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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

How to maximize innovation at work

Recent research co-authored by Professor Alain Pinsonneault has shown that giving people time and resources to pursue innovation projects can produce extraordinary outcomes — but only if organizations match their “slack strategy” to employee type.

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Published: 7 May 2018

Management for the contemporary workplace

With the rise of knowledge work, a new model of management referred to as emergent strategy, as defined by Professor Henry Mintzberg, is taking hold.

A recent blog post explores how emergent strategy takes form in the workplace through four models of leadership.

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Published: 7 May 2018

Karl Moore on the resignation of Bombardier’s Laurent Beaudoin

After 55 years with Bombardier, Chairman Emeritus Laurent Beaudoin has stepped away from the company to focus on other projects.

In this transitional time, Professor Karl Moore comments on the vital importance of the Beaudoin-Bombardier family control over the company.

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Published: 4 May 2018

How Alain Bellemare is leading Bombardier toward brighter days

Brought in as a change agent a bit over three years ago, Bombardier CEO Alain Bellemare (MBA’93) is about halfway through a transformational five-year plan.

Along the way, he has weathered some of the toughest times for Bombardier.

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Published: 4 May 2018

Professor Perez-Aleman honored with Equity and Community Building Award

The annual Equity and Community Building Awards were presented on May 1 to an array of McGill community members whose efforts are advancing the University’s equity building objectives.

Among the recipients was Professor Paola Perez-Aleman who was selected in the Academic Staff category.

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Published: 4 May 2018

Catching up with renowned management thinker Henry Mintzberg

Professor Henry Mintzberg recently sat down with Professor Karl Moore on his CEO Series show to explore his approach to Management education via the IMPM and IMHL programs, as well as the profound societal impact the program participants are making.  

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Published: 4 May 2018

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