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2021 MAA Honours and Awards recipients

We are pleased to announce that three Desautels alumni have been selected to receive 2021 McGill Alumni Association (MAA) Awards. This year’s recipients will be honoured at a special virtual ceremony on Thursday, September 30 at 5:30 PM (EDT).

Published: 24 Sep 2021

Raising the bar for real-world learning in analytics and retail

KPI Digital entrepreneur Benny Cohen (BCom’82) shares business acumen and scholarship support with students in McGill’s Master of Management in Analytics (MMA) and Master of Management in Retail (MMR) programs.

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Published: 23 Sep 2021

Introducing the Lewtas Office of Experiential Learning

Thanks to the generosity of Don Lewtas (BCom’75), students will soon benefit from the Lewtas Office of Experiential Learning.

In collaboration with Desautels Career Management, the new Office will help students connect with companies and campus departments that can provide on-the-job experience in their respective fields of study.

It will also serve as a main point of contact between faculty instructors and business leaders who are looking to recruit student talent.

Published: 23 Sep 2021

Building belonging on Broadway

Professor Patricia Faison Hewlin and her husband, CEO of The Hewlin Group, Jay Hewlin, are working to carve out diverse, equitable, and inclusive spaces for success on Broadway.

Published: 23 Sep 2021

Endowed prize honours Richard G. Donovan

Professor Richard G. Donovan passed suddenly on April 3, 2019, but the legacy he left behind continues to this day. Through generous donor support, the $50,000 Richard G. Donovan Prize in Case Excellence is awarded to graduating students who have excelled in case competitions in their time at McGill. Now, Desautels is raising funds to endow the prize in order to support students for generations to come.

Published: 23 Sep 2021

A call for hybrid work models

Research conducted by Professor Karl Moore features prominently in a new piece that advocates for a hybrid office environment. Recently, Professor Moore found that at least half of American employees who work remotely are working longer hours, and a majority of young professionals suffer from loneliness on a regular basis.

Published: 23 Sep 2021

No substitute for face-to-face interaction

In an overview of MBA learning environments throughout the pandemic, La Presse surveys MBA directors and faculty members about their ingredients for success. While he doesn’t discount the value of online learning, John-Paul Ferguson, Academic Director of the MBA program at Desautels, maintains that the most impactful learning happens face-to-face, on-the-job.

Published: 23 Sep 2021

Karl Moore joins star-studded lineup at C2 Montréal

C2 Montréal, a popular annual conference that brings together leaders at the intersection of commerce and creativity, will return in a virtual and in-person format from October 19-21.

This year’s theme will focus on the prefix “re” in keeping with the return and renewal of pre-pandemic social connection.

Published: 23 Sep 2021

Spotlighting Inuit leaders

Professor Karl Moore sits down with Kilikvak Kabloona to hear about how her Inuit identity informs her role as a business and community leader. As the CEO of Nunavut Tunngavik Inc., she plays a key role in helping First Nations navigate the Nunavat Land Claim Agreement.

Published: 23 Sep 2021

Desautels alumna named to Poets & Quants list of “Best and Brightest EMBAs”

Congratulations to Kate Arthur (EMBA’21) on being named to Poets & Quants’ 2021 list of “Best and Brightest EMBAs.”

Dedicated to ensuring education for all, Arthur is the CEO and Founder of Kids Code Jeunesse, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing Canadian children the opportunity to learn computer programming and coding skills.

Published: 22 Sep 2021

Managing up: how to maintain a strong relationship with your boss while working from home

Managing up, the art of managing your manager, could be the secret to a successful career. But how does it work when working from home? Hybrid working arrangements are here to stay, says Professor Karl Moore.

Published: 22 Sep 2021

IMPM ranked #1 in International Management by EDUNIVERSAL EEA for fifth consecutive year

The International Masters Program for Managers (IMPM) has been ranked #1 for International Management by EDUNIVERSAL EEA Best Masters North America in 2021.

Published: 22 Sep 2021

Reimagining tutoring models in public schools

McGill alumni Philip Cutler (BEd’13) and Roberto Cipriani (BSc’08) are combatting academic inequity in over 110 United States public schools and counting. In 2014, their tutoring company, Paper, made it to the final round of the McGill Dobson Bootcamp and Cup Competition, and their reach has only grown since then.

Published: 22 Sep 2021

Where technology meets retail

According to Charles de Brabant, Executive Director of the Bensadoun School of Retail Management, investing in smart technologies may help retailers profit in the long-term despite a steep upfront cost. In a pandemic world, frictionless alternatives to face-to-face interactions prioritize consumer safety, which could lead to increased brand loyalty and in-person browsing.

Published: 22 Sep 2021

Integrating business and beauty

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, with helping her understand how a degree in business could meld with her passion for the beauty industry.

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Published: 22 Sep 2021

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