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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

Marketing for today’s savvy consumer

The old marketing tricks no longer seem to apply, as today’s consumers are taking to the internet to educate themselves about their product choices.

Retailers have been quick to notice the growing skepticism toward advertising and have adapted by including more educational information in their messaging, affirms Desautels lecturer Dr. Robert Soroka.

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Published: 11 May 2018

Montreal: Still one of the best cities for student living

QS has released its latest Best Student Cities Ranking and places Montreal as 4th in the world and 1st in North America. From its creative and multilingual culture to its lively arts and entertainment scene, there is definitely a lot to love about Montreal.

Taking the top spot among 100 international cities this year is London, England. 

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Published: 9 May 2018

Upwards and onwards...Another successful year at the McGill Dobson Cup!

On the 5th of April, the McGill Dobson Centre for Entrepreneurship was once again alive and vibrant with the culmination of the McGill Dobson Cup 2018 powered by National Bank and the announcement of the year’s winners. This year, 84 teams competed in the Semi-Finals round with the top 40 teams moving forward into the Finals on March 28th 2018.

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Published: 8 May 2018

Shaping socially responsible leaders: Professor Etzion’s course recognized by Aspen Institute

The Aspen Institute Business & Society Program has announced the winners of the 2017 Ideas Worth Teaching Award, an annual prize that recognizes teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels that is redefining excellence in business education.

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Published: 8 May 2018

Welcoming a new cohort of GCPA students

The first week of May saw the start of the GCPA program for a new incoming cohort of 66 students.

An additional 44 students also returned to the program in further preparation for the Common Final Exam, which they will write in September 2018.

Published: 7 May 2018

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