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Published on : 19 May 2016

Multiple honours for Prof. Shane McIntosh

A paper co-authored by Prof. Shane McIntosh with collaborators from UFRN (Brazil) and Queen’s University was awarded an ACM SIGSOFT Distinguished Paper Award by the 13th Int’l Conf. on Mining Software Repositories! More about the significance of these awards is available here.

Published on : 19 May 2016

ECE Students honoured at the 13th International Conference on Mining Software Repositories

ECE undergraduates Jacob Barnett, Charles Gather, and Luke Soldano won the runner-up prize in the Mining Challenge of the 13th International Conference on Mining Software Repositories. Their submission to the challenge was based on their capstone design project that was supervised by Prof. Shane McIntosh this past academic year.

Published on : 19 May 2016

Audiences Want More Diverse Film Casts, Despite Studio Fears — Study

When Hollywood is taken to task for the lack of diversity in high-profile films, decision-makers' responses tend to boil down to the idea that they're actually giving audiences what they want. Movies led by familiar (usually meaning white) faces are the most profitable, they argue, hence the casting of Scarlett Johansson in "Ghost in the Shell" and Tilda Swinton in "Doctor Strange."

Published on : 19 May 2016

Bombardier ou les avantages du contrôle familial

La commande que Delta Air Lines a passée récemment à Bombardier représente un appui important à la C Series. Maintenant, reste à déterminer si le gouvernement fédéral devrait fournir une aide financière à l’entreprise. Karl Moore est professeur agrégé à la Faculté de gestion Desautels de l’Université McGill et associé au Green Templeton College de l’Université d’Oxford. Il s’intéresse depuis longtemps à l’industrie aéronautique et à Bombardier. 

Published on : 19 May 2016

MBA News: Rising tuition, rising demand

In 2010, McGill University’s Desautels Faculty of Management did something extraordinary. It more than tripled the cost to attend its MBA program. The idea behind it was to make the program more self-sufficient and to rely less on money from the government of the province of Quebec. This year, the Montreal-based school will see a record number of applications, up 15% from last year. The director of the program says the increase in tuition has only raised the school’s cache, convincing people that more expensive means higher quality.

Published on : 19 May 2016

Violist Marina Thibault named a Révélation musicale 2016-2017

Violist Marina Thibault, MMus'15, has been named a Révélation musicale 2016-2017 by Radio-Canada.   While a student at the Schulich School of Music she was in the class of Prof. André Roy, and was a winner of the McGill Concerto Competition.  The Révélations musicales program provides both artistic support and a performance platform for talented young artists.  

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Published on : 19 May 2016

HEC Paris dean Peter Todd on his plans for the business school

When Peter Todd accepted the role of dean at HEC Paris, he was aware that he would have a difficult and unusual act to follow. The 57-year-old Canadian, the first non-French head at HEC, took over in September last year from Bernard Ramanantsoa, who had ample time to shape a powerful legacy at the business school. Prof Ramanantsoa had been in the job for 20 years before retiring last summer, a lengthy tenure even for a business school dean.

Published on : 18 May 2016

Top 10 countries for university education

With three universities in the top 50 world rankings, Canada makes it into the top five countries for higher education, according to QS. McGill University ranks in 24th, while the University of Toronto features in 34th and the University of British Columbia scrapes into the top 50. Canada can often prove a cheaper alternative to US study and involves a simpler application process.  Read full article: The Telegraph, May 18. 2016 

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Published on : 18 May 2016

The importance of culture on leadership

Professor Karl Moore of the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University with Talking Management for The Globe and Mail, talks with Neal Ashkanasy from the University of Queensland. Read full transcript: The Globe and Mail, May 17, 2016 

Published on : 18 May 2016

‘Reinvent things and push the boundaries’: Patrick Pichette, Google advisor and former CFO

Patrick Pichette, 53, is an adviser to Google Inc. and on the board of Bombardier Inc., and of the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation, a non-partisan charity. In addition, he’s on the advisory board of start-ups such as: Mountain View, California-based electric skateboard company Boosted Boards; Zambia-based Zoona, a mobile money platform; and Nairobi-based ecommerce business OkHi. He spoke to Karl Moore, a professor of strategy and organization at the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University.

Published on : 18 May 2016

Arctic Art has Changed, Gallery Owners say

Mark London grew up in the Elca London Gallery, of which he has been director for the past 25 years. “The gallery and I were conceived at the same time,” says London, son of Jonas London, an office manager and McGill University commerce graduate, and Elca London, who held a master’s degree in psychology from McGill and worked at psychiatric hospitals. His mother’s means of earning a living was about to take a creative turn when Mark was in utero.

Published on : 18 May 2016

Dean’s Q&A: Peter Todd, HEC Paris

When Peter Todd joined the administration of HEC Paris last July, he made history as the first non-French dean of the top-ranked school. This past January, he helped the business school make history again when, as a result of a new French law, it became the first school in France to take on the new status of a consular higher education institution (or EESC) in the country, giving the school its first true whiff of independence in its more than 130-year history.

Published on : 18 May 2016

A Study Just Shut Down the Argument That Audiences Don't Want Diverse Casts

The lack of diversity in Hollywood is obvious. But the more the issue is brought to light, the more those in charge continue to offer both blame and reasons why. Instead of looking to see what internal changes can be made to their casting lineups, studios consistently argue that the fault lies within the consumers who would rather see predominantly white casts. It’s certainly not a valid enough reason to excuse whitewashing, but is there any truth in that argument?

Published on : 18 May 2016