McGill Giving

McGill University launches the Sustainable Growth Initiative (SGI)

Published: 27 May 2022

McGill University is proud to announce the launch of the Sustainable Growth Initiative (SGI), a new hub anchored at the Desautels Faculty of Management dedicated to providing businesses with...

Chafik Hamad establishes RAFAH bursary to honour his mother’s memory by helping students who face systemic barriers

Published: 25 July 2022

McGill celebrated its bicentennial in 2021, and as the university community began looking toward the next hundred years, it launched the Third Century Challenge Fund. Created by Chancellor Emeritus...

Desautels celebrates 15th anniversary of historic $22-million gift

Published: 13 November 2020

In 2005, Dr. Marcel Desautels made the largest donation to a Canadian business or management faculty in history. His game-changing $22-million gift to name the Desautels Faculty of Management has...

MBA alumna emphasizes human-centered thinking in career

Published: 18 March 2021

Julie Savaria (MBA’15) credits Desautels with expanding her commitment to pursuing justice, equity, diversion and inclusion (JEDI) throughout her career....

MBA alumna credits McGill connections for success

Published: 26 March 2021

Aliénor Armand-Linot (MBA’17) was building her career in investment banking on Wall Street when she made the decision to join McGill’s MBA program in 2015....

Integrating business and beauty

Published: 22 September 2021

Anastasia Bezrukova (BCom’12) is the founder and CEO of Minori, a beauty brand based in San Francisco. She credits her time at Desautels, especially her courses in finance and entrepreneurship,...

Motivating a lifetime of discovery

Published: 22 September 2021

From climbing Mount Kilimanjaro to interacting with penguins in Antarctica, Ron Calderoni (BCom’66) has embraced a life of adventure and ambition. The Deloitte auditing partner expresses gratitude...

Moving the ball forward

Published: 10 June 2021

Claude Généreux (BEng’85) and his wife, Myriam Legault (BEd’85), announced a donation of $1 million to the McGill Athletics and Recreation. Their gift will support student athletes, both in and out...

Building the right foundation

Published: 3 June 2021

After graduating from McGill, Michael Pesner (BCom’63) took over his father’s accounting and insolvency practice before joining a KPMG predecessor firm as a chairman and managing partner. Over the...


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