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Top 25 HR Professionals

We looked… and we found — the top 25 human resources practitioners across Canada. Whether it’s an impressive resumé full of accomplishments, an innovative program or practice, or a challenge that was met head-on, these professionals never failed to impress.

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Published: 15 Nov 2016

“Put the kettle on, love”: how sexism is forcing women from engineering

According to Prof Brian Rubineau of Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill University, female engineers are leaving an already male-dominated engineering field due to a culture that does not take them seriously.

Read full article: The Engineer, November 11, 2016 

Published: 14 Nov 2016

Bombardier reputation takes hit after Metrolinx ramps up pressure on rail deal

One of Bombardier's largest Canadian rail customers has threatened to cancel a contract over continued delays in delivering a prototype train in Toronto, handing another blow to the beleaguered company.

Metrolinx ramped up pressure on Bombardier by issuing a formal notice of intent to terminate its $770-million contract after the company missed a commitment to deliver a prototype by the end of last month.

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Published: 14 Nov 2016

Edible Insects: The Alternative Protein People are Buzzing About

Here’s the thing: We may not like the idea of eating insects, but over the years, our collective attitude will likely change – mostly because it has to. With rampant population growth and scarce land, we have no choice but to embrace alternative forms of protein if we hope to survive. Even our overfished oceans, which will comprise 50 percent plastic waste by 2050, won’t keep us alive.2

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Published: 14 Nov 2016

The growing trend of social engagement in companies

Part 2 of an interview with Paola Pérez-Alemán, Associate Professor, Faculty of Management, McGill University. 

Read full interview: Christian News Today, November 14, 2016 

Published: 14 Nov 2016

Eric Friedman: ‘I’ve always had trouble disconnecting from my work’

Eric Friedman, 39, is co-founder and chief technology officer of Fitbit Inc., a maker of wearable fitness monitors that can track and share user data.

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Published: 14 Nov 2016

Reputation management: facing contentious issues head-on may be the best approach say researchers

Denial and resistance in the face of public pressure on organizations is ineffective, according to Professor Robert David of Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University.

In many industry sectors, contentious issues – such as pertaining to the environment, corporate governance, or social equity – can incite media attention and public pressure on organizations to change their behaviour.

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Published: 11 Nov 2016

Global business schools turn to Asia for inspiration

What will business schools look like when they are created on the surface of Mars some decades from now? That is the question Santiago Iniguez, dean of Spain's IE Business School, has been asking himself for the past several years.

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Published: 10 Nov 2016

The Growing Trend of Social Engagement in Companies

Part 2 of an interview with Paola Pérez-Alemán, Associate Professor, Faculty of Management, McGill University.

Read full interview: Latin Trade, November 10, 2016 

Published: 10 Nov 2016

Two McGill students use company to raise awareness for diabetes

Two students from McGill Univeristy have founded a company to help raise awareness about diabetes and to help those coping with it.

Yumi Box is a whole grain subscription box that delivers preportioned and preseasoned whole grains to your front door.

“All you have to do is add water, add heat and you have healthy carbs delivered to you,” Zoey Li, McGill University dietetic student, said.

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Published: 10 Nov 2016

Easy-to-make meals for diabetics featured on Global News

Zoey Li, co-founder of YUMiBOX by YUMiTRITION and current McGill dietetic student, was recently featured on Global News Montreal. YUMiBOX is a subscription box company that sells whole grain products to support diabetic blood sugar control.

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Published: 10 Nov 2016

Metrolinx threatens to cancel $770 million Bombardier contract

Metrolinx is frustrated with Bombardier after it missed a commitment to deliver a prototype by the end of last month.

McGill University management professor Karl Moore said the ongoing rail challenges make people a little nervous about giving funding to a firm that appears incompetent.

Read full article: Design Engineering, November 7, 2016 

Published: 8 Nov 2016

Bombardier reputation hit after Metrolinx ramps up pressure on rail deal

Bombardier is facing another blow to its reputation after one of its largest Canadian rail customers threatened to cancel a contract over continued delays in delivering a prototype train in Toronto.

McGill University management professor Karl Moore said ongoing rail challenges make people a little nervous about giving funding to a company that appears incompetent.

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Published: 8 Nov 2016

Bombardier reputation takes hit after Metrolinx ramps up pressure on rail deal

One of Bombardier’s largest Canadian rail customers has threatened to cancel a contract over continued delays in delivering a prototype train in Toronto, handing another blow to the beleaguered company.

Metrolinx ramped up pressure on Bombardier by issuing a formal notice of intent to terminate its $770-million contract after the company missed a commitment to deliver a prototype by the end of last month.

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Published: 7 Nov 2016

Lower prices could be on the way with airline ownership announcement: airline analyst

A Canadian airline analyst says, theoretically, relaxed rules on airline ownership in this country will lead to more competition and lower prices.

Transport Minister Marc Garneau announced Thursday morning the federal Liberals’ to plan raise foreign ownership limits of airlines from 25 per cent to 49.

Karl Moore from McGill University in Calgary said Friday foreign investors don’t find the current 25 per cent ownership restriction very attractive.

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Published: 7 Nov 2016

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