Supporting Desautels

A case competition professor is remembered

23 Sep 2021

Professor Richard (Dono) George Donovan passed away suddenly on August 3, 2019, but his influence is still felt by countless colleagues, alumni and students, particularly those who participated in...

Benny Cohen: Raising the bar for real-world learning in analytics and retail

23 Sep 2021

When Benny Cohen, BCom’82, launched KPI Digital – formerly KPI (Knowledge Providers Inc.) – in 2001, he saw an opportunity to provide companies with precisely the kind of analytical information and...

Samira Sakhia: Taking the helm at Knight Therapeutics and supporting Desautels student leadership aspirations

25 Aug 2021

Samira Sakhia, BCom’90, DPA’94, MBA’01, entered the BCom program as a self-described “numbers person” and naturally gravitated towards earning a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation...

Samer Saab: Helping Desautels MBA students seize opportunities

3 Jun 2021

For Samer Saab, McGill provided more than an education. His studies in engineering and business were critical steps on his path to founding a successful company. Headquartered in Montreal,...

Dobson Cup Winner is Transforming Air Travel for People with Disabilities

22 Apr 2021

Sometimes good ideas arise from a lousy event. When Sandra Gualtieri (BA ’12) flew back from a trip to San Diego, her wheelchair had been broken by the airline. “While everyone else gets to go home...

Alberta Cefis: Enriching Desautels students and programs with a global mindset and diverse support

21 Apr 2021

Alberta Cefis, BA’75, MBA’79, had a global mindset and sensibility long before she rose to become executive vice-president and head of global transaction banking at Scotiabank from 2006 to 2014....

Pierre LeBrun: Five decades of support for emerging student needs

18 Feb 2021

After taking the “Royal” road to McGill, Pierre rose through the ranks in banking and has supported business students with annual and legacy gifts into McGill’s third century.

Jean E. Douville: Making an impact by broadening access for students to Finance education

18 Jan 2021

After overcoming barriers to attending McGill in the 1950s, Jean Douville has boldly and generously supported diverse investments in business, higher education and healthcare

Terry and Bonnie Jackson: Making their mark with a 200 Legacy Gift

7 Dec 2020

Since attending McGill as students in the Class of ‘69, the couple have been setting an example by volunteering and giving back


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