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TELUS President & Chief Executive Officer, Darren Entwistle Speaks Out: Innovation & Mentorship

The Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance issued the following news release: Please take five minutes to view the video of TELUS President & CEO, Darren Entwistle (MBA'88), who was interviewed recently by Hart Hillman, CATA National Leadership Council member, on the importance of innovation and mentorship to creating Canada's competitive innovation nation.

Published: 26Apr2013

Alan Desnoyers prend du galon chez BMO Harris

Alan Desnoyers (BCom'85) a été promu vice-président et directeur général pour le Québec de BMO Banque privée Harris. M. Desnoyers, qui dirigera une équipe d'une centaine de personnes, sera responsable de la mise en oeuvre de la stratégie globale de cette entité qui offre aux plus fortunés des services bancaires et fiduciaires, ainsi que des services de gestion de placement, de planification successorale et philanthropiques.

Published: 6May2013

Oprah Gives a Shout Out to David's Tea

Imagine, if you can, America’s most influential celebrity telling the world that she loves you and she loves your product.
And all of this, at the low price of next-to-nothing.
... All in all, David’s Tea “hit the jackpot,” marketing expert Demetrios Vakratsas concluded Friday.
For any company, especially one that relies on word-of-mouth advertising — rather than paid advertising in traditional media — Oprah’s endorsement “is a dream placement,” the McGill University, Desautels faculty of management professor, said.

Published: 15Apr2013

Opinion: A Challenge: Let Quebec Suceed

Occasions for defining moments do not arise every day. When they do, we must seize the opportunities they present for improving everyone’s life.

Published: 15Apr2013

Killer Snowplow Takes Tribeca

Anyone who’s experienced the absurdity and terror of being nearly run over by one of Montreal’s little sidewalk snowplows will certainly relate to the feature debut of screenwriter Marc Tulin (MBA'02).
Co-written with and directed by Tulin’s long-time creative collaborator Emanuel Hoss-Desmarais, Whitewash premieres April 19 at New York’s Tribeca Film Festival, with additional screenings April 21 and 27.

Published: 4Apr2013

Golub Group Expands Research Team

The Golub Group LLC is proud to announce the addition of two equity analysts to its research team: Michael Kon (MBA'04) and Matt Gordon, both CFA charterholders.

Published: 12Apr2013

Total Diving, a PADI Scuba Center in Montreal, Announces the Opening of a New Dive Shop in the East-End of Montreal

'Total Diving - Montreal Scuba', a PADI Career Development Center, is announcing the opening of a new dive shop to serve scuba divers in the East-End of Montreal.

Published: 12Apr2013

WCM Announces Appointment of New President

The Women in Capital Markets Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Jennifer Reynolds (MBA'98) as President, effective April 22, 2013.
... Ms. Reynolds received her MBA from McGill University, where she had earlier obtained a Bachelor of Arts with a double major in Economics and Political Science. She is currently Chair of the Board of the Microskills Business Incubator. She is also a Director on the Board of Studio 180, and a member of Canadian Women in Private Equity.

Published: 12Apr2013

W. Brook Hamilton Named President of Tredegar Corporation’s Bonnell Aluminum Subsidiary

Tredegar Corporation (NYSE:TG) announced that W. Brook Hamilton (BCom'78) has been named President of the William L. Bonnell Company (“Bonnell”), effective June 1, 2013. Mr. Hamilton, who currently serves as Bonnell’s Director, Business Planning, will succeed Duncan A. Crowdis, who will retire June 1, 2013.

Published: 12Apr2013

Silicon Valley's Azure Capital Partners Opens its Canadian Office in Alberta to Actively Seek Investments across Canada

Azure Capital Partners, a venture capital firm investing in early-stage information technology and internet companies, announced today the opening of its Canadian office in Calgary, Alberta. Headquartered in San Francisco, Azure has extensive relationships in Silicon Valley, which it has leveraged by investing almost half of its funds outside of the Bay Area across North America over the past thirteen years.

Published: 12Apr2013