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Desautels-developed AI app is helping monkeys avoid injury in Costa Rica

When endangered howler monkey populations cross Costa Rica’s roads, they are vulnerable to injury from electrical wires and passing cars. Associate Professor Juan Camilo Serpa, partnering with Reserva Conchal, is using artificial intelligence to help prevent these injuries from occurring.

Published: 20 Oct 2023

International Masters for Health Leadership prepares health care workers for leadership in clinical environment

From drug delivery to patient treatment, the healthcare sector contributes significantly to economic activity, but there are unique dynamics to managing people in a clinical setting. “Just as we expect clinicians to appreciate the daily work of healthcare managers, we need managerial leaders to grasp the clinician’s perspective,” says Leslie Breitner in an interview with Forbes.

Published: 20 Oct 2023

Automated checkout technology allows workers to focus on higher-value tasks

Amazon Go, convenience stores that eliminate the check-out process, are coming to Canada. Customers can use a debit card, credit card or payment-enabled phone to enter, select and buy items, and simply walk out of the store. Amazon introduced the cashierless stores in the U.S. in 2018 and is now opening locations in Calgary and Toronto.

Published: 20 Oct 2023

Cutting back on service can damage an airline’s reputation

As Pakistan International Airlines grapples with financial challenges, the carrier has made service cutbacks, reducing the number of domestic flights it operates, and unilaterally rebooking some passengers. “It's not easy for any airline to decide to cut back services,” says Associate Professor Karl Moore, as it can result in long-term damage to an airline’s reputation. "Within Pakistan, they are the dominant player.

Published: 20 Oct 2023

McGill Desautels represented at MBA World Summit 2023

Six second-year MBA students had the opportunity to attend this year’s MBA World Summit in Silicon Valley, considered the ultimate international gathering for the global MBA community. Annually, 100 hundred inspiring students from the world’s leading business schools are selected to participate.

Published: 13 Oct 2023

McGill Desautels MBAs win Global Goals Jam case competition

Three McGill MBA candidates took home top prize at this year’s Global Goals Jam case competition, hosted by Smith School of Business at Queen’s University. The challenge? Find an inclusive approach to boost staff diversity at Smith.

Published: 13 Oct 2023

Airbus Canada welcomes McGill students to Mirabel

Last month, over 70 McGill students from different academic disciplines took part in a tour of Airbus Canada’s headquarters in Mirabel, Airbus’ most important headquarters outside of Europe. Students had the unique opportunity to hear from Airbus Canada CEO Benoît Schultz and nearly 20 other company officials, including McGill alumni.

Published: 13 Oct 2023

Scaling intentionally, rather than rapidly, could yield social, economic, and environmental benefits

The most successful technology companies have scaled quickly from startups to become the world’s largest companies.

Published: 12 Oct 2023

Bensadoun School of Retail Management Road Shows work with businesspeople in rural Quebec

The way that we shop is changing, and for small- and medium-sized enterprises, it can be challenging to keep up with the pace of innovation. But the Bensadoun School of Retail Management (BSRM) is helping them do it. Since spring 2023, it has been hosting regional networking events that meet Quebec businesspeople where they live and work.

Published: 10 Oct 2023

Artificial intelligence is helping Costa Rica NGOs preserve biodiversity

During a sabbatical year, Prof. Juan Camilo Serpa visited non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in Costa Rica, and found that while they were doing a lot of great work to help animals, they had little access to advanced technologies like data analytics and artificial intelligence.

Published: 10 Oct 2023

Being Black in Consulting event provides students with insight into consulting careers

Diverse consulting teams thrive when solving complex problems together, but, for people who haven’t had much exposure to the industry, it can seem a little opaque. The Being Black in Consulting event seeks to shed some light on this subject.

Published: 3 Oct 2023

AI tools boost and optimize productivity in the retail sector

Artificial intelligence (AI) will give productivity a major boost in the retail sector, according Maxime Cohen, Professor of Retail and Operations Management at McGill Desautels, home to the Bensadoun School of Retail Management (BSRM)’s retail innovation lab.

Published: 3 Oct 2023

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