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A new business venture for EMBA grad

Based on his work in the McGill-HEC Montréal EMBA program, Laurent Morisset (EMBA’18), President of C4 Communications, is gearing up to launch OBNL360. This new business venture, housed under C4 Communications, will offer integrated services in strategy, management and communications for non-profits.

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Published: 21 Jun 2018

EMBA alumnus praised by local CEGEP

Sebastien Laliberté (EMBA’17), General Manager of Caisse Desjardins of Vieux-Longueuil, was recently named “Grand Partenaire du CEGEP Edouard Monpetit” for his inspiring dedication toward advancing projects for the institution.

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Published: 21 Jun 2018

An industry honor for EMBA alumnus

Atypic, founded by Pascal Lépine (EMBA’12), has been named the Agency of the Year at the latest Flèches d’Or.

As an agency that seeks to boost the impact of organizations in the plural sector, Lépine credits this recognition in part to Desautels Professor Henry Mintzberg, his mentor.

Published: 21 Jun 2018

Desautels and FAES interdisciplinary research with McGill food startup and Montreal community organization highlighted at the 2018 Montreal Summit on Innovation (MSI)

Joëlle Rondeau, Research Assistant, McGill Centre for the Convergence of Health and Economics (MCCHE)

As part of C2 Montreal, the 2018 Montreal Summit on Innovation (MSI) showcased the social impacts of 10 collaborative research projects through an interactive circuit on May 23.

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Published: 20 Jun 2018

Great strides for PhD alumna

Congratulations to Pamela Lirio (PhD’11) who was recently promoted to Associate Professor in the School of Industrial Relations at Université de Montréal and was awarded with the “Prix d'excellence en enseignement – Professeurs,” the highest teaching honor conferred by the University.

Pamela will also begin her one-year sabbatical as a Visiting Professor in fall 2018 at ESSEC Business School in Paris.

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Published: 20 Jun 2018

Meet Canada’s trailblazing female business school deans

The Financial Times interviews Desautels Dean Isabelle Bajeux-Besnainou as one among a new wave of female business school Deans in Canada.

As a leader in a city that is already known for its progressiveness, Dean Bajeux-Besnainou also cites the importance of exposing students to female role models in the classroom, particularly in the field of Finance.

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Published: 18 Jun 2018

Leadership insights from The Economist editor

In an interview with Professor Karl Moore, Daniel Franklin, Executive Editor of The Economist shares his optimistic take on journalism in the age of data analytics and “fake news.” In what he refers to as a “delicate moment” in world affairs, he also shares his perspective on the ebbs and flows of globalisation, as well as the nature of leadership in a large media organization.

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Published: 18 Jun 2018

Takeaways from a marketing guru and Dobson Cup judge

Tylenol, Band-Aid, and Neutrogena are just some of the brands that Jill Selick (BCom’02), Founder of Rubix Marketing and McGill Dobson Cup judge has helped market.

She sits down with The Dobson Chronicles to share the insights she has gathered from her career so far, including some advice for fresh graduates.

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Published: 18 Jun 2018

EQUIS re-accreditation testifies to the strength of our Faculty

At its June 12 meeting in London, the Accreditation Board of the European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS) rendered its decision to re-accredit the Desautels Faculty of Management for a five-year period – the maximum term granted by the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD) through EQUIS.

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Published: 14 Jun 2018

EMBA alumna on financing Quebec’s SME’s

Based on a final project submitted during her EMBA studies, Caroline Laurin (EMBA’18) explores the local landscape of small and medium-sized enterprises and the degree of financial support available to them in Quebec. 

As it turns out, the demand for financial support by SME’s and the funding available do not always align.

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Published: 14 Jun 2018

The future of retail: Not as grim as you might think

If the media tends to focus on major store closures as a sign of a retail industry in turbulence, an article in Les Affaires sheds light on some of retail’s success stories, such as Simons.

The author also points to the Bensadoun School of Retail Management as a place for training leaders that will be able to thrive amid rapid changes in retail.

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Published: 14 Jun 2018

Desautels alumnus leverages potential of blockchain

As the Founder of McGill’s Cryptocurrency Club, Desautels graduate Michael Gord (BCom’16) continues to follow his interest in the blockchain industry as the Founder and CEO of MLG Blockchain Consulting.

Over the next few years, Gord is looking to steer the highly-scrutinized blockchain industry into the mainstream by backing some of the most promising business ventures.

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Published: 14 Jun 2018

2018 Lionel Pelham Kent Scholarship recipients

On June 12, the Graduate Certificate in Professional Accounting (GCPA) program awarded the Lionel Pelham Kent Scholarship to the following students: Sorana Gyorgy, Eleni Panaritis, Michael Richardson and Ghassen Sabri.

In the memory of Lionel Pelham Kent, CA, this scholarship was established in 1998 to recognize academic excellence and strong communication skills among students entering the final year of the GCPA program.

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Published: 14 Jun 2018

Insights from Dobson Cup judge Debra Margles

With over three decades of experience working in the fashion industry, Debra Margles, President of Michael Kors Canada and McGill Dobson Cup judge, shares some words of wisdom about company growth, day-to-day operations, and how to stay ahead of the competition. 

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Published: 13 Jun 2018

A call for better problem-solvers

In virtually any career path chosen, problem-solving skills are indispensable. Yet, these skills are often not formally taught in most business school curricula or in the workplace.

This is what prompted Professor Corey Phelps and HEC Paris co-authors to combine to their expertise by authoring a book on this very topic.

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Published: 13 Jun 2018

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