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FemTherapeutics applies AI to an unmet need in women’s health

Vaginal prosthetics known as pessaries are a critical tool for the maintenance of pelvic health in women. They are used as a first-line treatment for pelvic organ prolapse, a common condition that occurs when the muscles of the pelvis weaken, causing organs to drop into the vagina. But these devices are badly in need of an upgrade. Their failure rate is high, and the designs have changed little in the last 70 years.

Published: 4 Oct 2022

Solfium app makes it easier to understand the costs and benefits of installing solar panels

Solar energy has a great deal of potential – but the areas where it is produced are not always the same places the energy is needed most. That’s a barrier to widespread adoption, and Canadian-Mexican startup Solfium wants to accelerate solar’s adoption by making it easier to understand the economics of installing solar panels. The company’s mobile application is a one-stop shop for a quick estimate of the benefits and costs associated with installing solar energy.

Published: 3 Oct 2022

GSoft’s new onboarding platform aims to improve employee retention

Competition for top talent is fierce, and effective onboarding is key to employee retention. It is especially challenging to get this right in a digital-first environment. “If you miss your onboarding, there's a good chance that the person will leave much earlier than expected,” says Simon De Baene in an interview with Prof. Karl Moore for Forbes.

Published: 3 Oct 2022

Delve: How FinTech Lending to Small Businesses Opens the Door to Bank Loans, with Paul Beaumont

Bank loans are the typical first step for most small and medium-sized businesses, but another form of business lending has emerged: FinTech companies that use algorithms to determine whether a business is worth the risk.

Published: 30 Sep 2022

Master of Management in Analytics first in Canada, 10th globally in QS Masters in Business Analytics Rankings 2023

Four years since the program launched in 2018, the Master of Management (MMA) program at McGill University has carved a spot in the top 10 business analytics programs in the world.

Published: 29 Sep 2022

McGill Master of Management in Finance ranks top-20 in the 2023 QS World Business Masters in Finance Ranking

The McGill Master of Management in Finance (MMF) has been named the number two program in Canada and is one of the top-20 programs in the world, according to the 2023 QS Business Masters in Finance Ranking.

Published: 29 Sep 2022

McGill Desautels MBA ranked 73rd in 2023 Global QS Rankings

The McGill Master of Business Administration (MBA) has been named the number three program in Canada and secured a top-75 spot in the QS Global MBA Rankings 2023, performing amongst the top 24% globally out of 300 programs.

Published: 29 Sep 2022

The Photons take 2022 Desautels Cup case competition

Congratulations to McGill MBA students Shivansh Srivastava, Bingquan (Roger) Wu, Nimesh Mittal, Sundeep Ahuja, and Horacio Aguilera Salinas for winning the 2022 Desautels Cup Case Competition, the first in-person Desautels Cup since the pandemic!

Published: 28 Sep 2022

Why the CAQ’s proposed economic incentives may not be all they cracked up to be

“Many of the drivers of the inflation we are seeing today are coming from the supply and production side of the economy,” says Associate Professor of Finance Sebastien Betermier in an interview with CTV News. The war in Ukraine, post-pandemic recovery and supply side frictions are all factors outside our control contributing to inflation.

Published: 28 Sep 2022

Personal Financial Essentials course teaches key investment concepts concisely

Personal finances should be important to everyone, and over the past three years, more than 200,000 people have signed up for McGill’s free Personal Financial Essentials online course. Desautels’ Associate Dean of Undergraduate Programs Benjamin Croitoru spoke with The Just Word podcast about how the course fills an unmet need.

Published: 28 Sep 2022

When a recession is coming, investors need to keep a level head

How should investors react to a looming market downturn? Don’t panic, says Prof. Sebastien Betermier, an Associate Professor of Finance at Desautels. This sounds simple enough, but it’s easier said than done.

Published: 28 Sep 2022

RBC, McGill and The Globe and Mail team up to offer free Personal Financial Essentials course

It is never too early to learn good financial habits, according Jamie Sioui, the vice president at Digital Channel Management at RBC. The bank is implementing a suite of initiatives that are designed to help youth prepare for the future.

Published: 28 Sep 2022

More guns and drugs on the street fuel perception of increased violent crime in Quebec

Quebec’s homicide rate is lower than it was a decade ago, but a slight majority of people that live in cities aren’t feeling as safe as they used to. This rests in the public’s perception that there is a lack of organization, according Fady Dagher (EMBA’12), Chief of Police in Longueui,l in an interview with TVA’s Le monde à l’envers.

Published: 28 Sep 2022

Delve: How Cities Can Make Ride-Hailing Services Environmentally Sustainable, with Animesh Animesh

What if using a ride-hailing app like Uber or Lyft could help decrease a city’s carbon emissions? Combined with public transit use and municipal policy changes, that’s beginning to happen. However, the bigger, less understood question is what motivates people to choose their cars over the bus, or Uber over walking to work.

Published: 23 Sep 2022

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