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How business can adapt to the new political realities in 2017

An uncertain business environment and the appeal of leaders such as Donald Trump provide a challenge to the consensus that has existed around leadership styles in recent years. Those at the top need to be able to adapt, as Nick Martindale reports

Published on : 09 Feb 2017

How good marketing can make social responsibility profitable

According to a new study in the Journal of Marketing, strong marketing can help a company maximize the benefits of social responsibility. The study’s authors, Desautels Associate Professor Saurabh Mishra and Sachin Modi from Iowa State University, analysed corporate social responsibility (CSR) actions across six categories: environment, products, diversity, corporate governance, employees and community.

Published on : 09 Feb 2017

Ottawa gives Bombardier a $372.5-million helping hand

Bombardier has been asking Ottawa for a billion dollars since 2015, and the Feds have finally stepped up to plate — with $372.5 million in interest-free loans. The money will go towards the company’s CSeries and Global 7000 business jets.

Published on : 09 Feb 2017

Hank Knox on Barthold Kuijken

(Blog post by Chris Maskell) The McGill Baroque Orchestra will feature guest conductor Barthold Kuijken in concert this Friday, February 10, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. in Redpath Hall.  Tickets are available for purchase here.

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Published on : 08 Feb 2017

2017 Juno Nominees Announced

The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) has  announced the nominees for the 46th Annual JUNO Awards and this year Schulich faculty, alumni and former faculty are well-represented in the lists of finalists. Here below is a comprehensive list of those nominees with ties to the school.  JUNO Week 2017 will be hosted in Ottawa from March 27 through April 2, 2017, and a live broadcast of The 2017 JUNO Awards will air on CTV and CTV GO on Sunday, April 2 from the Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa.  Congratulations to all nominees. 

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Published on : 08 Feb 2017

Exotic Interest Rate Swaps: Snowballs in Portugal

Authors: Vallee, B.,  Augustin, P.,  Rich, P. Publications: Harvard Business Publishing  Abstract:

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Published on : 08 Feb 2017

Memorial Tribute – Donald Duke Patterson (1927-2016)

It is with great sadness that we announce the untimely passing of Emeritus Professor Donald Patterson at age 89. Donald Patterson was born on October 13, 1927, in Montreal where he excelled at school, first at Selwyn House and then at Westmount High. In 1944, he placed first in the province in the Quebec high school final exams. He went on to study Mathematics and Physics at McGill University (B.Sc. ’48 ; M.Sc. ’50), and then chemistry for his PhD at the University of Bristol, England (1950-1953).

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Published on : 07 Feb 2017

Ewa Bieniecka inducted as RAIC 2017 President

Ewa Bieniecka, FRAIC (B.Sc.[Arch.] '80, B.Arch. '82, M.Arch. '04), a Montreal architect specializing in conservation and restoration of heritage buildings, was inducted as the 78th President of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) at a formal ceremony on Monday. About 90 guests attended the investiture ceremony at the Canadian Museum of Nature in Ottawa. The keynote speaker was Marie-Josée Lacroix, head of the Design Montreal Bureau, a City of Montreal agency that works to improve design in the city and enhance Montreal’s status as a UNESCO City of Design.

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Published on : 07 Feb 2017

Grad Student Cristina Mottillo receives a national thesis award

Dr. Cristina Mottillo is the recipient of the prestigious 2017 CCUCC Chemistry Doctoral Award from the Canadian Institute of Chemistry (CIC). The Award, sponsored by the Canadian Council of University Chemistry Chairs (CCUCC), recognizes a recent Ph.D. graduate for their outstanding achievement and potential in research. Cristina performed her Ph.D.

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Published on : 07 Feb 2017

The First Peoples and Social Work Class Featured Guest Lecturer Cindy Blackstock

The First Peoples and Social Work Class Featured Guest Lecturer Cindy Blackstock The First Peoples and Social Work class featured guest lecturer Cindy Blackstock, who provided an indepth introduction into Canadian Aboriginal Child Welfare.  She also focused on Have a Heart day and I am a Witness advocacy ecampaigns at the First Nations Child & Family Caring Society of Canada.

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Published on : 07 Feb 2017

Continued Accreditation Granted

The American Library Association granted continued accreditation to our school in January 2017. The full external review panel report can be seen here  

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Published on : 07 Feb 2017

Article: Patients who do not show up to their appointments - What is the importance of this phenomenon? (French only)

To read the complete article, please see document attached (in French only).

Published on : 07 Feb 2017

Recruiting and retaining millennials: a new HR approach

HR specialist Scotia Lockwood writes that, to maintain growth, a business must adjust its management style to suit millennials; they form a fast-growing demographic with a whole new set of expectations. Ms. Lockwood references an interview with Professor Karl Moore on an Australian Broadcasting Corporation podcast to point out that, to a millennial, feedback should be instantaneous, career growth fast, the money and benefits great — and the opportunity to relocate overseas is a plus.

Published on : 07 Feb 2017

Ericsson SVP talks tech disruption, family and prepping for change

Rima Qureshi is Ericsson’s senior VP for North America and an expert on the cloud, the Internet of Things and 5G networks, but she readily admits that change is the order of the day. As the industry undergoes huge changes, Ms. Qureshi works to stay ahead of the curve — and as a board member for both MasterCard and Great-West Life, she recognizes the same changes starting to impact those industries.

Published on : 07 Feb 2017