A recent article in Graphic Arts makes the point that the word “connectivity” brings to mind images of smartphones and online transactions, but that according to Desautels Professor Henry Mintzberg, net-based communications do a poor job of building real interpersonal relationships.
At one point, Bombardier would have been a shoo-in for the contract to build new commuter-train cars for Montreal’s Agence Métropolitaine de Transport, but not this time. Instead, the contract is going to the China Railway Rolling Stock Corporation, which bid at $69 million, compared to Bombardier’s $103 million — and boasts a wait of six-months less for the new cars.
A Montreal Gazette op-ed co-authored by Just For Laughs co-founder (and Desautels Global Expert) Andy Nulman (BCom'83) makes the case that the new lights on the Jacques-Cartier Bridge, which were switched on for the first time on May 17th for Montreal’s 375th birthday, will help remake the bridge as a city landmark on par with the Eiffel Tower or the Sydney Harbour Bridge.
Prof. Robert Mellin has been elected President of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts. The RCA is an honorary organization of established professional artists and designers from all regions of Canada. Members practice in more than thirty visual arts disciplines including but not limited to painting, print-making, architecture, sculpture, design, photography, ceramics, film, video, and digital art.
McGill University Library and Archives is delighted to announce the recipient of the inaugural Computational Research Fellowship.
Targeted users may receive an email from IT Announcements, advising them to change their McGill Password again by May 24th, 2017. This requirement applies to individuals whose current password is identical to the one they had before the mandatory password change in March 2017. If you receive an email notification to this effect, please follow the instructions provided in the email and choose a new McGill Password that is distinctly different from any you have used previously.
Andrea Courey (BCom’82) was newly divorced, with three kids to feed and no money in the bank when she started Grandma Emily’s Granola. She credits her BCom education with giving her the tools she needed to get through the early days of her business, but notes that real-world experience is a very different thing than classroom knowledge.
A new study co-authored by Desautels Professor Laura Doering looks at the role gender played in missed payments at a microfinance bank. What the authors discovered was that clients who associated their bank manager’s job as a “female” role were more likely to miss payments. In a wider sense, male managers tend to enjoy less authority when filling a job that was previously done by a woman.
Dire predictions about the impending robot-worker invasion abound. It seems like every day, academics and other thought-leaders trot out statistics about how many jobs are going to be vaporized by technology. Well, new research from the Information Technology & Innovation Foundation suggests otherwise. While not all jobs are safe, there are many tasks that robots just can’t do — and technology also creates jobs, though admittedly not as many as it eliminates.
Congratulations to Professor Juan Serpa and Professor Sujata Madan who have been selected as the recipients of the 2016-17 Desautels Faculty Teaching Award for Undergraduate and Graduate teaching, respectively.
Professor Vrinda Narain is the recipient of the Canadian Institute for the Administration of Justice’s 2017 Charles D. Gonthier Research Fellowship. She will present results of her research project entitled “Difference and Inclusion: Reframing Multiculturalism and Reasonable Accommodation” at CIAJ’s Annual Conference on diversity this fall.
Congratulations to the FRSQ Competition 2017-2018 winners! Chercheurs-bousiers Dr. Xiangfei Meng Dr. Jamie Near Dr. Brett Thombs Chercheurs-bousiers cliniciens Dr. Michael Bodnar Dr. Eduardo Chachamovich Dr. Tuong-Vi Nguyen Dr. Soham Rej Dr. Pedro Rosa-Neto
Omar Toulan, Associate Professor in Strategy & Organization was recently appointed to the Editorial Review Board of Academy of Management Review (AMR), one of the top ten most influential and frequently cited management journals.