Innovation is certainly a buzzword in business media and Canadian policy – but at what point does the buzz transform into action? At McGill, “innovation” is most broadly understood to mean the advancing of public good, either through the development of scientific and technological solutions to market problems, or through novel approaches to meeting society’s pressing needs.
Stuart Walton wanted to be a cartoonist, but was put off the idea when he was told by the head of the art department he would be lucky to make five dollars an hour drawing cartoons. "That threw some cold water on my plans," he tells Schwager.
"I had also done some writing in college, so I thought journalism might be a good alternative."
The fourth annual JEDx began with a giant cocktail party as 770 people – mostly young professionals in their early 30s or younger – mingled and fressed in the lobby of the St Lawrence Centre for the Arts in Toronto.
...Jonathan Ross Goodman, president and CEO of the Montreal-based Knight Therapeutics Inc., spoke about overcoming catastrophic health hurdles.
As a university student, he became a cancer survivor, and then he went on to get a law degree and an MBA from McGill University.
Karl Moore remembers the moment he fell out of favour with his boss.
He was working as a manager at IBM in Toronto when a new person joined his department. Up until then Moore had been part of his boss’s “favoured inside circle” — but suddenly everything changed. The transferred employee became his boss’s new right-hand person, the outcome of brutal office politics.
David Velan, 37 ans, aurait bien pu gagner sa vie confortablement comme salarié. Avec son diplôme en génie industriel de UBC et son MBA de McGill, il n'aurait eu guère de mal à trouver un employeur. À la place, il a préféré investir temps et argent dans la création d'un récupérateur de chaleur de douche qu'il souhaite maintenant faire adopter par l'industrie de la construction.
Men and women tend to work in different jobs. This tendency, called occupational sex segregation, is a primary cause of the gender pay gap. A recent McKinsey study finds that reducing occupational sex segregation could contribute $2 Trillion to the U.S. economy.
Despite advances toward equality in other areas, occupational sex segregation has remained essentially unchanged over the last quarter century. What keeps some jobs dominated by men and others by women?