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A landmark gift recognizes the value of visual arts

Leslie Raenden (BCom’86, DPA’87), stepdaughter of the late Peter N. Thomson, a financial investor and co-founder of the Power Corporation of Canada, has made a $5.6-million gift to support Concordia’s Fine Arts Department and its emerging artists.

Raenden has made the gift to fulfill Thomson’s last wishes to support deserving artists and their creative endeavours.

Published: 15 Mar 2019

How giving back goes a long way

In life and at work, studies have shown that individuals are seeking greater fulfillment by giving back to their communities. According to Professor Karl Moore, volunteering can also bolster your leadership skills along the way.

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Published: 13 Mar 2019

The strategy behind a solid strategic plan

Professor Louis Hébert, Academic Director of the McGill-HEC Montréal EMBA program, joins Les Affaires to share his expertise on how to undertake an effective strategic reflection in an organization.

For Professor Hébert, it is essential to include a large and diverse stratum of stakeholders in the organization to ensure an open and successful process of strategic planning.

Published: 13 Mar 2019

Stormy skies ahead for Boeing?

Following news that Sunwing Airlines is temporarily grounding its four Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft in the wake of the Ethiopian plane crash that killed all 157 people, Professor Karl Moore comments on the potential business impact.

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Published: 13 Mar 2019

Recapping the Bedtime Stories book launch

On February 19, 2019, renowned management thinker Professor Henry Mintzberg launched his twentieth book, Bedtime Stories for Managers, a roundup of forty-two leadership anecdotes curated from his decades of experience.

Published: 13 Mar 2019

Embarking on a global leadership program

Simon Marcotte Légaré (BCom’11, MBA’15), Senior Director, Mergers & Acquisitions - Corporate Financing at Raymon Chabot Grant Thornton has been selected by his organization to participate in the Grant Thornton Global Leadership Program, which will provide him with unique learning opportunities in Germany, Japan and Mexico next year.

Published: 12 Mar 2019

Bringing home the Net Impact Sustainability trophy

Team gREen, comprised of MBA students Heena Chhatlani, Mehreen Haider and Fang Yang earned a first-place finish in the Net Impact Sustainability Challenge, coming in victorious over 12 teams from MBA programs across Canada and the US. Haider was further recognized with the Best Speaker Award.

Published: 12 Mar 2019

Meet the women shaking up the startup scene

Hear from the women who have founded successful startups through the McGill Dobson Centre as they share their advice for navigating the heady world of entrepreneurship.

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Published: 8 Mar 2019

Can AI improve depression treatments?

Montreal startup and McGill Dobson Cup winners, Aifred Health, has developed a system that uses artificial intelligence to help doctors treat their patients struggling with depression more effectively by developing personalized treatment plans for them.

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Published: 8 Mar 2019

Girl power: Celebrating McGill’s trailblazing women

The women of McGill are expanding the frontiers of knowledge, improving society and inspiring others. Included among them is Dean Isabelle Bajeux for her contributions at this year’s World Economic Forum in Davos.

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Published: 8 Mar 2019

Must-have’s for your spring reading list

Professor Henry Mintzberg’s new book, Bedtime Stories for Managers, is included in a roundup by La Presse of new must-read books. Known for his iconoclastic take on widely-held management conceptions, his newest book is yet another example of what Professor Mintzberg does best.

Published: 8 Mar 2019

Tricks of the trade: Unmasking insider trading tactics

A new paper co-authored by Professor Patrick Augustin spotlights some of the strategies that insider traders in the options market might use, as well as provides insight into where regulators might start to detect illegal trading activities – a daunting task given the magnitude of the stocks and bonds being traded.

Published: 6 Mar 2019

BCom students take the competition by storm

Desautels BCom students Charlotte Gaillard, Monica Gudernatsch, and Anne Sophie Levee are the Canadian finalists in the 2019 L’Oréal Brandstorm competition, coming in victorious over 125 participating teams.

Published: 6 Mar 2019

Turbulent times for Liberal Government amid SNC-Lavalin controversy

Following revelatory testimony from Jody Wilson-Raybould regarding the Liberal Government’s intercession on behalf of SNC-Lavalin, Professor Karl Moore comments on the ethical issues underpinning the case.

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Published: 6 Mar 2019

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