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Desautels BCom student on her two months in South Africa

Desautels BCom student Thao Nguyen is finishing up a two-month internship with South African non-profit Aluwani, where she and fellow Desautels student Marie-Christine Bourgie helped set up a crowdfunding campaign for an early childhood development centre.

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Published: 13 Jul 2017

Montreal hosts international humour conference

The seed of the International Society for Humor Studies was planted at a small meeting in Wales three decades ago. Today, the organization hosts a yearly conference, where serious scholarship about funny business gets discussed, and where outstanding graduate students in the field are recognized before their peers.

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Published: 13 Jul 2017

EMBA alumnus Serge Postigo takes us back to the ’80s

Actor, stage director and McGill-HEC Montréal EMBA alumnus Serge Postigo (EMBA'15) is a household name in Quebec, and with good reason. He made waves with Mary Poppins last year, so he was under pressure to really hit one out of the park this time around.

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Published: 13 Jul 2017

Boomers, millennials and today’s workforce: a conversation with Karl Moore

In a recent piece in Mind This Magazine, medical doctor Sven Jungmann talks with Desautels professor Karl Moore about generational stereotypes. As a millennial, Dr. Jungmann takes issue with the generalizations that come with generational discussions.

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Published: 12 Jul 2017

Huge losses hit CTAs hard

According to a recent piece in Bloomberg Markets, mysterious movement in the markets has brought about the worst plunge for CTAs since 2007, punched risk parity funds downward and hit tech stocks hard. As so many quants try to mitigate these losses, there is a danger that a further selloff will just exacerbate the damage.

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Published: 11 Jul 2017

Inflation or recession? The US Fed tries to untangle a financial mystery

A Weekly Standard op-ed examines the way the Fed is trying to tame a $4-trillion quantitative easing problem in case another recession hits.

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Published: 11 Jul 2017

A conversation with McGill Dobson judge Alexandra Conliffe

Alexandra Conliffe was a judge for the semi-final round of the 2017 McGill Dobson Cup’s Social Enterprise track. She is the Policy Innovation Director for the Brookfield Institute for Innovation + Entrepreneurship, and used to be VP Operations for Engineers Without Borders Canada.

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Published: 11 Jul 2017

Karl Moore’s advice to Gen Y extroverts

As students, young extroverts love to talk, to bounce their ideas off of colleagues and to be the centre of attention. But as energetic gen-Y-ers enter the workforce, a whole new set of rules comes into play, rules that don’t always reward an extrovert’s style.

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Published: 11 Jul 2017

Desautels alumnus named group VP at Shire

Desautels alumnus John Snisarenko (BSc’86 and MBA’91) has been appointed Group VP of the Ophthalmology Business Unit for Shire US. He comes to Shire from Genentech, where he was VP Sales and Marketing. Before that, he worked on long-term strategy for Novaris Pharma Canada and started an ophthalmology division for CIBA Vision. He has also worked for Alcon Canada and Allergan Canada.

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Published: 11 Jul 2017

2018 McGill Dobson Cup schedule announced

Budding startups all over McGill will be delighted to see that the schedule for next year’s McGill Dobson Cup is out.

As they do every year, startups will be competing across four categories: Innovation Driven Enterprise, Small & Medium Enterprise, Social Enterprise, and Health Sciences.

Teams need to have at least one founder with a McGill connection; be it a student, staff or faculty member, or a recent graduate.

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Published: 11 Jul 2017

Professor Dror Etzion wins 2017 Roland Calori Prize

Professor Dror Etzion has been awarded the 2017 Roland Calori Prize for “Tackling Grand Challenges Pragmatically: Robust Action Revisited.”

The Prize is presented bi-annually for the best article published in Organization Studies over the last two years.

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Published: 11 Jul 2017

Bombardier claims that rough times are in the past

It’s been a rough ride for Bombardier’s management, workforce, and stock prices; but VP Investor relations Patrick Ghoche says that the company has navigated through the worst of it and is now delivering on its plan to be at the break-even point by late next year.

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Published: 7 Jul 2017

Charities must re-think their marketing efforts

A Charity Times piece explores a research paper partly authored by Desautels Professor DaHee Han.

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Published: 7 Jul 2017

Desautels alumnus appointed to board at Rideau

Lester Fernandes (MBA’82) has been appointed to lead the audit committee of Montreal-based human-capital manager Rideau Recognition Solutions. The company is in full-on expansion mode; according to CEO Peter Hart, Mr. Fernandes’ experience will help the company hit its goals. And that experience is extensive: he’s been senior VP and CFO at Pivotal Payments since 2001. Before that, he spent a decade at BMO. He was also on the board of Castle Resources until 2016.

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Published: 7 Jul 2017

Desautels alumnus promoted at CIBC

According to BNN.ca, changes are afoot at CIBC: a shakeup of the management team has two department heads leaving the company, as well as a couple of promotions. One of those promotions sees Desautels alumnus Jon Hountalas (BCom’84, MBA’91), bumped up to Group Head, Commercial Banking and Wealth Management, Canada from his previous role of running the company’s commercial banking arm....

Published: 7 Jul 2017

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