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It’s time to reinvent the MBA

This op-ed was written by Mr. Ron Duerksen, chief strategy officer at the Desautels Faculty of Management, in partnership with leading business people and Desautels grads, listed at bottom.

Published: 4 Aug 2015

Prime City One Announces Change in Directors and Officers

Prime City One Capital Corp. has accepted the resignations of three directors and officers namely, John Lorenzo, R.J. Stapell and Anton Ayoub and appointed three new directors and officers. 

Published: 3 Aug 2015

How Davids Tea Is Trying to Make Tea Cool

David Segal was 27 years old when he opened his first tea shop in Toronto in 2008. He didn't want the space to have the stuffy, pretentious look and feel so many other traditional tea shops he'd been to had—the kinds of places that seemed designed for tea connoisseurs. "You felt like you had to know something to go into these stores," says Segal.

Read full article: Fast Company, July 31, 2015

Published: 3 Aug 2015

Archival Yearbooks Reveal Early Show-biz Aspirations of Martin Short, William Shatner

According to the 1951 McGill University yearbook, future Star Trek captain William Shatner was already showing leadership as president of McGill's Radio Workshop, and his yearbook records also show him to be a member of both the Players’ Club and the Red & White Revue musical theatre clubs.

Read full article: ET Canada, July 21, 2015

Published: 31 Jul 2015

Number of women studying for MBAs at universities rises as China and Japan pave the way for future female business executives

The traditionally male-dominated world of business education – particularly on Master of Business Administration (MBA) courses – is going through a major change as more and more women join the ranks – spear-headed by those in Asia, research shows.
... Even Japan – which is known to have very few females in senior positions, such as commerce, industry, and government – is bucking-the-trend as the MBA programme in Tokyo, which is run by Canada’s Desautels Faculty of Management, is almost half female.

Published: 31 Jul 2015

The CEO Series: Justin Trudeau, Leader of the Liberal Party of Canada

Interview by Karl Moore

Justin Trudeau is inextricably associated with his father, the great Canadian Prime Minister, Pierre Trudeau. But, that doesn’t mean he hasn’t made a name for himself. Justin was also raised by two people—his father, and his Anglophone, Vancouver-born mother, Margaret.

Listen to the interview: CJAD, July 22, 2015

Published: 28 Jul 2015

Bombardier down but not out

Karl Moore, Professor of Business Strategy, McGill University discusses the hurdles Bombardier faces and why he says it's inappropriate to compare Bombardier with other Canadian corporate titans that have fallen from grace.

Read full article: BBN, July 24, 2015

Published: 27 Jul 2015

India Inc's inheritors

If the family-run set-up typifies Indian business, its future is in good hands. The next generation is infusing new entrepreneurial energy to take their firms to greater heights.
... Henry Mintzberg, who has authored several books on business and management, however notes that an MBA, for instance, gives one the tools but not leadership ability and that such degrees can even be counterproductive as they tend to reduce the importance of gut feeling and emotional intelligence.

Published: 27 Jul 2015

Como combater o sexismo no trabalho

Dan Shapiro teve uma luz em 2012, quando percebeu que deveria fazer algo para combater o sexismo infiltrado em sua área de atuação profissional.
... Mas a mudança de mentalidade tem que partir da gerência. "São os chefes quem têm que assegurar que as mulheres com filhos sejam valorizadas como todos os outros funcionários", diz Karl Moore, professor de estratégia e organização na Desautels, a escola de negócios da Universidade McGill, em Montreal, no Canadá.

Read full article (in Brazillian Portuguese): BBC Brazil, July 23, 2015

Published: 27 Jul 2015

Civil Society appeals to policymakers to declare malnutrition as a medical emergency

Almost eight million children in India are severely malnourished and have nine times higher risk of death compared to normal children. These children deserve to live. In January 2015 over 100 organisations and individuals collectively urged the government to take action and save the lives of children with Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM) through the Generation Nutrition Campaign.

Published: 27 Jul 2015

MBA?: l’avis de décès était prématuré?!

Courrier des lecteurs: des dirigeants d’entreprises internationales se prononcent pour la réinvention, l’innovation et la créativité.
Des articles récemment publiés ont mis en doute l’avenir des programmes de MBA et leur pertinence dans le monde. Les programmes de MBA sont-ils encore viables?? Les diplômés de MBA sont-ils toujours appréciés par les employeurs??

Read full article: Les Affaires, July 23, 2015

Published: 27 Jul 2015

Appointments & Retirements

July 20, 2015Peter Todd has been named the next dean of HEC Paris. He was most recently dean of the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University in Montreal, and he also has held positions at the University of Virginia, the Queens School of Business, and the University of Houston.

Published: 27 Jul 2015

Cultural Entrepreneurship in Emerging Markets: Shalini Ganendra Fine Art

Usman W. Chohan has an MBA from Desautels (2014) in Strategy and Leadership. In 2015, he collaborated with Datin Shalini Ganendra’s gallery and cultural center, Shalini Ganendra Fine Art (SGFA), headquartered in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. He has previously served as a consultant at the World Bank Institute, and as the Special Situations Analyst of Global Equities at Natcan Investment Management.

Published: 23 Jul 2015

World Wide Hearing receives funding

After winning the McGill Dobson Cup, World Wide Hearing received a $113,000 grant from Grand Challenges Canada to pilot its hearing aid delivery model, Hearing Express. In 2013-2014, the pilot project was run in Kraimeh, a rural community in Western Jordan, in collaboration with a new outreach centre for children with disabilities. Over the course of the project, Hearing Express female technicians visited Jordanian households and held hearing camps to provide affordable hearing aids to people who need them, validating the model. 

Published: 3 Jul 2015

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