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Duped by the promise of riches, investors are left in the cold

Graphite Energy Corp (GRXXF), a Vancouver company with a mining operation in the Laurentians, was believed to be the next big thing among investors.

With news that their stock has crashed, Professor Ken Lester shares his commentary on the turn of events. 

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Published: 29 May 2018

Weighing the meaning behind a new order for C Series planes

With news that Bombardier closed a deal for 30 new CS300 planes for airBaltic, Professor Karl Moore comments on whether this will yield job creation for the company.

For Prof. Moore, avoiding delays is crucial and hiring more employees might be the only option to meet demand.

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Published: 29 May 2018

Living a fulfilling life and growing older

Growing older should not limit your mindset or outcome. A recent article cites Desautels Professor Karl Moore’s tips for ensuring that each of us taps into our talents to make a lasting impact – even well into our old age.

According to Professor Moore, we need to ask ourselves three key questions so that our aspirations align with our actions and impact.

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Published: 29 May 2018

How a Desautels professor is sensitizing students to fake news

“Fake news” is a term that has planted itself firmly in the common lexicon over the past year and its implications are serious – from swaying consumers to undermining the tenets of democracy and free debate.

These profound consequences are what prompted Elena Obukhova, Assistant Professor of Strategy & Organization at the Desautels Faculty of Management, to take action in the classroom through an innovative assignment.

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Published: 24 May 2018

Canadian finance community honors BCom alumna

Nathalie Bernier (BCom'86), Senior Vice President, Strategic and Business Planning, and Chief Financial Officer, Public Sector Pension Investment Board (PSP Investments) has been named Canadian Financial Officer of 2018.

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Published: 22 May 2018

EMBA alumnus joins forces with Nintendo Switch

Martin Carrier (EMBA’ 16), President and Chief Executive Officer of Frima, has announced that they will launch their new video game, Super Chariot, on the Nintendo Switch console – a milestone that will usher in a new chapter for the company. 

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Published: 22 May 2018

A change of leadership for Cogeco

With news that Louis Audet has stepped down as President and Chief Executive Officer of Cogeco Communications Inc. after 25 years, Professor Karl Moore notes that longevity in CEO positions is becoming rarer in favor of fresh perspectives and renewed energy.

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Published: 22 May 2018

EMBA alumnus brings LOV to Laval

If many have already enjoyed frequenting the two downtown locations of LOV restaurant to feast on vegan dishes, Dominic Bujold (EMBA’13) is sure to please many more with the opening of a third location in Laval. Like the other two establishments, the décor does not disappoint either.

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Published: 22 May 2018

What can we do to enhance problem-solving skills?

The ability to solve complex problems is crucial for effective leadership, yet is rarely mastered by MBA graduates entering the workplace. Drawing from their forthcoming book, Cracked it! How to Solve Big Problems and Sell Solutions Like Top Strategy Consultants, Desautels Professor Corey Phelps and his HEC Paris co-authors look to the management consulting industry to demonstrate that these skills can and should be taught.

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Published: 22 May 2018

Desautels Alumnus Terry Jackson’s Wildlife Photography Brings Life to Armstrong Building

Desautels students in the newly opened Donald E. Armstrong Building are already making use of Room 050, officially named the Terry and Bonnie Jackson Room. A modern study space, it is recognizable by the wildlife photography that adorns its walls, which were taken by Desautels alumnus and former International Faculty Advisory Board member Terry Jackson (BCom’69)....

Published: 22 May 2018

A Q&A with William Shatner

Iconic actor William Shatner (BCom’52, DLitt’11) talks about his favorite pastimes, including his love of horses and philanthropy, along with other fun facts you might not already know, like who his favorite villain is and the imminent release of his Christmas album, which he promises will not disappoint.

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Published: 17 May 2018

How Air Canada turned it around

Since the early 2000’s, Air Canada had seen its fair share of business challenges. Sitting down with Desautels Professor Karl Moore, CEO of Air Canada Calin Rovinescu lists two key factors that helped lead the company to stability: an openness to change and a clear vision.

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Published: 17 May 2018

MIPC looks to shape the future of pension investing

For a second consecutive year and under the guidance of Professor Sebastien Betermier, the McGill International Portfolio Challenge (MIPC) is offering the opportunity for students to tackle one of the grand challenges of our time – devising a robust pension system.

The first round of the competition will take place online between September 7, 2018 to early October.

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Published: 16 May 2018

Diversity in the workplace is essential for Desautels Dean

Dean Isabelle Bajeux was invited by the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Japan (CCCJ) to share her thoughts on the value of a diverse workplace that incorporates the perspective of women at higher levels, particularly in the finance sector.

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Published: 15 May 2018

Professor Brenner on anti-Semitism

In an opinion piece for The Wall Street Journal, Desautels Professor Reuven Brenner traces the early manifestations of anti-Semitism into the present, suggesting that the constant in all of this is the Jewish people’s opposition to dominant ideologies of a given time.

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Published: 11 May 2018

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