to Quebec and New Brunswick that would reduce the reliance on shipping oil by rail. We talk with McGill University Business Professor Karl Moore about that project and Trudeau's recent visit to Washington. Moore also talks about Canadian political leaders bailing out aerospace and rail manufacturer Bombardier and the closing of Target stores in Canada.