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McGill Food Data Analytics Club presents Lecture & Hackathon

The McGill Food Data Analytics Club is a student-driven data analytics club that focuses on food. As the world is heading towards a massive food crisis the next decade, there is an urgent need to come up with solutions. Inspired and supported by Desautels Professor Juan Camilo Serpa, the club members want to contribute to solving this food crisis with data analytics. This includes research, coding and outreach.

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Published: 9 Mar 2018

A great milestone for Aspire Food Group

Aspire Food Group, a manufacturer of food products made from crickets co-founded by Mohammed Ashour (MBA’14), announced that it has acquired Exo, a producer of protein bars made from crickets.

According to Ashour, “There was such a great meeting of minds it very quickly evolved into Aspire acquiring Exo. The synergy and logic just make sense”.

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Published: 8 Mar 2018

Reinvention is key for businesses in the digital age

With the rise of Information Technologies, leaders of large corporations are forced to reinvent both themselves and their organizations.

Desautels Professor Alain Pinsonneault comments on the broad appeal of digital platforms enabled by new technologies, the threat they pose to traditional businesses and how the later can adapt.

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Published: 8 Mar 2018

What Black Panther can teach us about the power of authenticity at work

In a recent opinion piece for Huffington Post Quebec, Desautels Professor Patricia Hewlin uses the box-office sensation Black Panther to illustrate some of her findings on authenticity and conformity in the workplace.

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Published: 8 Mar 2018

Still room for improvement for empowering women in finance

Professor Francesca Carrieri sits down with La Presse to talk about the hurdles that women in finance still face and the initiatives in place at the Desautels Faculty of Management to improve this reality.

For example, the Faculty has launched a task force that aims to show undergraduate women that a career in finance is indeed a viable path through mentorship and internship opportunities.

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Published: 8 Mar 2018

Former Cisco CEO sees big promise in crickets as food

The former Cisco Systems CEO, John Chambers, has emerged as a public advocate for the Aspire Food Group’s edible cricket foods.

What’s more, he has pledged to invest in the promising company founded by Desautels MBA graduate Mohammed Ashour (MBA’14). For the record, his favorite flavor is sea salt and vinegar. 

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Published: 7 Mar 2018

Dobson Cup semi-finalist is leading the way in sustainable fashion

For Tessa Battistin, founder of Asset Designs and former Dobson Cup semi-finalist, knowing how your clothes are made is just as important as knowing where your food is coming from.

This belief, coupled with her passion for design, is what prompted her to take her sustainable fashion business to the next level.

Battistin’s garments are made with materials that are 100 per cent fair wage and fair labor abroad, or from materials made in Canada.

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Published: 7 Mar 2018

Guest Lecture: Benny Cohen

Benny Cohen, BCom’82 , President and CEO, KPI Digital Solutions & Lewise Hiltz, Head of Digital Marketing at KPI Digital Solutions Thursday, March 1st, 2018

Guest Lectures in Customer Insights (MRKT 657) with Prof. Ash Mukherjee

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Published: 6 Mar 2018

Guest Lecture: Roberto Sbrugnera

Roberto Sbrugnera, EMBA’10,...
Published: 6 Mar 2018

MMF Guest Lecture: Peter Lindley

Peter Lindley, President and Head of Investments for State Street Global Advisors, Ltd Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Mr. Lindley guest lectured with the Masters of Management in Finance students. He gave the students and in-depth analysis of strategic asset allocation and in particular his firm’s tactical asset allocation approach. He also discussed his firms approach to risk management and portfolio construction.

Published: 6 Mar 2018

Desautels Global Expert: Steven Kramer

Steven Kramer, BCom’97, President & Chief Executive Officer of WorkJam Thursday, March 1, 2018

Guest Lectures in Technological Entrepreneurship with Prof. Michael Avedesian

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Published: 6 Mar 2018

Desautels Global Expert: Kory Williams

Kory Williams, MBA'04, Principal, K Williams Consulting Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Mr. Williams guest lectured in two sections of Strategic Management (MGCR 423) with Prof. Kwangjun An. He discussed the real life applications of strategy and provided several case examples.

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Published: 6 Mar 2018

Marketing Campaign: Who's behind Desautels?

How does firm location affect the reliability of a company's financials?

Learn more about how Desautels professors are behind some of the most unique research projects in the world.

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Published: 5 Mar 2018

Professor Brenner on how Asian countries can overcome democratic deficits

In a piece for Asia Times, Professor Reuven Brenner points to history and other geographic contexts to demonstrate how Asian countries, such as Hong Kong and Taiwan, can redress democratic deviances.

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Published: 5 Mar 2018

Perspectives on online MBA education

According to the Financial Times, the landscape of MBA programs worldwide is showing a favorable shift toward online education. Dean Isabelle Bajeux shares her perspective on one of the most notable evolutions seen in MBA studies.

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Published: 5 Mar 2018

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