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What the Bensadoun School of Retail Management will bring

With the official launch of the Bensadoun School of Retail Management (BSRM), The Business of Fashion explores how the new school will address the dramatic shifts in the retail landscape through a highly interdisciplinary approach.

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Published: 16 Nov 2018

Open for Business: McGill University’s Bensadoun School of Retail Management dedicated to the future of retail

Interdisciplinary teaching and research hub equips next generation of leaders to promote sustainable retail practices

At a time of significant transformation in the retail industry worldwide, the newly opened Bensadoun School of Retail Management (BSRM) at McGill University will act as a hub in the heart of Montreal for students, researchers and practitioners to work collaboratively towards addressing the host o...

Published: 16 Nov 2018

Sitting down with Element AI CEO

Karl Moore interviews Element AI CEO Jean-François Gagné as he shares more about his entrepreneurial roots, his unconventional path, and the feat of building an AI company from the ground up.

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Published: 14 Nov 2018

Startup co-founded by BCom alumnus tops Forbes list

Athena Club, co-founded by Charles Desmarais (BCom’15), has made the 2019 edition of the Forbes 30 Under 30 list in the Retail & Ecommerce category, alongside other trailblazing young entrepreneurs from Canada and the U.S.

Together with his co-founders Allie Griswold and Maria Markina, Desamarais has built a lean, organic tampon delivery startup that costs 40% less than other subscriptions.

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Published: 14 Nov 2018

Marie-Josée Lamothe joins Lightspeed board

Professor of Practice at the Bensadoun School of Retail Management, Marie-Josée Lamothe, joins the Lightspeed board of directors during a time of pivotal growth for the company.

Lamothe joins alongside two other members who each bring extensive experience working in the retail and technology industries.

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Published: 14 Nov 2018

Students respond with answers to looming U.S. pension crisis

Professor Sebastien Betermier sits down with La Presse to discuss the second annual McGill International Portfolio Challenge (MIPC), which brought forward the fresh perspectives of 25 international student teams as they attempted to solve the severe underfunding of U.S. state pensions.

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Published: 13 Nov 2018

Say yes to discomfort, live a fuller life

McGill News sits down with the YouTube sensation Yes Theory, comprised of McGill graduates like Thomas Brag (BCom’15), as they share why they are determined to push themselves – and everybody else – to expand their boundaries and live outside of their comfort zone.

For the Yes Theory team, the most rewarding aspect is when discomfort transforms itself into a profoundly moving experience.

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Published: 9 Nov 2018

EMBA participant: Dedicated to the cause

With the upcoming 100-year anniversary of WWI, EMBA participant Lieutenant-Colonel Marie-Ève Tremblay reflects on her time serving in the Canadian Armed Forces, her proudest accomplishments so far, and what it is like being a woman in the military.

Read more in The McGill Reporter

Published: 9 Nov 2018

More job cuts on horizon for Bombardier

With news that Bombardier plans to cut 5,000 jobs over the next year, most of which are based in Montreal, Professor Karl Moore defends the decision as a sound business move given that most of Bombardier’s future business resides in the Business Jets and Transportation Divisions.

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Published: 9 Nov 2018

It’s victory for Desautels undergrad at Coopérathon

Desautels BCom student Antoine Marchal won the Finance Track of the 2018 Desjardins Coopérathon, securing $5,000 from Desjardins and mentorship from FormFintec for his startup GoodforChange.

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Published: 9 Nov 2018

Cracked It! book review

IEDP reviews Professor Corey Phelps’ co-authored book Cracked It! – a comprehensive guide for solving your next complex problem.

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Published: 8 Nov 2018

EMBA alumnus on his journey in the Canadian Armed Forces

With Remembrance Day on the horizon, the McGill Reporter sits down with Pascal Larose (EMBA’18) as he reflects on his two-decade odyssey with the Canadian Armed Forces.

For Larose it has been a journey of incredible personal growth. “Serving in the military means you have to face multiple unconventional challenges, take on numerous different posts and work in an ever-changing environment,” he says.

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Published: 8 Nov 2018

Taking a break the ambivert way

If you’re neither an introvert nor an extrovert, referred to as an ambivert, Professor Karl Moore argues that you too need time to recharge your batteries.

Indeed, breaks are useful to make up for the overuse of one side of an ambivert’s personality, says Prof. Moore.

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Published: 8 Nov 2018

Why a retail management school? Why now?

La Presse interviews Desautels professor of practice Marie Josée Lamothe and BCom student Françoise Dondo as they share how the new Bensadoun School of Retail Management will equip students with the skills needed to thrive in the ever-changing retail industry.

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Published: 7 Nov 2018

Communauto CEO driven by greater good

With his sights set on the social benefits of a shared economy, Benoît Robert, CEO of Communauto, is a social entrepreneur through and through.

In conversation with Professor Karl Moore, he shares why being a good corporate citizen is a priority.

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Published: 7 Nov 2018

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