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Prof. Elliot Lifson appointed to Order of Canada

The Desautels Faculty of Management congratulates Elliot Lifson, C.M., Adjunct Professor of Strategy and Organization, on his appointment to the prestigious Order of Canada for his extraordinary contributions to the Canadian apparel industry and service to the greater community. Prof. Lifson, who joined the Desautels Faculty in 2005, serves as the Vice-Chairman of Vêtements Peerless Clothing Inc.

Published: 27 Nov 2020

From call center agent to telecommunications president

Frédéric Perron (BCom’97) leads Conego Connexion with an ear to the ground. At a recent virtual business conference organized by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Trois-Rivières, he shared his journey from call center agent to president of a major Canadian telecommunications company and reflected on the key features of successful leadership.

Published: 27 Nov 2020

MBA alumnus leverages expertise to support SMEs in Quebec’s agri-food sector

Eric Waterman (MBA’04) was recently named Vice-President for Agribusiness at Inno-center, a Montreal-based consulting firm. Waterman brings more than 20 years of experience in operational marketing roles at companies like L'Oréal, Maison Le Grand, and Ernst & Young to the challenge of supporting the growth of small- and medium-sized enterprises in Quebec’s agri-food sector.

Published: 27 Nov 2020

MealCare pioneers model for tackling hunger and reducing food waste

Since 2017, MealCare has diverted thousands of pounds of surplus food from cafes and cafeterias around McGill’s campus to nearby homeless shelters and soup kitchens in downtown Montreal.

As co-president of the McGill chapter of MealCare, which has grown into a national organization, BCom student Mathilde Ensminger joins a dedicated group of McGill students who are seizing an opportunity to confront food insecurity in a challenging time.

Published: 27 Nov 2020

Remote work through the lens of a CEO

While some Canadians are going stir crazy in their ninth month of working from home, others hope to continue working remotely after COVID-19 pandemic ends. Whether or not they get their wish depends largely on how senior management perceives the pros and cons of maintaining a remote workforce. In his recent research, Prof.

Published: 27 Nov 2020

Microcredit Montréal ramps up funding for new business ventures

Led by Managing Director Indu Krishnamurthy (EMBA’15), Microcredit Montréal has loaned $5.8 million to 9,500 entrepreneurs from economically disadvantaged backgrounds since its inception. Now, with nearly $500,000 in funding from the City of Montreal, along with the Saputo Foundation, the organization is poised to contribute vital support for entrepreneurs who have been disproportionately impacted by the pandemic.

Published: 27 Nov 2020

Pandemic sparks higher demand for locally made products in Quebec

As the pandemic continues to strain local businesses, a greater percentage of Quebecers has stepped in to keep them afloat. Charles de Brabant, Executive Director of the McGill University Bensadoun School of Retail Management, weighs in on what to expect from shoppers this holiday season.

Published: 27 Nov 2020

Desautels alumna appointed Director General of Dawson College

Congratulations to Diane Gauvin (BCom'93, MBA’96) on her appointment to a five-year term as Director General of Dawson College. With 23 years of leadership experience at Dawson College under her belt, she is well-positioned to lead the institution through the challenges of COVID-19 and build a strong foundation for the future.

Published: 27 Nov 2020

EMBA alumnus drives innovation in autonomous vehicle sector

Frantz Saintellemy (EMBA’20) has made a career out of building microprocessors that make autonomous vehicles possible. Now his company, LeddarTech, has been named one of the five future Canadian unicorns as it provides a critical component for vehicle designs.

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Published: 27 Nov 2020

Telework is here to stay

Professor Jean-Nicolas Reyt joins the ongoing discussion about the future of telework in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. As the workplace as we know it evolves rapidly, Reyt identifies and analyzes the trends with the highest potential to reshape the future.

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Published: 27 Nov 2020

Dobson X-1 startup wins prestigious Quebec innovation award

Off the Grid, a participant in the McGill Dobson Centre’s 2020 X-1 Accelerator, was recently named “Startup of the Year” at the Quebec Gala des Prix de l’innovation.

Co-founded by Sébastien Brunelle-Jestin and Charles Couture-Lebrun, Off the Grid creates smart fitness equipment that harnesses energy generated during exercise to help power fitness centres.

Published: 27 Nov 2020

The power of an indigenous voice in Canadian TV

Professor Karl Moore and Wáhiakatste Diome-Deer sit down with Monica Ille (EMBA’20) to learn about her transformational 25-year career in the media industry. Ille, a member of the Abenaki First Nation of Odanak in Quebec, actively promotes greater recognition of indigenous communities in Canadian society through her role as chief executive officer of the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN).

Published: 27 Nov 2020

Student teams compete to win 2020 McGill International Portfolio Challenge

The fourth annual McGill International Portfolio Challenge (MIPC) drew a record number of teams to solve a complex portfolio construction problem designed by Desautels students. This year’s case study, which focused on themes of social inequality and protectionism, was more relevant than ever in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Published: 27 Nov 2020

First NY Retail Startup Tour opens new doors for Dobson Centre startups

The McGill Dobson Centre for Entrepreneurship recently launched its first virtual New York City Retail Startup Tour with the goal of connecting Dobson entrepreneurs to key players in the New York investment community. Planned in collaboration with the Ministère de l’Économie et de l’Innovation du Québec, the flagship event is already creating new business opportunities for participating startups.

Published: 27 Nov 2020

Why Canada is a perfect location for finance students

Master of Management in Finance (MMF) students at McGill University’s Desautels Faculty of Management flock to Canada from 30 countries around the globe. Recently ranked the top program in Canada and 17th globally in the QS Masters in Finance Rankings 2021, the MMF program is recognized for its diversity, alumni outcomes, employability and value for money.

Published: 27 Nov 2020

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