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Embracing the journey

Published: 8Jun2021

Samer Saab (BEng'93, MBA'96) fled a civil war in Lebanon to pursue a degree in engineering at McGill in 1990. He realized early in his career that he was best suited to launching his own company....

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,...

Desautels alumna becomes President & CEO of Knight Therapeutics Inc.  

Published: 21May2021

Congratulations to Samira Sakhia (BCom’90, DPA’94, MBA’01), who will take on a new challenge as President and Chief Executive Officer of Knight Therapeutics Inc., a Montreal-based company focused...

Teaching excellence celebrated at Desautels convocation

Published: 29May2019

Congratulations to Amanda Abrams, Faculty Lecturer, and Elliot Lifson, Professor of Practice and Desautels Faculty Advisory Board member, who were honored at McGill’s Management Convocation...

Global banking executive gives back to her alma mater

Published: 22Apr2021

Alberta Cefis (BA’75, MBA’79) was one of only a dozen women in her MBA class at McGill, but she never felt discriminated against because of her gender. The male-dominated banking industry, on the...

Desautels alumni featured in McGill podcast

Published: 18Mar2021

Four former Desautels students were recently featured in new episodes of Alma Matters, a podcast presented by McGill University Athletics and Recreation....

MBA alumnus becomes president-international of Delta Air Lines at historic time for aviation industry

Published: 5Feb2021

Following a five-year term as Chief Executive Officer of Bombardier Inc., Alain Bellemare (MBA’93) was recently named the president-international of Delta Air Lines. With a successful track record...

Prof. Elliot Lifson appointed to Order of Canada

Published: 27Nov2020

The Desautels Faculty of Management congratulates Elliot Lifson, C.M., Professor of Practice in the Strategy and Organization area, on his appointment to the prestigious Order of Canada for his...

$1-million gift accelerates student mental health effort at Desautels

Published: 23Jun2020

A generous donation from Gisèle and Neil Murdoch (BCom’81) has accelerated student mental health efforts at Desautels, creating a new Local Wellness Advisor position in the Faculty.

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