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EMBA alumna honoured by Governor General

Congratulations to Geneviève Auclair (EMBA’17) who received a Meritorious Service Decoration from the Governor General of Canada this week.

As a physician, Geneviève is recognized for spearheading a successful campaign to recruit health care professionals to the Inuulitsivik Health Centre in Nunavik. This initiative also helped introduce local youth to potential careers as doctors, nurses, and technicians.

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Published: 8 Dec 2017

A token of appreciation

Thanks to a student-led fundraiser, a group of BCom students recently presented a Catchbox to the Desautels Faculty of Management in honour of Professor Sujata Madan.

Catchbox is a soft microphone that is designed to be thrown among an audience to increase engagement and participation.

This initiative was a way for students to thank a professor who continually inspires them.

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Published: 8 Dec 2017

Business success that spans generations

From a lunch counter that opened in the 1950s, to a hotel business that comprises fourteen properties, and counting, the Germain hotels and family, including Marie Pier Germain (EMBA’16), share insight into running a booming family business across generations. 

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Published: 7 Dec 2017

Top 8 reasons for pursuing an MBA

­­­­­­­­­A student may pursue an MBA degree for many reasons beyond simply advancing his or her career.

As Marie-Eve Roy, Director of Recruitment and Marketing at Desautels shares, this can include the desire to develop strong business skills to complement technical abilities.

Other reasons listed include: growing a network, gaining international exposure, and making a difference in society. 

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Published: 7 Dec 2017

The future of food can be found in insects

Restauranteurs and entrepreneurs around the world are heeding the call for more sustainable food sources. Among them is the Aspire Food Group, which has recently doubled its production of crickets for human consumption at its Texas farm.

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Published: 7 Dec 2017

Overcoming online shopping temptations this holiday season

In an article for The Globe and Mail, Desautels Professor Ashesh Mukherjee delves into the hidden costs of living online, which can include the temptation to overspend on holiday shopping.

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Published: 7 Dec 2017

Life and career insights with Brian Athaide

Brian Athaide (BCom’89) is the Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice-president of Human Resources/Information Technology at Andrew Peller Limited.

In a recent interview, he shares what it was like to immigrate to Canada as a child, the change of heart that led him to delve deeper into business, and his most recent role in the wine and spirits industry.

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Published: 5 Dec 2017

MCCHE helps food companies stay ahead of technology

Rapid technological advancement is disrupting the status quo across numerous domains, including in agriculture and food markets.

In response, the McGill Centre for the Convergence of Health and Economics (MCCHE) and the National Institute of Food Technology Entrepreneurship and Management (NIFTEM) are hosting a series of relevant executive development programs from December 5-6.

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Published: 5 Dec 2017

Desautels alumnus named to CFE National Honour Roll

Richard Despatie (BCom’16) has been named to the National Honour Roll of the Common Final Exam (CFE). He is among the top-three writers in Ontario of the Common Final Exam.

Written in September, the CFE is a national three-day evaluation that assesses competencies including essential knowledge, professional judgment, ethics, and the ability to communicate. 

Published: 5 Dec 2017

Searching for a job? These skills will help you stand out

With nearly three-quarters of employers planning to hire recent college graduates in 2017, the highest rate since 2007, a recent article lists the eleven most sought-after skills that students should try to master before entering the job market.

Occupying the fifth position on this list are leadership skills, which are best developed through volunteer work, according to Professor Karl Moore.

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Published: 5 Dec 2017

2017 CFE Results

Congratulations to our 44 Graduate Certificate in Professional Accounting (GCPA) graduates for successfully passing the Common Final Examination (CFE), and to Kai He (BCom’16, GCPA’17) for sharing the Gold Medal in Quebec! Richard Despatie (BCom’16) placed on the National Honour Roll.

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Published: 1 Dec 2017

Li Ka Shing broadens horizons for management students

The Li Ka Shing Program in International Business provides exchange opportunities between students from McGill and Shantou universities. These learning experiences have enriched participants in innumerable ways, exposing them to cutting-edge business practices and diverse cultures.

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Published: 1 Dec 2017

Empower McGill opens doors for students with disabilities

Last March, a group comprised of Desautels students hosted the inaugural Empower McGill conference, which promoted the benefits of disability inclusion in the workforce.

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Published: 1 Dec 2017

Applications now open for 2018 SEI Impact Internship Program

Applications are now open for the 2018 SEI Impact Internship Program!

Desautels BCom students and Montreal-based social-purpose organizations are invited to apply to the 2018 Impact Internship Program. 

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Published: 30 Nov 2017

Desautels Global Expert: Matthew Ingrassia

Matthew Ingrassia, MBA’07 Senior Partner, Applied Research Investments Wednesday November 29th, 2017

Mr. Matthew Ingrassia gave a guest lecture to the Masters of Management in Finance (MMF) students.

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Published: 30 Nov 2017

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