Violinist Yolanda Bruno, BMus'11, was awarded the First Prize and the Audience Choice Prize at the inaugural Isabel Overton Bader Canadian Violin Competition, organized by the Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts at Queen’s University. This national competition was open to Canadian violinists from the age of 18 to 29. While studying at the Schulich School of Music, she was a violin student of Jonathan Crow.
The Desautels Faculty of Management welcomes Brahm Spilfogel (BCom’91), Vice President and Senior Portfolio Manager of Canadian Equities at RBC Asset Management Inc., as a Desautels Global Expert (DGE). Mr. Spilfogel has worked in the financial-services industry since 1991. In 1993, he joined RBC, where he worked as a portfolio manager in the Private Client group and later moved to RT Investment Counsel to concentrate on portfolio management.
Barclays Bank Kenya CEO Jeremy Awori (MBA’96) more or less fell into banking. He started out as a competitive swimmer, but when his Olympic dream fell apart he went to the UK on a scholarship and became a pharmacist. After practicing for a few years, Mr. Awori opted for an MBA in Finance at McGill’s Desautels Faculty of Management, which led him into a job at Standard Chartered Bank.
Northern Sphere Mining Corp. has announced that Monique L. Delorme (BCom’88, DPA’91) will be taking over from Robin Pilkey as Chief Financial Officer. Ms. Delorme is already involved with Northern Sphere, having worked with the company as a consultant for the past three years. Aside from that, she has over 25 years of experience guiding publicly traded companies, including Maple Leaf Foods, Hollinger, and most recently, Zonetail. Ms. Delorme has both Canadian and U.S. CPA designations.
The protectionist wave sweeping across Washington right now spells trouble for Canadian businesses. After strong words from the White House about Canadian softwood and dairy, Boeing has opted to take a jab at Bombardier, filing complaints with the U.S. Department of Commerce and the U.S. International Trade Commission over government subsidies that it claims have given Bombardier a pricing advantage.
Vancouver-based mining company Callinex Mines Inc. has announced two new appointments to its c-suite: Jordan Butler has been made VP of Corporate Development, while Matthew Anderson (BCom’05) has been brought onboard as Chief Financial Officer, replacing the departing Rebecca Moriarty. Mr. Anderson has lots of experience in natural resource extraction: he was previously a senior consultant with Malaspina Consultants, serving as CFO of I-Minerals, Terra Nova Energy and Dynamic Oil & Gas Exploration, Inc. Before that, he was an accountant at BDO Canada and EY.
Montreal’s eXplorance has made it onto the Great Place to Work list of the best workplaces for the 4th year in a row. EXplorance is a learning experience management specialist that has gone through huge growth and acquired a business intelligence solutions provider over the past year without losing its corporate culture. CEO Samer Saab (BEng'93, MBA'96) calls growth a “multidisciplinary challenge,” saying that “you have to constantly challenge the status quo, while sustaining your business culture.”
Mélodie Daoust and Patrick Delisle-Houde, both students in our Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education, took home two of the university's most prestigious athletic awards for the 2016-17.
Updated May 5, 2017 The Quebec Ministry of Transport has confirmed the resumption of the Macdonald Campus Hwy 20 overpass renovation project on May 8 until August 15.
According to a recent piece at Cheatsheet.com, the news is good for students looking forward to entering the job market: the vast majority of employers are looking for college grads this year. That being said, many of today’s grads are missing the key abilities that those companies are looking for. Skills like good oral and written communication, teamwork, and problem-solving will open the door to career success.
Donald Trump’s 100-day-old presidency has come up short according to nearly any metric. As the U.S. President has failed to get major legislation passed, or to fill some key government positions, he has taken to governing by executive order. But even those orders haven’t really produced the results he was looking for. Still, President Trump has surrounded himself with captains of industry with as little experience in governing as he has. The upshot is a lack of movement on even seemingly easy GOP issues like repealing Obama’s healthcare law.
Les Mercuriades honours excellence and talent in Quebec companies. This year, the 37th annual awards show brought the cream of Quebec’s business set out to Montreal’s Palais des congrès for a night not to be forgotten. In fact, McGill-HEC Montréal EMBAs were some of the evening’s biggest winners: Groupe Deschênes’ François Deschênes (EMBA’10) won for “Développement d’une technologie Web ou mobile” in the large enterprise category, while Edelman Montreal won “Employeur de l’année” in the small and medium-sized enterprise category.
The GrOW Research Series brings together scholarly research on women’s economic empowerment and economic growth in low-income countries, and provides a conceptual and empirical basis for policy-making. It is also the official research platform for the Growth and Economic Opportunities for Women (GrOW) program, a multi-funder partnership between the UK's Department for International Development, the Hewlett- Flora Foundation, and Canada's International Development Research Centre (IDRC).
We are truly happy and fortunate to welcome Drs. Christine Tardif and David Rudko as new BIC core Faculty members, effective May 01, 2017. They join the BIC team and platform as MR specialists, in particular at ultra-high fields for small-animal and human imaging.